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

1/19/15 Lectionary Reading

Daily Readings for Monday, January 19, 2015

Morning Psalms 135; 145

First Reading Isaiah 44:6-8, 21-23

Second Reading Ephesians 4:1-16

Gospel Reading Mark 3:7-19

Evening Psalms 97; 112


1   Praise the LORD!
Praise the name of the LORD;
give praise, O servants of the LORD,
2   you that stand in the house of the LORD,
in the courts of the house of our God.
3   Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
sing to his name, for he is gracious.
4   For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,
Israel as his own possession.

5   For I know that the LORD is great;
our Lord is above all gods.
6   Whatever the LORD pleases he does,
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all deeps.
7   He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth;
he makes lightnings for the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

8   He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
both human beings and animals;
9   he sent signs and wonders
into your midst, O Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10  He struck down many nations
and killed mighty kings —
11  Sihon, king of the Amorites,
and Og, king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Canaan —
12  and gave their land as a heritage,
a heritage to his people Israel.

13  Your name, O LORD, endures forever,
your renown, O LORD, throughout all ages.
14  For the LORD will vindicate his people,
and have compassion on his servants.

15  The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
16  They have mouths, but they do not speak;
they have eyes, but they do not see;
17  they have ears, but they do not hear,
and there is no breath in their mouths.
18  Those who make them
and all who trust them
shall become like them.

19  O house of Israel, bless the LORD!
O house of Aaron, bless the LORD!
20  O house of Levi, bless the LORD!
You that fear the LORD, bless the LORD!
21  Blessed be the LORD from Zion,
he who resides in Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD!


1   The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad!
2   Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3   Fire goes before him,
and consumes his adversaries on every side.
4   His lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
5   The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the Lord of all the earth.

6   The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
and all the peoples behold his glory.
7   All worshipers of images are put to shame,
those who make their boast in worthless idols;
all gods bow down before him.
8   Zion hears and is glad,
and the towns of Judah rejoice,
because of your judgments, O God.
9   For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.

10  The LORD loves those who hate evil;
he guards the lives of his faithful;
he rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
11  Light dawns for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
12  Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!

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