April 3

Leviticus 6
Psalms 5
Psalms 6
Proverbs 21
Colossians 4

Daily Readings:

Leviticus 6

1 ¶  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2  If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;

3  Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:

4  Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,

5  Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.

6  And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest:

7  And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.

8 ¶  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

9  Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.

10  And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

11  And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place.

12  And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.

13  The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.

14 ¶  And this is the law of the meat offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD, before the altar.

15  And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the LORD.

16  And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it.

17  It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.

18  All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD made by fire: every one that toucheth them shall be holy.

19  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

20  This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.

21  In a pan it shall be made with oil; and when it is baken, thou shalt bring it in: and the baken pieces of the meat offering shalt thou offer for a sweet savour unto the LORD.

22  And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a statute for ever unto the LORD; it shall be wholly burnt.

23  For every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.

24 ¶  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

25  Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD: it is most holy.

26  The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.

27  Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place.

28  But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.

29  All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy.

30  And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.

Psalm 5

1 ¶  « To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. » Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

2  Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

3  My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4  For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

5  The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

6  Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

7 ¶  But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8  Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

9  For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

10  Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11  But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12  For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

Psalm 6

1 ¶  « To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. » O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

2  Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

3  My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

4  Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

5  For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

6  I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

7  Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

8 ¶  Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9  The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

10  Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Proverbs 21

1 ¶  The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

2 ¶  Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

3 ¶  To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

4 ¶  An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

5 ¶  The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

6 ¶  The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

7 ¶  The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

8 ¶  The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

9 ¶  It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

10 ¶  The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

11 ¶  When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

12 ¶  The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

13 ¶  Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

14 ¶  A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

15 ¶  It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

16 ¶  The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

17 ¶  He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

18 ¶  The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

19 ¶  It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

20 ¶  There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

21 ¶  He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

22 ¶  A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

23 ¶  Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

24 ¶  Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

25 ¶  The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

26  He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

27 ¶  The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

28 ¶  A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

29 ¶  A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

30 ¶  There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

31  The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

Colossians 4

1 ¶  Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

2 ¶  Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

3  Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

4  That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

5 ¶  Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

6  Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

7 ¶  All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:

8  Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;

9  With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.

10  Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister’s son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)

11  And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.

12  Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

13  For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.

14  Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

15  Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

16  And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

17  And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

18  The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

Mediation of the Day: from Charles J Rolls’ book, ‘The World’s Greatest Name’

H2-H01 The Highest Himself H2-H02 The Highest Himself H2-H03 The Highest Himself

 

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