Psalm 96 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Praise to God Who Comes in Judgment
1 O sing to the Lord a new song;
7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord is king!
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Everything Has Its Time
3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
James 1:17-18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.[a] 18 In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.