September 11, 2020

First Corinthians 9: 16- 19, 22- 27

9:16For if I preach the Gospel, it is not glory for me. For an obligation has been laid upon me. And woe to me, if I do not preach the Gospel.
9:17For if I do this willingly, I have a reward. But if I do this reluctantly, a dispensation is granted to me.
9:18And what, then, would be my reward? So, when preaching the Gospel, I should give the Gospel without taking, so that I may not misuse my authority in the Gospel.
9:19For when I was a free man to all, I made myself the servant of all, so that I might gain all the more.
9:22To the weak, I became weak, so that I might gain the weak. To all, I became all, so that I might save all.
9:23And I do everything for the sake of the Gospel, so that I may become its partner.
9:24Do you not know that, of those who run in a race, all of them, certainly, are runners, but only one achieves the prize. Similarly, you must run, so that you may achieve.
9:25And one who competes in a contest abstains from all things. And they do this, of course, so that they may achieve a corruptible crown. But we do this, so that we may achieve what is incorruptible.
9:26And so I run, but not with uncertainty. And so I fight, but not by flailing in the air.
9:27Instead, I chastise my body, so as to redirect it into servitude. Otherwise, I might preach to others, but become myself an outcast.

Luke 6: 39- 42

6:39Now he told them another comparison: “How can the blind lead the blind? Would they not both fall into a pit?
6:40The disciple is not above his teacher. But each one will be perfected, if he is like his teacher.
6:41And why do you see the straw that is in your brother’s eye, while the log that is in your own eye, you do not consider?
6:42Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, allow me to remove the straw from your eye,’ while you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? Hypocrite, first remove the log from your own eye, and then will you see clearly, so that you may lead out the straw from your brother’s eye.