July 13, 2020

Psalm 89:1–17 (CSB)

I will sing about the Lord’s faithful love forever; 

I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations 

with my mouth. 

For I will declare, 

“Faithful love is built up forever; 

you establish your faithfulness in the heavens.” 

The Lord said, 

“I have made a covenant with my chosen one; 

I have sworn an oath to David my servant: 

‘I will establish your offspring forever 

and build up your throne for all generations.’ ” 

Selah

Lord, the heavens praise your wonders—

your faithfulness also—

in the assembly of the holy ones. 

For who in the skies can compare with the Lord? 

Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord? 

God is greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, 

more awe-inspiring than all who surround him. 

Lord God of Armies, 

who is strong like you, Lord? 

Your faithfulness surrounds you. 

You rule the raging sea; 

when its waves surge, you still them. 

10 You crushed Rahab like one who is slain; 

you scattered your enemies with your powerful arm. 

11 The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours. 

The world and everything in it—you founded them. 

12 North and south—you created them. 

Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at your name. 

13 You have a mighty arm; 

your hand is powerful; 

your right hand is lifted high. 

14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation 

of your throne; 

faithful love and truth go before you. 

15 Happy are the people who know the joyful shout; 

Lord, they walk in the light from your face. 

16 They rejoice in your name all day long, 

and they are exalted by your righteousness. 

17 For you are their magnificent strength; 

by your favor our horn is exalted. 

Proverbs 16:18–21 (CSB)

18 Pride comes before destruction, 

and an arrogant spirit before a fall. 

19 Better to be lowly of spirit with the humble,

than to divide plunder with the proud. 

20 The one who understands a matter finds success, 

and the one who trusts in the Lord will be happy. 

21 Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, 

and pleasant speech increases learning.

John 2:1–22 (CSB)

THE FIRST SIGN: TURNING WATER INTO WINE

On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’s mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding as well. When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.” 

“What has this concern of yours to do with me,, woman?” Jesus asked. “My hour has not yet come.” 

“Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants. 

Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained twenty or thirty gallons. 

“Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim. Then he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter.” And they did. 

When the headwaiter tasted the water (after it had become wine), he did not know where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew. He called the groom 10 and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people are drunk, the inferior. But you have kept the fine wine until now.” 

11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him. 

12 After this, he went down to Capernaum, together with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples, and they stayed there only a few days. 

CLEANSING THE TEMPLE

13 The Jewish Passover was near, and so Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found people selling oxen, sheep, and doves, and he also found the money changers sitting there. 15 After making a whip out of cords, he drove everyone out of the temple with their sheep and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables. 16 He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!”,

17 And his disciples remembered that it is written: Zeal for your house will consume me.,

18 So the Jews replied to him, “What sign will you show us for doing these things?” 

19 Jesus answered, “Destroy this temple,, and I will raise it up in three days.”

20 Therefore the Jews said, “This temple took forty-six years to build, and will you raise it up in three days?” 

21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22 So when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the statement Jesus had made.