February 7, 2021

Job 7: 1- 4, 6- 7

7:1The life of a man on the earth is a battle, and his days are like the days of a hired hand.
7:2Just as a servant desires the shade, and just as the hired hand looks forward to the end of his work,
7:3so also have I had empty months and have counted my burdensome nights.
7:4If I lie down to sleep, I will say, “When will I rise?” And next I will hope for the evening and will be filled with sorrows even until darkness.
7:6My days have passed by more quickly than threads are cut by a weaver, and they have been consumed without any hope.
7:7Remember that my life is wind, and my eye will not return to see good things.

First Corinthians 9: 16- 19, 22- 23

9:16For if I preach the Gospel, it is not glory for me. For an obligation has been laid upon me. And woe to me, if I do not preach the Gospel.
9:17For if I do this willingly, I have a reward. But if I do this reluctantly, a dispensation is granted to me.
9:18And what, then, would be my reward? So, when preaching the Gospel, I should give the Gospel without taking, so that I may not misuse my authority in the Gospel.
9:19For when I was a free man to all, I made myself the servant of all, so that I might gain all the more.
9:22To the weak, I became weak, so that I might gain the weak. To all, I became all, so that I might save all.
9:23And I do everything for the sake of the Gospel, so that I may become its partner.

Mark 1: 29- 39

1:29And soon after departing from the synagogue, they went into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
1:30But the mother-in-law of Simon lay ill with a fever. And at once they told him about her.
1:31And drawing near to her, he raised her up, taking her by the hand. And immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them.
1:32Then, when evening arrived, after the sun had set, they brought to him all who had maladies and those who had demons.
1:33And the entire city was gathered together at the door.
1:34And he healed many who were troubled with various illnesses. And he cast out many demons, but he would not permit them to speak, because they knew him.
1:35And rising up very early, departing, he went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.
1:36And Simon, and those who were with him, followed after him.
1:37And when they had found him, they said to him, “For everyone is seeking you.”
1:38And he said to them: “Let us go into the neighboring towns and cities, so that I may preach there also. Indeed, it was for this reason that I came.”
1:39And he was preaching in their synagogues and throughout all of Galilee, and casting out demons.