Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for THURSDAY, January 30, 2020
Psalm 15; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; 1 Peter 3:8-12

The Daily Lectionary
THURSDAY, January 30, 2020
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

Abiding on God’s holy hill
1  Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
     Who may live on your holy mountain?

2  The one whose walk is blameless,
     who does what is righteous,
     who speaks the truth from their heart;
3  whose tongue utters no slander,
     who does no wrong to a neighbor,
     and casts no slur on others;
4  who despises a vile person
     but honors those who fear the Lord;
   who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
     and does not change their mind;
5  who lends money to the poor without interest;
     who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.

Pursue only justice
16:18 Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly. 19 Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent. 20 Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Repay evil with a blessing
3:8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For,

   “Whoever would love life
     and see good days
   must keep their tongue from evil
     and their lips from deceitful speech.
11 They must turn from evil and do good;
     they must seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
     and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
   but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

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

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The Daily Lectionary is a three-year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year A. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2020, we will be in Year B. The year which ended at Advent 2019 was Year C. 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 what they heard in worship. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts.
The Daily Lectionary for THURSDAY, January 30, 2020
Psalm 15; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; 1 Peter 3:8-12

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