Day 24

Matthew 24


24:1 Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way. His disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. 

24:2 But he answered them, "Don't you see all of these things? Most certainly I tell you, there will not be left here one stone on another, that will not be thrown down." 

24:3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?" 

24:4 Jesus answered them, "Be careful that no one leads you astray. 

24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will lead many astray. 

24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you aren't troubled, for all this must happen, but the end is not yet. 

24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, plagues, and earthquakes in various places. 

24:8 But all these things are the beginning of birth pains. 

24:9 Then they will deliver you up to oppression, and will kill you. You will be hated by all of the nations for my name's sake. 

24:10 Then many will stumble, and will deliver up one another, and will hate one another. 

24:11 Many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray. 

24:12 Because iniquity will be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold. 

24:13 But he who endures to the end, the same will be saved. 

24:14 This Good News of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. 

24:15 "When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation,{Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11} which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 

24:16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 

24:17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house. 

24:18 Let him who is in the field not return back to get his clothes. 

24:19 But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days! 

24:20 Pray that your flight will not be in the winter, nor on a Sabbath, 

24:21 for then there will be great oppression, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be. 

24:22 Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened. 

24:23 "Then if any man tells you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or, 'There,' don't believe it. 

24:24 For there will arise false christs, and false prophets, and they will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones. 

24:25 "Behold, I have told you beforehand. 

24:26 If therefore they tell you, 'Behold, he is in the wilderness,' don't go out; 'Behold, he is in the inner chambers,' don't believe it. 

24:27 For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 

24:28 For wherever the carcass is, there is where the vultures{or, eagles} gather together. 

24:29 But immediately after the oppression of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;{Isaiah 13:10; 34:4} 

24:30 and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 

24:31 He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. 

24:32 "Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near. 

24:33 Even so you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 

24:34 Most certainly I tell you, this generation{The word for "generation" (genea) can also be translated as "race."} will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished. 

24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 

24:36 But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 

24:37 "As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 

24:38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, 

24:39 and they didn't know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 

24:40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one will be left; 

24:41 two women grinding at the mill, one will be taken and one will be left. 

24:42 Watch therefore, for you don't know in what hour your Lord comes. 

24:43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 

24:44 Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don't expect, the Son of Man will come. 

24:45 "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season? 

24:46 Blessed is that servant whom his lord finds doing so when he comes. 

24:47 Most certainly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has. 

24:48 But if that evil servant should say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying his coming,' 

24:49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards, 

24:50 the lord of that servant will come in a day when he doesn't expect it, and in an hour when he doesn't know it, 

24:51 and will cut him in pieces, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be. 

 


1 Corinthians 3


3:1 Brothers, I couldn't speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly, as to babies in Christ. 

3:2 I fed you with milk, not with meat; for you weren't yet ready. Indeed, not even now are you ready, 

3:3 for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren't you fleshly, and don't you walk in the ways of men? 

3:4 For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," aren't you fleshly? 

3:5 Who then is Apollos, and who is Paul, but servants through whom you believed; and each as the Lord gave to him? 

3:6 I planted. Apollos watered. But God gave the increase. 

3:7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. 

3:8 Now he who plants and he who waters are the same, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 

3:9 For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's farming, God's building. 

3:10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each man be careful how he builds on it. 

3:11 For no one can lay any other foundation than that which has been laid, which is Jesus Christ. 

3:12 But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or stubble; 

3:13 each man's work will be revealed. For the Day will declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself will test what sort of work each man's work is. 

3:14 If any man's work remains which he built on it, he will receive a reward. 

3:15 If any man's work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, but as through fire. 

3:16 Don't you know that you are a temple of God, and that God's Spirit lives in you? 

3:17 If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for God's temple is holy, which you are. 

3:18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise. 

3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."{Job 5:13} 

3:20 And again, "The Lord knows the reasoning of the wise, that it is worthless."{Psalm 94:11} 

3:21 Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 

3:22 whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come. All are yours, 

3:23 and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. 

 


1 Corinthians 4


4:1 So let a man think of us as Christ's servants, and stewards of God's mysteries. 

4:2 Here, moreover, it is required of stewards, that they be found faithful. 

4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you, or by man's judgment. Yes, I don't judge my own self. 

4:4 For I know nothing against myself. Yet I am not justified by this, but he who judges me is the Lord. 

4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God. 

4:6 Now these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to think beyond the things which are written, that none of you be puffed up against one another. 

4:7 For who makes you different? And what do you have that you didn't receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? 

4:8 You are already filled. You have already become rich. You have come to reign without us. Yes, and I wish that you did reign, that we also might reign with you. 

4:9 For, I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last of all, like men sentenced to death. For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men. 

4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor. 

4:11 Even to this present hour we hunger, thirst, are naked, are beaten, and have no certain dwelling place. 

4:12 We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure. 

4:13 Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now. 

4:14 I don't write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children. 

4:15 For though you have ten thousand tutors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, I became your father through the Good News. 

4:16 I beg you therefore, be imitators of me. 

4:17 Because of this I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, even as I teach everywhere in every assembly. 

4:18 Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you. 

4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord is willing. And I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. 

4:20 For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. 

4:21 What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?