Monday, November 20 / December 3, 2001: 1Tim 5:1-10, Luke 17:20-25
- passage: 1Tim 5:1-5:10
Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men
as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with
all purity. Honour widows that are widows indeed. But if any widow
have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home,
and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before
God. Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God,
and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day. But she
that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. And these things
give in charge, that they may be blameless. But if any provide not
for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied
the faith, and is worse than an infidel. Let not a widow be taken into
the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man.
Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she
have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have
relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
passage: Luke 17:20-17:25
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should
come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with
observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold,
the kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto the disciples, The
days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of
man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or,
see there: go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning,
that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the
other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.