Hope Lutheran Church | Daily Reading for the Week of September 22nd – 28th.
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Daily Reading for the Week of September 22nd – 28th.

23 Sep Daily Reading for the Week of September 22nd – 28th.

September 28—Deuteronomy 1:1-18; Matthew 5:1-20
Pastor
Deut 1–May the Lord, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are and bless you, as He has promised you.
Matt 5–”Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
Carl
Deuteronomy – Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God.
Matthew – let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Sharon
Deut 1:17 “Do not show partiality is judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of any man, for judgement belong to God…”
Matt 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

September 27—Malachi 3:6—4:6; Matthew 4:12-25
Pastor
Mal 4–But the sun of righteousness will rise on those revering My name
Matt 4–He announced the good news of the kingdom and healed every disease and sickness among the people.
Carl
Malachi – Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
“In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Matthew – “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
Sharon
Mal 3:6 “I the Lord do not change…”
Matt 4:19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”

September 26—Malachi 2:1—3:5; Matthew 4:1-11
Pastor
Mal 2– The lips of the priest should guard knowledge
Matt 4– The devil left Him, and angels came and took care of Him.
Carl
Malachi – I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty.
Matthew – “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Sharon
Mal 2: 6 “True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin”
Matt 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

September 25—Malachi 1:1-14; Matthew 3:1-17
Pastor
Mal 1–Nevertheless, from sunrise to sunset, My name will be great among the nations.
Matt 3–A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son whom I dearly love; I find happiness in him.”
Carl
Malachi – My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.
Matthew – “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
Sharon
Mal 1:11 “My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every palace incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.
Matt 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. he will baptize you with the Holy spirit and with fire.”

September 24—Nehemiah 9:22-38; 1 Timothy 6:3-21
Pastor
Neh 9–In your great mercy, however, you didn’t make an end of them. Neither did you forsake them, because you are a merciful and compassionate God.
1 Tim 6–Tell them to do good, to be rich in the good things they do, to be generous, and to share with others.
Carl
Nehemiah – And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time.
1 Timothy – But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
Sharon
Neh 9:26,27 “But they were disobedient and rebelled against you; they put your law behind their backs. They killed your prophets, who had admonished them in order to turn them back to you; they committed awful blasphemies. So you handed them over to their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.”
I Tim 6:6-8 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”

September 23—Nehemiah 9:1-21; 1 Timothy 5:17—6:2
Pastor
Neh 9—Even when they had cast an image of a calf for themselves, saying, “This is your God who brought you up out of Egypt,” and holding You in great contempt, You, in Your great mercy, didn’t abandon them in the wilderness.
1 Tim 5–Keep yourself morally pure.
Carl
Nehemiah – For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen.
1 Timothy – I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.
Sharon
Neh 9:3 They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the Lord their God.
I Tim 5:17,18 “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, ‘Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain’ and ‘The worker deserves his wages.’”

September 22—Nehemiah 7:1-4; 8:1-18; 1 Timothy 5:1-16
Pastor
Neh 8—”This day is holy to our Lord. Don’t be sad, because the joy from the Lord is your strength!”
1 Tim 5–But if someone doesn’t provide for their own family, and especially for a member of their household, they have denied the faith.
Carl
Nehemiah – And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.
1 Timothy – No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, 10 and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.
Sharon
Neh 8:5,6 Ezra opens the book…Ezra praised the Lord, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.
I Tim 5:1,2 “Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity”