Daily Bible Readinghttps://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/Jonah 3:1-10https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2269https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2269<div class="ExternalClassD1A281423D7D4E27978D39E8170D0080"><p><sup>1</sup>The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, <sup>2</sup>Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you. <sup>3</sup>So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days' walk across. <sup>4</sup>Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's walk. And he cried out, &quot;Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!&quot; <sup>5</sup>And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.<br> <sup>6</sup>When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. <sup>7</sup>Then he had a proclamation made in Nineveh&#58; &quot;By the decree of the king and his nobles&#58; No human being or animal, no herd or flock, shall taste anything. They shall not feed, nor shall they drink water. <sup>8</sup>Human beings and animals shall be covered with sackcloth, and they shall cry mightily to God. All shall turn from their evil ways and from the violence that is in their hands. <sup>9</sup>Who knows? God may relent and change his mind; he may turn from his fierce anger, so that we do not perish.&quot;</p><p><sup>10</sup>When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.</p></div>02/27/20202 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2268https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2268<div class="ExternalClass400C1690FD82438ABB74540E11FEEE2B"><p><strong>​Ash Wednesday</strong></p><p><sup>5&#58;20</sup>So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. <sup>21</sup>For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.</p><p><sup>6&#58;1</sup>As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. <sup>2</sup>For he says,<br> &#160;&quot;At an acceptable time I have listened to you,<br> &#160;and on a day of salvation I have helped you.&quot;</p><p>See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! <sup>3</sup>We are putting no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, <sup>4</sup>but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way&#58; through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, <sup>5</sup>beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; <sup>6</sup>by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, <sup>7</sup>truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; <sup>8</sup>in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; <sup>9</sup>as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see — we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; <sup>10</sup>as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.</p></div>02/26/2020Psalm 78:17-20, 52-55https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2267https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2267<div class="ExternalClass2814CE9B8AD64FD3900FE4F2CA1CBEE6"><p>​<sup>17</sup>Yet they sinned still more against him,<br>rebelling against the Most High in the desert.<br><sup>18</sup>They tested God in their heart<br>by demanding the food they craved.<br><sup>19</sup>They spoke against God, saying,<br>&quot;Can God spread a table in the wilderness?<br><sup>20</sup>Even though he struck the rock so that water gushed out<br>and torrents overflowed,<br>can he also give bread,<br>or provide meat for his people?&quot;<br><sup>52</sup>Then he led out his people like sheep,<br>and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.<br><sup>53</sup>He led them in safety, so that they were not afraid;<br>but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.<br><sup>54</sup>And he brought them to his holy hill,<br>to the mountain that his right hand had won.<br><sup>55</sup>He drove out nations before them;<br>he apportioned them for a possession<br>and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.</p></div>02/25/2020Exodus 33:7-23https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2266https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2266<div class="ExternalClass266B9A7C7D75417DAEB9094790B30752"><p>​</p><p><sup>7</sup>Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp; he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting, which was outside the camp. <sup>8</sup>Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people would rise and stand, each of them, at the entrance of their tents and watch Moses until he had gone into the tent. <sup>9</sup>When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent, and the LORD would speak with Moses. <sup>10</sup>When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would rise and bow down, all of them, at the entrance of their tent. <sup>11</sup>Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then he would return to the camp; but his young assistant, Joshua son of Nun, would not leave the tent.</p><p><sup>12</sup>Moses said to the LORD, &quot;See, you have said to me, 'Bring up this people'; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.' <sup>13</sup>Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.&quot; <sup>14</sup>He said, &quot;My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.&quot; <sup>15</sup>And he said to him, &quot;If your presence will not go, do not carry us up from here. <sup>16</sup>For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people, unless you go with us? In this way, we shall be distinct, I and your people, from every people on the face of the earth.&quot;</p><p><sup>17</sup>The LORD said to Moses, &quot;I will do the very thing that you have asked; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.&quot; <sup>18</sup>Moses said, &quot;Show me your glory, I pray.&quot; <sup>19</sup>And he said, &quot;I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the name, 'The LORD'; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. <sup>20</sup>But,&quot; he said, &quot;you cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live.&quot; <sup>21</sup>And the LORD continued, &quot;See, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock; <sup>22</sup>and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; <sup>23</sup>then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.&quot;</p></div>02/24/20202 Peter 1:16-21https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2265https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2265<div class="ExternalClassBCB66A19A07E4C8C856A6CEA9ED369F8"><p><strong>​Transfiguration of Our Lord</strong></p><p><sup>16</sup>For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. <sup>17</sup>For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, &quot;This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.&quot; <sup>18</sup>We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.</p><p><sup>19</sup>So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. <sup>20</sup>First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, <sup>21</sup>because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.</p></div>02/23/20201 Kings 21:20-29https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2264https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2264<div class="ExternalClass81F49F9225904E93837145949222CB1C"><p>​<sup>20</sup>Ahab said to Elijah, &quot;Have you found me, O my enemy?&quot; He answered, &quot;I have found you. Because you have sold yourself to do what is evil in the sight of the LORD, <sup>21</sup>I will bring disaster on you; I will consume you, and will cut off from Ahab every male, bond or free, in Israel; <sup>22</sup>and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha son of Ahijah, because you have provoked me to anger and have caused Israel to sin. <sup>23</sup>Also concerning Jezebel the LORD said, 'The dogs shall eat Jezebel within the bounds of Jezreel.' <sup>24</sup>Anyone belonging to Ahab who dies in the city the dogs shall eat; and anyone of his who dies in the open country the birds of the air shall eat.&quot;</p><p><sup>25</sup>(Indeed, there was no one like Ahab, who sold himself to do what was evil in the sight of the LORD, urged on by his wife Jezebel. <sup>26</sup>He acted most abominably in going after idols, as the Amorites had done, whom the LORD drove out before the Israelites.)</p><p><sup>27</sup>When Ahab heard those words, he tore his clothes and put sackcloth over his bare flesh; he fasted, lay in the sackcloth, and went about dejectedly. <sup>28</sup>Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite&#58; <sup>29</sup>Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself before me, I will not bring the disaster in his days; but in his son's days I will bring the disaster on his house.</p></div>02/22/2020