Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

August 1, 2021

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The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

Exodus 16:1-15

1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. 2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, "Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and when we ate bread to the full! For ye have brought us forth into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."

4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may put them to the proof, whether they will walk in My law, or no. 5 And it shall come to pass that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily." 6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, "At evening, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt; 7 and in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD, for He heareth your murmurings against the LORD. And what are we, that ye murmur against us?" 8 And Moses said, "This shall be when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat and in the morning bread to the full, for the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against Him. And what are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD."

9 And Moses spoke unto Aaron, "Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, `Come near before the LORD, for He hath heard your murmurings.'" 10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, 12 "I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak unto them, saying, `At evening ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.'"

13 And it came to pass that at evening the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew lay round about the host. 14 And when the dew that lay had gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoarfrost on the ground. 15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, "What is this?" For they knew not what it was. And Moses said unto them, "This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat. 

Psalm 78:17-39

17 And they sinned yet more against Him
by provoking the Most High in the wilderness.
18 And they tempted God in their heart
by asking for meat for their lust.
19 Yea, they spoke against God:
they said, "Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
20 Behold, He smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed.
Can He give bread also? Can He provide flesh for His people?"
21 Therefore the LORD heard this and was wroth;
so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also rose up against Israel,
22 because they believed not in God
and trusted not in His salvation,
23 though He had commanded the clouds from above,
and opened the doors of heaven,
24 and had rained down manna upon them to eat,
and had given them of the corn of heaven.
25 Man ate angels' food;
He sent them meat to the full.
26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven,
and by His power He brought in the south wind.
27 He rained flesh also upon them as dust,
and feathered fowls as the sand of the sea.
28 And He let it fall in the midst of their camp,
round about their habitations.
29 So they ate and were well filled,
for He gave them their own desire.
30 But they were not estranged from their lust;
but while their meat was yet in their mouths,
31 the wrath of God came upon them and slew the fattest of them,
and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

32 For all this, they sinned still
and believed not in His wondrous works.
33 Therefore their days did He consume in vanity,
and their years in trouble.
34 When He slew them, then they sought Him;
and they returned and inquired early after God.
35 And they remembered that God was their rock,
and the high God, their redeemer.
36 Nevertheless they flattered Him with their mouth,
and they lied unto Him with their tongues.
37 For their heart was not right with Him,
neither were they steadfast in His covenant.
38 But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity
and destroyed them not.
Yea, many a time turned He His anger away,
and did not stir up all His wrath;
39 for He remembered that they were but flesh,
a wind that passeth away and cometh not again.

Words of Worship - Matthew 4:4b

 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'"

John 6:22-35

22 The day following, when the people who stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, save the one into which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not gone with His disciples into the boat, but that His disciples had gone away alone 23 (however there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they had eaten bread after the Lord had given thanks)" 24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither His disciples, they also took boats and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. 25 And when they had found Him on the other side of the sea, they said unto Him, "Rabbi, when camest thou hither?" 26 Jesus answered them and said,

"Verily, verily I say unto you, ye seek Me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye ate of the loaves and were filled. 27 Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you; for on Him hath God the Father set His seal."

28 Then said they unto Him, "What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?" 29 Jesus answered and said unto them,

"This is the work of God: that ye believe in Him whom He hath sent."

30 They said therefore unto Him, "What sign showest thou then, that we may see and believe thee? What works dost thou do? 31 Our fathers ate manna in the desert; as it is written: `He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" 32 Then Jesus said unto them,

"Verily, verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from Heaven, but My Father giveth you the true bread from Heaven. 33 For the bread of God is He that cometh down from Heaven, and giveth life unto the world."

34 Then they said unto Him, "Lord, evermore give us this bread." 35 And Jesus said unto them,

"I am the Bread of Life. He that cometh to Me shall never hunger, and he that believeth in Me shall never thirst.

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 23:22

Hearken unto thy father that begot thee, 
and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 13:47-50

"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind, which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."

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