Day 61

Luke 17

 

17:1 He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no occasions of stumbling should come, but woe to him through whom they come!

 

17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

 

17:3 Be careful. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.

 

17:4 If he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times returns, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him."

 

17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."

 

17:6 The Lord said, "If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you would tell this sycamore tree, 'Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

 

17:7 But who is there among you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say, when he comes in from the field, 'Come immediately and sit down at the table,'

 

17:8 and will not rather tell him, 'Prepare my supper, clothe yourself properly, and serve me, while I eat and drink. Afterward you shall eat and drink'?

 

17:9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded? I think not.

 

17:10 Even so you also, when you have done all the things that are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants. We have done our duty.'"

 

17:11 It happened as he was on his way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee.

 

17:12 As he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood at a distance.

 

17:13 They lifted up their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"

 

17:14 When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." It happened that as they went, they were cleansed.

 

17:15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice.

 

17:16 He fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan.

 

17:17 Jesus answered, "Weren't the ten cleansed? But where are the nine?

 

17:18 Were there none found who returned to give glory to God, except this stranger?"

 

17:19 Then he said to him, "Get up, and go your way. Your faith has healed you."

 

17:20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, he answered them, "The Kingdom of God doesn't come with observation;

 

17:21 neither will they say, 'Look, here!' or, 'Look, there!' for behold, the Kingdom of God is within you."

 

17:22 He said to the disciples, "The days will come, when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.

 

17:23 They will tell you, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!' Don't go away, nor follow after them,

 

17:24 for as the lightning, when it flashes out of the one part under the sky, shines to the other part under the sky; so will the Son of Man be in his day.

 

17:25 But first, he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

 

17:26 As it happened in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man.

 

17:27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

 

17:28 Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

 

17:29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky, and destroyed them all.

 

17:30 It will be the same way in the day that the Son of Man is revealed.

 

17:31 In that day, he who will be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away. Let him who is in the field likewise not turn back.

 

17:32 Remember Lot's wife!

 

17:33 Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.

 

17:34 I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed. The one will be taken, and the other will be left.

 

17:35 There will be two grinding grain together. One will be taken, and the other will be left."

 

17:36 "Two will be in the field: the one taken, and the other left."

 

17:37 They, answering, asked him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the body is, there will the vultures also be gathered together."

 

Hebrews 3

 

3:1 Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus;

 

3:2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, as also was Moses in all his house.

 

3:3 For he has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who built the house has more honor than the house.

 

3:4 For every house is built by someone; but he who built all things is God.

 

3:5 Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken,

 

3:6 but Christ is faithful as a Son over his house; whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the glorying of our hope firm to the end.

 

3:7 Therefore, even as the Holy Spirit says, "Today if you will hear his voice,

 

3:8 don't harden your hearts, as in the provocation, like as in the day of the trial in the wilderness,

 

3:9 where your fathers tested me by proving me, and saw my works for forty years.

 

3:10 Therefore I was displeased with that generation, and said, 'They always err in their heart, but they didn't know my ways;'

 

3:11 as I swore in my wrath, 'They will not enter into my rest.'

 

3:12 Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God;

 

3:13 but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called "today;" lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

 

3:14 For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm to the end:

 

3:15 while it is said, "Today if you will hear his voice, don't harden your hearts, as in the rebellion."

 

3:16 For who, when they heard, rebelled? No, didn't all those who came out of Egypt by Moses?

 

3:17 With whom was he displeased forty years? Wasn't it with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?

 

3:18 To whom did he swear that they wouldn't enter into his rest, but to those who were disobedient?

 

3:19 We see that they were not able to enter in because of unbelief.

 

Hebrews 4

 

4:1 Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps anyone of you should seem to have come short of a promise of entering into his rest.

 

4:2 For indeed we have had good news preached to us, even as they also did, but the word they heard didn't profit them, because it wasn't mixed with faith by those who heard.

 

4:3 For we who have believed do enter into that rest, even as he has said, "As I swore in my wrath, they will not enter into my rest;"  although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

 

4:4 For he has said this somewhere about the seventh day, "God rested on the seventh day from all his works;"

 

4:5 and in this place again, "They will not enter into my rest."

 

4:6 Seeing therefore it remains that some should enter therein, and they to whom the good news was before preached failed to enter in because of disobedience,

 

4:7 he again defines a certain day, today, saying through David so long a time afterward (just as has been said), "Today if you will hear his voice, don't harden your hearts."

 

4:8 For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken afterward of another day.

 

4:9 There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God.

 

4:10 For he who has entered into his rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from his.

 

4:11 Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.

 

4:12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

 

4:13 There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

 

4:14 Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession.

 

4:15 For we don't have a high priest who can't be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.

 

4:16 Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.