Scripture Reading for the
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September 8

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Psalm 60

1 O God, Thou hast cast Thou hast scattered us,
Thou hast been displeased; O, turn Thyself to us again!
2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble, Thou hast broken it;
heal the breaches thereof, for it shaketh.
3 Thou hast shown Thy people hard things;
Thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee,
that it may be displayed because of the truth.
5 That Thy beloved may be delivered,
save with Thy right hand and hear me!

6 God hath spoken in His holiness: "I will rejoice;
I will divide Shechem and portion out the Valley of Succoth.
7 Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim also is the strength of Mine head; Judah is My lawgiver.
8 Moab is My washpot; over Edom will I cast out My shoe;
Philistia, triumph thou because of Me."

9 Who will bring me into the stronghold city?
Who will lead me into Edom?
10 Will not Thou, O God, who hadst cast us off,
and Thou, O God, who didst not go out with our armies?

11 Give us help from trouble,
for vain is the help of man.
12 Through God we shall do valiantly,
for He it is that shall tread down our enemies.

Luke 20:27-40

27 Then came to Him certain of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection, and they asked Him, 28 saying, "Master, Moses wrote unto us that if any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife and raise up seed unto his brother. 29 There were therefore seven brethren, and the first took a wife and died without children. 30 And the second took her as wife, and he died childless. 31 And the third took her, and in like manner the seven also; and they left no children, and died. 32 Last of all the woman died also. 33 Therefore, in the resurrection whose wife is she, for seven had her as wife?" 34 And Jesus answering said unto them,

"The children of this world marry and are given in marriage. 35 But they that shall be accounted worthy to obtain that World and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36 neither can they die any more; for they are equal unto the angels and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. 37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush when he called the Lord `the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.' 38 For He is not a God of the dead, but of the living, for all live unto Him."

39 Then certain of the scribes answering said, "Master, thou hast said well." 40 And after that they dared not ask Him any question at all.

Hebrews 3

1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus, 2 who was faithful to Him that appointed Him, as also Moses was faithful in all His house. 3 For this Man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who hath built the house hath more honor than the house. 4 For every house is built by some man, but He that built all things is God. 5 And Moses verily was faithful in all His house as a servant, as a testimony of those things which were to be spoken thereafter; 6 but Christ was faithful as a Son over His own house, whose house are we if we hold fast the confidence and rejoicing of the hope, firm unto the end.

7 Therefore as the Holy Ghost saith:

"Today if ye will hear His voice,
8 harden not your hearts as in the provocation,
in the day of temptation in the wilderness,
9 when your fathers tempted Me, proved Me,
and saw My works forty years.
10 Therefore I was grieved with that generation,
and said, `They do always err in their heart, and they have not known My ways.'
11 So I swore in My wrath,
'They shall not enter into My rest.'"

12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. 13 But exhort one another daily, while it is still called "today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we are made partakers of Christ if we hold the confidence we had in the beginning steadfast unto the end, 15 while it is said,

"Today if ye will hear His voice,
harden not your hearts as in the provocation."

16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke, however not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 17 But with whom was He grieved forty years? Was it not with those who had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they should not enter into His rest, but to those who believed not? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

Jeremiah 9:1-3, 7-9, 15-24 

1 Oh, that my head were waters and mine eyes a fountain of tears, 
that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! 
2 Oh, that I had in the wilderness a lodging place for wayfaring men, 
that I might leave my people, and go from them! 
For they are all adulterers, 
an assembly of treacherous men.

3 "And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies, but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; 
for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not Me," saith the LORD. 

7 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: "Behold, I will melt them 
and try them; for how else shall I do for the daughter of My people? 
8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; 
it speaketh deceit: 
one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, 
but in heart he lieth in wait. 
9 Shall I not visit them for these things?" saith the LORD. 
"Shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this?" 

15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood and give them water of gall to drink. 16 I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known; and I will send a sword after them till I have consumed them." 

17 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: 

"Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; 
and send for skillful women, that they may come. 
18 And let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, 
that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids gush out with waters. 
19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion: 
`How are we despoiled! We are greatly confounded, 
because we have forsaken the land, 
because our dwellings have cast us out.'"

20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of His mouth, 
and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbor lamentation. 
21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, 
to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

22 Speak, "Thus saith the LORD: `Even the carcasses of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, 
and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them.'"

23 Thus saith the LORD: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might; 
let not the rich man glory in his riches. 
24 But let him that glorieth glory in this: that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the LORD who exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth; 
for in these things I delight," saith the LORD.

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 31:23-24

Whoso is liberal with his meat, men shall speak well of him; 
and the report of his good housekeeping will be believed. 
But against him that is a niggard with his meat the whole city shall murmur, 
and the testimonies of his niggardliness shall not be doubted.

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