Friday 8 July 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Friday 8 July 2022  

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Deuteronomy 31:7-13,24-32:4

Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel:
‘Be strong and bold, for you are the one who will go with this
people into the land that the Lord has sworn to their ancestors to
give them; and you will put them in possession of it. It is the Lord
who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or
forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.’
 Then Moses wrote down this law, and gave it to the priests, the sons
of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all
the elders of Israel. Moses commanded them: ‘Every seventh year, in
the scheduled year of remission, during the festival of booths,* when
all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God at the place that
he will choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their
hearing. Assemble the people—men, women, and children, as well as
the aliens residing in your towns—so that they may hear and learn to
fear the Lord your God and to observe diligently all the words of this
law, and so that their children, who have not known it, may hear and
learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as you live in the land that
you are crossing over the Jordan to possess.’

 When Moses had finished writing down in a book the words of this law
to the very end, Moses commanded the Levites who carried the ark of
the covenant of the Lord, saying, ‘Take this book of the law and put
it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God; let it remain
there as a witness against you. For I know well how rebellious and
stubborn you are. If you already have been so rebellious towards the
Lord while I am still alive among you, how much more after my death!
Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officials, so
that I may recite these words in their hearing and call heaven and
earth to witness against them. For I know that after my death you will
surely act corruptly, turning aside from the way that I have commanded
you. In time to come trouble will befall you, because you will do what
is evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger through the
work of your hands.’
 Then Moses recited the words of this song, to the very end, in the
hearing of the whole assembly of Israel:

Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak;
   let the earth hear the words of my mouth. 
May my teaching drop like the rain,
   my speech condense like the dew;
like gentle rain on grass,
   like showers on new growth. 
For I will proclaim the name of the Lord;
   ascribe greatness to our God! 

The Rock, his work is perfect,
   and all his ways are just.
A faithful God, without deceit,
   just and upright is he;
Romans 10:1-13

Brothers and sisters,* my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them
is that they may be saved. I can testify that they have a zeal for
God, but it is not enlightened. For, being ignorant of the
righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own,
they have not submitted to God’s righteousness. For Christ is the
end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who
 Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law,
that ‘the person who does these things will live by them.’ But the
righteousness that comes from faith says, ‘Do not say in your heart,
“Who will ascend into heaven?” ’ (that is, to bring Christ down)
‘or “Who will descend into the abyss?” ’ (that is, to bring
Christ up from the dead). But what does it say?
‘The word is near you,
   on your lips and in your heart’
(that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because* if you confess
with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God
raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the
heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is
saved. The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put
to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the
same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For,
‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
Matthew 24:15-31

‘So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in the holy
place, as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel (let the reader
understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains; someone
on the housetop must not go down to take what is in the house; someone
in the field must not turn back to get a coat. Woe to those who are
pregnant and to those who are nursing infants in those days! Pray that
your flight may not be in winter or on a sabbath. For at that time
there will be great suffering, such as has not been from the beginning
of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had
not been cut short, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the
elect those days will be cut short. Then if anyone says to you,
“Look! Here is the Messiah!”* or “There he is!”—do not
believe it. For false messiahs* and false prophets will appear and
produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the
elect. Take note, I have told you beforehand. So, if they say to you,
“Look! He is in the wilderness”, do not go out. If they say,
“Look! He is in the inner rooms”, do not believe it. For as the
lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will
be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever the corpse is, there the
vultures will gather.
 ‘Immediately after the suffering of those days
the sun will be darkened,
   and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from heaven,
   and the powers of heaven will be shaken. 
Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all
the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see “the Son of
Man coming on the clouds of heaven” with power and great glory. And
he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will
gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the
Morning Psalms:  Psalm 16, 17

Psalm 16

Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 
I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;
   I have no good apart from you.’*

As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble,
   in whom is all my delight. 

Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;*
   their drink-offerings of blood I will not pour out
   or take their names upon my lips. 

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
   you hold my lot. 
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
   I have a goodly heritage. 

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
   in the night also my heart instructs me. 
I keep the Lord always before me;
   because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 

Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
   my body also rests secure. 
For you do not give me up to Sheol,
   or let your faithful one see the Pit. 

You show me the path of life.
   In your presence there is fullness of joy;
   in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 17

Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry;
   give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit. 
>From you let my vindication come;
   let your eyes see the right. 

If you try my heart, if you visit me by night,
   if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me;
   my mouth does not transgress. 
As for what others do, by the word of your lips
   I have avoided the ways of the violent. 
My steps have held fast to your paths;
   my feet have not slipped. 

I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
   incline your ear to me, hear my words. 
Wondrously show your steadfast love,
   O saviour of those who seek refuge
   from their adversaries at your right hand. 

Guard me as the apple of the eye;
   hide me in the shadow of your wings, 
from the wicked who despoil me,
   my deadly enemies who surround me. 
They close their hearts to pity;
   with their mouths they speak arrogantly. 
They track me down;* now they surround me;
   they set their eyes to cast me to the ground. 
They are like a lion eager to tear,
   like a young lion lurking in ambush. 

Rise up, O Lord, confront them, overthrow them!
   By your sword deliver my life from the wicked, 
from mortals—by your hand, O Lord—
   from mortals whose portion in life is in this world.
May their bellies be filled with what you have stored up for them;
   may their children have more than enough;
   may they leave something over to their little ones. 

As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
   when I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.
Evening Psalms:  Psalm 22

Psalm 22

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
   Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;
   and by night, but find no rest. 

Yet you are holy,
   enthroned on the praises of Israel. 
In you our ancestors trusted;
   they trusted, and you delivered them. 
To you they cried, and were saved;
   in you they trusted, and were not put to shame. 

But I am a worm, and not human;
   scorned by others, and despised by the people. 
All who see me mock at me;
   they make mouths at me, they shake their heads; 
‘Commit your cause to the Lord; let him deliver—
   let him rescue the one in whom he delights!’ 

Yet it was you who took me from the womb;
   you kept me safe on my mother’s breast. 
On you I was cast from my birth,
   and since my mother bore me you have been my God. 
Do not be far from me,
   for trouble is near
   and there is no one to help. 

Many bulls encircle me,
   strong bulls of Bashan surround me; 
they open wide their mouths at me,
   like a ravening and roaring lion. 

I am poured out like water,
   and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
   it is melted within my breast; 
my mouth* is dried up like a potsherd,
   and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
   you lay me in the dust of death. 

For dogs are all around me;
   a company of evildoers encircles me.
My hands and feet have shrivelled;* 
I can count all my bones.
They stare and gloat over me; 
they divide my clothes among themselves,
   and for my clothing they cast lots. 

But you, O Lord, do not be far away!
   O my help, come quickly to my aid! 
Deliver my soul from the sword,
   my life* from the power of the dog! 
   Save me from the mouth of the lion! 

>From the horns of the wild oxen you have rescued* me. 
I will tell of your name to my brothers and sisters;*
   in the midst of the congregation I will praise you: 
You who fear the Lord, praise him!
   All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him;
   stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel! 
For he did not despise or abhor
   the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,*
   but heard when I* cried to him. 

>From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
   my vows I will pay before those who fear him. 
The poor* shall eat and be satisfied;
   those who seek him shall praise the Lord.
   May your hearts live for ever! 

All the ends of the earth shall remember
   and turn to the Lord;
and all the families of the nations
   shall worship before him.* 
For dominion belongs to the Lord,
   and he rules over the nations. 

To him,* indeed, shall all who sleep in* the earth bow down;
   before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
   and I shall live for him.* 
Posterity will serve him;
   future generations will be told about the Lord, 
and* proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,
   saying that he has done it.

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