February 26, 2022 :: Evening Prayer
Saturday after Sexagesima Sunday
Here beginneth the 8th chapter of Deuteronomy.
Lord sware unto your fathers.All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the
Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, to prove thee, to know what in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.And thou shalt remember all the way which the
Lord doth man live.And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every that proceedeth out of the mouth of the
Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
Lord thy God chasteneth thee.Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, the
Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the
Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;For the
A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any in it; a land whose stones iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the
Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:Beware that thou forget not the
Lest thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt ;
And thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the
Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of hand hath gotten me this wealth.
Lord thy God: for he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as this day.But thou shalt remember the
Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the
Lord destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.As the nations which the
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 3rd chapter of Ephesians.
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
And to make all see what the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Unto him glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.