Matters of the Heart

Sunday 9th Jun 2024: Matters of the Heart

Image Credit: Prisoner of the heart by QThomas Bower licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Readings

Psalm 103:1-12

1 Bless Jehovah, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless Jehovah, O my soul, And forget not all his benefits:

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy desire with good things, So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle.

6 Jehovah executeth righteous acts, And judgments for all that are oppressed.

7 He made known his ways unto Moses, His doings unto the children of Israel.

8 Jehovah is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness.

9 He will not always chide; Neither will he keep his anger for ever.

10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins, Nor rewarded us after our iniquities.

11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is his lovingkindness toward them that fear him.

12 As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Matthew 5:27-32

27 Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28 but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

29 And if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.

30 And if thy right hand causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body go into hell.

31 It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32 but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.