June 19, 2017

Second Corinthians 6: 1- 10

6:1 But, as a help to you, we exhort you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
6:2 For he says: “In a favorable time, I heeded you; and on the day of salvation, I helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
6:3 May we never give offense to anyone, so that our ministry may not be disparaged.
6:4 But in all things, let us exhibit ourselves as ministers of God with great patience: through tribulation, difficulties, and distress;
6:5 despite wounds, imprisonment, and rebellion; with hard work, vigilance, and fasting;
6:6 by chastity, knowledge, and longsuffering; in pleasantness, in the Holy Spirit, and in unfeigned charity;
6:7 with the Word of truth, with the power of God, and with the armor of justice to the right and to the left;
6:8 through honor and dishonor, despite good reports and bad, whether seen as deceivers or truth-tellers, whether ignored or acknowledged;
6:9 as if dying and yet truly alive; as if chastised and yet not subdued;
6:10 as if sorrowful and yet always rejoicing; as if needy and yet enriching many; as if having nothing and possessing everything.

Matthew 5: 38- 42

5:38 You have heard that it was said: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’
5:39 But I say to you, do not resist one who is evil, but if anyone will have struck you on your right cheek, offer to him the other also.
5:40 And anyone who wishes to contend with you in judgment, and to take away your tunic, release to him your cloak also.
5:41 And whoever will have compelled you for one thousand steps, go with him even for two thousand steps.
5:42 Whoever asks of you, give to him. And if anyone would borrow from you, do not turn away from him.