Saturday, January 28, 2023

The Daily Lectionary for Saturday, January 28, 2023


The Daily Lectionary
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Psalm 15; Micah 3:1-4; John 13:31-35
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

A Psalm and A Prayer
Responsive Readings from the Psalms and Prayers
for Public Worship and Private Devotions

Psalm 15
Abiding on God’s holy hill
Domine, quis habitabit?

LORD, who may dwell in your tabernacle?
who may abide upon your holy hill?

Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right,
who speaks the truth from his heart.

There is no guile upon his tongue; he does no evil to his friend;
he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor.

In his sight the wicked is rejected,
but he honors those who fear the LORD.

He has sworn to do no wrong
and does not take back his word.

He does not give his money in hope of gain,
nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.

Whoever does these things
shall never be overthrown.

Heavenly Father, You have made Your presence known throughout the Earth, so those who do not trust in You are without excuse. We seek the wisdom that comes from You and Your word, so we might avoid sin and serve You with faithful hearts. We come to You in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and ask You to forgive us for our sins. We pray that You will fill us with Your Holy Spirit and empower us to walk blamelessly in Your sight and do what is right. We rejoice in the presence of our Lord and Savior, and praise You with hearts of love as we pray the prayer He taught us:
“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”

Micah 3:1-4
Should you not know justice?

3:1 Then I said,

  “Listen, you leaders of Jacob,
     you rulers of Israel.
  Should you not embrace justice,
2    you who hate good and love evil;
  who tear the skin from my people
     and the flesh from their bones;
who eat my people’s flesh,
     strip off their skin
     and break their bones in pieces;
  who chop them up like meat for the pan,
     like flesh for the pot?”

Then they will cry out to the Lord,
     but he will not answer them.
  At that time he will hide his face from them
     because of the evil they have done.

John 13:31-35
The new commandment

13:31 When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.

33 “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Optional parts of the readings are set off in [square brackets.]

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle, and Gospel lessons are from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. Responsive Readings from the Common Book of Prayer (1789).

The Daily Lectionary is a three year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year A. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2023, we will be in Year B. The year which ended at Advent 2022 was Year A. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect and digest on what they heard in worship. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts.
The Daily Lectionary for Saturday, January 28, 2023
Psalm 15; Micah 3:1-4; John 13:31-35

The Morning Prayer for Saturday, January 28, 2023

The Morning Prayer
Saturday, January 28, 2023

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Psalm 32:8, NIV

Lord our God, we come into your presence and ask you to help us. Help us in every part of our lives, even when we do not understand. Be with us with your Spirit. Guide and lead us with your hand. Let your will be done in all things, even if we must bear suffering. Your will is for good alone and you will set everything right. Help us. Bless us through your Word, through everything we are allowed to hear from you, our God and our Father. Amen.

Verse of the Day for Saturday, January 28, 2023


Verse of the Day
Saturday, January 28, 2023

John 4:24
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
God calls us to worship Him in Spirit and in truth; therefore, we should “worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh” (Phil. 3:3, NASB1995).

Read all of John Chapter 4

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Scripture from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.

That The World May Know, Volume 2 | Episode 6 | God With Us


That The World May Know
God With Us
Volume 2 | Episode 6

The ancient land of Israel is a testimony, an evidence if you will, of the greatness of what God did in that country, a testimony to the truth of the words that we find in the pages of the Bible.

Volume 2 focuses on God's faithfulness to His people in the wayward times of the kings and prophets—and now to us in our society today.

In Episode 6, in Old Testament times, God manifested Himself in the temple. Today, He dwells in us. We have a responsibility to represent God's presence to a dying world.

Volume 2 | Episode 6 |  God With Us