Monday, November 14, 2022

The Daily Bible Readings for Monday, November 14, 2022

The Daily Bible Readings
Monday, November 14, 2022
Psalm 76; Isaiah 60:17-22; Ephesians 4:25—5:2
(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.”

(Walls of salvation)
17 Instead of bronze I will bring gold,
     instead of iron I will bring silver;
   instead of wood, bronze,
     instead of stones, iron.
   I will appoint Peace as your overseer
     and Righteousness as your taskmaster.
18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land,
     devastation or destruction within your borders;
   you shall call your walls Salvation,
     and your gates Praise.

God the Glory of Zion
19 The sun shall no longer be
     your light by day,
   nor for brightness shall the moon
     give light to you by night;
   but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
     and your God will be your glory.
20 Your sun shall no more go down,
     or your moon withdraw itself;
   for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
     and your days of mourning shall be ended.
21 Your people shall all be righteous;
     they shall possess the land forever.
   They are the shoot that I planted, the work of my hands,
     so that I might be glorified.
22 The least of them shall become a clan,
     and the smallest one a mighty nation;
   I am the Lord;
     in its time I will accomplish it quickly.

(Be imitators of God)
Rules for the New Life
4:25 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not make room for the devil. 28 Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. 29 Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. 31 Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32 and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2 and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

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 for Monday, November 14, 2022
Psalm 76; Isaiah 60:17-22; Ephesians 4:25—5:2

The Morning Prayer for Monday, November 14, 2022


The Morning Prayer
Monday, November 14, 2022

"The days are coming," declares the Lord, "when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah."
Jeremiah 33:14 (NIV)

Lord our God, may your grace rule in our hearts and your love come to us in glorious fulfillment of your promise, so that in our time we may have community with one another to praise and worship you. Then we will be a people belonging to you and receiving help from you. Bless your Word within us, we pray. Teach us again and again how to keep your Word, how to be your children in deed and in truth. May we be given strength of heart whenever great sorrow comes to us. Let your will be revealed everywhere. Let all of humankind know that you rule, that you help us and will remain with us into all eternity. For our names are recorded with you, and we want to stay with you, Father in heaven. We want nothing else but to be your children in this world, to be children in your care for all eternity. Amen.

Verse of the Day for Monday, November 14, 2022


Verse of the Day 
Monday, November 14, 2022
1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.
Trying to be a Christian witness while acting in an ungodly manner may lead to suffering for such wrongdoing. And in God’s eyes it is clearly better to suffer for doing what is right than to suffer for doing what is wrong. This message of verse 17 is the main point of this subunit, which verses 18–22 serve to support by drawing on the example of Jesus. He suffered while doing what was right. In fact, he was so righteous that not only did he not suffer for his own sins, he was willing and able to suffer and die for the sins of others. His suffering had the good and holy goal of bringing sinners into relationship with God.

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