August 31 (Daily Scripture)

Fast Day

II Corinthians 5:6-18
Mark 7:24-30

II Corinthians 5:6-18
[6] So we are always of good courage; we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,
[7] for we walk by faith, not by sight.
[8] We are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
[9] So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
[10] For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil, according to what he has done in the body.
[11] Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men; but what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.
[12] We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to be proud of us, so that you may be able to answer those who pride themselves on a man’s position and not on his heart.
[13] For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.
[14] For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.
[15] And he died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
[16] From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard him thus no longer.
[17] Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
[18] All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

Mark 7:24-30
[24] And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house, and would not have any one know it; yet he could not be hid.
[25] But immediately a woman, whose little daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell down at his feet.
[26] Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoeni’cian by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
[27] And he said to her, “Let the children first be fed, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
[28] But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”
[29] And he said to her, “For this saying you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter.”
[30] And she went home, and found the child lying in bed, and the demon gone.

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