Wednesday 15 June 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Wednesday 15 June 2022  

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Numbers 11:24-35

So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord; and he
gathered seventy elders of the people, and placed them all around the
tent. Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took
some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders;
and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did
not do so again.

 Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named
Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those
registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they
prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, ‘Eldad
and Medad are prophesying in the camp.’ And Joshua son of Nun, the
assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men,* said, ‘My lord Moses,
stop them!’ But Moses said to him, ‘Are you jealous for my sake?
Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord
would put his spirit on them!’ And Moses and the elders of Israel
returned to the camp.
 Then a wind went out from the Lord, and it brought quails from the
sea and let them fall beside the camp, about a day’s journey on this
side and a day’s journey on the other side, all around the camp,
about two cubits deep on the ground. So the people worked all that day
and night and all the next day, gathering the quails; the least anyone
gathered was ten homers; and they spread them out for themselves all
around the camp. But while the meat was still between their teeth,
before it was consumed, the anger of the Lord was kindled against the
people, and the Lord struck the people with a very great plague. So
that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah,* because there they buried
the people who had the craving. From Kibroth-hattaavah the people
journeyed to Hazeroth.
Romans 1:28-2:11

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to
a debased mind and to things that should not be done. They were filled
with every kind of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of
envy, murder, strife, deceit, craftiness, they are gossips,
slanderers, God-haters,* insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of
evil, rebellious towards parents, foolish, faithless, heartless,
ruthless. They know God’s decree, that those who practise such
things deserve to die—yet they not only do them but even applaud
others who practise them.
Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others;
for in passing judgement on another you condemn yourself, because you,
the judge, are doing the very same things. You say,* ‘We know that
God’s judgement on those who do such things is in accordance with
truth.’ Do you imagine, whoever you are, that when you judge those
who do such things and yet do them yourself, you will escape the
judgement of God? Or do you despise the riches of his kindness and
forbearance and patience? Do you not realize that God’s kindness is
meant to lead you to repentance? But by your hard and impenitent heart
you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath, when
God’s righteous judgement will be revealed. For he will repay
according to each one’s deeds: to those who by patiently doing good
seek for glory and honour and immortality, he will give eternal life;
while for those who are self-seeking and who obey not the truth but
wickedness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be anguish and
distress for everyone who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,
but glory and honour and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew
first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality.
Matthew 18:1-9

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the
greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a child, whom he put
among them, and said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and
become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom
of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
 ‘If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little
ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great
millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the
depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of stumbling-blocks!
Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to the one by whom
the stumbling-block comes!

 ‘If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and
throw it away; it is better for you to enter life maimed or lame than
to have two hands or two feet and to be thrown into the eternal fire.
And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out and throw it away;
it is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes
and to be thrown into the hell* of fire.

Morning Psalms:  Psalm 119:97-120

Psalm 119:97-120

Oh, how I love your law!
   It is my meditation all day long. 
Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
   for it is always with me. 
I have more understanding than all my teachers,
   for your decrees are my meditation. 
I understand more than the aged,
   for I keep your precepts. 
I hold back my feet from every evil way,
   in order to keep your word. 
I do not turn away from your ordinances,
   for you have taught me. 
How sweet are your words to my taste,
   sweeter than honey to my mouth! 
Through your precepts I get understanding;
   therefore I hate every false way. 

Your word is a lamp to my feet
   and a light to my path. 
I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
   to observe your righteous ordinances. 
I am severely afflicted;
   give me life, O Lord, according to your word. 
Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord,
   and teach me your ordinances. 
I hold my life in my hand continually,
   but I do not forget your law. 
The wicked have laid a snare for me,
   but I do not stray from your precepts. 
Your decrees are my heritage for ever;
   they are the joy of my heart. 
I incline my heart to perform your statutes
   for ever, to the end. 

I hate the double-minded,
   but I love your law. 
You are my hiding-place and my shield;
   I hope in your word. 
Go away from me, you evildoers,
   that I may keep the commandments of my God. 
Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
   and let me not be put to shame in my hope. 
Hold me up, that I may be safe
   and have regard for your statutes continually. 
You spurn all who go astray from your statutes;
   for their cunning is in vain. 
All the wicked of the earth you count as dross;
   therefore I love your decrees. 
My flesh trembles for fear of you,
   and I am afraid of your judgements.
Evening Psalms:  Psalm 81, 82

Psalm 81

Sing aloud to God our strength;
   shout for joy to the God of Jacob. 
Raise a song, sound the tambourine,
   the sweet lyre with the harp. 
Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
   at the full moon, on our festal day. 
For it is a statute for Israel,
   an ordinance of the God of Jacob. 
He made it a decree in Joseph,
   when he went out over* the land of Egypt. 

I hear a voice I had not known: 
‘I relieved your* shoulder of the burden;
   your* hands were freed from the basket. 
In distress you called, and I rescued you;
   I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
   I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
Hear, O my people, while I admonish you;
   O Israel, if you would but listen to me! 
There shall be no strange god among you;
   you shall not bow down to a foreign god. 
I am the Lord your God,
   who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
   Open your mouth wide and I will fill it. 

‘But my people did not listen to my voice;
   Israel would not submit to me. 
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts,
   to follow their own counsels. 
O that my people would listen to me,
   that Israel would walk in my ways! 
Then I would quickly subdue their enemies,
   and turn my hand against their foes. 
Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him,
   and their doom would last for ever. 
I would feed you* with the finest of the wheat,
   and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.’

Psalm 82

God has taken his place in the divine council;
   in the midst of the gods he holds judgement: 
‘How long will you judge unjustly
   and show partiality to the wicked?
Give justice to the weak and the orphan;
   maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. 
Rescue the weak and the needy;
   deliver them from the hand of the wicked.’ 

They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
   they walk around in darkness;
   all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 

I say, ‘You are gods,
   children of the Most High, all of you; 
nevertheless, you shall die like mortals,
   and fall like any prince.’* 

Rise up, O God, judge the earth;
   for all the nations belong to you!

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