I am an emeritus professor from Cornell University and was a Commissioned Lay Preacher in the Presbyterian Church (USA). For many years I have followed the Daily Lectionary as printed in the Mission Yearbook of my church. For each day of a two-year cycle, the lectionary lists four psalms and three other scriptural passages--usually one from the Old Testament and two from the New Testament. My practice is to copy down a verse or two from one of the psalms and from each of the other three passages. After I have written out all four selections, I reflect upon them, rearrange their order, and incorporate them into a meditation. Sometimes I retain much of the original wording; sometimes all that remains of a selection is an idea that was stimulated when I read the original words. All selections are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. For the Daily Lectionary, see the link below.

Exulting in the God of our Salvation--Feb. 11, 2016

We rejoice in you, God of our salvation;
you have done great things for us.
You have sent us Christ Jesus,
and we press on toward
the goal, the prize of
your heavenly call
in Christ.

Lectionary Readings
Ps. 27; 147:12-20; 126; 102
Hab. 3:10-18
Phil. 3:12-21
John 17:1-8

Selected Verses
Ps. 126:3
The LORD has done great things for us,
          and we rejoiced.

Hab. 3:18
…yet I will rejoice in the LORD;
            I will exult in the God of my salvation.

Phil. 3:14
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. 

John 17:8
"…for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.  …"  [Jesus' prayer for his disciples]

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