Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The Daily Lectionary for Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Woes to Unrepentant Cities
Luke 10:13-16

The Daily Lectionary
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
(Revised Common Lectionary Year C)
(Semi-continuous Reading Plan)

Psalm 6
Prayer for Recovery from Grave Illness
To the leader: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
1  O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger,
     or discipline me in your wrath.
2  Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
    O Lord, heal me, for my bones are shaking with terror.
3  My soul also is struck with terror,
     while you, O Lord—how long?

4  Turn, O Lord, save my life;
     deliver me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5  For in death there is no remembrance of you;
     in Sheol who can give you praise?

6  I am weary with my moaning;
     every night I flood my bed with tears;
     I drench my couch with my weeping.
7  My eyes waste away because of grief;
     they grow weak because of all my foes.

8  Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
     for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9  The Lord has heard my supplication;
     the Lord accepts my prayer.
10  All my enemies shall be ashamed and struck with terror;
     they shall turn back, and in a moment be put to shame.

2 Kings 6:1-7
The Miracle of the Ax Head
6:1 Now the company of prophets said to Elisha, “As you see, the place where we live under your charge is too small for us. 2 Let us go to the Jordan, and let us collect logs there, one for each of us, and build a place there for us to live.” He answered, “Do so.” 3 Then one of them said, “Please come with your servants.” And he answered, “I will.” 4 So he went with them. When they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. 5 But as one was felling a log, his ax head fell into the water; he cried out, “Alas, master! It was borrowed.” 6 Then the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, he cut off a stick, and threw it in there, and made the iron float. 7 He said, “Pick it up.” So he reached out his hand and took it.

Luke 10:13-16
Woes to Unrepentant Cities
10:13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But at the judgment it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum,

  will you be exalted to heaven?
     No, you will be brought down to Hades.

16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent 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. www.commontexts.org
Jesus told his disciples, “Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

The Morning Prayer for Wednesday, July 6, 2022

 


The Morning Prayer
Wednesday, July 6, 2022


For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.

Dear Father in heaven, open our hearts to the wonder of being able to call you Father, the wonder of being united with you. You are the source of all life and strength. In you is redemption, and we need to be redeemed before we can live rightly. Take from us the pressures forced on us by the flood of events. Make us completely free as people led by your hand, people who may be joyful because everything will be overcome through the power you grant us in Jesus Christ. Protect us from fear and from all evil. Show more and more clearly your good and wonderful goal for all people on earth, so that in expectation they may find happiness even in all the stress of today. Amen.

Verse of the Day for Wednesday, July 6, 2022

 


Verse of the Day
Wednesday, July 6, 2022


Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
After Jesus left the temple, He initiated a conversation with His disciples about what would happen in the future (Matt. 24:3). The future Jesus portrayed didn’t look too bright. He described persecutions, urban devastation, hatred, widespread deception, earthquakes, and famines. He added that terrifying cosmic events would occur (v. 29). Then He described His return.

As you read, visualize what Jesus said about the Second Coming. Notice that some people will mourn upon His return (v. 30). Why would they respond that way? For those who have accepted Jesus as Lord, the response should be joyful expectation. Pray as the apostle John did: “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Rev. 22:20).


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Scripture from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.