September 24, 2016

Ecclesiastes    11:9-12:8

11:9 So then, rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart remain in what is good during the days of your youth. And walk in the ways of your heart, and with the perception of your eyes. And know that, concerning all these things, God will bring you to judgment.
11:10 Remove anger from your heart, and set aside evil from your flesh. For youth and pleasure are empty.
12:1 Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the time of affliction arrives and the years draw near, about which you will say, “These do not please me.”
12:2 Before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain,
12:3 when the guardians of the house will tremble, and the strongest men will waver, and those who grind grain will be idle, except for a small number, and those who look through the keyholes will be darkened.
12:4 And they will close the doors to the street, when the voice of he who grinds the grain will be humbled, and they will be disturbed at the sound of a flying thing, and all the daughters of song shall become deaf.
12:5 Likewise, they will fear the things above them, and they will dread the way. The almond tree will flourish; the locust will be fattened; and the caper plant will scattered, because man shall go into the house of his eternity, and the mourners shall wander around in the street.
12:6 Before the silver cord is broken, and the golden band pulls away, and the pitcher is crushed over the fountain, and the wheel is broken above the cistern,
12:7 and the dust returns to its earth, from which it was, and the spirit returns to God, who granted it.
12:8 Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes, and all is vanity!

Luke 9: 43-45

9:43 And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and he healed the boy, and he restored him to his father.

9:44 And all were astonished at the greatness of God. And as everyone was wondering over all that he was doing, he said to his disciples: “You must set these words in your hearts. For it shall be that the Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men.”

9:45 But they did not understood this word, and it was concealed from them, so that they did not perceive it. And they were afraid to question him about this word.