Saturday, November 19, 2022

The Daily Bible Readings for Saturday, November 19, 2022

The Daily Bible Readings
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Psalm 96; Jeremiah 22:18-30; Luke 18:15-17
(Revised Common Lectionary Year C)
(Semi-continuous Reading Plan)

A Psalm and A Prayer
Responsive Readings from the Psalms and Prayers
for Public Worship and Private Devotions

Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of the city.

The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter. He utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge.

Come, behold the works of the Lord. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear.

“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” The Lord of hosts is with us.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for creating us in Your image. We thank You for the ability to reason, make decisions, and enjoy the beautiful world You created. We thank You for meaningful relationships with You and others, made possible through Jesus Christ our Lord. We thank You for Your Spirit, Who indwells us and guides us daily. We give thanks for the gift of eternal life, even as we pray in Jesus’ name: “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”

(The wind shepherds the shepherds)
22:18 Therefore thus says the Lord concerning King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah:

   They shall not lament for him, saying,
     “Alas, my brother!” or “Alas, sister!”
   They shall not lament for him, saying,
     “Alas, lord!” or “Alas, his majesty!”
19 With the burial of a donkey he shall be buried—
     dragged off and thrown out beyond the gates of

20 Go up to Lebanon, and cry out,
     and lift up your voice in Bashan;
   cry out from Abarim,
     for all your lovers are crushed.
21 I spoke to you in your prosperity,
     but you said, “I will not listen.”
   This has been your way from your youth,
     for you have not obeyed my voice.
22 The wind shall shepherd all your shepherds,
     and your lovers shall go into captivity;
   then you will be ashamed and dismayed
     because of all your wickedness.
23 O inhabitant of Lebanon,
     nested among the cedars,
   how you will groan when pangs come upon you,
     pain as of a woman in labor!

Judgment on Coniah (Jehoiachin)
24 As I live, says the Lord, even if King Coniah son of Jehoiakim of Judah were the signet ring on my right hand, even from there I would tear you off 25 and give you into the hands of those who seek your life, into the hands of those of whom you are afraid, even into the hands of King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon and into the hands of the Chaldeans. 26 I will hurl you and the mother who bore you into another country, where you were not born, and there you shall die. 27 But they shall not return to the land to which they long to return.

28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken pot,
     a vessel no one wants?
   Why are he and his offspring hurled out
     and cast away in a land that they do not know?
29 O land, land, land,
     hear the word of the Lord!
30 Thus says the Lord:
   Record this man as childless,
     a man who shall not succeed in his days;
   for none of his offspring shall succeed
     in sitting on the throne of David,
     and ruling again in Judah.

(Receiving the kingdom of God)
Jesus Blesses Little Children
18:15 People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. 16 But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 17 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.”

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.
The Daily Bible Readings Saturday, November 19, 2022
Psalm 96; Jeremiah 22:18-30; Luke 18:15-17

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