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.

Who Is Like You, O God?--Apr. 5, 2016

 Who is like you, O God—majestic in holiness,
awesome in splendor, doing wonders?
Who is like you—gracious, righteous, merciful?
Yet through Jesus you come and make
your home with us.

Purify our souls by obedience to your truth,
so that with genuine mutual love we
may love one another deeply from the heart.

Lectionary Readings
Ps. 98; 146; 66; 116
Exod. 15:1-21
1 Peter 1:13-25
John 14:18-31

Selected Verses
Ps. 116:5
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;
          our God is merciful.

Exod. 15:11
"Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods?  Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders?  …”  [The song of Moses and the Israelites to the LORD]

1 Peter 1:22
Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart.

John 14:23
Jesus answered [Judas—not Iscariot], "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

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