Saturday, June 20 / July 3, 2004: Rom 8:14-21, Matt 9:9-13
- passage: Rom 8:14-8:21
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye
have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and
joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we
may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of
this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which
shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature
waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was
made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath
subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be
delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of
the children of God.
passage: Matt 9:9-9:13
And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew,
sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And
he arose, and followed him. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat
in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down
with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said
unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need
not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what
that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come
to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.