Monday 28 February 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Monday 28 February 2022 

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Proverbs 27:1-6,10-12

Do not boast about tomorrow,
   for you do not know what a day may bring. 
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth—
   a stranger, and not your own lips. 
A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,
   but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. 
Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming,
   but who is able to stand before jealousy? 
Better is open rebuke
   than hidden love. 
Well meant are the wounds a friend inflicts,
   but profuse are the kisses of an enemy. 
The sated appetite spurns honey,
   but to a ravenous appetite even the bitter is sweet. 
Like a bird that strays from its nest
   is one who strays from home. 
Perfume and incense make the heart glad,
   but the soul is torn by trouble.* 
Do not forsake your friend or the friend of your parent;
   do not go to the house of your kindred on the day of your
Better is a neighbour who is nearby
   than kindred who are far away. 
Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad,
   so that I may answer whoever reproaches me. 
The clever see danger and hide;
   but the simple go on, and suffer for it.
Philippians 2:1-13

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from
love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my
joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full
accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit,
but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of
you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
Let the same mind be in you that was* in Christ Jesus, 
who, though he was in the form of God,
   did not regard equality with God
   as something to be exploited, 
but emptied himself,
   taking the form of a slave,
   being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form, 
   he humbled himself
   and became obedient to the point of death—
   even death on a cross. 

Therefore God also highly exalted him
   and gave him the name
   that is above every name, 
so that at the name of Jesus
   every knee should bend,
   in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 
and every tongue should confess
   that Jesus Christ is Lord,
   to the glory of God the Father. 

 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only
in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own
salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in
you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
John 18:15-18,25-27

Simon Peter and another disciple followed Jesus. Since that disciple
was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the courtyard of
the high priest, but Peter was standing outside at the gate. So the
other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out, spoke to
the woman who guarded the gate, and brought Peter in. The woman said
to Peter, ‘You are not also one of this man’s disciples, are
you?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ Now the slaves and the police had
made a charcoal fire because it was cold, and they were standing round
it and warming themselves. Peter also was standing with them and
warming himself.
 Then the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about
his teaching. Jesus answered, ‘I have spoken openly to the world; I
have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews
come together. I have said nothing in secret. Why do you ask me? Ask
those who heard what I said to them; they know what I said.’ When he
had said this, one of the police standing nearby struck Jesus on the
face, saying, ‘Is that how you answer the high priest?’ Jesus
answered, ‘If I have spoken wrongly, testify to the wrong. But if I
have spoken rightly, why do you strike me?’ Then Annas sent him
bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They asked him,
‘You are not also one of his disciples, are you?’ He denied it and
said, ‘I am not.’ One of the slaves of the high priest, a relative
of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, ‘Did I not see you in
the garden with him?’ Again Peter denied it, and at that moment the
cock crowed.
Morning Psalms: Psalm 25

Psalm 25

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 
O my God, in you I trust;
   do not let me be put to shame;
   do not let my enemies exult over me. 
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
   let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. 

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
   teach me your paths. 
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
   for you are the God of my salvation;
   for you I wait all day long. 

Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love,
   for they have been from of old. 
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
   according to your steadfast love remember me,
   for your goodness’ sake, O Lord! 

Good and upright is the Lord;
   therefore he instructs sinners in the way. 
He leads the humble in what is right,
   and teaches the humble his way. 
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
   for those who keep his covenant and his decrees. 

For your name’s sake, O Lord,
   pardon my guilt, for it is great. 
Who are they that fear the Lord?
   He will teach them the way that they should choose. 

They will abide in prosperity,
   and their children shall possess the land. 
The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,
   and he makes his covenant known to them. 
My eyes are ever towards the Lord,
   for he will pluck my feet out of the net. 

Turn to me and be gracious to me,
   for I am lonely and afflicted. 
Relieve the troubles of my heart,
   and bring me* out of my distress. 
Consider my affliction and my trouble,
   and forgive all my sins. 

Consider how many are my foes,
   and with what violent hatred they hate me. 
O guard my life, and deliver me;
   do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. 
May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
   for I wait for you. 

Redeem Israel, O God,
   out of all its troubles.
Evening Psalms: Psalm 9, 15

Psalm 9

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
   I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. 
I will be glad and exult in you;
   I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. 

When my enemies turned back,
   they stumbled and perished before you. 
For you have maintained my just cause;
   you have sat on the throne giving righteous judgement. 

You have rebuked the nations, you have destroyed the wicked;
   you have blotted out their name for ever and ever. 
The enemies have vanished in everlasting ruins;
   their cities you have rooted out;
   the very memory of them has perished. 

But the Lord sits enthroned for ever,
   he has established his throne for judgement. 
He judges the world with righteousness;
   he judges the peoples with equity. 

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
   a stronghold in times of trouble. 
And those who know your name put their trust in you,
   for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. 

Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion.
   Declare his deeds among the peoples. 
For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;
   he does not forget the cry of the afflicted. 

Be gracious to me, O Lord.
   See what I suffer from those who hate me;
   you are the one who lifts me up from the gates of death, 
so that I may recount all your praises,
   and, in the gates of daughter Zion,
   rejoice in your deliverance. 

The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;
   in the net that they hid has their own foot been caught. 
The Lord has made himself known, he has executed judgement;
   the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.
          Higgaion. Selah

The wicked shall depart to Sheol,
   all the nations that forget God. 

For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
   nor the hope of the poor perish for ever. 

Rise up, O Lord! Do not let mortals prevail;
   let the nations be judged before you. 
Put them in fear, O Lord;
   let the nations know that they are only human.

Psalm 15

O Lord, who may abide in your tent?
   Who may dwell on your holy hill? 

Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right,
   and speak the truth from their heart; 
who do not slander with their tongue,
   and do no evil to their friends,
   nor take up a reproach against their neighbours; 
in whose eyes the wicked are despised,
   but who honour those who fear the Lord;
who stand by their oath even to their hurt; 
who do not lend money at interest,
   and do not take a bribe against the innocent. 

Those who do these things shall never be moved.

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