Monday, 13 Sep 2021: Psalm 73:21-28; Proverbs 22:1-21; Romans 3:9-20 ~ The Law reveals our sin.

Monday, 13 Sep 2021:

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

O God, because without you we are not able to please you,
mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct
and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for
ever. Amen.

“By works of the law
no human being will be justified in [God’s] sight,
since through the law comes knowledge of sin.”
(Romans 3:20)

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Psalms: Psalm 73Hangad

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OT Reading: Proverbs 22:1-21 (ESV)

22:1  A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
and favor is better than silver or gold.

2 The rich and the poor meet together;
the Lord is the Maker of them all.

3 The prudent sees danger and hides himself,
but the simple go on and suffer for it.

4 The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
is riches and honor and life.

5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked;
whoever guards his soul will keep far from them.

6 Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.

7 The rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

8 Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity,
and the rod of his fury will fail.

9 Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed,
for he shares his bread with the poor.

10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out,
and quarreling and abuse will cease.

11 He who loves purity of heart,
and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but he overthrows the words of the traitor.

13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!
I shall be killed in the streets!”

14 The mouth of forbidden women is a deep pit;
he with whom the Lord is angry will fall into it.

15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

16 Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,
or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Words of the Wise

17 Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise,
and apply your heart to my knowledge,

18 for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you,
if all of them are ready on your lips.

19 That your trust may be in the Lord,
I have made them known to you today, even to you.

20 Have I not written for you thirty sayings
of counsel and knowledge,

21 to make you know what is right and true,
that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?

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The Perfect Wisdom of Our God – Stuart Townend

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NT Reading: Romans 3:9-20 (ESV)

No One Is Righteous

3:9 What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin,
10 as it is written:

“None is righteous, no, not one;
11 no one understands;
no one seeks for God.
12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.”
13 “Their throat is an open grave;
they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
14 “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 in their paths are ruin and misery,
17 and the way of peace they have not known.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

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Confession Song – Crossroads Community Church

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Prayer:

+ Heavenly Father, in your great mercy, you have promised forgiveness of sins to all those who sincerely repent and with true faith turn to you, have mercy upon us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring us to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

+ Christ as a light, illumine and guide us. Christ as a shield, overshadow us. Christ under us; Christ over us; Christ beside us on our left and our right. This day be within and without us, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom we speak; in the mouth of each who speaks to us. This day be within and without us, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside us on our left and our right.

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Blessing

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with us, wherever He may send us.
May He guide us through the wilderness, protect us through the storm.
May He bring us home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown us.
May He bring us home rejoicing once again into our doors.

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+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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