Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

July 2, 2018

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

The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

Amos 5:14-24 

14 Seek good and not evil, that ye may live; 
and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. 
15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate. 
It may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

16 Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord saith thus:
"Wailing shall be in all streets, and they shall say in all the highways, `Alas! Alas!'
And they shall call the husbandman to mourning,
and such as are skillful in lamentation to wailing.
17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing,
for I will pass through thee," saith the LORD.

18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! To what end is it for you? 
The day of the LORD is darkness, and not light: 
19 as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; 
or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. 
20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? 
Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

21 "I hate, I despise your feast days, 
and I will not smell the scent in your solemn assemblies. 
22 Though ye offer Me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them; 
neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. 
23 Take thou away from Me the noise of thy songs, 
for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. 
24 But let judgment run down like waters, 
and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Psalm 50:1-15

1 The Mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3 Our God shall come and shall not keep silence;
a devouring fire shall go before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him.
4 He shall call to the heavens from above and to the earth,
that He may judge His people:
5 "Gather My saints together unto Me,
those that have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
6 And the heavens shall declare His righteousness,
for God Himself is judge.

7 "Hear, O My people, and I will speak,
O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices
or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before Me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house,
nor hegoats out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is Mine
and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains,
and the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
12 If I were hungry I would not tell thee,
for the world is Mine and the fullness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls,
or drink the blood of goats?

14 "Offer unto God thanksgiving,
and pay thy vows unto the Most High,
15 and call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me."

Psalm 95:8

"Harden not your heart as in the provocation,
and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness

Matthew 8:18-22

Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave commandment to depart unto the other side. 19 And a certain scribe came and said unto Him, "Master, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest." 20 And Jesus said unto him,

"The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man hath nowhere to lay His head."

21 And another of His disciples said unto Him, "Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father." 22 But Jesus said unto him,

"Follow Me, and let the dead bury their dead."

Words of Wisdom - Ezekiel 45:9

"'Thus saith the Lord GOD: Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel. Remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice. Take away your exactions from My people, saith the Lord GOD.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 6:25-26

"Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

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