Friday: Preparation for Trinity Sunday

Hebrew Scripture Lesson: Job 38:12-21

[Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: Job 38:1]

“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
  and caused the dawn to know its place,
  so that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
  and the wicked be shaken out of it?
It is changed like clay under the seal,
  and it is dyed like a garment.
Light is withheld from the wicked,
  and their uplifted arm is broken.

“Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
  or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
  or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
Declare, if you know all this.

“Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
  and where is the place of darkness,
  that you may take it to its territory
  and that you may discern the paths to its home?
Surely you know, for you were born then,
  and the number of your days is great!”

Psalm 8

O Lord, our Sovereign,
  how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.

Out of the mouths of babes and infants
  you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
  to silence the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens,
  the work of your fingers,
  the moon and the stars that you have established;
  what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
  mortals that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
  and crowned them with glory and honor.

You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
  you have put all things under their feet,
  all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
  the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
  whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Sovereign,
  how majestic is your name in all the earth!

New Testament Epistle Lesson: 2 Timothy 1:12b-14

But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him. Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.

Year A Trinity Friday

Bible verses from The New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All right reserved.

Selections from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright 1995 by the Consultation on Common Texts.

Image credit: Trinity Knot via the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. This image was cropped by Michael Gilbertson using Photoshop 13 May 2016. It is used under used under the Creative Commons 2.0 noncommercial use only license.

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