Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for TUESDAY, April 14, 2020


The Daily Lectionary
TUESDAY, April 14, 2020
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
On this day God has acted
1  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
     his love endures forever.

2  Let Israel say:
     “His love endures forever.”
14 The Lord is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.

15 Shouts of joy and victory
     resound in the tents of the righteous:
   “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!
16   The Lord’s right hand is lifted high;
     the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!”
17 I will not die but live,
     and will proclaim what the Lord has done.
18 The Lord has chastened me severely,
     but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of the righteous;
     I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord
     through which the righteous may enter.
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
     you have become my salvation.

22 The stone the builders rejected
     has become the cornerstone;
23 the Lord has done this,
     and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 The Lord has done it this very day;
     let us rejoice today and be glad.

Song at the sea
15:1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord:

   “I will sing to the Lord,
     for he is highly exalted.
   Both horse and driver
     he has hurled into the sea.

2  “The Lord is my strength and my defense;
     he has become my salvation.
   He is my God, and I will praise him,
     my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3  The Lord is a warrior;
     the Lord is his name.
4  Pharaoh’s chariots and his army
     he has hurled into the sea.
   The best of Pharaoh’s officers
     are drowned in the Red Sea.
5  The deep waters have covered them;
     they sank to the depths like a stone.
6  Your right hand, Lord,
     was majestic in power.
   Your right hand, Lord,
     shattered the enemy.

7  “In the greatness of your majesty
     you threw down those who opposed you.
   You unleashed your burning anger;
     it consumed them like stubble.
8  By the blast of your nostrils
     the waters piled up.
   The surging waters stood up like a wall;
     the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
9  The enemy boasted,
     ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them.
   I will divide the spoils;
     I will gorge myself on them.
   I will draw my sword
     and my hand will destroy them.’
10 But you blew with your breath,
     and the sea covered them.
   They sank like lead
     in the mighty waters.
11 Who among the gods
     is like you, Lord?
   Who is like you—
     majestic in holiness,
   awesome in glory,
     working wonders?

12 “You stretch out your right hand,
     and the earth swallows your enemies.
13 In your unfailing love you will lead
     the people you have redeemed.
   In your strength you will guide them
     to your holy dwelling.
14 The nations will hear and tremble;
     anguish will grip the people of Philistia.
15 The chiefs of Edom will be terrified,
     the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling,
   the people of Canaan will melt away;
16   terror and dread will fall on them.
   By the power of your arm
     they will be as still as a stone—
   until your people pass by, Lord,
     until the people you bought pass by.
17 You will bring them in and plant them
     on the mountain of your inheritance—
   the place, Lord, you made for your dwelling,
     the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established.

18 “The Lord reigns
     for ever and ever.”

The new life in Christ
3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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. www.commontexts.org
The Daily Lectionary for TUESDAY, April 14, 2020
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Exodus 15:1-18; Colossians 3:12-17

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