Scripture Reading for
The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar
1 And as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said unto Him, "Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!" 2 And Jesus answering, said unto him,
3 And as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately, 4 "Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?" 5 And Jesus answering them, began to say,
11 But when Peter came to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed. 12 For before certain ones came from James, he ate with the Gentiles; but when they had come, he withdrew and separated himself from them, fearing those who were of the Circumcision. 13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him, so much that Barnabas also was carried away by their dissimulation. 14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the Gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, "If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? 15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore the minister of sin? God forbid! 18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. 20 I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God; for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain."
1 Kings 16:29-34
29 And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel; and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years. 30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all who were before him. 31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took for a wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal and worshiped him. 32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. 33 And Ahab made an Asherah pole; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him. 34 In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
1 Kings 17:1-7
1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except according to my word." 2 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 3 "Get thee hence and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the Brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan. 4 And it shall be that thou shalt drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there." 5 So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD; for he went and dwelt by the Brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank from the brook. 7 And it came to pass after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 16:8
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