Scripture Reading for the
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Psalm 51

1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness;
according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned and done this evil in Thy sight,
that Thou mightest be justified when Thou speakest, and be clear when Thou judgest.

5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, Thou desirest truth in my inward parts;
in the hidden part Thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness,
that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide Thy face from my sins,
and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from Thy presence,
and take not Thy holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation,
and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways,
and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation,
and my tongue shall sing aloud of Thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open Thou my lips,
and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.
16 For Thou desirest not sacrifice, else would I give it;
Thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in Thy good pleasure unto Zion;
build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.

Luke 18:15-30

15 And they brought unto Him also infants, that He would touch them; but when His disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them unto Him and said,

"Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God. 17 Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein."

18 And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 19 And Jesus said unto him,

"Why callest thou Me good? None is good save One, that is, God. 20 Thou knowest the commandments: `Do not commit adultery.' 'Do not kill.' 'Do not steal.' 'Do not bear false witness.' 'Honor thy father and thy mother.'"

21 And he said, "All these have I kept from my youth up." 22 Now when Jesus heard these things, He said unto him,

"Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven; and come, follow Me."

23 And when he heard this he was very sorrowful, for he was very rich. 24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, He said,

"How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the Kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God."

26 And those who heard it said, "Who then can be saved?" 27 And He said,

"The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

28 Then Peter said, "Lo, we have left all and followed Thee." 29 And He said unto them,

"Verily I say unto you, there is no man that hath left house or parents or brethren or wife or children for the Kingdom of God's sake, 30 who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting."

Titus 1:1-9

1 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is according to godliness, 2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began, 3 but hath in due times manifested His Word through preaching which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Savior,

4 To Titus, my own son in the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

5 For this cause I left thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: 6 if any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot or unruly. 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God, not selfwilled, not quick to anger, not given to wine, not violent, not given to filthy lucre; 8 but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate, 9 holding fast the faithful Word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Isaiah 64

1 Oh, that Thou wouldest rend the heavens, that Thou wouldest come down,
that the mountains might flow down at Thy presence--
2 as when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil--
to make Thy name known to Thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Thy presence!
3 When Thou didst fearsome things which we looked not for, Thou camest down,
the mountains flowed down at Thy presence.
4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
neither hath the eye seen, O God, besides thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him.
5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness,
those that remember Thee in Thy ways.
Behold, Thou art wroth, for we have sinned;
in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
6 But we are all as an unclean thing,
and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;
and we all do fade as a leaf,
and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7 And there is none that calleth upon Thy name,
that stirreth up himself to take hold of Thee;
for Thou hast hid Thy face from us,
and hast consumed us because of our iniquities.

8 But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father; we are the clay, and Thou our potter;
and we all are the work of Thy hand.
9 Be not sorely wroth, O LORD,
neither remember iniquity for ever;
behold, see, we beseech Thee,
we are all Thy people.
10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness,
Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised Thee, is burned up with fire;
and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
12 Wilt Thou refrain Thyself for these things, O LORD?
Wilt Thou hold Thy peace and afflict us very sore?

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 30:24

Envy and wrath shorten the life, and anxiousness bringeth age before the time.

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