Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

January 9, 2018

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

The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

1 Samuel 1:9-28

9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh and after they had drunk. (Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.) 10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD and wept sorely. 11 And she vowed a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if Thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of Thine handmaid, and remember me and not forget Thine handmaid, but wilt give unto Thine handmaid a manchild, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head."

12 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli observed her mouth. 13 Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. 14 And Eli said unto her, "How long wilt thou be drunken? Put away thy wine from thee." 15 And Hannah answered and said, "No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. 16 Count not thine handmaid as a daughter of Belial, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto." 17 Then Eli answered and said, "Go in peace; and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of Him." 18 And she said, "Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight." So the woman went her way and ate, and her countenance was no more sad.

19 And they rose up in the morning early and worshiped before the LORD, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her. 20 Therefore it came to pass, when the time had come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bore a son and called his name Samuel [that is, Asked of God], saying, "Because I have asked him of the LORD."

21 And the man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice and his vow. 22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, "I will not go up until the child is weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD and there abide for ever." 23 And Elkanah her husband said unto her, "Do what seemeth to thee good. Tarry until thou have weaned him, only the LORD establish His word." So the woman remained, and gave her son suck until she weaned him. 24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks and one ephah of flour and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh; and the child was young. 25 And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli. 26 And she said, "Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman who stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD. 27 For this child I prayed, and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of Him. 28 Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there.

1 Samuel 2:1-11

1 And Hannah prayed and said,
"My heart rejoiceth in the LORD;
mine horn is exalted in the LORD.
My mouth is enlarged over mine enemies,
because I rejoice in Thy salvation.
2 There is none holy as the LORD, for there is none besides Thee;
neither is there any rock like our God.
3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly;
let not arrogance come out of your mouth;
for the LORD is a God of knowledge,
and by Him actions are weighed.

4 "The bows of the mighty men are broken,
and they that stumbled are girded with strength.
5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread,
and they that were hungry ceased hungering,
so that the barren hath borne seven,
and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

6 "The LORD killeth and maketh alive;
He bringeth down to the grave and bringeth up.
7 The LORD maketh poor and maketh rich;
He bringeth low and lifteth up.
8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill,
to set them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory.
For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and He hath set the world upon them.

9 "He will keep the feet of His saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness;
for by strength shall no man prevail.
10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces;
out of heaven shall He thunder upon them.
The LORD shall judge the ends of the earth;
and He shall give strength unto His king and exalt the horn of His anointed."

11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child ministered unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

Words of Worship - 1 Thessalonians 2:13

 to the end that He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. 

Mark 1:21-28 

21 And they went into Capernaum, and straightway on the Sabbath day He entered into the synagogue and taught. 22 And they were astonished at His doctrine, for He taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24 saying, "Let us alone. What have we to do with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? Hast Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee and who Thou art -- the Holy One of God!" 25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, 

"Hold thy peace, and come out of him!" 

26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What thing is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him." 28 And immediately His fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiastes 1:8b-10

The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
nor the ear filled with hearing.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done, is that which shall be done;
and there is no new thing under the sun.
Is there any thing whereof it may be said, "See, this is new"?
It hath been already in olden times which were before us.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 7:13-14

"Enter ye in at the strait gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be who go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 

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