Reading: Forgiven most
Reference: Luke 7:40-47
Luke 7:40: And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
Luke 7:41: There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
Luke 7:42: And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Luke 7:43: Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
Luke 7:44: And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Luke 7:45: Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
Luke 7:46: My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Luke 7:47: Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Reading: God’s sheep are well fed
Reference: Ezek. 34:11-16
Ezekiel 34:11: For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
Ezekiel 34:12: As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
Ezekiel 34:13: And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
Ezekiel 34:14: I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
Ezekiel 34:15: I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.
Ezekiel 34:16: I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
Reading: They are kept who fear the Lord
Reference: Ps. 34:1-10
Psalms 34:1: I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalms 34:2: My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
Psalms 34:3: O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
Psalms 34:4: I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalms 34:5: They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
Psalms 34:6: This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
Psalms 34:7: The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
Psalms 34:8: O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Psalms 34:9: O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
Psalms 34:10: The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.
Reading: Kept by a pillar of cloud and fire
Reference: Exod. 13:17-22
Exodus 13:17: And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
Exodus 13:18: But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
Exodus 13:19: And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.
Exodus 13:20: And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
Exodus 13:21: And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
Exodus 13:22: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.