In the morning let us prepare for the new day with the words of the New Testament and in the evening let us reflect on how God moves in the lives of his people.
Morning Reading from the New Testament: Luke 11: 29-54
Jesus said, “Pray, ‘Father, your kingdom come.’ Seek and you will find. Only the sign of Jonah will be given. Woe to you Pharisees!”
Evening Reading from the Old Testament: Ruth 1-4
Naomi, an Ephraimite, lived in Moab. Her husband and two sons died so she returned to Bethlehem with her daughter-in-law, Ruth.
Naomi had a rich relative named Boaz. Ruth went to glean in his fields. Boaz gave her food and told his men to leave grain for her.
Naomi told Ruth to go and sleep at Boaz’s feet. When Boaz awoke, Ruth said, “You are my kinsman.” Boaz said that he would marry her.
Boaz settled the inheritance with another kinsman and married Ruth. Ruth bore a son, Obed. Obed was father of Jesse, father of David.