Saturday, August 19 / September 1, 2007: 1Cor 4:1-5, Matt 23:1-12
- passage: 1Cor 4:1-4:5
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards
of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that
a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I
should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine
own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified:
but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before
the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden
things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts:
and then shall every man have praise of God.
passage: Matt 23:1-23:12
Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying
The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore
whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye
after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy
burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders;
but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad
their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love
the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and
all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for
one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters:
for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among
you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be
abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.