June 28, 2019

Ezekiel 34: 11- 16

34:11 For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I myself will seek my sheep, and I myself will visit them.
34:12 Just as a shepherd visits his flock, in the day when he will be in the midst of his sheep that were scattered, so will I visit my sheep. And I will deliver them from all the places to which they had been scattered in the day of gloom and darkness.
34:13 And I will lead them away from the peoples, and I will gather them from the lands, and I will bring them into their own land. And I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, by the rivers, and in all the settlements of the land.
34:14 I will feed them in very fertile pastures, and their pastures will be on the lofty mountains of Israel. There they will rest on the green grass, and they will be fed in the fat pastures, on the mountains of Israel.
34:15 I will feed my sheep, and I will cause them to lie down, says the Lord God.
34:16 I will seek what had been lost. And I will lead back again what had been cast aside. And I will bind up what had been broken. And I will strengthen what had been infirm. And I will preserve what was fat and strong. And I will feed them on judgment.

Romans 5: 5- 11

5:5 but hope is not unfounded, because the love of God is poured forth in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
5:6 Yet why did Christ, while we were still infirm, at the proper time, suffer death for the impious?
5:7 Now someone might barely be willing to die for the sake of justice, for example, perhaps someone might dare to die for the sake of a good man.
5:8 But God demonstrates his love for us in that, while we were yet sinners, at the proper time,
5:9 Christ died for us. Therefore, having been justified now by his blood, all the more so shall we be saved from wrath through him.
5:10 For if we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, while we were still enemies, all the more so, having been reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
5:11 And not only that, but we also glory in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Luke 15: 3- 7

15:3 And he told this parable to them, saying:
15:4 “What man among you, who has one hundred sheep, and if he will have lost one of them, would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the one whom he had lost, until he finds it?
15:5 And when he has found it, he places it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
15:6 And returning home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them: ‘Congratulate me! For I have found my sheep, which had been lost.’
15:7 I say to you, that there will be so much more joy in heaven over one sinner repenting, than over the ninety-nine just, who do not need to repent.