Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Daily Lectionary for Thursday, September 8, 2022

Warning against False Teachers
1 Timothy 1:3-11

The Daily Lectionary
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Psalm 14; Jeremiah 13:20-27; 1 Timothy 1:1-11
(Revised Common Lectionary Year C)
(Semi-continuous Reading Plan)

Psalm 14
Denunciation of Godlessness
To the leader. Of David.
1  Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”
     They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;
     there is no one who does good.

2  The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind
     to see if there are any who are wise,
     who seek after God.

3  They have all gone astray, they are all alike perverse;
     there is no one who does good,
     no, not one.

4  Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers
     who eat up my people as they eat bread,
     and do not call upon the Lord?

5  There they shall be in great terror,
     for God is with the company of the righteous.
6  You would confound the plans of the poor,
     but the Lord is their refuge.

7  O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion!
     When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people,
     Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.

Jeremiah 13:20-27
13:20 Lift up your eyes and see
     those who come from the north.
   Where is the flock that was given you,
     your beautiful flock?
21 What will you say when they set as head over you
     those whom you have trained
     to be your allies?
   Will not pangs take hold of you,
     like those of a woman in labor?
22 And if you say in your heart,
     “Why have these things come upon me?”
   it is for the greatness of your iniquity
     that your skirts are lifted up,
     and you are violated.
23 Can Ethiopians change their skin
     or leopards their spots?
   Then also you can do good
     who are accustomed to do evil.
24 I will scatter you like chaff
     driven by the wind from the desert.
25 This is your lot,
     the portion I have measured out to you, says the Lord,
   because you have forgotten me
     and trusted in lies.
26 I myself will lift up your skirts over your face,
     and your shame will be seen.
27 I have seen your abominations,
     your adulteries and neighings, your shameless prostitutions
     on the hills of the countryside.
   Woe to you, O Jerusalem!
     How long will it be
     before you are made clean?

1 Timothy 1:1-11
1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

2 To Timothy, my loyal child in the faith:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Warning against False Teachers
3 I urge you, as I did when I was on my way to Macedonia, to remain in Ephesus so that you may instruct certain people not to teach any different doctrine, 4 and not to occupy themselves with myths and endless genealogies that promote speculations rather than the divine training that is known by faith. 5 But the aim of such instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith. 6 Some people have deviated from these and turned to meaningless talk, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make assertions.

8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it legitimately. 9 This means understanding that the law is laid down not for the innocent but for the lawless and disobedient, for the godless and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their father or mother, for murderers, 10 fornicators, sodomites, slave traders, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching 11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

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 2022, we will be in Year A. The year which ended at Advent 2021 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.
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears what them to hear.

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