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Daily Scripture Reading for the
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(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

July 26, 2018

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

Jeremiah 2:1-13 

1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 "Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, `Thus saith the LORD: 

"`I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals,
 when thou wentest after Me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown. 

3 Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of His increase.
All that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them,'" saith the LORD. 

4 Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel. 5 Thus saith the LORD: 

"What iniquity have your fathers found in Me, that they are gone far from Me, 
and have walked after vanity, and have become vain? 
6 Neither said they, `Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, 
that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits,
through a land of drought and of the shadow of death, 
through a land that no man passed through and where no man dwelt?' 
7 And I brought you into a plentiful country to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; 
but when ye entered, ye defiled My land and made Mine heritage an abomination. 
8 The priests said not, `Where is the LORD?' 
And they that handle the law knew Me not; 
the pastors also transgressed against Me; 
and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.

 9 "Therefore I will yet plead with you," saith the LORD, 
"and with your children's children will I plead. 
10 For pass over to the isles of Chittim and see;
and send unto Kedar and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.
11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? 
But My people have changed their Glory for that which doth not profit. 
12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid; 
be ye very desolate," saith the LORD. 
13 "For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,
and hewn them out cisterns--broken cisterns that can hold no water.

Psalm 36

1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart
that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes
until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit;
he hath ceased to be wise and to do good.
4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed;
he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens,
and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; Thy judgments are a great deep;
O LORD, Thou preservest man and beast.
7 How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings.
8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the bounty of Thy house,
and Thou shalt make them drink of the river of Thy pleasures.
9 For with Thee is the fountain of life;
in Thy light shall we see light.

10 O continue Thy lovingkindness unto them that know Thee,
and Thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come against me,
and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
12 There the workers of iniquity lie fallen;
they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

John 20:1-2,  11-18

1 On the first day of the week came Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher and saw the stone taken away from the sepulcher. 2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said unto them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulcher, and we know not where they have laid Him!"

11 But Mary stood outside at the sepulcher weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the sepulcher, 12 and saw two angels in white, sitting one at the head and the other at the feet where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 And they said unto her, "Woman, why weepest thou?" She said unto them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him." 14 And when she had thus said, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said unto her,

"Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou?"

She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said unto Him, "Sir, if thou have borne Him hence, tell me where thou hast laid Him, and I will take Him away." 16 Jesus said unto her,

"Mary!"

She turned herself and said unto Him, "Rabboni!" (which is to say, "Master"). 17 Jesus said unto her,

"Touch Me not, for I am not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say unto them, 'I ascend unto My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'"

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things unto her.


Words of Wisdom - Wisdom of Solomon 5:18-20

He shall put on righteousness as a breastplate 
and true judgment instead of a helmet. 
He shall take holiness for an invincible shield; 
His severe wrath shall He sharpen for a sword, and the world shall fight with Him against the unwise.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 6:16-18

"Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head and wash thy face, that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 


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