Thursday, 15 November 2007

Previous Day's Readings

Sorry forgot to post yesterday's readings (Wed 14 Nov) here they are:

Luke 17: 11-19 (The Grateful Leper)
Now on the way to Jerusalem, Jesus was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. As he was entering a village, ten men with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance, raised their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went along, they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He fell with his face to the ground at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. (Now he was a Samaritan.) Then Jesus said, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to turn back and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to the man, “Get up and go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Wisdom 6: 1-11
Wisdom is better than strength, and a wise man is better than a strong man. Hear therefore, you kings, and understand; learn, you judges of the ends of the earth. Give ear, you that rule the people, and please yourselves in the multitude of nations. For power is given you of the Lord, and sovereignty from the Highest. He shall examine your works, and search your thoughts. If, being ministers of his kingdom, you have not judged rightly, nor kept the law of justice, nor walked according to the will of God, horribly and speedily shall he come upon you: for a most severe judgment shall be on them that rule from high places. For to him that is little, mercy is granted: but the mighty shall be mightily tormented.. For he which is Lord over all shall fear no person, neither shall he stand in awe of anyone's greatness: for he hath made the small and great, and cares for all alike. But a greater punishment is ready for the more mighty. Unto you therefore, O kings, do I speak, that you may learn wisdom, and not fall away. For they that keep holiness holily shall be judged holy: and they that have learned these things shall know how to answer for his own conduct. Therefore treasure my words; desire them, and you shall be well instructed.

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