Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

March 27, 2020

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

Wisdom of Solomon 2:1, 12-24

1 For the ungodly said, reasoning with themselves, but not aright: "Our life is short and tedious, and in the death of a man there is no remedy; neither was there any man known to have returned from the grave. 

12 Therefore let us lie in wait for the righteous, 
because he is not for our way, and he is clean contrary to our doings; 
he upbraideth us with our offending the law, 
and objecteth to our infamy, the transgressings against our education. 
13 He professeth to have the knowledge of God, 
and he calleth himself the child of the Lord. 
14 He was made to reprove our thoughts; 
15 he is grievous unto us even to behold. 
For his life is not like other men's; 
his ways are of another fashion. 
16 We are esteemed by him as counterfeits; 
he abstaineth from our ways as from filthiness; 
he pronounceth the end of the just to be blessed, 
and maketh his boast that God is his father. 
17 Let us see if his words be true, 
and let us prove what shall happen at the end of him. 
18 For if the just man be the son of God, He will help him, 
and deliver him from the hand of his enemies. 
19 Let us examine him with despitefulness and torture, 
that we may know his meekness, and prove his patience. 
20 Let us condemn him to a shameful death, 
for by his own saying he shall be respected." 

21 Such things they did imagine and were deceived, for their own wickedness hath blinded them. 22 As for the mysteries of God, they knew them not; neither hoped they for the wages of righteousness, nor discerned a reward for blameless souls. 23 For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of His own eternity. 24 Nevertheless through envy of the devil came death into the world; and those who take hold of his side do find it.

Psalm 34:11-22

11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 What man is he that desireth life,
and loveth many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep thy tongue from evil,
and thy lips from speaking guile.
14 Depart from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous,
and His ears are open unto their cry.
16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil,
to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth,
and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart,
and saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
20 He keepeth all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked,
and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of His servants,
and none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate.

Words of Worship - Matthew 4:4b

"It is written: 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'"

John 7:1-36

1 After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee, for He would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him. 2 Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. 3 His brethren therefore said unto Him, "Depart hence and go into Judea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. 4 For no man doeth anything in secret if he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, show thyself to the world." 5 For neither did His brethren believe in Him. 6 Then Jesus said unto them,

"My time is not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you, but Me it hateth, because I testify of it that the works thereof are evil. 8 Go ye up unto this feast. I go not up yet unto this feast, for My time is not yet fully come."

9 When He had said these words unto them, He remained still in Galilee.

10 But when His brethren had gone up, then He also went up unto the feast, not openly but, as it were, in secret. 11 Then the Jews sought Him at the feast and said, "Where is he?" 12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning Him. For some said, "He is a good man," and others said, "Nay, for he deceiveth the people." 13 Yet no man spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.

14 Now about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews marveled, saying, "How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?" 16 Jesus answered them,

"My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me. 17 If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be from God, or whether I speak from Myself. 18 He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory; but He that seeketh the glory of Him that sent Him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. 19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill Me?"

20 The people answered and said, "Thou hast a devil. Who goeth about to kill thee?" 21 Jesus answered and said unto them,

"I have done one work, and ye all marvel. 22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and ye on the Sabbath day circumcise a man. 23 If a man receive circumcision on the Sabbath day, that the Law of Moses should not be broken, are ye angry at Me because I have made a man every whit whole on the Sabbath day? 24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

25 Then said some of them from Jerusalem, "Is not this he whom they seek to kill? 26 But lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? 27 Yet we know from whence this man comes; but when Christ cometh, no man will know from whence He comes."

28 Then Jesus cried out in the temple as He taught, saying, "Ye both know Me, and ye know from whence I am. And I am not come of Myself, but He that sent Me is true, whom ye know not. 29 But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He hath sent Me."

30 Then they sought to take Him; but no man laid hands on Him, because His hour had not yet come. 31 And many of the people believed in Him and said, "When Christ cometh, will He do more miracles than these which this man hath done?" 32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him. 33 Then said Jesus unto them,

"Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me. 34 Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me; and where I am, thither ye cannot come."

35 Then the Jews said among themselves, "Whither will he go that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? 36 What manner of saying is this that he said, `Ye shall seek me and shall not find me; and where I am, thither ye cannot come'?"

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 14:20

Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things in wisdom, 
and that reasoneth about holy things by his understanding.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Luke 11:2-4

And He said unto them,

"When ye pray, say:
Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done, as in Heaven, so on earth.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil."

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