December 11 (Daily Scripture)

St. Minas, Patriarch of Alexandria,
St. Hermogenes, martyr,
St. Eugraphus, martyr,
Sts. John and Alexis the Poor

Proverbs 15:33-16:7
Isaiah 18:7
Philippians 1:27-2:4
Matthew 10:37-42

Proverbs 15:33-16:7
[33] The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom,
and humility goes before honor.

Chapter 16
[1] The plans of the mind belong to man,
but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
[2] All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but the LORD weighs the spirit.
[3] Commit your work to the LORD,
and your plans will be established.
[4] The LORD has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble.
[5] Every one who is arrogant is an abomination to the LORD;
be assured, he will not go unpunished.
[6] By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
and by the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.
[7] When a man’s ways please the LORD,
he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Isaiah 18:7
[7] At that time gifts will be brought to the LORD of hosts
from a people tall and smooth,
from a people feared near and far,
a nation mighty and conquering,
whose land the rivers divide,
to Mount Zion, the place of the name of the LORD of hosts.

Philippians 1:27-2:4
[27] Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
[28] and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear omen to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.
[29] For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,
[30] engaged in the same conflict which you saw and now hear to be mine.

Chapter 2
[1] So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,
[2] complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
[3] Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves.
[4] Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Matthew 10:37-42
[37] He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
[38] and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
[39] He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
[40] “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.
[41] He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
[42] And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”

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