Day 64 – March 5, 2021

Exodus 15; Psalm 56; Proverbs 11:26–30; Mark 9:2–29

Exodus 15

The Song of Moses

1 Now Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to God and spoke, saying: “Let us sing to the Lord, for He is greatly glorified. Horse and rider He has thrown into the sea.† 

2 The Lord became my helper and the shield of my salvation; He is my God, and I will glorify Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.† 

3 The Lord brings wars to nothing; The Lord is His name. 

4 Pharaoh’s chariots and army He cast into the sea; His chosen captains also were drowned in the Red Sea. 

5 The sea covered them; They sank to the bottom like a stone. 

6 “Your right hand, O God, is glorified in strength; Your right hand, O God, dashed the enemy in pieces.† 

7 In the greatness of Your glory You broke the adversaries to pieces; You sent forth Your wrath; It consumed them like stubble. 

8 By the Spirit of Your anger the waters were gathered together; The waves stood upright in the midst of the sea; The depths congealed in the heart of the sea.† 

9 The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoils; I will satisfy my soul; I will destroy with my sword; My hand shall have dominion.’ 

10 You sent forth Your Spirit; The sea covered them; They sank like lead in the mighty waters. 

11 “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorified in holiness, Marvelous in praises, doing wonders? 

12 You stretched out Your right hand; The earth swallowed them up. 

13 In righteousness You guided Your people whom You redeemed; In strength You called them to Your holy resting place. 

14 “The nations heard and were angry; Pangs seized the inhabitants of Philistia. 

15 The princes of Edom And the chiefs of the Moabites were dismayed; Trembling took hold of them; All the inhabitants of Canaan melted away. 

16 Fear and dread fell upon them; By the greatness of Your arm, let them become as stone Till Your people pass over, O Lord, Till Your people pass over, whom You purchased.† 

17 Bring them in and plant them in the mountain of their inheritance, In Your prepared habitation, O Lord, which Your hands made ready; The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands established. 

18 “The Lord reigns forever and ever and ever.” 

19 For Pharaoh’s horses went with his chariots and horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them. But the children of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea.

The Song of Miriam

20 Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dances.

21 So Miriam led them: “Let us sing to the Lord, for He is greatly glorified. Horse and rider He cast into the sea.”† 

Bitter Waters Sweetened

22 Thus Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the desert and found no water to drink.†

23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore he named that place Bitterness.†

24 Then the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”

25 So he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them. There He proved him†

26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is pleasing in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His ordinances, I will put none of the diseases on you that I brought on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord your God who heals you.”†

27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters.†

Psalms 56

1 For the End; corrupt not; by David; for a pillar inscription, when he escaped from the face of Saul to the cave. †

2 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will hope, Until lawlessness shall pass away. 

3 I will cry out to God most High; My God who is my benefactor. 

4 He sent from heaven and saved me; He gave over to disgrace those who trample me down. (Pause) God sent out His mercy and His truth, 

5 And delivered my soul from the midst of young lions. Although troubled, I fell asleep; As for the sons of men, their teeth are a weapon and arrows, And their tongue is a sharp dagger. 

6 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth. 

7 They prepared a trap for my feet, And they bowed down my soul; They dug a pit before my face, But they fell into it. (Pause) 

8 My heart is ready, O God, My heart is ready; I will sing, and I will sing a psalm. 

9 Awake, my glory; Awake, harp and lyre; I will arise at dawn. 

10 I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the Gentiles. 

11 For Your mercy is magnified to the heavens, And Your truth to the clouds. 

12 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; And Your glory above all the earth.

Proverbs of Solomon 11

26 He who plans good things seeks good grace, But he who seeks evil, it will capture him. 

27 He who trusts in riches, this man will fall, But he who helps the righteous, this man will rise. 

28 He who does not deal graciously with his own house will inherit the wind, And a man without discernment will be servant to one with discernment. 

29 A tree of life springs up from the fruit of righteousness, But the souls of the lawless will be taken away before their time.† 

30 If the righteous man is scarcely saved, Then where shall an ungodly man and a sinner appear?†

Mark 9

The Transfiguration

2 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them.†

3 His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.

4 And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.

5 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—

6 because he did not know what to say, for they were greatly afraid.

7 And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”

8 Suddenly, when they had looked around, they saw no one anymore, but only Jesus with themselves.

Is Elijah Coming?

9 Now as they came down from the mountain, He commanded them that they should tell no one the things they had seen, till the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

10 So they kept this word to themselves, questioning what the rising from the dead meant.

11 And they asked Him, saying, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

12 Then He answered and told them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and restores all things. And how is it written concerning the Son of Man, that He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt?

13 But I say to you that Elijah has also come, and they did to him whatever they wished, as it is written of him.Ӡ

O Faithless Generation

14 And when He came to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and scribes disputing with them.†

15 Immediately, when they saw Him, all the people were greatly amazed, and running to Him, greeted Him.

16 And He asked the scribes, “What are you discussing with them?”

17 Then one of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit.

18 And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.”

19 He answered him and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.”

20 Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.

21 So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood.

22 And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!”

26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.”

27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

28 And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”

29 So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”

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