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Daily Readings for February 22
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Exodus 35

 

1.Moses assembled all the congregation of the children of Israel, and said to them, "These are the words which Yahweh has commanded, that you should do them. 2.'Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of solemn rest to Yahweh: whoever does any work in it shall be put to death. 3.You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations on the Sabbath day.'"

4.Moses spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which Yahweh commanded, saying, 5.'Take from among you an offering to Yahweh. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, Yahweh's offering: gold, silver, brass, 6.blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, 7.rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood, 8.oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense, 9.onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate.

10."'Let every wise-hearted man among you come, and make all that Yahweh has commanded: 11.the tabernacle, its outer covering, its roof, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets; 12.the ark, and its poles, the mercy seat, the veil of the screen; 13.the table with its poles and all its vessels, and the show bread; 14.the lampstand also for the light, with its vessels, its lamps, and the oil for the light; 15.and the altar of incense with its poles, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the screen for the door, at the door of the tabernacle; 16.the altar of burnt offering, with its grating of brass, it poles, and all its vessels, the basin and its base; 17.the hangings of the court, its pillars, their sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court; 18.the pins of the tabernacle, the pins of the court, and their cords; 19.the finely worked garments, for ministering 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.All the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. 21.They came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whom his spirit made willing, and brought Yahweh's offering, for the work of the Tent of Meeting, and for all of its service, and for the holy garments. 22.They came, both men and women, as many as were willing-hearted, and brought brooches, earrings, signet rings, and armlets, all jewels of gold; even every man who offered an offering of gold to Yahweh. 23.Everyone, with whom was found blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, rams' skins dyed red, and sea cow hides, brought them. 24.Everyone who offered an offering of silver and brass brought Yahweh's offering; and everyone, with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it. 25.All the women who were wise-hearted spun with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, the blue, the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen. 26.All the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats' hair. 27.The rulers brought the onyx stones, and the stones to be set, for the ephod and for the breastplate; 28.and the spice, and the oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. 29.The children of Israel brought a freewill offering to Yahweh; every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all the work, which Yahweh had commanded to be made by Moses.

30.Moses said to the children of Israel, "Behold, Yahweh has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31.He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship; 32.and to make skillful works, to work in gold, in silver, in brass, 33.in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of skillful workmanship. 34.He has put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35.He has filled them with wisdom of heart, to work all kinds of workmanship, of the engraver, of the skillful workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do any workmanship, and of those who make skillful works.

 

Psalm 92

 

1.It is a good thing to give thanks to Yahweh, to sing praises to your name, Most High; 2.to proclaim your loving kindness in the morning, and your faithfulness every night, 3.with the ten-stringed lute, with the harp, and with the melody of the lyre. 4.For you, Yahweh, have made me glad through your work. I will triumph in the works of your hands. 5.How great are your works, Yahweh! Your thoughts are very deep. 6.A senseless man doesn't know, neither does a fool understand this: 7.though the wicked spring up as the grass, and all the evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever. 8.But you, Yahweh, are on high forevermore. 9.For, behold, your enemies, Yahweh, for, behold, your enemies shall perish. All the evildoers will be scattered. 10.But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox. I am anointed with fresh oil. 11.My eye has also seen my enemies. My ears have heard of the wicked enemies who rise up against me. 12.The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13.They are planted in Yahweh's house. They will flourish in our God's courts. 14.They will still bring forth fruit in old age. They will be full of sap and green, 15.to show that Yahweh is upright. He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

 

Psalm 93

 

1.Yahweh reigns! He is clothed with majesty! Yahweh is armed with strength. The world also is established. It can't be moved. 2.Your throne is established from long ago. You are from everlasting. 3.The floods have lifted up, Yahweh, the floods have lifted up their voice. The floods lift up their waves. 4.Above the voices of many waters, the mighty breakers of the sea, Yahweh on high is mighty. 5.Your statutes stand firm. Holiness adorns your house, Yahweh, forevermore.

 

1Corinthians 4

 

1.So let a man think of us as Christ's servants, and stewards of God's mysteries. 2.Here, moreover, it is required of stewards, that they be found faithful. 3.But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you, or by man's judgment. Yes, I don't judge my own self. 4.For I know nothing against myself. Yet I am not justified by this, but he who judges me is the Lord. 5.Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God.

6.Now these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to think beyond the things which are written, that none of you be puffed up against one another. 7.For who makes you different? And what do you have that you didn't receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? 8.You are already filled. You have already become rich. You have come to reign without us. Yes, and I wish that you did reign, that we also might reign with you. 9.For, I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last of all, like men sentenced to death. For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men. 10.We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor. 11.Even to this present hour we hunger, thirst, are naked, are beaten, and have no certain dwelling place. 12.We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure. 13.Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now. 14.I don't write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children. 15.For though you have ten thousand tutors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, I became your father through the Good News. 16.I beg you therefore, be imitators of me. 17.Because of this I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, even as I teach everywhere in every assembly. 18.Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you. 19.But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord is willing. And I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. 20.For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. 21.What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

 

1Corinthians 5

 

1.It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles, that one has his father's wife. 2.You are puffed up, and didn't rather mourn, that he who had done this deed might be removed from among you. 3.For I most certainly, as being absent in body but present in spirit, have already, as though I were present, judged him who has done this thing. 4.In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5.are to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6.Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump? 7.Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed in our place. 8.Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old yeast, neither with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9.I wrote to you in my letter to have no company with sexual sinners; 10.yet not at all meaning with the sexual sinners of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then you would have to leave the world. 11.But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don't even eat with such a person. 12.For what have I to do with also judging those who are outside? Don't you judge those who are within? 13.But those who are outside, God judges. "Put away the wicked man from among yourselves."8

 

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