Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

February 5, 2020

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

2 Samuel 24:1-17

1 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he [Satan] moved David against them to say, "Go, number Israel and Judah." 2 For the king said to Joab the captain of the host who was with him, "Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people." 3 And Joab said unto the king, "Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many so ever they be, a hundredfold, that the eyes of my lord the king may see it. But why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?" 4 Notwithstanding, the king's word prevailed against Joab and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king to number the people of Israel. 5 And they passed over the Jordan and pitched camp in Aroer, on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the valley of Gad and toward Jazer. 6 Then they came to Gilead and to the land of Tahtimhodshi; and they came to Danjaan and about to Sidon, 7 and came to the stronghold of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and of the Canaanites; and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba. 8 So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days. 9 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men. 

10 And David's heart smote him after he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done. And now, I beseech Thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of Thy servant, for I have done very foolishly." 11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying, 12 "Go, and say unto David, `Thus saith the LORD: I offer thee three things. Choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.'" 13 So Gad came to David and told him, and said unto him, "Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? Or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies while they pursue thee? Or shall there be three days' pestilence in thy land? Now advise, and see what answer I shall return to Him that sent me." 14 And David said unto Gad, "I am in a great strait. Let us fall now into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies are great; and let me not fall into the hand of man." 

15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed; and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men. 16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented of the evil, and said to the angel who destroyed the people, "It is enough: stay now thine hand." And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing place of Araunah the Jebusite. 17 And David spoke unto the LORD when he saw the angel who smote the people, and said, "Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly. But these sheep, what have they done? Let Thine hand, I pray Thee, be against me and against my father's house."

Psalm 32

1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no guile.

3 When I kept silent, my bones waxed old through my groaning all the day long.
4 For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; the sap of my soul was turned into the drought of summer.
5 I acknowledged my sin unto Thee,
and mine iniquity have I not hid.
I said, "I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD,"
and Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.

6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found;
surely the floods of great waters shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art my hiding place;
Thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.

8 "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go;
I will guide thee with Mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding,
whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle,
lest they not come near unto thee."

10 Many shall be the sorrows of the wicked;
but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, ye righteous;
and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart!

Words of Worship - John 10:27

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them and they follow Me.

Mark 6:1-6 

1 And He went out from thence and came into His own country, and His disciples followed Him. 2 And when the Sabbath day had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, "From whence hath this man these things? And what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses, and of Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they were offended at Him. 4 But Jesus said unto them,

"A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house." 

5 And He could do no mighty works there, except that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. 6 And He marveled because of their unbelief. And He went round about the villages teaching.

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 10:16 

The labor of the righteous tendeth to life, 
the fruit of the wicked to sin.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 7:17

Even so, every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

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