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1 Chron. 24:20–31

24:20 The rest of the Levites included:

Shubael from the sons of Amram,

Jehdeiah from the sons of Shubael,

21the firstborn Isshiah from Rehabiah and the sons of Rehabiah,

22Shelomoth from the Izharites,

Jahath from the sons of Shelomoth.

23The sons of Hebron:

Jeriah, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

24The son of Uzziel:

Micah;

Shamir from the sons of Micah.

25The brother of Micah:

Isshiah.

Zechariah from the sons of Isshiah.

26The sons of Merari:

Mahli and Mushi.

The son of Jaaziah:

Beno.

27The sons of Merari, from Jaaziah:

Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri.

28From Mahli:

Eleazar, who had no sons.

29From Kish:

Jerahmeel.

30The sons of Mushi:

Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth.

These were the Levites, listed by their families.

31Just like their relatives, the descendants of Aaron, they also cast lots before King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, the leaders of families, the priests, and the Levites. The families of the oldest son cast lots along with those of the youngest.

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Ps. 119:129–136

119:129 פ (Pe )

Your rules are marvelous.

Therefore I observe them.

130Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines.

They give insight to the untrained.

131I open my mouth and pant,

because I long for your commands.

132Turn toward me and extend mercy to me,

as you typically do to your loyal followers.

133Direct my steps by your word!

Do not let any sin dominate me!

134Deliver me from oppressive men,

so that I can keep your precepts.

135Smile on your servant!

Teach me your statutes!

136Tears stream down from my eyes,

because people do not keep your law.

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1 Cor. 8:7–13

8:7 But this knowledge is not shared by all. And some, by being accustomed to idols in former times, eat this food as an idol sacrifice, and their conscience, because it is weak, is defiled. 8Now food will not bring us close to God. We are no worse if we do not eat and no better if we do. 9But be careful that this liberty of yours does not become a hindrance to the weak. 10For if someone weak sees you who possess knowledge dining in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience be “strengthened” to eat food offered to idols? 11So by your knowledge the weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed. 12If you sin against your brothers or sisters in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. 13For this reason, if food causes my brother or sister to sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I may not cause one of them to sin.

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The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016.

Both facts were certain to Luther: the divine origin of Scripture and its resultant inerrancy, on the one hand, and, on the other, the active cooperation of the human personality of the authors in their composition. The fact that he appreciated the latter distinguishes his view from the inspiration theories of the later dogmaticians who either entirely or to a great extent excluded such cooperation; that he did not grow weary of emphasizing the former, establishes his agreement with them. Only in the true unity of both views do we arrive at the whole truth. (62)

–Johann Michael Reu, Luther on the Scriptures

This daily Bible reading guide, Reading the Word of God, was conceived and prepared as a result of the ongoing discussions between representatives of three church bodies: Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC), The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). The following individuals have represented their church bodies and approved this introduction and the reading guide: LCC: President Robert Bugbee; NALC: Bishop John Bradosky, Revs. Mark Chavez, James Nestingen, and David Wendel; LCMS: Revs. Albert Collver, Joel Lehenbauer, John Pless, and Larry Vogel.

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