November 19 (Daily Scripture)

Tenth Sunday after the Holy Cross,
Eve of the Fast of Heesnag

Isaiah 25:9-26:7
Philippians 1:1-11
Luke 9:44-50

Isaiah 25:9-26:7
[9] It will be said on that day, “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
[10] For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain, and Moab shall be trodden down in his place, as straw is trodden down in a dung-pit.
[11] And he will spread out his hands in the midst of it as a swimmer spreads his hands out to swim; but the LORD will lay low his pride together with the skill of his hands.
[12] And the high fortifications of his walls he will bring down, lay low, and cast to the ground, even to the dust.

Chapter 26
[1] In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
“We have a strong city;
he sets up salvation
as walls and bulwarks.
[2] Open the gates,
that the righteous nation which keeps faith
may enter in.
[3] Thou dost keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee,
because he trusts in thee.
[4] Trust in the LORD for ever,
for the LORD GOD
is an everlasting rock.
[5] For he has brought low
the inhabitants of the height,
the lofty city.
He lays it low, lays it low to the ground,
casts it to the dust.
[6] The foot tramples it,
the feet of the poor,
the steps of the needy.”
[7] The way of the righteous is level;
thou dost make smooth the path of the righteous.

Philippians 1:1-11
[1] Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philip’pi, with the bishops and deacons:
[2] Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
[3] I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
[4] always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,
[5] thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
[6] And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
[7] It is right for me to feel thus about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.
[8] For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
[9] And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,
[10] so that you may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
[11] filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Luke 9:44-50
[44] “Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men.”
[45] But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
[46] And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest.
[47] But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child and put him by his side,
[48] and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me; for he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”
[49] John answered, “Master, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us.”
[50] But Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him; for he that is not against you is for you.”

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