October 19, 2015

Romans 4: 20- 25

4:20 And then, in the Promise of God, he did not hesitate out of distrust, but instead he was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
4:21 knowing most fully that whatever God has promised, he is also able to accomplish.
4:22 And for this reason, it was reputed to him unto justice.
4:23 Now this has been written, that it was reputed to him unto justice, not only for his sake,
4:24 but also for our sake. For the same shall be reputed to us, if we believe in him who raised up our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead,
4:25 who was handed over because of our offenses, and who rose again for our justification.

The Holy Gospel According to Luke    12: 13-21

12:13And someone from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”

12:14But he said to him, “Man, who has appointed me as judge or arbitrator over you?”

12:15So he said to them: “Be cautious and wary of all avarice. For a person’s life is not found in the abundance of the things that he possesses.”

12:16Then he spoke to them using a comparison, saying: “The fertile land of a certain wealthy man produced crops.

12:17And he thought within himself, saying: ‘What should I do? For I have nowhere to gather together my crops.’

12:18And he said: ‘This is what I will do. I will tear down my barns and build larger ones. And into these, I will gather all the things that have been grown for me, as well as my goods.

12:19And I will say to my soul: Soul, you have many goods, stored up for many years. Relax, eat, drink, and be cheerful.’

12:20But God said to him: ‘Foolish one, this very night they require your soul of you. To whom, then, will those things belong, which you have prepared?’

12:21So it is with him who stores up for himself, and is not wealthy with God.”