Book of Psalms

Humiliation I

Psalm 51 New International Version (NIV) A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.  2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know […]

Leviticus 17

A Perfect Life

Leviticus 19     New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Ritual and Moral Holiness 19  The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:  2 Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. 3 You shall each revere your mother and father, and you shall […]

Isaiah

A Lawful Life

Isaiah 58:1-9 (ESV) True Fasting 58 “Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins.  2 Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness and did not forsake the judgment of […]

Deuteronomy

Fruit-full Living

Deuteronomy 26:1-15 (NIV) Firstfruits and Tithes 26 When you have entered the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, 2 take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the Lord your God is giving you […]