Wednesday, July 21 / August 3, 2011: 1Cor 10:12-22, Matt 16:20-24
- passage: 1Cor 10:12-10:22
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but
God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are
able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may
be able to bear it. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. The cup of blessing which
we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread
which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we
being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that
one bread. Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the
sacrifices partakers of the altar? What say I then? that the idol is
any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice
to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship
with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils:
ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
passage: Matt 16:20-16:24
Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was
Jesus the Christ. From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his
disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things
of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be
raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke
him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art
an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God,
but those that be of men. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any
man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross,
and follow me.
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