Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for SATURDAY, February 1, 2020
Psalm 15; Micah 3:1-4; John 13:31-35

The Daily Lectionary
SATURDAY, February 1, 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.

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;
3  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?”

4  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.

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.]

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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 SATURDAY, February 1, 2020
Psalm 15; Micah 3:1-4; John 13:31-35

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