February 2023 Bible readings
Here are the February 2023 Bible readings which we’ll be using in church. Please make use of these readings and reflect on what they might be saying to you.
February is the run-up to, and the start of, Lent. We have trumpets, lights under bushels, God seeing that it was good, lilies of the field, Moses up a mountain – in both the Old and New Testament, Adam & Eve enjoying some Vitamin C and D – and Jesus up against the devil in the wilderness.
- February 5th – 3rd before Lent: Isaiah 58:1-12; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20;
- February 12th – 2nd before Lent: Genesis 1:1-2:3; Romans 8:18-25; Matthew 6:25-34;
- February 19th – Sunday before Lent: Exodus 24:12-18; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9;
- February 22nd – Ash Wednesday: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 or John 8:1-11;
- February 26th – 1st of Lent: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11;
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Amongst the February 2023 Bible Readings we have this from Matthew 6…
‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
‘So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
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