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March 24


Deuteronomy 9:1-29
1. Hear, O Israel! You are about to cross the Jordan today, to go in and dispossess nations larger and mightier than you, great cities, fortified to the heavens,
2. a strong and tall people, the offspring of the Anakim, whom you know. You have heard it said of them, "Who can stand up to the Anakim?"
3. Know then today that the LORD your God is the one who crosses over before you as a devouring fire; he will defeat them and subdue them before you, so that you may dispossess and destroy them quickly, as the LORD has promised you.
4. When the LORD your God thrusts them out before you, do not say to yourself, "It is because of my righteousness that the LORD has brought me in to occupy this land"; it is rather because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is dispossessing them before you.
5. It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart that you are going in to occupy their land; but because of the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God is dispossessing them before you, in order to fulfill the promise that the LORD made on oath to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
6. Know, then, that the LORD your God is not giving you this good land to occupy because of your righteousness; for you are a stubborn people.
7. Remember and do not forget how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness; you have been rebellious against the LORD from the day you came out of the land of Egypt until you came to this place.
8. Even at Horeb you provoked the LORD to wrath, and the LORD was so angry with you that he was ready to destroy you.
9. When I went up the mountain to receive the stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant that the LORD made with you, I remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water.
10. And the LORD gave me the two stone tablets written with the finger of God; on them were all the words that the LORD had spoken to you at the mountain out of the fire on the day of the assembly.
11. At the end of forty days and forty nights the LORD gave me the two stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant.
12. Then the LORD said to me, "Get up, go down quickly from here, for your people whom you have brought from Egypt have acted corruptly. They have been quick to turn from the way that I commanded them; they have cast an image for themselves."
13. Furthermore the LORD said to me, "I have seen that this people is indeed a stubborn people.
14. Let me alone that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier and more numerous than they."
15. So I turned and went down from the mountain, while the mountain was ablaze; the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.
16. Then I saw that you had indeed sinned against the LORD your God, by casting for yourselves an image of a calf; you had been quick to turn from the way that the LORD had commanded you.
17. So I took hold of the two tablets and flung them from my two hands, smashing them before your eyes.
18. Then I lay prostrate before the LORD as before, forty days and forty nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all the sin you had committed, provoking the LORD by doing what was evil in his sight.
19. For I was afraid that the anger that the LORD bore against you was so fierce that he would destroy you. But the LORD listened to me that time also.
20. The LORD was so angry with Aaron that he was ready to destroy him, but I interceded also on behalf of Aaron at that same time.
21. Then I took the sinful thing you had made, the calf, and burned it with fire and crushed it, grinding it thoroughly, until it was reduced to dust; and I threw the dust of it into the stream that runs down the mountain.
22. At Taberah also, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, you provoked the LORD to wrath.
23. And when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, "Go up and occupy the land that I have given you," you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God, neither trusting him nor obeying him.
24. You have been rebellious against the LORD as long as he has known you.
25. Throughout the forty days and forty nights that I lay prostrate before the LORD when the LORD intended to destroy you,
26. I prayed to the LORD and said, "Lord GOD, do not destroy the people who are your very own possession, whom you redeemed in your greatness, whom you brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
27. Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; pay no attention to the stubbornness of this people, their wickedness and their sin,
28. otherwise the land from which you have brought us might say, 'Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land that he promised them, and because he hated them, he has brought them out to let them die in the wilderness.'
29. For they are the people of your very own possession, whom you brought out by your great power and by your outstretched arm."

Deuteronomy 10:1-22
1. At that time the LORD said to me, "Carve out two tablets of stone like the former ones, and come up to me on the mountain, and make an ark of wood.
2. I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets, which you smashed, and you shall put them in the ark."
3. So I made an ark of acacia wood, cut two tablets of stone like the former ones, and went up the mountain with the two tablets in my hand.
4. Then he wrote on the tablets the same words as before, the ten commandments that the LORD had spoken to you on the mountain out of the fire on the day of the assembly; and the LORD gave them to me.
5. So I turned and came down from the mountain, and put the tablets in the ark that I had made; and there they are, as the LORD commanded me.
6. (The Israelites journeyed from Beeroth-bene-jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried; his son Eleazar succeeded him as priest.
7. From there they journeyed to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land with flowing streams.
8. At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.
9. Therefore Levi has no allotment or inheritance with his kindred; the LORD is his inheritance, as the LORD your God promised him.)
10. I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights, as I had done the first time. And once again the LORD listened to me. The LORD was unwilling to destroy you.
11. The LORD said to me, "Get up, go on your journey at the head of the people, that they may go in and occupy the land that I swore to their ancestors to give them."
12. So now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? Only to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
13. and to keep the commandments of the LORD your God and his decrees that I am commanding you today, for your own well-being.
14. Although heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to the LORD your God, the earth with all that is in it,
15. yet the LORD set his heart in love on your ancestors alone and chose you, their descendants after them, out of all the peoples, as it is today.
16. Circumcise, then, the foreskin of your heart, and do not be stubborn any longer.
17. For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe,
18. who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing.
19. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
20. You shall fear the LORD your God; him alone you shall worship; to him you shall hold fast, and by his name you shall swear.
21. He is your praise; he is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things that your own eyes have seen.
22. Your ancestors went down to Egypt seventy persons; and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in heaven.

Psalms 37:12-17
12. The wicked plot against the righteous, and gnash their teeth at them;
13. but the LORD laughs at the wicked, for he sees that their day is coming.
14. The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to kill those who walk uprightly;
15. their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
16. Better is a little that the righteous person has than the abundance of many wicked.
17. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

Proverbs 12:11-11
11. Those who till their land will have plenty of food, but those who follow worthless pursuits have no sense.

Luke 1:57-80
57. Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son.
58. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.
59. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after his father.
60. But his mother said, "No; he is to be called John."
61. They said to her, "None of your relatives has this name."
62. Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him.
63. He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, "His name is John." And all of them were amazed.
64. Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God.
65. Fear came over all their neighbors, and all these things were talked about throughout the entire hill country of Judea.
66. All who heard them pondered them and said, "What then will this child become?" For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him.
67. Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke this prophecy:
68. "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.
69. He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David,
70. as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
71. that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.
72. Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and has remembered his holy covenant,
73. the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us
74. that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear,
75. in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
76. And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
77. to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins.
78. By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us,
79. to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."
80. The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.