Friday, August 21 / September 3, 2010: Gal 4:8-21, Mark 6:45-53
- passage: Gal 4:8-4:21
Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which
by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or
rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly
elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days,
and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have
bestowed upon you labour in vain. Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am;
for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all. Ye know how through
infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected;
but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. Where is then
the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been
possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them
to me. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you,
that ye might affect them. But it is good to be zealously affected
always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be
formed in you, I desire to be present with you now, and to change my
voice; for I stand in doubt of you. Tell me, ye that desire to be
under the law, do ye not hear the law?
passage: Mark 6:45-6:53
And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship,
and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away
the people. And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain
to pray. And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea,
and he alone on the land. And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the
wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he
cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been
a spirit, and cried out: For they all saw him, and were troubled. And
immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer:
it is I; be not afraid. And he went up unto them into the ship; and the
wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure,
and wondered. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for
their heart was hardened. And when they had passed over, they came
into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
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