Bible Readings For Sunday’s Video Message
The video message for Sunday 12th July is: The Biblical Prophets (5) Where is God in this Crisis? How the prophets can help us interpret the times.
Sunday 12th July 2020
Today’s Bible Readings are: Isaiah 30 v.18-26 and Daniel 9 v.2-10; 15-19
18| Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. | 19 Truly, O people in Zion, inhabitants of Jerusalem, you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when he hears it, he will answer you. 20| Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. 21| And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’ 22| Then you will defile your silver-covered idols and your gold-plated images. You will scatter them like filthy rags; you will say to them, ‘Away with you!’
23| He will give rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and grain, the produce of the ground, which will be rich and plenteous. On that day your cattle will graze in broad pastures; 24| and the oxen and donkeys that till the ground will eat silage, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork. 25| On every lofty mountain and every high hill there will be brooks running with water—on a day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 26| Moreover, the light of the moon will be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, like the light of seven days, on the day when the Lord binds up the injuries of his people, and heals the wounds inflicted by his blow.
Isaiah 30 v.18-26
2| In the first year of Darius’ reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the Lord to the prophet Jeremiah, must be fulfilled for the devastation of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years. 3| Then I turned to the Lord God, to seek an answer by prayer and supplication with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. 4| I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, ‘Ah, Lord, great and awesome God, keeping covenant and steadfast love with those who love you and keep your commandments, 5| we have sinned and done wrong, acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and ordinances. 6| We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.
7| ‘Righteousness is on your side, O Lord, but open shame, as at this day, falls on us, the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and all Israel, those who are near and those who are far away, in all the lands to which you have driven them, because of the treachery that they have committed against you. 8| Open shame, O Lord, falls on us, our kings, our officials, and our ancestors, because we have sinned against you. 9| To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him, 10| and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by following his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
Daniel 9 v.2-10
15| ‘And now, O Lord our God, who brought your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand and made your name renowned even to this day—we have sinned, we have done wickedly. 16| O Lord, in view of all your righteous acts, let your anger and wrath, we pray, turn away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain; because of our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors, Jerusalem and your people have become a disgrace among all our neighbours.
17| Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his supplication, and for your own sake, Lord, 17b| let your face shine upon your desolated sanctuary. 18| Incline your ear, O my God, and hear. Open your eyes and look at our desolation and the city that bears your name. We do not present our supplication before you on the ground of our righteousness, but on the ground of your great mercies. 19| O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, listen and act and do not delay! For your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people bear your name!’