Octobner 26, 2014

Exodus 22: 20-26

22:20 Whoever immolates to gods, other than to the Lord, shall be killed. 22:21 You shall not harass the newcomer, nor shall you afflict him. For you yourselves were once newcomers in the land of Egypt.

22:22 You shall not harm a widow or an orphan.

22:23 If you hurt them, they will cry out to me, and I will hear their cry.

22:24 And my fury will be enraged, and I will strike you down with the sword. And your wives will become widows, and your sons will become orphans.

22:25 If you lend money to the poor of my people who live among you, you shall not coerce them like a collector, nor oppress them with usury.

22:26 If you take a garment from your neighbor as a pledge, you shall return it to him again before the setting of the sun

Thessalonians   1: 5-10

1:5 For our Gospel has not been among you in word alone, but also in virtue, and in the Holy Spirit, and with a great fullness, in the same manner as you know we have acted among you for your sake.

1:6 And so, you became imitators of us and of the Lord, accepting the Word in the midst of great tribulation, but with the joy of the Holy Spirit.

1:7 So have you become a pattern for all who believe in Macedonia and in Achaia.

1:8 For from you, the Word of the Lord was spread, not only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith, which is toward God, has advanced so much so that we do not need to speak to you about anything.

1:9 For others are reporting among us of the kind of acceptance we had among you, and how you were converted from idols to God, to the service of the living and true God,

1:10 and to the expectation of his Son from heaven (whom he raised up from the dead), Jesus, who has rescued us from the approaching wrath.

Matthew 22: 33-40

22:33 And when the crowds heard this, they wondered at his doctrine. 22:34 But the Pharisees, hearing that he had caused the Sadducees to be silent, came together as one.

22:35 And one of them, a doctor of the law, questioned him, to test him:

22:36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

22:37 Jesus said to him: “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God from all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

22:38 This is the greatest and first commandment.

22:39 But the second is similar to it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’

22:40 On these two commandments the entire law depends, and also the prophets.”


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