June 13th, 2018

Wednesday of Trinity 2

First Reading: Prov. 13:1-25

 1 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
      But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
       2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth,
      But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.
       3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life,
      But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
       4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing;
      But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
       5 A righteous man hates lying,
      But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame.
       6 Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless,
      But wickedness overthrows the sinner.
       7 There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing;
      And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.
       8 The ransom of a man’s life is his riches,
      But the poor does not hear rebuke.
       9 The light of the righteous rejoices,
      But the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
       10 By pride comes nothing but strife,
      But with the well-advised is wisdom.
       11 Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished,
      But he who gathers by labor will increase.
       12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
      But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
       13 He who despises the word will be destroyed,
      But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
       14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life,
      To turn one away from the snares of death.
       15 Good understanding gains favor,
      But the way of the unfaithful is hard.
       16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge,
      But a fool lays open his folly.
       17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
      But a faithful ambassador brings health.
       18 Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction,
      But he who regards a rebuke will be honored.
       19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul,
      But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
       20 He who walks with wise men will be wise,
      But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
       21 Evil pursues sinners,
      But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.
       22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
      But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
       23 Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor,
      And for lack of justice there is waste.[a]
       24 He who spares his rod hates his son,
      But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
       25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul,
      But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.

Footnotes:Proverbs 13:23 Literally what is swept away

Second Reading: John 14:18-31

18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

Indwelling of the Father and the Son
    19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
The Gift of His Peace
    25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said,[a] ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. 29 “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

Footnotes:John 14:28 NU-Text omits I said.


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