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Exodus 3: 1-5

Moses at the Burning Bush

3Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. 3Then Moses said, ‘I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.’ 4When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ 5Then he said, ‘Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’

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Hebrews 11: 23-31

The Faith of Moses

23 By faith Moses was hidden by his parents for three months after his birth, because they saw that the child was beautiful; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.* 24By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called a son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26He considered abuse suffered for the Christ* to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the reward. 27By faith he left Egypt, unafraid of the king’s anger; for he persevered as though* he saw him who is invisible. 28By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.*

The Faith of Other Israelite Heroes

29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. 30By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. 31By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient,* because she had received the spies in peace.

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Psalm 72

1  Give the king your judgements, O God, 
   and your righteousness to the son of a king.
2  Then shall he judge your people righteously 
   and your poor with justice.
3  May the mountains bring forth peace, 
   and the little hills righteousness for the people.
4  May he defend the poor among the people, 
   deliver the children of the needy and crush the oppressor.
5  May he live as long as the sun and moon endure, 
   from one generation to another.
6  May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, 
   like the showers that water the earth.
7  In his time shall righteousness flourish, 
   and abundance of peace
      till the moon shall be no more.
8  May his dominion extend from sea to sea 
   and from the River to the ends of the earth.
9  May his foes kneel before him 
   and his enemies lick the dust.
10  The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall pay tribute; 
   the kings of Sheba and Seba shall bring gifts.
11  All kings shall fall down before him; 
   all nations shall do him service.
12  For he shall deliver the poor that cry out, 
   the needy and those who have no helper.
13  He shall have pity on the weak and poor; 
   he shall preserve the lives of the needy.
14  He shall redeem their lives from oppression and violence, 
   and dear shall their blood be in his sight.
15  Long may he live;
      unto him may be given gold from Sheba; 
   may prayer be made for him continually
      and may they bless him all the day long.
16  May there be abundance of grain on the earth,
      standing thick upon the hilltops; 
   may its fruit flourish like Lebanon
      and its grain grow like the grass of the field.
17  May his name remain for ever
      and be established as long as the sun endures; 
   may all nations be blest in him
      and call him blessed.
18  Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, 
   who alone does wonderful things.
19  And blessed be his glorious name for ever. 
   May all the earth be filled with his glory.
      Amen. Amen.

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Proverbs 3: 1-12

Admonition to Trust and Honour God

3My child, do not forget my teaching,
   but let your heart keep my commandments;
2 for length of days and years of life
   and abundant welfare they will give you.


3 Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;
   bind them round your neck,
   write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 So you will find favour and good repute
   in the sight of God and of people.


5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
   and do not rely on your own insight.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
   and he will make straight your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
   fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
8 It will be a healing for your flesh
   and a refreshment for your body.


9 Honour the Lord with your substance
   and with the first fruits of all your produce;
10 then your barns will be filled with plenty,
   and your vats will be bursting with wine.


11 My child, do not despise the Lord’s discipline
   or be weary of his reproof,
12 for the Lord reproves the one he loves,
   as a father the son in whom he delights.

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James 4: 11-17

Warning against Judging Another

11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters.* Whoever speaks evil against another or judges another, speaks evil against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. So who, then, are you to judge your neighbour?

Boasting about Tomorrow

13 Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town and spend a year there, doing business and making money.’ 14Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wishes, we will live and do this or that.’ 16As it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil. 17Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, commits sin.

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Psalm 110

1  The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, 
   until I make your enemies your footstool.’
2  May the Lord stretch forth the sceptre of your power; 
   rule from Zion in the midst of your enemies.
3  ‘Noble are you on this day of your birth; 
   on the holy mountain, from the womb of the dawn
      the dew of your new birth is upon you.’
4  The Lord has sworn and will not retract: 
   ‘You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.’
5  The king at your right hand, O Lord, 
   shall smite down kings in the day of his wrath.
6  In all his majesty, he shall judge among the nations, 
   smiting heads over all the wide earth.
7  He shall drink from the brook beside the way; 
   therefore shall he lift high his head.

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Isaiah 6: 1-5

A Vision of God in the Temple

6In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3And one called to another and said:
‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.’
4The pivots* on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. 5And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’

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Acts 7: 44-53

44 ‘Our ancestors had the tent of testimony in the wilderness, as God* directed when he spoke to Moses, ordering him to make it according to the pattern he had seen. 45Our ancestors in turn brought it in with Joshua when they dispossessed the nations that God drove out before our ancestors. And it was there until the time of David, 46who found favour with God and asked that he might find a dwelling-place for the house of Jacob.* 47But it was Solomon who built a house for him. 48Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands;* as the prophet says,
49 “Heaven is my throne,
   and the earth is my footstool.
What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord,
   or what is the place of my rest?
50 Did not my hand make all these things?”

51 ‘You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you are for ever opposing the Holy Spirit, just as your ancestors used to do. 52Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, and now you have become his betrayers and murderers. 53You are the ones that received the law as ordained by angels, and yet you have not kept it.’

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Psalm 72

1  Give the king your judgements, O God, 
   and your righteousness to the son of a king.
2  Then shall he judge your people righteously 
   and your poor with justice.
3  May the mountains bring forth peace, 
   and the little hills righteousness for the people.
4  May he defend the poor among the people, 
   deliver the children of the needy and crush the oppressor.
5  May he live as long as the sun and moon endure, 
   from one generation to another.
6  May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, 
   like the showers that water the earth.
7  In his time shall righteousness flourish, 
   and abundance of peace
      till the moon shall be no more.
8  May his dominion extend from sea to sea 
   and from the River to the ends of the earth.
9  May his foes kneel before him 
   and his enemies lick the dust.
10  The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall pay tribute; 
   the kings of Sheba and Seba shall bring gifts.
11  All kings shall fall down before him; 
   all nations shall do him service.
12  For he shall deliver the poor that cry out, 
   the needy and those who have no helper.
13  He shall have pity on the weak and poor; 
   he shall preserve the lives of the needy.
14  He shall redeem their lives from oppression and violence, 
   and dear shall their blood be in his sight.
15  Long may he live;
      unto him may be given gold from Sheba; 
   may prayer be made for him continually
      and may they bless him all the day long.
16  May there be abundance of grain on the earth,
      standing thick upon the hilltops; 
   may its fruit flourish like Lebanon
      and its grain grow like the grass of the field.
17  May his name remain for ever
      and be established as long as the sun endures; 
   may all nations be blest in him
      and call him blessed.
18  Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, 
   who alone does wonderful things.
19  And blessed be his glorious name for ever. 
   May all the earth be filled with his glory.
      Amen. Amen.

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