October 16, 2015

Romans 4: 1- 8

4:1 So then, what shall we say that Abraham had achieved, who is our father according to the flesh?
4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he would have glory, but not with God.
4:3 For what does Scripture say? “Abram believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.”
4:4 But for he who works, wages are not accounted according to grace, but according to debt.
4:5 Yet truly, for he who does not work, but who believes in him who justifies the impious, his faith is reputed unto justice, according to the purpose of the grace of God.
4:6 Similarly, David also declares the blessedness of a man, to whom God brings justice without works:
4:7 “Blessed are they whose iniquities have been forgiven and whose sins have been covered.
4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord has not imputed sin.”

The Holy Gospel According to Luke   12: 1-7

12:1 Then, as great crowds were standing so close that they were stepping on one another, he began to say to his disciples: “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
12:2 For there is nothing covered, which will not be revealed, nor anything hidden, which will not be known.
12:3 For the things that you have spoken in darkness will be declared in the light. And what you have said in the ear in bedrooms will be proclaimed from the housetops.
12:4 So I say to you, my friends: Do not be fearful of those who kill the body, and afterwards have no more that they can do.
12:5 But I will reveal to you whom you should fear. Fear him who, after he will have killed, has the power to cast into Hell. So I say to you: Fear him.
12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? And yet not one of these is forgotten in the sight of God.
12:7 But even the very hairs of your head have all been numbered. Therefore, do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.