Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

January 13, 2018

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

The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

1 Samuel 9:1-4, 17-27

1 Now there was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power. 2 And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly; and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he. From his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.

3 And the asses of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, "Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses." 4 And he passed through Mount Ephraim and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found them not. Then they passed through the land of Shaalim, and there they were not; and he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they found them not. 

17 And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, "Behold the man whom I spoke to thee of! This same shall reign over My people." 18 Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, "Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is." 19 And Samuel answered Saul and said, "I am the seer. Go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me today, and tomorrow I will let thee go and will tell thee all that is in thine heart. 20 And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them, for they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee and on all thy father's house?" 21 And Saul answered and said, "Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then speakest thou so to me?"

22 And Samuel took Saul and his servant and brought them into the hall, and made them sit in the chiefest place among those who were bidden, who were about thirty persons. 23 And Samuel said unto the cook, "Bring the portion which I gave thee, of which I said unto thee, `Set it by thee.'" 24 And the cook took up the shoulder and that which was upon it, and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, "Behold that which is left! Set it before thee and eat; for unto this time hath it been kept for thee since I said, `I have invited the people.'"

So Saul ate with Samuel that day. 25 And when they had come down from the high place into the city, Samuel communed with Saul upon the top of the house. 26 And they arose early. And it came to pass about the dawn of the day that Samuel called Saul to the top of the house, saying, "Up, that I may send thee away." And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad. 27 And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, "Bid the servant pass on before us." (And he passed on.) "But stand thou still a while, that I may show thee the word of God."

1 Samuel 10:1

1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil and poured it upon his head, and kissed him and said, "Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over His inheritance?

Psalm 21 

1 The king shall rejoice in Thy strength, O LORD;
and in Thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! 
2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, 
and hast not withheld the request of his lips.

3 For Thou goest before him with the blessings of goodness; 
Thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head. 
4 He asked life of Thee and Thou gavest it to him, 
even length of days for ever and ever. 
5 His glory is great in Thy salvation; 
honor and majesty hast Thou laid upon him. 
6 For Thou hast made him most blessed for ever; 
Thou hast made him exceeding glad with Thy countenance. 
7 For the king trusteth in the LORD,
and through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved.

8 Thine hand shall find out all Thine enemies; 
Thy right hand shall find out those that hate Thee. 
9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of Thine anger; 
the LORD shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. 
10 Their fruit shalt Thou destroy from the earth, a
nd their seed from among the children of men. 
11 For they intended evil against Thee; 
they contrived a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform. 
12 Therefore shalt Thou make them turn their back 
when Thou shalt ready Thine arrows upon Thy strings against the face of them.

13 Be Thou exalted, LORD, in Thine own strength; 
so will we sing and praise Thy power!

Words of Worship - Luke 4:18

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
because He hath anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor.
He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Mark 2:13-17

13 And He went forth again by the seaside; and all the multitude resorted unto Him, and He taught them. 14 And as He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the custom booth, and said unto him, 

"Follow Me." 

And he arose and followed Him. 

15 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat at Levi's house, that many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him. 16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with publicans and sinners, they said unto His disciples, "How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?" 17 When Jesus heard it, He said unto them, 

"They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." 

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 6:6-8

Look to the ant, thou sluggard! 
Consider her ways and be wise,
which, having no guide, overseer or ruler,
provideth her meat in the summer and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 6:14-15

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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