Thursday, October 18/31, 2002: Phil 1:20-27, Luke 9:49-56
- passage: Phil 1:20-1:27
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall
be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ
shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the
flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be
with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is
more needful for you. And having this confidence, I know that I shall
abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my
coming to you again. Only let your conversation be as it becometh the
gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent,
I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one
mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
passage: Luke 9:49-9:56
And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils
in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against
us is for us. And it came to pass, when the time was come that he
should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into
a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not
receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt
thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them,
even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know
not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to
destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.