Day 19

Matthew 19


19:1 It happened when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan. 

19:2 Great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there. 

19:3 Pharisees came to him, testing him, and saying, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?" 

19:4 He answered, "Haven't you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,{Genesis 1:27} 

19:5 and said, 'For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall join to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?'{Genesis 2:24} 

19:6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don't let man tear apart." 

19:7 They asked him, "Why then did Moses command us to give her a bill of divorce, and divorce her?" 

19:8 He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so. 

19:9 I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries her when she is divorced commits adultery." 

19:10 His disciples said to him, "If this is the case of the man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry." 

19:11 But he said to them, "Not all men can receive this saying, but those to whom it is given. 

19:12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven's sake. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it." 

19:13 Then little children were brought to him, that he should lay his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 

19:14 But Jesus said, "Allow the little children, and don't forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these." 

19:15 He laid his hands on them, and departed from there. 

19:16 Behold, one came to him and said, "Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" 

19:17 He said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but one, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." 

19:18 He said to him, "Which ones?" Jesus said, "'You shall not murder.' 'You shall not commit adultery.' 'You shall not steal.' 'You shall not offer false testimony.' 

19:19 'Honor your father and mother.'{Exodus 20:12-16; Deuteronomy 5:16-20} And, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"{Leviticus 19:18} 

19:20 The young man said to him, "All these things I have observed from my youth. What do I still lack?" 

19:21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." 

19:22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sad, for he was one who had great possessions. 

19:23 Jesus said to his disciples, "Most certainly I say to you, a rich man will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven with difficulty. 

19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God." 

19:25 When the disciples heard it, they were exceedingly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" 

19:26 Looking at them, Jesus said, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." 

19:27 Then Peter answered, "Behold, we have left everything, and followed you. What then will we have?" 

19:28 Jesus said to them, "Most certainly I tell you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 

19:29 Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, will receive one hundred times, and will inherit eternal life. 

19:30 But many will be last who are first; and first who are last. 

 

 


Romans 9


9:1 I tell the truth in Christ. I am not lying, my conscience testifying with me in the Holy Spirit, 

9:2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart. 

9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers' sake, my relatives according to the flesh, 

9:4 who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service, and the promises; 

9:5 of whom are the fathers, and from whom is Christ as concerning the flesh, who is over all, God, blessed forever. Amen. 

9:6 But it is not as though the word of God has come to nothing. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel. 

9:7 Neither, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children. But, "In Isaac will your seed be called."{Genesis 21:12} 

9:8 That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as a seed. 

9:9 For this is a word of promise, "At the appointed time I will come, and Sarah will have a son."{Genesis 18:10,14} 

9:10 Not only so, but Rebecca also conceived by one, by our father Isaac. 

9:11 For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls, 

9:12 it was said to her, "The elder will serve the younger."{Genesis 25:23} 

9:13 Even as it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."{Malachi 1:2-3} 

9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? May it never be! 

9:15 For he said to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."{Exodus 33:19} 

9:16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy. 

9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I caused you to be raised up, that I might show in you my power, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."{Exodus 9:16} 

9:18 So then, he has mercy on whom he desires, and he hardens whom he desires. 

9:19 You will say then to me, "Why does he still find fault? For who withstands his will?" 

9:20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?"{Isaiah 29:16; 45:9} 

9:21 Or hasn't the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel for honor, and another for dishonor? 

9:22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath made for destruction, 

9:23 and that he might make known the riches of his glory on vessels of mercy, which he prepared beforehand for glory, 

9:24 us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles? 

9:25 As he says also in Hosea, "I will call them 'my people,' which were not my people; and her 'beloved,' who was not beloved."{Hosea 2:23} 

9:26 "It will be that in the place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' There they will be called 'children of the living God.'"{Hosea 1:10} 

9:27 Isaiah cries concerning Israel, "If the number of the children of Israel are as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant who will be saved; 

9:28 for He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, because the LORD will make a short work upon the earth."{Isaiah 10:22-23} 

9:29 As Isaiah has said before, "Unless the Lord of Armies{Greek: Sabaoth (for Hebrew: Tze'va'ot)} had left us a seed, we would have become like Sodom, and would have been made like Gomorrah."{Isaiah 1:9} 

9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who didn't follow after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith; 

9:31 but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, didn't arrive at the law of righteousness. 

9:32 Why? Because they didn't seek it by faith, but as it were by works of the law. They stumbled over the stumbling stone; 

9:33 even as it is written, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offense; and no one who believes in him will be disappointed."{Isaiah 8:14; 28:16} 


 

Romans 10


10:1 Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God is for Israel, that they may be saved. 

10:2 For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 

10:3 For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn't subject themselves to the righteousness of God. 

10:4 For Christ is the fulfillment{or, completion, or end} of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. 

10:5 For Moses writes about the righteousness of the law, "The one who does them will live by them."{Leviticus 18:5} 

10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith says this, "Don't say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?'{Deuteronomy 30:12} (that is, to bring Christ down); 

10:7 or, 'Who will descend into the abyss?'{Deuteronomy 30:13} (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead.)" 

10:8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart;"{Deuteronomy 30:14} that is, the word of faith, which we preach: 

10:9 that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 

10:10 For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 

10:11 For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed."{Isaiah 28:16} 

10:12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on him. 

10:13 For, "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved."{Joel 2:32} 

10:14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in him whom they have not heard? How will they hear without a preacher? 

10:15 And how will they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Good News of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!"{Isaiah 52:7} 

10:16 But they didn't all listen to the glad news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?"{Isaiah 53:1} 

10:17 So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 

10:18 But I say, didn't they hear? Yes, most certainly, "Their sound went out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world."{Psalm 19:4} 

10:19 But I ask, didn't Israel know? First Moses says, "I will provoke you to jealousy with that which is no nation, with a nation void of understanding I will make you angry."{Deuteronomy 32:31} 

10:20 Isaiah is very bold, and says, "I was found by those who didn't seek me. I was revealed to those who didn't ask for me."{Isaiah 65:1} 

10:21 But as to Israel he says, "All day long I stretched out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people."{Isaiah 65:2}