July 28, 2020

Psalm 95 (CSB)

Psalm 95

WORSHIP AND WARNING

Come, let’s shout joyfully to the Lord, 

shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation

Let’s enter his presence with thanksgiving; 

let’s shout triumphantly to him in song. 

For the Lord is a great God

a great King above all gods. 

The depths of the earth are in his hand, 

and the mountain peaks are his. 

The sea is his; he made it. 

His hands formed the dry land. 

Come, let’s worship and bow down; 

let’s kneel before the Lord our Maker. 

For he is our God, 

and we are the people of his pasture, 

the sheep under his care.,

Today, if you hear his voice: 

Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah, 

as on that day at Massah in the wilderness 

where your ancestors tested me; 

they tried me, though they had seen what I did. 

10 For forty years I was disgusted with that generation; 

I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray; 

they do not know my ways.” 

11 So I swore in my anger, 

“They will not enter my rest.”

Proverbs 17:10–13 (CSB)

10 A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person 

more than a hundred lashes into a fool. 

11 An evil person desires only rebellion; 

a cruel messenger, will be sent against him. 

12 Better for a person to meet a bear robbed of her cubs 

than a fool in his foolishness. 

13 If anyone returns evil for good, 

evil will never depart from his house.

John 5:30–47 (CSB)

30 “I can do nothing on my own. I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will, but the will of him who sent me.

WITNESSES TO JESUS

31 “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who testifies about me, and I know that the testimony he gives about me is true. 33 You sent messengers to John, and he testified to the truth. 34 I don’t receive human testimony, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35 John, was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.

36 “But I have a greater testimony than John’s because of the works that the Father has given me to accomplish. These very works I am doing testify about me that the Father has sent me. 37 The Father who sent me has himself testified about me. You have not heard his voice at any time, and you haven’t seen his form. 38 You don’t have his word residing in you, because you don’t believe the one he sent. 39 You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, and yet they testify about me. 40 But you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life. 

41 “I do not accept glory from people, 42 but I know you—that you have no love for God within you. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and yet you don’t accept me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44 How can you believe, since you accept glory from one another but don’t seek the glory that comes from the only God? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom you have set your hope. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me. 47 But if you don’t believe what he wrote, how will you believe my words?”