The Wartburg Project

Daily Lectionary

May 14, 2024

These daily readings from the EHV follow the one-year daily lectionary provided in Christian Worship: Hymnal, the Lutheran Service Book, and the Treasury of Daily Prayer. In this lectionary, two readings of 15-25 verses each are provided for each day. Under this plan, nearly all of the New Testament and approximately one-third of the Old Testament are read each year. These readings fit well within the daily offices of Matins, Vespers, or Compline as daily family devotions.

Numbers 16:1-22

The Rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram
161Now Korah, who was the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, joined with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and with On, the son of Peleth. These three were descendants of Reuben. They gathered 2two hundred fifty well-known Israelites, tribal chiefs of the community, appointed representatives who served on the council, and they rose up against Moses. 3They assembled together against Moses and Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! For the entire community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them! Why do you lift yourselves up above the Lord's assembly?”
4When Moses heard this, he fell facedown. 5He said to Korah and to all his followers, “In the morning the Lord will reveal which of you are his and which of you are holy, and he will have that person come near to him. The man he chooses, he will have that man come near to him. 6Do this, Korah, you and all your followers. Take censers, 7put fire in them, and place incense on them in the presence of the Lord tomorrow. The man whom the Lord chooses will be set aside as holy. You have gone too far, you Levites!”
8Moses said to Korah, “Listen, you Levites! 9Isn't it enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the Israelite community and brought you near to himself to do the work of the Lord's Dwelling and to stand before the congregation to minister to them, 10and that he has brought you near, along with all your fellow Levites who are with you? Do you seek the priesthood also? 11Therefore you and all your followers have gathered together against the Lord! As for Aaron, who is he that you should grumble against him?”
12Moses sent to summon Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come! 13Isn't it enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to have us die in the wilderness? Must you also make yourself a ruler over us? 14Besides this, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey. You have not given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? We will not come up.”
15Moses was very angry and said to the Lord, “Do not pay attention to their offering. I have not taken a single donkey from them, nor have I wronged any one of them.”
16Moses said to Korah, “Tomorrow, you and all your followers are to appear before the Lord—you and they, and Aaron. 17Every one of them is take his censer and put incense on them, and each man will present his censer before the Lord, two hundred fifty censers. You and Aaron also, each one of you, will present his censer.”
18They each took their own censers, put fire in them, placed incense on them, and stood at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting with Moses and Aaron. 19Korah assembled the entire community opposite Moses and Aaron at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. The Glory of the Lord appeared to the entire assembly. 20The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, 21“Separate yourselves from this assembly so that I may put an end to them instantly!”
22But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and said, “O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will you be angry against the entire community?”

Luke 19:11-28

Parable of the Ten Minas
11As they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. 12So he said, “A man of noble birth traveled to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself and then to return. 13He called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas.[] ‘Conduct business until I return,’ he said to them.
14“But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to be king over us.’
15“When he returned after receiving the kingdom, he summoned the servants to whom he had given the money. He wanted to find out what they had gained by conducting business.
16“The first one came to him and said, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten more minas.’
17“He said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you were faithful in a very small matter, you will have authority over ten cities.’
18“The second one came and said, ‘Master, your mina has produced five more minas.’
19“So he said to him, ‘You will be over five cities.’
20“And another one came and said, ‘Master, here is your mina that I laid away in a piece of cloth. 21For I was afraid of you, since you are a demanding man. You take what you did not deposit and reap what you did not sow.’
22“He said to him, ‘You wicked servant, I will judge you with your own words! You knew that I am a demanding man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. 23Then why did you not put my money in the bank? Then, when I returned, I could have collected it with interest!’
24“He said to those standing there, ‘Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’
25“But they said to him, ‘Master, he already has ten minas!’
26“‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. 27Now as for those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them, bring them here and kill them in front of me.’”
Jesus' Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem
28After Jesus had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.