Day 54

Luke 10

 

10:1 Now after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place, where he was about to come.

 

10:2 Then he said to them, "The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he may send out laborers into his harvest.

 

10:3 Go your ways. Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.

 

10:4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way.

 

10:5 Into whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.'

 

10:6 If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.

 

10:7 Remain in that same house, eating and drinking the things they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Don't go from house to house.

 

10:8 Into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.

 

10:9 Heal the sick who are therein, and tell them, 'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.'

 

10:10 But into whatever city you enter, and they don't receive you, go out into its streets and say,

 

10:11 'Even the dust from your city that clings to us, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the Kingdom of God has come near to you.'

 

10:12 I tell you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.

 

10:13 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

 

10:14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.

 

10:15 You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to hell.

 

10:16 Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."

 

10:17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!"

 

10:18 He said to them, "I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven.

 

10:19 Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you.

 

10:20 Nevertheless, don't rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

 

10:21 In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight."

 

10:22 Turning to the disciples, he said, "All things have been delivered to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son desires to reveal him."

 

10:23 Turning to the disciples, he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see,

 

10:24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them."

 

10:25 Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

 

10:26 He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"

 

10:27 He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind;  and your neighbor as yourself."

 

10:28 He said to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live."

 

10:29 But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?"

 

10:30 Jesus answered, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

 

10:31 By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

 

10:32 In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.

 

10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion,

 

10:34 came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

 

10:35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him, 'Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.'

 

10:36 Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?"

 

10:37 He said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."

 

10:38 It happened as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

 

10:39 She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

 

10:40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, "Lord, don't you care that my sister left me to serve alone? Ask her therefore to help me."

 

10:41 Jesus answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,

 

10:42 but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her."

 

1 Timothy 3

 

3:1 This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer, he desires a good work.

 

3:2 The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching;

 

3:3 not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;

 

3:4 one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence;

 

3:5 (but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?)

 

3:6 not a new convert, lest being puffed up he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.

 

3:7 Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling into reproach and the snare of the devil.

 

3:8 Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money;

 

3:9 holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

 

3:10 Let them also first be tested; then let them serve if they are blameless.

 

3:11 Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

 

3:12 Let servants be husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

 

3:13 For those who have served well gain for themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

 

3:14 These things I write to you, hoping to come to you shortly;

 

3:15 but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

 

3:16 Without controversy, the mystery of godliness is great: God was revealed in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, and received up in glory.

 

1 Timothy 4

 

4:1 But the Spirit says expressly that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,

 

4:2 through the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron;

 

4:3 forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

 

4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with thanksgiving.

 

4:5 For it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.

 

4:6 If you instruct the brothers of these things, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith, and of the good doctrine which you have followed.

 

4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables. Exercise yourself toward godliness.

 

4:8 For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.

 

4:9 This saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance.

 

4:10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we have set our trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.

 

4:11 Command and teach these things.

 

4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.

 

4:13 Until I come, pay attention to reading, to exhortation, and to teaching.

 

4:14 Don't neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders.

 

4:15 Be diligent in these things. Give yourself wholly to them, that your progress may be revealed to all.


4:16 Pay attention to yourself, and to your teaching. Continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.