Saturday 25 June 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Saturday 25 June 2022  

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Numbers 20:14-29

Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, ‘Thus says
your brother Israel: You know all the adversity that has befallen us:
how our ancestors went down to Egypt, and we lived in Egypt for a long
time; and the Egyptians oppressed us and our ancestors; and when we
cried to the Lord, he heard our voice, and sent an angel and brought
us out of Egypt; and here we are in Kadesh, a town on the edge of your
territory. Now let us pass through your land. We will not pass through
field or vineyard, or drink water from any well; we will go along the
King’s Highway, not turning aside to the right hand or to the left
until we have passed through your territory.’

 But Edom said to him, ‘You shall not pass through, or we will come
out with the sword against you.’ The Israelites said to him, ‘We
will stay on the highway; and if we drink of your water, we and our
livestock, then we will pay for it. It is only a small matter; just
let us pass through on foot.’ But he said, ‘You shall not pass
through.’ And Edom came out against them with a large force, heavily
armed. Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through their
territory; so Israel turned away from them.
 They set out from Kadesh, and the Israelites, the whole
congregation, came to Mount Hor. Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron
at Mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom, ‘Let Aaron be
gathered to his people. For he shall not enter the land that I have
given to the Israelites, because you rebelled against my command at
the waters of Meribah. Take Aaron and his son Eleazar, and bring them
up Mount Hor; strip Aaron of his vestments, and put them on his son
Eleazar. But Aaron shall be gathered to his people,* and shall die
there.’ Moses did as the Lord had commanded; they went up Mount Hor
in the sight of the whole congregation. Moses stripped Aaron of his
vestments, and put them on his son Eleazar; and Aaron died there on
the top of the mountain. Moses and Eleazar came down from the
mountain. When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the
house of Israel mourned for Aaron for thirty days.
Romans 6:1-11

What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace
may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in
it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ
Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with
him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the
dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of

 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will
certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that
our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be
destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has
died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe
that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised
from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over
him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he
lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to
sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the
Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into
the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied,
and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says
anything to you, just say this, “The Lord needs them.” And he will
send them immediately.*’ This took place to fulfil what had been
spoken through the prophet, saying, 
‘Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
   humble, and mounted on a donkey,
     and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ 
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought
the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on
them. A very large crowd* spread their cloaks on the road, and others
cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds
that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
‘Hosanna to the Son of David!
   Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!’ 
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking,
‘Who is this?’ The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet
Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’

Morning Psalms:  Psalm 107:33-43, 108:1-13

Psalm 107:33-43

He turns rivers into a desert,
   springs of water into thirsty ground, 
a fruitful land into a salty waste,
   because of the wickedness of its inhabitants. 
He turns a desert into pools of water,
   a parched land into springs of water. 
And there he lets the hungry live,
   and they establish a town to live in; 
they sow fields, and plant vineyards,
   and get a fruitful yield. 
By his blessing they multiply greatly,
   and he does not let their cattle decrease. 

When they are diminished and brought low
   through oppression, trouble, and sorrow, 
he pours contempt on princes
   and makes them wander in trackless wastes; 
but he raises up the needy out of distress,
   and makes their families like flocks. 
The upright see it and are glad;
   and all wickedness stops its mouth. 
Let those who are wise give heed to these things,
   and consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

Psalm 108:1-13

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;*
   I will sing and make melody.
   Awake, my soul!* 
Awake, O harp and lyre!
   I will awake the dawn. 
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples,
   and I will sing praises to you among the nations. 
For your steadfast love is higher than the heavens,
   and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. 

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
   and let your glory be over all the earth. 
Give victory with your right hand, and answer me,
   so that those whom you love may be rescued. 

God has promised in his sanctuary:*
   ‘With exultation I will divide up Shechem,
   and portion out the Vale of Succoth. 
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
   Ephraim is my helmet;
   Judah is my sceptre. 
Moab is my wash-basin;
   on Edom I hurl my shoe;
   over Philistia I shout in triumph.’ 

Who will bring me to the fortified city?
   Who will lead me to Edom? 
Have you not rejected us, O God?
   You do not go out, O God, with our armies. 
O grant us help against the foe,
   for human help is worthless. 
With God we shall do valiantly;
   it is he who will tread down our foes.
Evening Psalms:  Psalm 33

Psalm 33

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous.
   Praise befits the upright. 
Praise the Lord with the lyre;
   make melody to him with the harp of ten strings. 
Sing to him a new song;
   play skilfully on the strings, with loud shouts. 

For the word of the Lord is upright,
   and all his work is done in faithfulness. 
He loves righteousness and justice;
   the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. 

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
   and all their host by the breath of his mouth. 
He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle;
   he put the deeps in storehouses. 

Let all the earth fear the Lord;
   let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 
For he spoke, and it came to be;
   he commanded, and it stood firm. 

The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
   he frustrates the plans of the peoples. 
The counsel of the Lord stands for ever,
   the thoughts of his heart to all generations. 
Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord,
   the people whom he has chosen as his heritage. 

The Lord looks down from heaven;
   he sees all humankind. 
>From where he sits enthroned he watches
   all the inhabitants of the earth— 
he who fashions the hearts of them all,
   and observes all their deeds. 
A king is not saved by his great army;
   a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. 
The war horse is a vain hope for victory,
   and by its great might it cannot save. 

Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
   on those who hope in his steadfast love, 
to deliver their soul from death,
   and to keep them alive in famine. 

Our soul waits for the Lord;
   he is our help and shield. 
Our heart is glad in him,
   because we trust in his holy name. 
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
   even as we hope in you.

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