Scripture Reading for the
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August 28

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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 49

1 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,
2 both low and high, rich and poor together.
3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom,
and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
4 I will incline mine ear to a parable;
I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

5 Why should I fear in the days of evil,
when the iniquity at my heels shall compass me about?
6 They that trust in their wealth
and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches,
7 none of them can by any means redeem his brother,
nor give to God a ransom for him
8 (for the redemption of their soul is precious,
and it ceaseth for ever),
9 that they should still live for ever,
and not see corruption.

10 For he seeth that wise men die;
likewise the fool and the brutish person perish and leave their wealth to others.
11 Their inward thought is that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations;
they call their lands after their own names.
12 Nevertheless man, though he be in honor, abideth not;
he is like the beasts that perish.
13 This their way is their folly,
yet their posterity approve their sayings.

14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave;
death shall feed on them,
and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning,
and their beauty shall be consumed in the grave away from their dwelling.
15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave,
for He shall receive me.

16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich,
when the glory of his house is increased.
17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away;
his glory shall not descend after him.
18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul
(and men will praise thee when thou doest well for thyself),
19 he shall go to the generation of his fathers;
they shall never see light.

20 Man, though he is in honor but understandeth not,
is like the beasts that perish.

Luke 18:1-8

1 And He spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not to faint, 2 saying,

"There was in a city a judge who feared not God, neither regarded man. 3 And there was a widow in that city, and she came unto him, saying, `Avenge me on mine adversary.' 4 And for a while he would not, but afterward he said within himself, `Though I fear not God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubleth me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.'"

6 And the Lord said,

"Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7 And shall not God avenge His own elect, who cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of Man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?"

2 Timothy 4:1-5

1 I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His Kingdom: 2 preach the Word; be instant in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but having itching ears, they shall heap to themselves teachers in accordance with their own lusts. 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned toward fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry.

Isaiah 60

1 Arise, shine, for thy light is come,
and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth
and gross darkness the people;
but the LORD shall arise upon thee,
and His glory shall be seen upon thee.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light,
and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

4 "Lift up thine eyes round about and see;
all they gather themselves together, they come to thee;
thy sons shall come from far,
and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
5 Then thou shalt see and flow together,
and thine heart shall fear and be enlarged,
because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee,
the wealth of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee,
the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah;
all they from Sheba shall come;
they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall show forth the praises of the LORD.
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee,
the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee;
they shall come up with acceptance on Mine altar,
and I will glorify the house of My glory.

8 "Who are these that fly as a cloud
and as the doves to their windows?
9 Surely the isles shall wait for Me--and the ships of Tarshish first,
to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them,
unto the name of the LORD thy God,
and to the Holy One of Israel, because He hath glorified thee.

10 "And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls,
and their kings shall minister unto thee;
for in My wrath I smote thee,
but in My favor have I had mercy on thee.
11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually;
they shall not be shut day nor night,
that men may bring unto thee the wealth of the Gentiles,
and that their kings may be brought.
12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish;
yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee,
the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together
to beautify the place of My sanctuary;
and I will make the place of My feet glorious.
14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee,
and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet;
and they shall call thee, the City of the LORD,
the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

15 "Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee,
I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles,
and shalt suck the breast of kings;
and thou shalt know that I the LORD, am thy Savior and thy Redeemer,
the mighty One of Jacob.

17 "For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver,
and for wood, brass, and for stones, iron.
I will also make thy officers peace
and thine exactors righteousness.
18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders;
but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation and thy gates Praise.
19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day,
neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee;
but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light,
and thy God thy glory.
20 Thy sun shall no more go down,
neither shall thy moon withdraw itself;
for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light,
and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
21 Thy people also shall be all righteous;
they shall inherit the land for ever,
the branch of My planting, the work of My hands,
that I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation;
I, the LORD, will hasten it in his time."

Words of Wisdom - Wisdom of Solomon 6:18-20

And love is the keeping of her laws, 
and the giving heed unto her laws is the assurance of incorruption; 
and incorruption maketh us near unto God.
Therefore the desire for wisdom bringeth to a kingdom.

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