5038Friday, May 31 / June 13, 2014: Rom 2:14-29, Matt 5:33-41
- Jun 12, 2014passage: Rom 2:14-2:29
For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the
things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto
themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts,
their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while
accusing or else excusing one another;) In the day when God shall judge
the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. Behold,
thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast
of God, And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more
excellent, being instructed out of the law; And art confident that
thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in
darkness, An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast
the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. Thou therefore which
teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man
should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not
commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols,
dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law,
through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? For the name of
God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou
be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law,
shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? And shall not
uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee,
who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? For he
is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision,
which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly;
and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the
letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
passage: Matt 5:33-5:41
Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou
shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is
God's throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by
Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou
swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is
more than these cometh of evil. Ye have heard that it hath been said,
An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That
ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek,
turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law,
and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever
shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
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