Wednesday 22 June 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Wednesday 22 June 2022 

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Numbers 16:36-50

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Tell Eleazar son of Aaron the
priest to take the censers out of the blaze; then scatter the fire far
and wide. For the censers of these sinners have become holy at the
cost of their lives. Make them into hammered plates as a covering for
the altar, for they presented them before the Lord and they became
holy. Thus they shall be a sign to the Israelites. So Eleazar the
priest took the bronze censers that had been presented by those who
were burned; and they were hammered out as a covering for the altar—
a reminder to the Israelites that no outsider, who is not of the
descendants of Aaron, shall approach to offer incense before the Lord,
so as not to become like Korah and his company—just as the Lord had
said to him through Moses.

 On the next day, however, the whole congregation of the Israelites
rebelled against Moses and against Aaron, saying, ‘You have killed
the people of the Lord.’ And when the congregation had assembled
against them, Moses and Aaron turned towards the tent of meeting; the
cloud had covered it and the glory of the Lord appeared. Then Moses
and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting, and the Lord spoke
to Moses, saying, ‘Get away from this congregation, so that I may
consume them in a moment.’ And they fell on their faces. Moses said
to Aaron, ‘Take your censer, put fire on it from the altar and lay
incense on it, and carry it quickly to the congregation and make
atonement for them. For wrath has gone out from the Lord; the plague
has begun.’ So Aaron took it as Moses had ordered, and ran into the
middle of the assembly, where the plague had already begun among the
people. He put on the incense, and made atonement for the people. He
stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stopped.
Those who died by the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred,
besides those who died in the affair of Korah. When the plague was
stopped, Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance of the tent of
Romans 4:13-25

For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to
Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the
righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to
be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law
brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.

 For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may
rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to
the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of
Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, ‘I
have made you the father of many nations’)—in the presence of the
God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into
existence the things that do not exist. Hoping against hope, he
believed that he would become ‘the father of many nations’,
according to what was said, ‘So numerous shall your descendants
be.’ He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body,
which was already* as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years
old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No
distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew
strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced
that God was able to do what he had promised. Therefore his faith*
‘was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ Now the words, ‘it was
reckoned to him’, were written not for his sake alone, but for ours
also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus
our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our
trespasses and was raised for our justification.

Matthew 20:1-16

‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in
the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with
the labourers for the usual daily wage,* he sent them into his
vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others
standing idle in the market-place; and he said to them, “You also go
into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.” So they
went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he
did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others
standing around; and he said to them, “Why are you standing here
idle all day?” They said to him, “Because no one has hired us.”
He said to them, “You also go into the vineyard.” When evening
came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, “Call the
labourers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then
going to the first.” When those hired about five o’clock came,
each of them received the usual daily wage.* Now when the first came,
they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received
the usual daily wage.* And when they received it, they grumbled
against the landowner, saying, “These last worked only one hour, and
you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day
and the scorching heat.” But he replied to one of them, “Friend, I
am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily
wage?* Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last
the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with
what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?”* So
the last will be first, and the first will be last.’*
Morning Psalms:  Psalm 101, 109:1-30

Psalm 101

I will sing of loyalty and of justice;
   to you, O Lord, I will sing. 
I will study the way that is blameless.
   When shall I attain it? 

I will walk with integrity of heart
   within my house; 
I will not set before my eyes
   anything that is base. 

I hate the work of those who fall away;
   it shall not cling to me. 
Perverseness of heart shall be far from me;
   I will know nothing of evil. 

One who secretly slanders a neighbour
   I will destroy.
A haughty look and an arrogant heart
   I will not tolerate. 

I will look with favour on the faithful in the land,
   so that they may live with me;
whoever walks in the way that is blameless
   shall minister to me. 

No one who practises deceit
   shall remain in my house;
no one who utters lies
   shall continue in my presence. 

Morning by morning I will destroy
   all the wicked in the land,
cutting off all evildoers
   from the city of the Lord.

Psalm 109:1-30

Do not be silent, O God of my praise. 
For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me,
   speaking against me with lying tongues. 
They beset me with words of hate,
   and attack me without cause. 
In return for my love they accuse me,
   even while I make prayer for them.* 
So they reward me evil for good,
   and hatred for my love. 

They say,* ‘Appoint a wicked man against him;
   let an accuser stand on his right. 
When he is tried, let him be found guilty;
   let his prayer be counted as sin. 
May his days be few;
   may another seize his position. 
May his children be orphans,
   and his wife a widow. 
May his children wander about and beg;
   may they be driven out of* the ruins they inhabit. 
May the creditor seize all that he has;
   may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil. 
May there be no one to do him a kindness,
   nor anyone to pity his orphaned children. 
May his posterity be cut off;
   may his name be blotted out in the second generation. 
May the iniquity of his father* be remembered before the Lord,
   and do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out. 
Let them be before the Lord continually,
   and may his* memory be cut off from the earth. 
For he did not remember to show kindness,
   but pursued the poor and needy
   and the broken-hearted to their death. 
He loved to curse; let curses come on him.
   He did not like blessing; may it be far from him. 
He clothed himself with cursing as his coat,
   may it soak into his body like water,
   like oil into his bones. 
May it be like a garment that he wraps around himself,
   like a belt that he wears every day.’ 

May that be the reward of my accusers from the Lord,
   of those who speak evil against my life. 
But you, O Lord my Lord,
   act on my behalf for your name’s sake;
   because your steadfast love is good, deliver me. 
For I am poor and needy,
   and my heart is pierced within me. 
I am gone like a shadow at evening;
   I am shaken off like a locust. 
My knees are weak through fasting;
   my body has become gaunt. 
I am an object of scorn to my accusers;
   when they see me, they shake their heads. 

Help me, O Lord my God!
   Save me according to your steadfast love. 
Let them know that this is your hand;
   you, O Lord, have done it. 
Let them curse, but you will bless.
   Let my assailants be put to shame;* may your servant be glad. 
May my accusers be clothed with dishonour;
   may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a mantle. 
With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord;
   I will praise him in the midst of the throng. 
For he stands at the right hand of the needy,
   to save them from those who would condemn them to death.
Evening Psalms:  Psalm 119:121-144

Psalm 119:121-144

I have done what is just and right;
   do not leave me to my oppressors. 
Guarantee your servant’s well-being;
   do not let the godless oppress me. 
My eyes fail from watching for your salvation,
   and for the fulfilment of your righteous promise. 
Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,
   and teach me your statutes. 
I am your servant; give me understanding,
   so that I may know your decrees. 
It is time for the Lord to act,
   for your law has been broken. 
Truly I love your commandments
   more than gold, more than fine gold. 
Truly I direct my steps by all your precepts;*
   I hate every false way. 

Your decrees are wonderful;
   therefore my soul keeps them. 
The unfolding of your words gives light;
   it imparts understanding to the simple. 
With open mouth I pant,
   because I long for your commandments. 
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
   as is your custom towards those who love your name. 
Keep my steps steady according to your promise,
   and never let iniquity have dominion over me. 
Redeem me from human oppression,
   that I may keep your precepts. 
Make your face shine upon your servant,
   and teach me your statutes. 
My eyes shed streams of tears
   because your law is not kept. 

You are righteous, O Lord,
   and your judgements are right. 
You have appointed your decrees in righteousness
   and in all faithfulness. 
My zeal consumes me
   because my foes forget your words. 
Your promise is well tried,
   and your servant loves it. 
I am small and despised,
   yet I do not forget your precepts. 
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
   and your law is the truth. 
Trouble and anguish have come upon me,
   but your commandments are my delight. 
Your decrees are righteous for ever;
   give me understanding that I may live.

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