Scripture Readings for Mar 10, 2019    (New Revised Standard Version)
1st Sunday of Lent

Deuteronomy 26:1-11  •  Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16   
Romans 10:8b-13  •  Luke 4:1-13

Deuteronomy 26:1-11
26:1 When you have come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you as an
inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it,

26:2 you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you
harvest from the land that the LORD your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a
basket and go to the place that the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his
name.

26:3 You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, "Today I
declare to the LORD your God that I have come into the land that the LORD swore
to our ancestors to give us."

26:4 When the priest takes the basket from your hand and sets it down before the
altar of the LORD your God,

26:5 you shall make this response before the LORD your God: "A wandering
Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few
in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous.

26:6 When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, by imposing hard
labor on us,

26:7 we cried to the LORD, the God of our ancestors; the LORD heard our voice
and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression.

26:8 The LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched
arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders;

26:9 and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk
and honey.

26:10 So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O LORD, have
given me." You shall set it down before the LORD your God and bow down before
the LORD your God.

26:11 Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall
celebrate with all the bounty that the LORD your God has given to you and to your
house.

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
91:1 You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the
Almighty,

91:2 will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."

91:9 Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most High your dwelling
place,

91:10 no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.

91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

91:12 On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot
against a stone.

91:13 You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you
will trample under foot.

91:14 Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name.

91:15 When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will
rescue them and honor them.

91:16 With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.

Romans 10:8b-13
10:8b "The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart" (that is, the word of
faith that we proclaim);

10:9 because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your
heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10:10 For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with
the mouth and so is saved.

10:11 The scripture says, "No one who believes in him will be put to shame."

10:12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of
all and is generous to all who call on him.

10:13 For, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Luke 4:1-13
4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the
Spirit in the wilderness,

4:2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during
those days, and when they were over, he was famished.

4:3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to
become a loaf of bread."

4:4 Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone.'"

4:5 Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the
world.

4:6 And the devil said to him, "To you I will give their glory and all this authority;
for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please.

4:7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours."

4:8 Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only
him.'"

4:9 Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the
temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,

4:10 for it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,'

4:11 and 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot
against a stone.'"

4:12 Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

4:13 When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an
opportune time.