Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020

The Daily Lectionary
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020
Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45; Proverbs 4:10-27; Luke 6:12-19
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

God saves the chosen people
1  Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
     make known among the nations what he has done.
2  Sing to him, sing praise to him;
     tell of all his wonderful acts.
3  Glory in his holy name;
     let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4  Look to the Lord and his strength;
     seek his face always.

5  Remember the wonders he has done,
     his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6  you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
     his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
7  He is the Lord our God;
     his judgments are in all the earth.

8  He remembers his covenant forever,
     the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
9  the covenant he made with Abraham,
     the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree,
     to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 “To you I will give the land of Canaan
     as the portion you will inherit.”

37 He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold,
     and from among their tribes no one faltered.
38 Egypt was glad when they left,
     because dread of Israel had fallen on them.

39 He spread out a cloud as a covering,
     and a fire to give light at night.
40 They asked, and he brought them quail;
     he fed them well with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
     it flowed like a river in the desert.

42 For he remembered his holy promise
     given to his servant Abraham.
43 He brought out his people with rejoicing,
     his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 he gave them the lands of the nations,
     and they fell heir to what others had toiled for—
45 that they might keep his precepts
     and observe his laws.

   Praise the Lord.

Choosing the way of wisdom
10 Listen, my son, accept what I say,
     and the years of your life will be many.
11 I instruct you in the way of wisdom
     and lead you along straight paths.
12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
     when you run, you will not stumble.
13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
     guard it well, for it is your life.
14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
     or walk in the way of evildoers.
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
     turn from it and go on your way.
16 For they cannot rest until they do evil;
     they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
17 They eat the bread of wickedness
     and drink the wine of violence.

18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
     shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
     they do not know what makes them stumble.

20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
     turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
     keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
     and health to one’s whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
     for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
     keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
     fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
     and be steadfast in all your ways.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
     keep your foot from evil.

Jesus chooses the apostles
6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, 15 Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

17 He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, 19 and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.

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 WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020
Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45; Proverbs 4:10-27; Luke 6:12-19

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