November 2, 2013, Reading

Wisdom   3: 1-9

3:1 But the souls of the just are in the hand of God and no torment of death will touch them.
3:2 In the eyes of the foolish, they seemed to die, and their departure was considered an affliction,
3:3 and their going away from us, a banishment. Yet they are in peace.
3:4 And though, in the sight of men, they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality.
3:5 Troubled in few things, in many things they will be well compensated, because God has tested them and found them worthy of himself.
3:6 Like gold in the furnace, he has proved them, and as a holocaust victim, he has received them, and in the time of their visitation
3:7 they will shine, and they will dash about like sparks among stubble.
3:8 They will judge the nations and they will rule over the people, and their Lord will reign forever.
3:9 Those who trust in him, will understand the truth, and those who are faithful in love will rest in him, because grace and peace is for his elect.

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