Apr 23, 2020

Psalm 54 (CSB)

PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. When the Ziphites went and said to Saul, “Is David not hiding among us?”

1 God, save me by your name,

and vindicate me by your might!

2 God, hear my prayer;

listen to the words from my mouth.

3 For strangers rise up against me,

and violent men intend to kill me.

They do not let God guide them.,

Selah

4 God is my helper;

the Lord is the sustainer of my life.,

5 He will repay my adversaries for their evil.

Because of your faithfulness, annihilate them.

6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you.

I will praise your name, Lord,

because it is good.

7 For he has rescued me from every trouble,

and my eye has looked down on my enemies.

Proverbs 10:26-28 (CSB)

26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,

so the slacker is to the one who sends him on an errand.

27 The fear of the Lord prolongs life,,

but the years of the wicked are cut short.

28 The hope of the righteous is joy,

but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Luk 5:33-6:11 (CSB)

A QUESTION ABOUT FASTING

33 Then they said to him, “John’s disciples fast often and say prayers, and those of the Pharisees do the same, but yours eat and drink.”

34 Jesus said to them, “You can’t make the wedding guests fast while the groom is with them, can you? 35 But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them—then they will fast in those days.”

36 He also told them a parable: “No one tears a patch from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. Otherwise, not only will he tear the new, but also the piece from the new garment will not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, it will spill, and the skins will be ruined. 38 No, new wine is put into fresh wineskins. 39 And no one, after drinking old wine, wants new, because he says, ‘The old is better.’ ”

LORD OF THE SABBATH

6 On a Sabbath, he passed through the grainfields. His disciples were picking heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them. 2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

3 Jesus answered them, “Haven’t you read what David and those who were with him did when he was hungry—4 how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat? He even gave some to those who were with him.” 5 Then he told them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

6 On another Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. A man was there whose right hand was shriveled. 7 The scribes and Pharisees were watching him closely, to see if he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a charge against him. 8 But he knew their thoughts and told the man with the shriveled hand, “Get up and stand here.” So he got up and stood there. 9 Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you: Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?” 10 After looking around at them all, he told him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did, and his hand was restored. 11 They, however, were filled with rage and started discussing with one another what they might do to Jesus.