Scripture Reading for the
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March 10

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Psalm 64 

1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer; 
preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 
2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked, 
from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity, 
3 who whet their tongue like a sword 
and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words, 
4 that they may shoot in secret at the perfect; 
suddenly do they shoot at him and fear not. 
5 They encourage each other in an evil purpose; 
they commune in laying snares privily; they say, "Who shall see them?" 
6 They search out iniquities, they conduct a diligent search; 
both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. 
7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; 
suddenly shall they be wounded. 
8 So shall they make their own tongue to fall upon themselves; 
all that see them shall flee away. 
9 And all men shall fear and shall declare the work of God, 
for they shall wisely consider His doing.

10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD and shall trust in Him, 
and all the upright in heart shall glory.

Matthew 21:12-17

12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who sold doves, 13 and said unto them,

"It is written, 'My house shall be called the house of prayer,' but ye have made it a den of thieves."

14 And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. 15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they were sore displeased, 16 and said unto Him, "Hearest thou what these say?" And Jesus said unto them,

"Yea, have ye never read,
'Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings
Thou hast perfected praise'?"

17 And He left them and went out of the city into Bethany, and He lodged there.

Roman 6:1-11

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid! How shall we, who are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not that as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, so we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this: that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death no more hath dominion over Him. 10 For in that He died, He died unto sin once; but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God. 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Numbers 20:1-13

1 Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the Desert of Zin in the first month; and the people abode in Kadesh. And Miriam died there, and was buried there.

2 And there was no water for the congregation, and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. 3 And the people chided Moses and spoke, saying, "Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD! 4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there? 5 And why have ye made us to come up out of Egypt to bring us in unto this evil place? It is no place of seed or of figs or of vines or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink." 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces; and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.

7 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, 8 "Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink." 9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as He commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them: "Hear now, ye rebels! Must we fetch you water out of this rock?" 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice; and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. 12 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and Aaron: "Because ye believed Me not, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them." 13 This is the water of Meribah [that is, Strife], because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and He was sanctified in them.

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiastes 3:9-13

What profit hath he that worketh in that for which he laboreth? I have seen the travail which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made every thing beautiful in his time. Also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice and to do good in his life, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor: it is the gift of God. 

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