Bible readings for january 30-31
God Doesn’t care about that
The collect for the day
O God, you know that we are set in the midst of many grave dangers, and because of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant that your strength and protection may support us in all dangers and carry us through every temptation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The first LESSON: 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-19
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit.
The second LESSON: 2 Timothy 3: 14-17
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
The psalm: 139: 1-10
1 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me;
you know my sitting down and my rising up;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
2 You examine my path and my places of rest,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
3 Indeed, there is not a word on my tongue,
but you, O Lord, know it altogether.
4 You have enclosed me behind and before,
and have laid your hand upon me.
5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
so excellent I cannot attain to it.
6 Where shall I go then from your Spirit,
or where shall I flee from your presence?
7 If I climb up to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in the Grave, you are there also.
8 If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
9 Even there shall your hand lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
10 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,”
then shall my night be turned to day.
The gospel: luke 12: 6-7
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.