August 11, 2020

Psalm 100:1–5 (CSB)

Let the whole earth shout triumphantly to the Lord! 

Serve the Lord with gladness; 

come before him with joyful songs. 

Acknowledge that the Lord is God

He made us, and we are his,

his people, the sheep of his pasture. 

Enter his gates with thanksgiving 

and his courts with praise. 

Give thanks to him and bless his name. 

For the Lord is good, and his faithful love endures forever; 

his faithfulness, through all generations.

Proverbs 18:8–15 (CSB)

A gossip’s words are like choice food 

that goes down to one’s innermost being.,

The one who is lazy in his work 

is brother to a vandal.,

10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; 

the righteous run to it and are protected.,

11 The wealth of the rich is his fortified city; 

in his imagination it is like a high wall. 

12 Before his downfall a person’s heart is proud, 

but humility comes before honor. 

13 The one who gives an answer before he listens—

this is foolishness and disgrace for him. 

14 A person’s spirit can endure sickness, 

but who can survive a broken spirit? 

15 The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, 

and the ear of the wise seeks it.

John 7:32–39 (CSB)

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things about him, and so the chief priests and the Pharisees sent servants to arrest him. 

33 Then Jesus said, “I am only with you for a short time. Then I’m going to the one who sent me. 34 You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.”

35 Then the Jews said to one another, “Where does he intend to go that we won’t find him? He doesn’t intend to go to the Jewish people dispersed, among the Greeks and teach the Greeks, does he? 36 What is this remark he made: ‘You will look for me, and you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come’?” 

THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT

37 On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and drink. 38 The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.” 39 He said this about the Spirit. Those who believed in Jesus were going to receive the Spirit, for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.