Season after Pentecost: Third Sunday after Pentecost
- Ezekiel 17:22-24
22This is what the Sovereign LORD says:
“I will take the top of a tall cedar
and break off a tender sprout;
I will plant it on a high mountain,
23on Israel's highest mountain.
It will grow branches and bear seed
and become a magnificent cedar.
Birds of every kind will live there
and find shelter in its shade.
24All the trees in the land will know
that I am the LORD.
I cut down the tall trees
and make the small trees grow tall.
I wither up the green trees
and make the dry trees become green.I, the LORD, have spoken. I will do what I have said I would do.”
- Psalms 92:1-492
1How good it is to give thanks to you, O LORD,
to sing in your honour, O Most High God,
2to proclaim your constant love every morning
and your faithfulness every night,
3with the music of stringed instruments
and with melody on the harp.
4Your mighty deeds, O LORD, make me glad;
because of what you have done, I sing for joy.
- Psalms 92:12-15
12The righteous will flourish like palm trees;
they will grow like the cedars of Lebanon.
13They are like trees planted in the house of the LORD,
that flourish in the Temple of our God,
14that still bear fruit in old age
and are always green and strong.
15This shows that the LORD is just,
that there is no wrong in my protector.