Mar 19

Exodus 30
Proverbs 6
John 9
Galatians 5

Daily Readings:

Exodus 30

1 ¶  And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.

2  A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same.

3  And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.

4  And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal.

5  And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.

6  And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.

7  And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.

8  And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.

9  Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.

10  And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.

11 ¶  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

12  When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them.

13  This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD.

14  Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.

15  The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.

16  And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.

17 ¶  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

18  Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.

19  For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat:

20  When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:

21  So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.

22 ¶  Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

23  Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,

24  And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:

25  And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.

26  And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,

27  And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense,

28  And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot.

29  And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.

30  And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

31  And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.

32  Upon man’s flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.

33  Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.

34  And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:

35  And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy:

36  And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.

37  And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.

38  Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.

Proverbs 6

1 ¶  My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

2  Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

3  Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

4  Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

5  Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

6 ¶  Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

7  Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

8  Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

9  How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

10  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

11  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

12 ¶  A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

13  He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;

14  Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

15  Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

16  These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

20 ¶  My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

21  Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

22  When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

23  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

24  To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

25  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

26  For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

27  Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

28  Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

29  So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

30  Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

31  But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

32  But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

33  A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

34  For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

35  He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

John 9

1 ¶  And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

2  And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

3  Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

5  As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

6  When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

7  And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

8 ¶  The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

9  Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.

10  Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?

11  He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.

12  Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.

13 ¶  They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.

14  And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

15  Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.

16  Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.

17  They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.

18  But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.

19  And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?

20  His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:

21  But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.

22  These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

23  Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

24  Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

25  He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

26  Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?

27  He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?

28  Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples.

29  We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.

30  The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.

31  Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

32  Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.

33  If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.

34  They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

35 ¶  Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?

36  He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

37  And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.

38  And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

39 ¶  And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

40  And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?

41  Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

Galatians 5

1 ¶  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

2  Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

3  For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

4  Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

5  For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

6  For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

7  Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?

8  This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.

9  A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

10  I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

11  And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

12  I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

13 ¶  For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

14  For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

15  But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

16  This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18  But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

19  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

24  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

26  Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

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

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