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March 25

Deuteronomy 11:1-32
1. You shall love the LORD your God, therefore, and keep his charge, his decrees, his ordinances, and his commandments always.
2. Remember today that it was not your children (who have not known or seen the discipline of the LORD your God), but it is you who must acknowledge his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm,
3. his signs and his deeds that he did in Egypt to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and to all his land;
4. what he did to the Egyptian army, to their horses and chariots, how he made the water of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued you, so that the LORD has destroyed them to this day;
5. what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place;
6. and what he did to Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab son of Reuben, how in the midst of all Israel the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, along with their households, their tents, and every living being in their company;
7. for it is your own eyes that have seen every great deed that the LORD did.
8. Keep, then, this entire commandment that I am commanding you today, so that you may have strength to go in and occupy the land that you are crossing over to occupy,
9. and so that you may live long in the land that the LORD swore to your ancestors to give them and to their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.
10. For the land that you are about to enter to occupy is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sow your seed and irrigate by foot like a vegetable garden.
11. But the land that you are crossing over to occupy is a land of hills and valleys, watered by rain from the sky,
12. a land that the LORD your God looks after. The eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.
13. If you will only heed his every commandment that I am commanding you today-- loving the LORD your God, and serving him with all your heart and with all your soul--
14. then he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, and you will gather in your grain, your wine, and your oil;
15. and he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you will eat your fill.
16. Take care, or you will be seduced into turning away, serving other gods and worshiping them,
17. for then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain and the land will yield no fruit; then you will perish quickly off the good land that the LORD is giving you.
18. You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on your forehead.
19. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.
20. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,
21. so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to your ancestors to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.
22. If you will diligently observe this entire commandment that I am commanding you, loving the LORD your God, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him,
23. then the LORD will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and mightier than yourselves.
24. Every place on which you set foot shall be yours; your territory shall extend from the wilderness to the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the Western Sea.
25. No one will be able to stand against you; the LORD your God will put the fear and dread of you on all the land on which you set foot, as he promised you.
26. See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse:
27. the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I am commanding you today;
28. and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn from the way that I am commanding you today, to follow other gods that you have not known.
29. When the LORD your God has brought you into the land that you are entering to occupy, you shall set the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal.
30. As you know, they are beyond the Jordan, some distance to the west, in the land of the Canaanites who live in the Arabah, opposite Gilgal, beside the oak of Moreh.
31. When you cross the Jordan to go in to occupy the land that the LORD your God is giving you, and when you occupy it and live in it,
32. you must diligently observe all the statutes and ordinances that I am setting before you today.

Deuteronomy 12:1-31
1. These are the statutes and ordinances that you must diligently observe in the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, has given you to occupy all the days that you live on the earth.
2. You must demolish completely all the places where the nations whom you are about to dispossess served their gods, on the mountain heights, on the hills, and under every leafy tree.
3. Break down their altars, smash their pillars, burn their sacred poles with fire, and hew down the idols of their gods, and thus blot out their name from their places.
4. You shall not worship the LORD your God in such ways.
5. But you shall seek the place that the LORD your God will choose out of all your tribes as his habitation to put his name there. You shall go there,
6. bringing there your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and your donations, your votive gifts, your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and flocks.
7. And you shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your households together, rejoicing in all the undertakings in which the LORD your God has blessed you.
8. You shall not act as we are acting here today, all of us according to our own desires,
9. for you have not yet come into the rest and the possession that the LORD your God is giving you.
10. When you cross over the Jordan and live in the land that the LORD your God is allotting to you, and when he gives you rest from your enemies all around so that you live in safety,
11. then you shall bring everything that I command you to the place that the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his name: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and your donations, and all your choice votive gifts that you vow to the LORD.
12. And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you together with your sons and your daughters, your male and female slaves, and the Levites who reside in your towns (since they have no allotment or inheritance with you).
13. Take care that you do not offer your burnt offerings at any place you happen to see.
14. But only at the place that the LORD will choose in one of your tribes-- there you shall offer your burnt offerings and there you shall do everything I command you.
15. Yet whenever you desire you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your towns, according to the blessing that the LORD your God has given you; the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as they would of gazelle or deer.
16. The blood, however, you must not eat; you shall pour it out on the ground like water.
17. Nor may you eat within your towns the tithe of your grain, your wine, and your oil, the firstlings of your herds and your flocks, any of your votive gifts that you vow, your freewill offerings, or your donations;
18. these you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God at the place that the LORD your God will choose, you together with your son and your daughter, your male and female slaves, and the Levites resident in your towns, rejoicing in the presence of the LORD your God in all your undertakings.
19. Take care that you do not neglect the Levite as long as you live in your land.
20. When the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as he has promised you, and you say, "I am going to eat some meat," because you wish to eat meat, you may eat meat whenever you have the desire.
21. If the place where the LORD your God will choose to put his name is too far from you, and you slaughter as I have commanded you any of your herd or flock that the LORD has given you, then you may eat within your towns whenever you desire.
22. Indeed, just as gazelle or deer is eaten, so you may eat it; the unclean and the clean alike may eat it.
23. Only be sure that you do not eat the blood; for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the meat.
24. Do not eat it; you shall pour it out on the ground like water.
25. Do not eat it, so that all may go well with you and your children after you, because you do what is right in the sight of the LORD.
26. But the sacred donations that are due from you, and your votive gifts, you shall bring to the place that the LORD will choose.
27. You shall present your burnt offerings, both the meat and the blood, on the altar of the LORD your God; the blood of your other sacrifices shall be poured out beside the altar of the LORD your God, but the meat you may eat.
28. Be careful to obey all these words that I command you today, so that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, because you will be doing what is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God.
29. When the LORD your God has cut off before you the nations whom you are about to enter to dispossess them, when you have dispossessed them and live in their land,
30. take care that you are not snared into imitating them, after they have been destroyed before you: do not inquire concerning their gods, saying, "How did these nations worship their gods? I also want to do the same."
31. You must not do the same for the LORD your God, because every abhorrent thing that the LORD hates they have done for their gods. They would even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.

Psalms 37:18-22
18. The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will abide forever;
19. they are not put to shame in evil times, in the days of famine they have abundance.
20. But the wicked perish, and the enemies of the LORD are like the glory of the pastures; they vanish-- like smoke they vanish away.
21. The wicked borrow, and do not pay back, but the righteous are generous and keep giving;
22. for those blessed by the LORD shall inherit the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off.

Proverbs 12:12-14
12. The wicked covet the proceeds of wickedness, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.
13. The evil are ensnared by the transgression of their lips, but the righteous escape from trouble.
14. From the fruit of the mouth one is filled with good things, and manual labor has its reward.

Luke 2:1-24
1. In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.
2. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.
3. All went to their own towns to be registered.
4. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David.
5. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.
6. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child.
7. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
8. In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see-- I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:
11. to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.
12. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger."
13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,
14. "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!"
15. When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us."
16. So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.
17. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child;
18. and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.
19. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.
20. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
21. After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22. When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
23. (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord"),
24. and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."