Jeremiah 17: 5-10
|17:5||Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is a man who trusts in man, and who establishes what is flesh as his right arm, and whose heart withdraws from the Lord.|
|17:6||For he will be like a saltcedar tree in the desert. And he will not perceive it, when what is good has arrived. Instead, he will live in dryness, in a desert, in a land of salt, which is uninhabitable.|
|17:7||Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, for the Lord will be his confidence.|
|17:8||And he will be like a tree planted beside waters, which sends out its roots to moist soil. And it will not fear when the heat arrives. And its leaves will be green. And in the time of drought, it will not be anxious, nor will it cease at any time to bear fruit.|
|17:9||The heart is depraved above all things, and it is unsearchable, who can know it?|
|17:10||I am the Lord, who examines the heart and tests the temperament, who gives to each one according to his way and according to the fruit of his own decisions.|
First Corinthians 15: 12-20
15:12 Now if Christ is preached, that he rose again from the dead, how is it that some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
15:13 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not risen.
15:14 And if Christ has not risen, then our preaching is useless, and your faith is also useless.
15:15 Then, too, we would be found to be false witnesses of God, because we would have given testimony against God, saying that he had raised up Christ, when he had not raised him up, if, indeed, the dead do not rise again.
15:16 For if the dead do not rise again, then neither has Christ risen again.
15:17 But if Christ has not risen, then your faith is vain; for you would still be in your sins.
15:18 Then, too, those who have fallen asleep in Christ would have perished.
15:19 If we have hope in Christ for this life only, then we are more miserable than all men.
15:20 But now Christ has risen again from the dead, as the first-fruits of those who sleep.
Luke 6: 17, 20- 16
|6:17||And descending with them, he stood in a level place with a multitude of his disciples, and a copious multitude of people from all of Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast, and Tyre and Sidon,|
|6:20||And lifting up his eyes to his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.|
|6:21||Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who are weeping now, for you shall laugh.|
|6:22||Blessed shall you be when men will have hated you, and when they will have separated you and reproached you, and thrown out your name as if evil, because of the Son of man.|
|6:23||Be glad in that day and exult. For behold, your reward is great in heaven. For these same things their fathers did to the prophets.|
|6:24||Yet truly, woe to you who are wealthy, for you have your consolation.|
|6:25||Woe to you who are satisfied, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.|
|6:26||Woe to you when men will have blessed you. For these same things their fathers did to the false prophets|