Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

January 18, 2018

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

1 Samuel 18:6-9

6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returning from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with taborets, with joy, and with instruments of music. 7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said,

"Saul hath slain his thousands,
and David his ten thousands."

8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, "They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands. And what can he have more but the kingdom?" 9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.

1 Samuel 19:1-7

1 And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. 2 But Jonathan, Saul's son, delighted much in David; and Jonathan told David, saying, "Saul my father seeketh to kill thee. Now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place and hide thyself. 3 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou art, and I will commune with my father about thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee." 4 And Jonathan spoke well of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, "Let not the king sin against his servant, against David, because he hath not sinned against thee and because his works have been toward thee very good. 5 For he put his life in his hands and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel. Thou sawest it and didst rejoice. Why then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?" 6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan; and Saul swore, "As the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain." 7 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan showed him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as in times past.

Psalm 56

1 Be merciful unto me, O God, for man would swallow me up;
he, fighting daily, oppresseth me.
2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up,
for they are many that fight against me, O Thou Most High.
3 In the time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.
4 In God I will praise His word,
in God I have put my trust;
I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

5 Every day they wrest my words;
all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves,
they mark my steps as they lie in wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape by iniquity?
In Thine anger cast down the people, O God.

8 Thou countest my wanderings;
put Thou my tears into Thy bottle: are they not in Thy book?
9 When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back!
This I know, for God is for me.
10 In God will I praise His word;
in the LORD will I praise His word.
11 In God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

12 Thy vows are upon me, O God;
I will render praises unto Thee.
13 For Thou hast delivered my soul from death;
wilt Thou not deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

Words of Worship - 2 Timothy 1:10

but is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death and hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. 

Mark 3:7-12

7 But Jesus withdrew Himself with His disciples to the sea. And a great multitude from Galilee followed Him, and from Judea, 8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond the Jordan. And those from around Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things He did, came unto Him. 9 And He spoke to His disciples that a small boat should await Him because of the multitude, lest they should throng Him. 10 For He had healed many, insomuch that they pressed upon Him to touch Him, as many as had plagues. 11 And unclean spirits, when they saw Him, fell down before Him and cried, saying, "Thou art the Son of God!" 12 And He strictly charged them that they should not make Him known.

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiastes 2:11

Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,
and on the labor that I had labored to do;
and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit,
and there was no profit under the sun.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 9:16-17

"No man putteth a piece of new cloth upon an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old wineskins, else the wineskins burst and the wine runneth out and the skins perish. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."

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