Day 74 – March 15, 2021

Exodus 25; Psalm 66; Proverbs 13:16–21; Mark 14:1–31

Exodus 25

Offerings for the Sanctuary

1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,†

2 “Speak to the children of Israel, that they take first fruits from everyone who gives it willingly from the heart. Thus you shall take My first fruits.

3 This is the offering you shall take from them: gold, silver, and bronze;

4 blue, purple, and scarlet cloth, fine spun linen; and female goats’ hair,

5 ram skins dyed red and skins dyed blue, and incorruptible wood;

6 oil for the light, and incense for anointing oil and for the composition of incense;

7 sardius stones, and stones for the carved work of the breastplate and the full-length robe.

8 Also, you shall make Me a sanctuary, and I will appear among you.

9 According to all I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, so you shall make it.†

The Ark of the Covenant

10 “Thus you shall make the ark of testimony from incorruptible wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.†

11 You shall overlay it with pure gold; inside and out you shall overlay it and shall make on it a wreath of gold all around.

12 You shall cast four golden rings for it and put them on its four corners; two rings on one side and two rings on the other.

13 You shall make poles of incorruptible wood and overlay them with gold.

14 You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, that the ark may be carried by them.

15 The poles shall remain fixed in the rings of the ark.

16 Then you shall put into the ark the testimonies I will give you.

17 “You shall also make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width.

18 Then you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat.†

19 Make one cherub at one end and the other cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat.

20 And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.

21 You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimonies I will give you.

22 There I will make Myself known to you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of testimony, about everything I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.†

The Table for the Holy Bread

23 “You shall also make a golden table of pure gold; two cubits shall be its length, a cubit its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

24 You shall make for it golden wreaths twisted all around, and also a crown of a handbreadth all around,

25 and you shall make a twisted wreath of gold for the crown all around.

26 You shall make four golden rings for it and put the rings on the four corners of its four legs under the crown.

27 The rings shall be bearings for the poles, so they may bear the table with them.

28 And you shall make the poles of incorruptible wood and overlay them with pure gold, that the table may be carried with them.

29 You shall make its dishes, censers, bowls, and cups of pure gold, that you may offer drink offerings with them;

30 and you shall set the bread on the table before Me continually.

A Lampstand of Gold

31 “You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold which shall be of hammered work. Its shaft, branches, and bowls, and its stem and corolla shall be of one piece.

32 Six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side and three branches out of the other.

33 Three bowls shall be made like almonds on each branch, with its ornamental knobs and lilies—and so for the six branches that come out of the lampstand.

34 On the lampstand itself four bowls shall be made like almonds, and each with its ornamental knob and lilies.

35 There shall be a knob under the first two branches of the same, a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches that extend from the lampstand.

36 Their knobs and their branches shall be of one piece; all of it shall be one hammered piece of pure gold.

37 You shall make its seven lamps, and you will lay the lamps upon them. From this one presence they will shine outward.

38 You shall make its funnels and dishes of pure gold.

39 It shall be made of a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils.

40 And see to it you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.†

Psalms 66

1 For the End, in hymns; a psalm of an ode. †

2 May God be gracious to us, and bless us; May He cause His face to shine upon us, (Pause) 

3 That we may know His way on the earth, Your salvation among all the Gentiles. 

4 Let the peoples give thanks to You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. 

5 Let the Gentiles be glad and greatly rejoice, For You shall judge the peoples in uprightness, And lead the Gentiles on the earth. (Pause) 

6 Let the peoples give thanks to You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. 

7 The earth yielded her fruit; May God, our God, bless us. 

8 May God bless us, And let all the ends of the earth be in fear of Him.

Proverbs of Solomon 13

16 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, But the man without understanding will die by a snare.† 

17 A good understanding gives grace, And to know the law is to be of a good mind, But the ways of scorners are destructive.† 

18 Every astute man acts with knowledge, But the man without discernment spreads out his own evil.† 

19 A rash king falls into evil things, But a faithful messenger rescues him. 

20 Instruction removes poverty and dishonor, And he who gives heed to rebukes will be glorified.† 

21 The desires of the godly gladden the soul, But the works of the ungodly are far from knowledge.

Mark 14

The Conspiracy to Kill Jesus

1 After two days it was the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by trickery and put Him to death.†

2 But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar of the people.”

The Anointing at Bethany

3 And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head.†

4 But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, “Why was this fragrant oil wasted?

5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they criticized her sharply.

6 But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.

7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always.

8 She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.

9 Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”

Judas Betrays Jesus

10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them.†

11 And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. So he sought how he might conveniently betray Him.

Preparations for the Passover

12 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover lamb, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?”†

13 And He sent out two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him.†

14 Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” ’

15 Then he will show you a large upper room, furnished and prepared; there make ready for us.”

16 So His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found it just as He had said to them; and they prepared the Passover.

The Last Supper: The Eucharist Instituted

17 In the evening He came with the twelve.

18 Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, one of you who eats with Me will betray Me.”

19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him one by one, “ Is it I?” And another said, “ Is it I?”

20 He answered and said to them, “ It is one of the twelve, who dips with Me in the dish.†

21 The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born.Ӡ

22 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”†

23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.

24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.

25 Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.†

27 Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered.’ 

28 “But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.”

29 Peter said to Him, “Even if all are made to stumble, yet I will not be. ”

30 Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that today, even this night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.”

31 But he spoke more vehemently, “If I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” And they all said likewise.

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