Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

February 11, 2020

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1 Kings 8:22-30

22 And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel and spread forth his hands toward heaven; 23 and he said, "LORD God of Israel, there is no God like Thee in heaven above or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with Thy servants who walk before Thee with all their heart, 24 who hast kept with Thy servant David my father what Thou promised him. Thou speakest also with Thy mouth and hast fulfilled it with Thine hand, as it is this day. 25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with Thy servant David my father what Thou promised him, saying, `There shall not fail thee a man in My sight to sit on the throne of Israel, only if thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before Me as thou hast walked before Me.' 26 And now, O God of Israel, let Thy word, I pray Thee, be verified, which Thou speakest unto Thy servant David my father. 

27 "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee; how much less this house that I have built? 28 Yet have Thou respect unto the prayer of Thy servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer which Thy servant prayeth before Thee today, 29 that Thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which Thou hast said, `My name shall be there,' that Thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which Thy servant shall make toward this place. 30 And hearken Thou to the supplication of Thy servant and of Thy people Israel when they shall pray toward this place, and hear Thou in heaven Thy dwelling place; and when Thou hearest, forgive.

Psalm 84

1 How amiable are Thy tabernacles,
O LORD of hosts!
2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house,
and the swallow a nest for herself where she may lay her young" even Thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house;
they will be ever praising Thee.

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee,
in whose heart are Thy ways,
6 who passing through the Valley of Baca makes it a well;
the rain also filleth the pools.
7 They go from strength to strength;
every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob.

9 Behold, O God our shield,
and look upon the face of Thine anointed.
10 For a day in Thy courts
is better than a thousand; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory;
no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

12 O LORD of hosts,
blessed is the man that trusteth in Thee!

Words of Worship - Psalm 119:36a, 29b

Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies,
grant me Thy law graciously.

Mark 7:1-13 

1 Then came together unto Him the Pharisees and certain of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem. 2 And when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled (that is to say, unwashed) hands, they found fault. 3 For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat, unless they wash their hands oft, holding to the tradition of the elders. 4 And when they come from the market, they eat not unless they wash; and there are many other customs which they have received and hold to, as the washing of cups, pots, brazen vessels and of tables. 5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, "Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?" 6 He answered and said unto them, 

"Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written: 

`This people honoreth Me with their lips, 
but their heart is far from Me. 
7 Therefore, in vain do they worship Me, 
teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.' 

8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold to the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups, and many other like things ye do." 

9 And He said unto them, 

"Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 10 For Moses said, `Honor thy father and thy mother,' and, `Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death.' 11 But ye say that if a man shall say to his father or mother, `It is Corban' (that is to say, a gift of whatsoever thou mightest have profited from me), he shall be freed; 12 and ye suffer him no more to do aught for his father or his mother, 13 thus making the Word of God of no effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered. And many like things do ye."

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 10:29 

The way of the LORD is strength to the upright, 
but destruction shall come to the workers of iniquity.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 9:12

"They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

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