Bible readings for august 23
August 23 Bulletin for both broadcast and in-person services
I Will enthrone You
The Collect for the day:
The LESSON: Revelation 3: 14-22
To the Church in Laodicea
14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.
15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”
The Psalm: 32: 8-11
8 You are my hiding-place; you shall preserve me from trouble; *
you shall encompass me with songs of deliverance.
9 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go, *
and I will guide you with my eye.
10 Do not be like the horse and mule, which have no understanding, *
whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle,
or else they will not come near you.”
11 Great troubles remain for the ungodly; *
but mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord.