Readings

December 7, 2020

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Job 38:1-11 1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?3 Dress for action[a] like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. 4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?...

December 6, 2020

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Psalm 38 1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers!2 For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.[b]4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the...

December 5, 2020

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Proverbs 28:14-24 14 Blessed is the one who fears the Lord[a] always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people.16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will...

December 4, 2020

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Proverbs 28-1-13 1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.2 When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue.3 A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no...

December 3, 2020

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Isaiah 9:1-7 1 [a] But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.[b] 2 [c] The...

December 2, 2020

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Isaiah 8:16-22 16 Bind up the testimony; seal the teaching[a] among my disciples. 17 I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. 18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are signs and portents in Israel from the Lord of...

December 1, 2020

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Luke 2:8-20 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not...

November 30, 2020

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Luke 2:1-7 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of...

November 29, 2020

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Psalm 36 1 Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart;[a]there is no fear of God before his eyes.2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.3 The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good.4 He...

November 28, 2020

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Proverbs 27:14-27 14 Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.15 A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike;16 to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp[a] oil in one's right hand.17 Iron sharpens...