Mar 24

Daily Readings:

Exodus 35.mp3, Proverbs 11.mp3, John 14.mp3, Ephesians 4.mp3

(To listen to the audio of each chapter, click on the mp3 file above. Or, read the chapters below.)

Exodus 35

1 ¶  And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them.

2  Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

3  Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

4  And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying,

5  Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass,

6  And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair,

7  And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood,

8  And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet incense,

9  And onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

10  And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the LORD hath commanded;

11  The tabernacle, his tent, and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars, his pillars, and his sockets,

12  The ark, and the staves thereof, with the mercy seat, and the vail of the covering,

13  The table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and the shewbread,

14  The candlestick also for the light, and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for the light,

15  And the incense altar, and his staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the door at the entering in of the tabernacle,

16  The altar of burnt offering, with his brasen grate, his staves, and all his vessels, the laver and his foot,

17  The hangings of the court, his pillars, and their sockets, and the hanging for the door of the court,

18  The pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords,

19  The cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office.

20 ¶  And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.

21  And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD’S offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.

22  And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the LORD.

23  And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and red skins of rams, and badgers’ skins, brought them.

24  Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought the LORD’S offering: and every man, with whom was found shittim wood for any work of the service, brought it.

25  And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen.

26  And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats’ hair.

27  And the rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate;

28  And spice, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.

29  The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the LORD, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the LORD had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.

30 ¶  And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;

31  And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;

32  And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

33  And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work.

34  And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.

35  Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.

Proverbs 11

1 ¶  A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

2 ¶  When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

3 ¶  The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

4 ¶  Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

5 ¶  The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

6  The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

7 ¶  When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

8 ¶  The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

9 ¶  An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

10 ¶  When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

11  By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

12 ¶  He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

13  A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

14 ¶  Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

15 ¶  He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

16 ¶  A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

17 ¶  The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

18 ¶  The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

19 ¶  As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

20 ¶  They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

21 ¶  Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

22 ¶  As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

23 ¶  The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

24 ¶  There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

25 ¶  The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

26 ¶  He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

27 ¶  He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

28 ¶  He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

29 ¶  He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

30 ¶  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

31 ¶  Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

John 14

1 ¶  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

4 ¶  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

5  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

8  Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

9  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

11  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

12 ¶  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

15 ¶  If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

18 ¶  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

19  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

21  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

22  Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

23  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

24  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

25 ¶  These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

28 ¶  Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

29  And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

30  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

31  But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Ephesians 4

1 ¶  I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

2 ¶  With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

3  Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4  There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

5  One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

7  But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

8  Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10  He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

17 ¶  This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

18  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

19  Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20  But ye have not so learned Christ;

21  If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

22  That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

24  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

25  Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

26  Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27  Neither give place to the devil.

28  Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

29  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Mediation of the Day: from Charles J Rolls’ book, ‘The Indescribable Christ’

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