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(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

December 13, 2017

Text taken from the
Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
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The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

Isaiah 40:18-31

18 To whom then will ye liken God?
Or what likeness will ye compare unto Him?
19 The workman melteth a graven image,
and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold and casteth silver chains.
20 He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot;
he seeketh unto him a skillful workman to prepare a graven image that shall not be moved.

21 Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning?
Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers,
who stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in,
23 who bringeth the princes to nothing;
He maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
24 Yea, they shall not be planted, yea, they shall not be sown;
yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth.
And He shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither,
and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

25 "To whom then will ye liken Me,
or shall I be equal?" saith the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things,
who bringeth out their host by number.
He calleth them all by names by the greatness of His might,
for He is strong in power; not one faileth.

27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel:
"My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God"?
28 Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?
There is no searching of His understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint,
and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
and the young men shall utterly fall;
31 but they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
and they shall walk and not faint.

Psalm 103

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul;
and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits- -
3 who forgiveth all thine iniquities,
who healeth all thy diseases,
4 who redeemeth thy life from destruction,
who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 who satisfieth thy mouth with good things,
so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways unto Moses, His acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide,
neither will He keep His anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us according to our sins,
nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth,
so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pitieth his children,
so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him.
14 For He knoweth our frame;
He remembereth that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are as grass;
as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him,
and His righteousness unto children's children,
18 to such as keep His covenant,
and to those that remember His commandments to do them.

19 The LORD hath prepared His throne in the heavens,
and His Kingdom ruleth over all.
20 Bless the LORD, ye His angels that excel in strength,
that do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His word.
21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye His hosts,
ye ministers of His, that do His pleasure.
22 Bless the LORD, all His works, in all places of His dominion.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Matthew 11:25-30

25 At that time Jesus answered and said, "I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Thy sight.

27 "All things are delivered unto Me by My Father, and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.

28 "Come unto Me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."


Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 1:19

Wisdom raineth down skill and knowledge of understanding,
and exalteth them to honor that hold her fast.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.


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