Bible Readings For Sunday’s Video Message
The video message for Sunday 19th July is: The Biblical Prophets (6) What does God require of His People? How the prophets can help us interpret the times.
Sunday 19th July 2020
Today’s Bible Readings are: Isaiah 30 v.18-21; Jeremiah 6 v.16-17; Lamentations 1 v.1-5, 11-12 and Micah 6 v.6-8
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.’
Isaiah 30 v.18-21
16| Thus says the Lord:
Stand at the crossroads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way lies; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
17| Also I raised up sentinels for you:
‘Give heed to the sound of the trumpet!’
But they said, ‘We will not give heed.’
Jeremiah 6 v.16-17
1| How lonely sits the city
that once was full of people!
How like a widow she has become,
she that was great among the nations!
She that was a princess among the provinces
has become a vassal.
2| She weeps bitterly in the night,
with tears on her cheeks;
among all her lovers
she has no one to comfort her;
all her friends have dealt treacherously with her,
they have become her enemies.
3| Judah has gone into exile with suffering
and hard servitude;
she lives now among the nations,
and finds no resting-place;
her pursuers have all overtaken her
in the midst of her distress.
4| The roads to Zion mourn,
for no one comes to the festivals;
all her gates are desolate,
her priests groan;
her young girls grieve,
and her lot is bitter.
5| Her foes have become the masters,
her enemies prosper,
because the Lord has made her suffer
for the multitude of her transgressions;
her children have gone away,
captives before the foe.
Lamentations 1 v.1-5
11| All her people groan
as they search for bread;
they trade their treasures for food
to revive their strength.
Look, O Lord, and see
how worthless I have become.
12| Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?
Look and see if there is any
sorrow like my sorrow,
which was brought upon me,
which the Lord inflicted
on the day of his fierce anger.
Lamentations 1 v.11-12
6| ‘With what shall I come before the Lord,
and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings,
with calves a year old?
7| Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with tens of thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?’
8| He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?