Second Letter to Corinthians 11: 18, 21- 30
11:18 Since so many glory according to the flesh, I will glory also.
11:21 I speak according to disgrace, as if we had been weak in this regard. In this matter, (I speak in foolishness) if anyone dares, I dare also.
11:22 They are Hebrews; so am I. They are Israelites; so am I. They are the offspring of Abraham; so am I.
11:23 They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as if I were less wise); more so am I: with many more labors, with numerous imprisonments, with wounds beyond measure, with frequent mortifications.
11:24 On five occasions, I received forty stripes, less one, from the Jews.
11:25 Three times, I was beaten with rods. One time, I was stoned. Three times, I was shipwrecked. For a night and a day, I was in the depths of the sea.
11:26 I have made frequent journeys, through dangerous waters, in danger of robbers, in danger from my own nation, in danger from the Gentiles, in danger in the city, in danger in the wilderness, in danger in the sea, in danger from false brothers,
11:27 with hardships and difficulties, with much vigilance, in hunger and thirst, with frequent fasts, in cold and nakedness,
11:28 and, in addition to these things, which are external: there is my daily earnestness and solicitude for all the churches.
11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is scandalized, and I am not being burned?
11:30 If it is necessary to glory, I will glory of the things that concern my weaknesses.
The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 6: 19-23
|6:19||Do not choose to store up for yourselves treasures on earth: where rust and moth consume, and where thieves break in and steal.|
|6:20||Instead, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither rust nor moth consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal.|
|6:21||For where your treasure is, there also is your heart.|
|6:22||The lamp of your body is your eye. If your eye is wholesome, your entire body will be filled with light.|
|6:23||But if your eye has been corrupted, your entire body will be darkened. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great will that darkness be!|