March 7, 2023 :: Evening Prayer
Tuesday after the Second Sunday of Lent
Here beginneth the 29th chapter of Deuteronomy.
Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.These the words of the covenant, which the
Lord did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land;And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the
The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:
Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.Yet the
And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.
Lord your God.Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I the
And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them:
And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh.
Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
Lord your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, all the men of Israel,Ye stand this day all of you before the
Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water:
Lord thy God, and into his oath, which the Lord thy God maketh with thee this day:That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the
That he may establish thee to day for a people unto himself, and he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
Lord our God, and also with that not here with us this day:But with that standeth here with us this day before the
(For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;
And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which among them:)
Lord our God, to go serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the
And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:
Lord will not spare him, but then the anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven.The
Lord shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:And the
Lord hath laid upon it;So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the
Lord overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:the whole land thereof brimstone, and salt, burning, it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the
Lord done thus unto this land? what the heat of this great anger?Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the
Lord God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the
For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and he had not given unto them:
Lord was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:And the anger of the
Lord rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as this day.And the
Lord our God: but those revealed unto us and to our children for ever, that may do all the words of this law.The secret unto the
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 2nd chapter of Colossians.
For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and them at Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk ye in him:
Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath :
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body of Christ.
Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
(Touch not; taste not; handle not;
Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.