28 Feb, 2020

Psalm 29 (CSB)

Psalm 29

THE VOICE OF THE LORD

A psalm of David.

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, 

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; 

worship the Lord

in the splendor of his holiness.,

The voice of the Lord is above the waters. 

The God of glory thunders—

the Lord, above the vast water, 

the voice of the Lord in power, 

the voice of the Lord in splendor. 

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; 

the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon. 

He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, 

and Sirion, like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes flames of fire. 

The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; 

the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth,

and strips the woodlands bare.

In his temple all cry, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; 

the Lord sits enthroned, King forever. 

11 The Lord gives his people strength; 

the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Proverbs 6:6–9 (CSB)

LAZINESS

Go to the ant, you slacker! 

Observe its ways and become wise.

Without leader, administrator, or ruler, 

it prepares its provisions in summer; 

it gathers its food during harvest.

How long will you stay in bed, you slacker? 

When will you get up from your sleep?

Matthew 26:69–27:10 (CSB)

PETER DENIES HIS LORD

69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant girl approached him and said, “You were with Jesus the Galilean too.” 

70 But he denied it in front of everyone: “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” 

71 When he had gone out to the gateway, another woman saw him and told those who were there, “This man was with Jesus the Nazarene!” 

72 And again he denied it with an oath: “I don’t know the man!” 

73 After a little while those standing there approached and said to Peter, “You really are one of them, since even your accent gives you away.” 

74 Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed, 75 and Peter remembered the words Jesus had spoken, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly. 

JESUS HANDED OVER TO PILATE

27 When daybreak came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put him to death. After tying him up, they led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor. 

JUDAS HANGS HIMSELF

Then Judas, his betrayer, seeing that Jesus had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood,” he said. 

“What’s that to us?” they said. “See to it yourself!” So he threw the silver into the temple and departed. Then he went and hanged himself. 

The chief priests took the silver and said, “It’s not permitted to put it into the temple treasury, since it is blood money.” They conferred together and bought the potter’s field with it as a burial place for foreigners. Therefore that field has been called “Blood Field” to this day. Then what was spoken through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him whose price was set by the Israelites, 10 and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.,