Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Daily Bible Readings for Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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The Daily Bible Readings
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Psalm 76; Isaiah 66:1-13; 1 Corinthians 10:23—11:1
(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 76
(God breaks the weapons of war)
In Judah, God is known. His name is great in Israel. His abode has been established in Salem.

Sing praise to the Lord, who cuts off the spirit of princes and inspires fear in the kings of the earth.

Glorious are you, O Lord, more majestic than the everlasting mountains.

O Lord, you indeed are awesome! Who can stand before you when once your anger is roused?

From the heavens you uttered judgment. The earth feared and was still when God rose up to establish judgment, to save all the oppressed of the earth.

Make vows to the Lord your God, and perform them. Bring gifts to the one who is awesome.

Most Glorious God, the heavens declare Your glory, and we gather here to praise Your holy name. Angels bow before Your throne, and we bow our hearts before You in worship. You are awesome in Your might, and none of Your enemies can stand before You. We pledge our love and loyalty to You, Heavenly Father, and we commit ourselves to the study of Your Word that we might always live in ways that please You. Fill us once again with guiding Your Spirit, even as we pray in the name of Jesus Christ: “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.”
(Rejoice in mother Jerusalem)
The Worship God Demands
1  Thus says the Lord:
   Heaven is my throne
     and the earth is my footstool;
   what is the house that you would build for me,
     and what is my resting place?
2  All these things my hand has made,
     and so all these things are mine,
        says the Lord.
   But this is the one to whom I will look,
     to the humble and contrite in spirit,
     who trembles at my word.

3  Whoever slaughters an ox is like one who kills a human
        being;
     whoever sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog’s
         neck;
   whoever presents a grain offering, like one who offers
        swine’s blood;
     whoever makes a memorial offering of frankincense,
        like one who blesses an idol.
   These have chosen their own ways,
     and in their abominations they take delight;
4  I also will choose to mock them,
     and bring upon them what they fear;
   because, when I called, no one answered,
     when I spoke, they did not listen;
   but they did what was evil in my sight,
     and chose what did not please me.

The Lord Vindicates Zion
5  Hear the word of the Lord,
     you who tremble at his word:
   Your own people who hate you
     and reject you for my name’s sake
   have said, “Let the Lord be glorified,
     so that we may see your joy”;
     but it is they who shall be put to shame.

6  Listen, an uproar from the city!
     A voice from the temple!
   The voice of the Lord,
     dealing retribution to his enemies!

7  Before she was in labor
     she gave birth;
   before her pain came upon her
     she delivered a son.
8  Who has heard of such a thing?
     Who has seen such things?
   Shall a land be born in one day?
     Shall a nation be delivered in one moment?
   Yet as soon as Zion was in labor
     she delivered her children.
9  Shall I open the womb and not deliver?
     says the Lord;
   shall I, the one who delivers, shut the womb?
     says your God.

10 Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,
     all you who love her;
   rejoice with her in joy,
     all you who mourn over her—
11 that you may nurse and be satisfied
     from her consoling breast;
   that you may drink deeply with delight
     from her glorious bosom.

12 For thus says the Lord:
   I will extend prosperity to her like a river,
     and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing
         stream;
   and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm,
     and dandled on her knees.
13 As a mother comforts her child,
     so I will comfort you;
     you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

(Do all to the glory of God)
Do All to the Glory of God
10:23 “All things are lawful,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. 24 Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other. 25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience, 26 for “the earth and its fullness are the Lord’s.” 27 If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 28 But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, out of consideration for the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience— 29 I mean the other’s conscience, not your own. For why should my liberty be subject to the judgment of someone else’s conscience? 30 If I partake with thankfulness, why should I be denounced because of that for which I give thanks?

31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 32 Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, 33 just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, so that they may be saved. 11:1 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

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. www.commontexts.org
The Daily Bible Readings for Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Psalm 76; Isaiah 66:1-13; 1 Corinthians 10:23—11:1

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