Expressing God’s Love, Engaging in God’s Justice

1/18/15 Lectionary Reading

Daily Readings for Sunday, January 18, 2015

Morning Psalms 19; 150

First Reading Isaiah 43:14-44:5

Second Reading Hebrews 6:17-7:10

Gospel Reading John 4:27-42

Evening Psalms 81; 113


1   The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
2   Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
3   There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
4   yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.

     In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
5   which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
6   Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them;
and nothing is hidden from its heat.

7   The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the decrees of the LORD are sure,
making wise the simple;
8   the precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is clear,
enlightening the eyes;
9   the fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever;
the ordinances of the LORD are true
and righteous altogether.
10  More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
and drippings of the honeycomb.

11  Moreover by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12   But who can detect their errors?
Clear me from hidden faults.
13  Keep back your servant also from the insolent;
do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.

14  Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to you,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.


1   Praise the LORD!
Praise, O servants of the LORD;
praise the name of the LORD.

2   Blessed be the name of the LORD
from this time on and forevermore.
3   From the rising of the sun to its setting
the name of the LORD is to be praised.
4   The LORD is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens.

5   Who is like the LORD our God,
who is seated on high,
6   who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?

7   He raises the poor from the dust,
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8   to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
9   He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the LORD!

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