Mar 27

Exodus 38
Proverbs 14
John 17
Philippians 1

Daily Readings:

Exodus 38

1 ¶  And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof.

2  And he made the horns thereof on the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of the same: and he overlaid it with brass.

3  And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basons, and the fleshhooks, and the firepans: all the vessels thereof made he of brass.

4  And he made for the altar a brasen grate of network under the compass thereof beneath unto the midst of it.

5  And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, to be places for the staves.

6  And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with brass.

7  And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, to bear it withal; he made the altar hollow with boards.

8  And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

9 ¶  And he made the court: on the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, an hundred cubits:

10  Their pillars were twenty, and their brasen sockets twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.

11  And for the north side the hangings were an hundred cubits, their pillars were twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.

12  And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.

13  And for the east side eastward fifty cubits.

14  The hangings of the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.

15  And for the other side of the court gate, on this hand and that hand, were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.

16  All the hangings of the court round about were of fine twined linen.

17  And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.

18  And the hanging for the gate of the court was needlework, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court.

19  And their pillars were four, and their sockets of brass four; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their chapiters and their fillets of silver.

20  And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of brass.

21 ¶  This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest.

22  And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses.

23  And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.

24  All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

25  And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was an hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:

26  A bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men.

27  And of the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the vail; an hundred sockets of the hundred talents, a talent for a socket.

28  And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters, and filleted them.

29  And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

30  And therewith he made the sockets to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the brasen altar, and the brasen grate for it, and all the vessels of the altar,

31  And the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the court gate, and all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins of the court round about.

Proverbs 14

1 ¶  Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

2 ¶  He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

3 ¶  In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

4 ¶  Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

5 ¶  A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

6 ¶  A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

7 ¶  Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

8 ¶  The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

9 ¶  Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

10 ¶  The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

11 ¶  The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

12 ¶  There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

13 ¶  Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

14 ¶  The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

15 ¶  The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

16 ¶  A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

17 ¶  He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

18 ¶  The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 ¶  The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 ¶  The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

21 ¶  He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

22 ¶  Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

23 ¶  In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

24 ¶  The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

25 ¶  A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

26 ¶  In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

27  The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

28 ¶  In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

29 ¶  He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

30 ¶  A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

31 ¶  He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

32 ¶  The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

33 ¶  Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

34 ¶  Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

35 ¶  The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

John 17

1 ¶  These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

2  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

3  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

4  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

5  And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

6 ¶  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

7  Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

8  For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

9  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

10  And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

11 ¶  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

12  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

13  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

14  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

15  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

16  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17 ¶  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

18  As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

19  And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

20 ¶  Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

24 ¶  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

25  O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

26  And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Philippians 1

1 ¶  Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

2  Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 ¶  I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

4  Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

5  For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

7 ¶  Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

8  For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

9 ¶  And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

10  That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

11  Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

12 ¶  But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;

13  So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;

14  And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

15  Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

16  The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

17  But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.

18  What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

19  For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

20  According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

21 ¶  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

22  But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.

23  For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

24  Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

25  And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

26  That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

27 ¶  Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

28  And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

29  For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

30  Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

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

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