Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Our Old Testament story arc moves to the 1st Book of the Kings. David's forty year reign comes to an end and he is buried in the City of David (Bethlehem). Solomon succeeds him, and asks God for the wisdom to govern in the place of his father, King David.
We continue to hear from the Epistle to the Ephesians, which encourages us to be wise and filled with the Spirit, especially in these evil days.
We hear another "I AM" statement from the Gospel of John, "I am the living bread that came down from heaven."
Readings for Proper 15, Track I, Year B
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14