Sunday 23 October 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

info at info at
Sun Oct 23 02:00:03 EDT 2022

Sunday 23 October 2022 

Email Evangelism, forward to a friend:
Ecclesiasticus 18:19-33

Before you speak, learn;
   and before you fall ill, take care of your health. 
Before judgement comes, examine yourself;
   and at the time of scrutiny you will find forgiveness. 
Before falling ill, humble yourself;
   and when you have sinned, repent. 
Let nothing hinder you from paying a vow promptly,
   and do not wait until death to be released from it. 
Before making a vow, prepare yourself;
   do not be like one who puts the Lord to the test. 
Think of his wrath on the day of death,
   and of the moment of vengeance when he turns away his face. 
In the time of plenty think of the time of hunger;
   in days of wealth think of poverty and need. 
>From morning to evening conditions change;
   all things move swiftly before the Lord. 

One who is wise is cautious in everything;
   when sin is all around, one guards against wrongdoing. 
Every intelligent person knows wisdom,
   and praises one who finds her. 
Those who are skilled in words become wise themselves,
   and pour forth apt proverbs.*

Do not follow your base desires,
   but restrain your appetites. 
If you allow your soul to take pleasure in base desire,
   it will make you the laughing-stock of your enemies. 
Do not revel in great luxury,
   or you may become impoverished by its expense. 
Do not become a beggar by feasting with borrowed money
   when you have nothing in your purse.
1 Corinthians 10:15-24

I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The
cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of
Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of
Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for
we all partake of the one bread. Consider the people of Israel;* are
not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar? What do I
imply then? That food sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol
is anything? No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice, they sacrifice to
demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons.
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot
partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Or are we
provoking the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
 ‘All things are lawful’, but not all things are beneficial.
‘All things are lawful’, but not all things build up. Do not seek
your own advantage, but that of others.
Matthew 18:15-20

‘If another member of the church* sins against you,* go and point
out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to
you, you have regained that one.* But if you are not listened to, take
one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed
by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to
listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to
listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a
tax-collector. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be
bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in
heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about
anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For
where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.’
Morning Psalms: Psalm 63:1-18, 98

Psalm 63:1-18

O God, you are my God, I seek you,
   my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
   as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
   beholding your power and glory. 
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
   my lips will praise you. 
So I will bless you as long as I live;
   I will lift up my hands and call on your name. 

My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,*
   and my mouth praises you with joyful lips 
when I think of you on my bed,
   and meditate on you in the watches of the night; 
for you have been my help,
   and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy. 
My soul clings to you;
   your right hand upholds me. 

But those who seek to destroy my life
   shall go down into the depths of the earth; 
they shall be given over to the power of the sword,
   they shall be prey for jackals. 
But the king shall rejoice in God;
   all who swear by him shall exult,
   for the mouths of liars will be stopped.

Psalm 98

O sing to the Lord a new song,
   for he has done marvellous things.
His right hand and his holy arm
   have gained him victory. 
The Lord has made known his victory;
   he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. 
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
   to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
   the victory of our God. 

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
   break forth into joyous song and sing praises. 
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
   with the lyre and the sound of melody. 
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
   make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord. 

Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
   the world and those who live in it. 
Let the floods clap their hands;
   let the hills sing together for joy 
at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
   to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
   and the peoples with equity.
Evening Psalms: Psalm 103

Psalm 103

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
   and all that is within me,
   bless his holy name. 
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
   and do not forget all his benefits— 
who forgives all your iniquity,
   who heals all your diseases, 
who redeems your life from the Pit,
   who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 
who satisfies you with good as long as you live*
   so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 

The Lord works vindication
   and justice for all who are oppressed. 
He made known his ways to Moses,
   his acts to the people of Israel. 
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
   slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 
He will not always accuse,
   nor will he keep his anger for ever. 
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
   nor repay us according to our iniquities. 
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
   so great is his steadfast love towards those who fear him; 
as far as the east is from the west,
   so far he removes our transgressions from us. 
As a father has compassion for his children,
   so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him. 
For he knows how we were made;
   he remembers that we are dust. 

As for mortals, their days are like grass;
   they flourish like a flower of the field; 
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
   and its place knows it no more. 
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
   on those who fear him,
   and his righteousness to children’s children, 
to those who keep his covenant
   and remember to do his commandments. 

The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
   and his kingdom rules over all. 
Bless the Lord, O you his angels,
   you mighty ones who do his bidding,
   obedient to his spoken word. 
Bless the Lord, all his hosts,
   his ministers that do his will. 
Bless the Lord, all his works,
   in all places of his dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the DailyLectionary mailing list