May 4th, 2019

Friedrich Wyneken, Pastor and Missionary


First Reading: Ex. 32:1-14


The Golden Calf
 1Now when the people saw that Moses (A)delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, "Come, (B)make us a god who will go before us; as for (C)this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."

 2Aaron said to them, "(D)Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."

 3Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron.

 4He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a (E)molten calf; and they said, "This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt."

 5Now when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow shall be a feast to the LORD."

 6So the next day they rose early and (F)offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and (G)the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up (H)to play.

 7Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Go down at once, for your people, whom (I)you brought up from the land of Egypt, have (J)corrupted themselves.

 8"They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. (K)They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and (L)have sacrificed to it and said, '(M)This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!'"

 9(N)The LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, they are (O)an obstinate people.

 10"Now then (P)let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and (Q)I will make of you a great nation."

Moses' Entreaty
 11Then (R)Moses entreated the LORD his God, and said, "O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

 12"Why should (S)the Egyptians speak, saying, 'With evil intent He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your burning anger and change Your mind about doing harm to Your people.

 13"Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You (T)swore by Yourself, and said to them, 'I will (U)multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and (V)all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.'"

 14(W)So the LORD changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.

Cross references:Exodus 32:1 : Ex 24:18; Deut 9:11, 12 Exodus 32:1 : Acts 7:40 Exodus 32:1 : Ex 14:11 Exodus 32:2 : Ex 35:22 Exodus 32:4 : Deut 9:16; Neh 9:18; Ps 106:19; Acts 7:41 Exodus 32:6 : Acts 7:41 Exodus 32:6 : 1 Cor 10:7 Exodus 32:6 : Ex 32:17-19; Num 25:2 Exodus 32:7 : Ex 32:4, 11; Deut 9:12 Exodus 32:7 : Gen 6:11 Exodus 32:8 : Ex 20:3, 4, 23 Exodus 32:8 : Ex 22:20; 34:15; Deut 32:17 Exodus 32:8 : 1 Kin 12:28 Exodus 32:9 : Num 14:11-20 Exodus 32:9 : Ex 33:3, 5; 34:9; Is 48:4; Acts 7:51 Exodus 32:10 : Deut 9:14 Exodus 32:10 : Num 14:12 Exodus 32:11 : Deut 9:18, 26 Exodus 32:12 : Num 14:13-19; Deut 9:28; Josh 7:9 Exodus 32:13 : Gen 22:16-18; Heb 6:13 Exodus 32:13 : Gen 15:5; 26:4 Exodus 32:13 : Gen 12:7; 13:15; 15:18; 17:8; 35:12; Ex 13:5, 11; 33:1 Exodus 32:14 : Ps 106:45


Second Reading: Lk. 6:20-38


The Beatitudes

 20And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "(A)Blessed are you who are poor, for (B)yours is the kingdom of God.

 21"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

 22"(C)Blessed are you when men hate you, and (D)ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.

 23"Be glad in that day and (E)leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven For (F)in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets.

 24"But woe to (G)you who are rich, for (H)you are receiving your comfort in full.

 25"Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

 26"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the (I)false prophets in the same way.

 27"But I say to you who hear, (J)love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

 28bless those who curse you, (K)pray for those who mistreat you.

 29"(L)Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.

 30"Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

 31"(M)Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.

 32"(N)If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

 33"If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

 34"(O)If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.

 35"But (P)love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be (Q)sons of (R)the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.

 36"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

 37"(S)Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; (T)pardon, and you will be pardoned.

 38"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour (U)into your lap a (V)good measure--pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."

Cross references:Luke 6:20 : Matt 5:3-12; Luke 6:20-23 Luke 6:20 : Matt 5:3 Luke 6:22 : 1 Pet 4:14 Luke 6:22 : John 9:22; 16:2 Luke 6:23 : Mal 4 Luke 6:23 : 2 Chr 36:16; Acts 7:52 Luke 6:24 : Luke 16:25; James 5:1 Luke 6:24 : Matt 6:2 Luke 6:26 : Matt 7:15 Luke 6:27 : Matt 5:44; Luke 6:35 Luke 6:28 : Matt 5:44; Luke 6:35 Luke 6:29 : Matt 5:39-42 Luke 6:31 : Matt 7:12 Luke 6:32 : Matt 5:46 Luke 6:34 : Matt 5:42 Luke 6:35 : Luke 6:27 Luke 6:35 : Matt 5:9 Luke 6:35 : Luke 1:32 Luke 6:37 : Matt 7:1-5 Luke 6:37 : Matt 6:14; Luke 23:16; Acts 3:13 Luke 6:38 : Mark 4:24 Luke 6:38 : Ps 79:12; Is 65:6, 7; Jer 32:18


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