Tuesday, May 19 / June 1, 2004: Rom 1:1-7,13-17, Matt 4:25-5:13
- passage: Rom 1:1-1:7
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated
unto the gospel of God, Which he had promised afore by his prophets in
the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which
was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared
to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness,
by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and
apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: To all that be in
Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from
God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
passage: Rom 1:13-1:17
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed
to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit
among you also, even as among other Gentiles. I am debtor both to the
Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that
are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for
it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to
the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness
of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall
live by faith.
passage: Matt 4:25-5:13
And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from
Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was
set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught
them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom
of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are
they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall
be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the
peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are
they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and
persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely,
for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward
in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour,
wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing,
but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.