In the early days of the Christian faith, many of the rituals were taken from the Jewish faith. One of these was the use of a lectionary – a scheduled selection of readings that were used in each service. The tradition still survives in some churches. This month, we will explore the scripture readings for Advent in 2010. There will be 4 readings each week, Monday through Thursday. And on Friday’s, we will do a little something fun. So enjoy this advent reading to kick off the season.
The Mountain of the LORD
This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: In the last days
the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established
as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
and all nations will stream to it.
Many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He will judge between the nations
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.
Come, descendants of Jacob,
let us walk in the light of the LORD.