Scripture Readings

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hebrews 12:6-13, 25-27 (Epistle, Earthquake)

6
For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”
7
If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?
8
But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.
9
Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
10
For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.
11
Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
12
Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,
13
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
25
See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven,
26
whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.”
27
Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.