Psalm 105:1-11 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
1 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
5 Remember the wonders he has done,
8 He remembers his covenant for ever,
2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
The ministry of reconciliation
11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are ‘out of our mind,’ as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] the old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
6 As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2 For he says,
‘In the time of my favour I heard you,
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation.
Isaiah 1-2 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
1 The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
A rebellious nation
2 Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!
4 Woe to the sinful nation,
5 Why should you be beaten any more?
7 Your country is desolate,
10 Hear the word of the Lord,
Your hands are full of blood!
16 Wash and make yourselves clean.
18 ‘Come now, let us settle the matter,’
21 See how the faithful city
24 Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty,
27 Zion will be delivered with justice,
29 ‘You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks
The mountain of the Lord
2 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
2 In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established
3 Many peoples will come and say,
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
5 Come, descendants of Jacob,
The day of the Lord
6 You, Lord, have abandoned your people,
10 Go into the rocks, hide in the ground
12 The Lord Almighty has a day in store
19 People will flee to caves in the rocks
22 Stop trusting in mere humans,
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