Readings for Sunday, October 17, 2021
The Old Testament reading is from Ecclesiastes 5:8–20.
The Psalm reading is Psalm 119:1-16.
The Epistle reading is from Hebrews 4:1–13.
The Holy Gospel is from Mark 10:23–31.
The Sermon Text is from Psalm 119:1-16.
Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet
1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the Lord!
2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
who seek Him with their whole heart,
3 who also do no wrong,
but walk in His ways!
4 You have commanded Your precepts
to be kept diligently.
5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast
in keeping Your statutes!
6 Then I shall not be put to shame,
having my eyes fixed on all Your commandments.
7 I will praise You with an upright heart,
when I learn Your righteous rules.
8 I will keep Your statutes;
do not utterly forsake me!
9 How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I seek You;
let me not wander from Your commandments!
11 I have stored up Your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O Lord;
teach me Your statutes!
13 With my lips I declare
all the rules of Your mouth.
14 In the way of Your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts
and fix my eyes on Your ways.
16 I will delight in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.