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Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

August 26, 2021

Text taken from the
Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
(New Authorized VersionTM NAVTM)

The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

1 Thessalonians 3:7-13

7 therefore brethren, we were comforted concerning you in all our affliction and distress by your faith; 8 for now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you for all the joy wherewith we rejoice for your sakes before our God, 10 as we pray earnestly night and day that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? 

11 Now may God Himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ direct our way unto you. 12 And may the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another and toward all men, even as we do toward you, 13 to the end that He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. 

Psalm 90

1 LORD, Thou hast been our dwelling place
in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world,
even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction, and sayest, "Return, ye children of men."
4 For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past,
and as a watch in the night.
5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood;
they are as a sleep:
in the morning they are like grass which groweth up;
6 in the morning it flourisheth and groweth up;
in the evening it is cut down and withereth.
7 For we are consumed by Thine anger,
and by Thy wrath are we troubled.
8 Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee,
our secret sins in the light of Thy countenance.
9 For all our days are passed away in Thy wrath;
we spend our years as a tale that is told.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten;
and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years,
yet is their strength labor and sorrow;
for it is soon cut off and we fly away.

11 Who knoweth the power of Thine anger?
Even according to the fear of Thee, so is Thy wrath.
12 So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13 Return, O LORD! How long?
And let Thee repent concerning Thy servants.
14 O satisfy us early with Thy mercy,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou hast afflicted us,
and the years wherein we have seen evil.
16 Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants,
and Thy glory unto their children.
17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us,
and establish Thou the work of our hands for us--
yea, the work of our hands, establish Thou it.

Words of Worship - Matthew 24:42, 44

"Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 
Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh.

Matthew 24:42-51

42 "Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched and would not have suffered his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh.

45 "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, `My lord delayeth his coming,' 49 and shall begin to smite his fellow servants and to eat and drink with the drunken, 50 the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 and shall cut him asunder and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 25:11

A word fitly spoken 
is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 23:15-24

 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

"Woe unto you, ye blind guides, who say, `Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.' Ye fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And ye say, `Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is liable.' Ye fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it and by Him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by Heaven, sweareth by the throne of God and by Him that sitteth thereon.

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law: judgment, mercy, and faith. These ought ye to have done and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!


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