Tuesday 9 October 2007 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Tuesday 9 October 2007 

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2 Kings 22:1-13

Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; he reigned for
thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jedidah daughter of
Adaiah of Bozkath. 2He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, and
walked in all the way of his father David; he did not turn aside to the
right or to the left. 
Hilkiah Finds the Book of the Law3 In the eighteenth year of King
Josiah, the king sent Shaphan son of Azaliah, son of Meshullam, the
secretary, to the house of the Lord, saying, 4'Go up to the high priest
Hilkiah, and have him count the entire sum of the money that has been
brought into the house of the Lord, which the keepers of the threshold
have collected from the people; 5let it be given into the hand of the
workers who have the oversight of the house of the Lord; let them give
it to the workers who are at the house of the Lord, repairing the house,
6that is, to the carpenters, to the builders, to the masons; and let
them use it to buy timber and quarried stone to repair the house. 7But
no account shall be asked from them for the money that is delivered into
their hand, for they deal honestly.' 
8 The high priest Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, 'I have found
the book of the law in the house of the Lord.' When Hilkiah gave the
book to Shaphan, he read it. 9Then Shaphan the secretary came to the
king, and reported to the king, 'Your servants have emptied out the
money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand
of the workers who have oversight of the house of the Lord.' 10Shaphan
the secretary informed the king, 'The priest Hilkiah has given me a
book.' Shaphan then read it aloud to the king. 
11 When the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his
clothes. 12Then the king commanded the priest Hilkiah, Ahikam son of
Shaphan, Achbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary, and the king's
servant Asaiah, saying, 13'Go, inquire of the Lord for me, for the
people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has
been found; for great is the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against
us, because our ancestors did not obey the words of this book, to do
according to all that is written concerning us.'
1 Corinthians 11:2,17-22

I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the
traditions just as I handed them on to you. 
Abuses at the Lord's Supper17 Now in the following instructions I do not
commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but
for the worse. 18For, to begin with, when you come together as a church,
I hear that there are divisions among you; and to some extent I believe
it. 19Indeed, there have to be factions among you, for only so will it
become clear who among you are genuine. 20When you come together, it is
not really to eat the Lord's supper. 21For when the time comes to eat,
each of you goes ahead with your own supper, and one goes hungry and
another becomes drunk. 22What! Do you not have homes to eat and drink
in? Or do you show contempt for the church of God and humiliate those
who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I commend you? In
this matter I do not commend you!
Matthew 9:1-8

And after getting into a boat he crossed the water and came to his own
Jesus Heals a Paralytic2 And just then some people were carrying a
paralysed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the
paralytic, 'Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.' 3Then some of the
scribes said to themselves, 'This man is blaspheming.' 4But Jesus,
perceiving their thoughts, said, 'Why do you think evil in your hearts?
5For which is easier, to say, "Your sins are forgiven", or to say,
"Stand up and walk"? 6But so that you may know that the Son of Man has
authority on earth to forgive sins'-he then said to the paralytic-'Stand
up, take your bed and go to your home.' 7And he stood up and went to his
home. 8When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they
glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings.
Morning Psalms:  Psalm 120, 121, 122, 123

Psalm 120

In my distress I cry to the Lord,
   that he may answer me: 
2'Deliver me, O Lord,
   from lying lips,
   from a deceitful tongue.' 

3What shall be given to you?
   And what more shall be done to you,
   you deceitful tongue? 
4A warrior's sharp arrows,
   with glowing coals of the broom tree! 

5Woe is me, that I am an alien in Meshech,
   that I must live among the tents of Kedar. 
6Too long have I had my dwelling
   among those who hate peace. 
7I am for peace;
   but when I speak,
   they are for war.

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills-
   from where will my help come? 
2My help comes from the Lord,
   who made heaven and earth. 

3He will not let your foot be moved;
   he who keeps you will not slumber. 
4He who keeps Israel
   will neither slumber nor sleep. 

5The Lord is your keeper;
   the Lord is your shade at your right hand. 
6The sun shall not strike you by day,
   nor the moon by night. 

7The Lord will keep you from all evil;
   he will keep your life. 
8The Lord will keep
   your going out and your coming in
   from this time on and for evermore.

Psalm 122

I was glad when they said to me,
   'Let us go to the house of the Lord!' 
2Our feet are standing
   within your gates, O Jerusalem. 

3Jerusalem-built as a city
   that is bound firmly together. 
4To it the tribes go up,
   the tribes of the Lord,
as was decreed for Israel,
   to give thanks to the name of the Lord. 
5For there the thrones for judgement were set up,
   the thrones of the house of David. 

6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
   'May they prosper who love you. 
7Peace be within your walls,
   and security within your towers.' 
8For the sake of my relatives and friends
   I will say, 'Peace be within you.' 
9For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
   I will seek your good.

Psalm 123

To you I lift up my eyes,
   O you who are enthroned in the heavens! 
2As the eyes of servants
   look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maid
   to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
   until he has mercy upon us. 

3Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
   for we have had more than enough of contempt. 
4Our soul has had more than its fill
   of the scorn of those who are at ease,
   of the contempt of the proud.
Evening Psalms:   Psalm 124, 125, 126, 127

Psalm 124

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side
   -let Israel now say- 
2if it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
   when our enemies attacked us, 
3then they would have swallowed us up alive,
   when their anger was kindled against us; 
4then the flood would have swept us away,
   the torrent would have gone over us; 
5then over us would have gone
   the raging waters. 

6Blessed be the Lord,
   who has not given us
   as prey to their teeth. 
7We have escaped like a bird
   from the snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken,
   and we have escaped. 

8Our help is in the name of the Lord,
   who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 125

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
   which cannot be moved, but abides for ever. 
2As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
   so the Lord surrounds his people,
   from this time on and for evermore. 
3For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest
   on the land allotted to the righteous,
so that the righteous may not stretch out
   their hands to do wrong. 
4Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
   and to those who are upright in their hearts. 
5But those who turn aside to their own crooked ways
   the Lord will lead away with evildoers.
   Peace be upon Israel!

Psalm 126

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,*
   we were like those who dream. 
2Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
   and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then it was said among the nations,
   'The Lord has done great things for them.' 
3The Lord has done great things for us,
   and we rejoiced. 

4Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
   like the watercourses in the Negeb. 
5May those who sow in tears
   reap with shouts of joy. 
6Those who go out weeping,
   bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
   carrying their sheaves.

Psalm 127

Unless the Lord builds the house,
   those who build it labour in vain.
Unless the Lord guards the city,
   the guard keeps watch in vain. 
2It is in vain that you rise up early
   and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
   for he gives sleep to his beloved.* 

3Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord,
   the fruit of the womb a reward. 
4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
   are the sons of one's youth. 
5Happy is the man who has
   his quiver full of them.
He shall not be put to shame
   when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

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