Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Daily Lectionary for SATURDAY, March 9, 2019

Everything Has Its Time
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

The Daily Lectionary
SATURDAY, March 9, 2019
(Revised Common Lectionary Year C)

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Assurance of God’s Protection
1  You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
     who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
2  will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;
     my God, in whom I trust.”

9  Because you have made the Lord your refuge,
     the Most High your dwelling place,
10 no evil shall befall you,
     no scourge come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
     to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
     so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder,
     the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

14 Those who love me, I will deliver;
     I will protect those who know my name.
15 When they call to me, I will answer them;
     I will be with them in trouble,
     I will rescue them and honor them.
16 With long life I will satisfy them,
     and show them my salvation.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Everything Has Its Time
3:1  For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

2  a time to be born, and a time to die;
   a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3  a time to kill, and a time to heal;
   a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4  a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
   a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5  a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
   a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6  a time to seek, and a time to lose;
   a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
7  a time to tear, and a time to sew;
   a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8  a time to love, and a time to hate;
   a time for war, and a time for peace.

John 12:27-36
Jesus Speaks about His Death
12:27 “Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die. 34 The crowd answered him, “We have heard from the law that the Messiah remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” 35 Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

The Unbelief of the People
After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them.

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 New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.

The Daily Lectionary is a three year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year C. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2019, we will be in Year A. The year which ended at Advent 2018 was Year B. 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. www.commontexts.org
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.

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