Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

June 16, 2021

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

2 Corinthians 9

1 Now concerning the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you. 2 For I know the forwardness of your thinking, for which I boast of you to those of Macedonia that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath called forth very many. 3 Yet I have sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you on this account should be in vain, that, as I said, ye may be ready; 4 lest it might happen, if those of Macedonia come with me and find you unprepared, that we (that we say not "ye") should be ashamed in this same confident boasting. 5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren to go ahead unto you and make up your bounty beforehand (whereof ye had notice beforehand), that the same might be ready as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.

6 But this I say: He who soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7 As every man purposeth in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly or out of compulsion; for God loveth the cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound in every good work. 9 As it is written:

"He hath dispersed abroad, he hath given to the poor;
his righteousness remaineth for ever."

10 Now may He that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 ye being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also in much thanksgiving unto God, 13 while by the experience of this ministration they glorify God for your freely declared subjection unto the Gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them and unto all men, 14 and by their prayer for you, they who long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.

15 Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift!

Psalm 112

1 Praise ye the LORD!
Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon the earth;
the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house,
and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness;
he is gracious and full of compassion and righteous.
5 A good man showeth favor and lendeth;
he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he shall not be moved forever;
the righteous shall be held in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings;
his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is established;
he shall not be afraid until he sees his desires upon his enemies.
9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

10 The wicked shall see it and be grieved, he shall gnash with his teeth and melt away;
the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Words of Worship - John 14:23b

"If a man love Me, he will keep My words; and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him and make Our abode with him. 

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

1 "Take heed that ye do not your almsgiving before men, to be seen by them; otherwise ye have no reward from your Father who is in Heaven. 2 Therefore when thou givest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 3 But when thou givest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth, 4 that thine almsgiving may be in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret, Himself shall reward thee openly.

5 "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 

16 "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. 17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head and wash thy face, 18 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. 

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: 

Fear God and keep His commandments, 
for this is the whole duty of man. 
For God shall bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, 
whether it be good or whether it be evil.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 5:23-24

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way. First be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

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