September 28 (Daily Scripture)

Fast Day

II Corinthians 11:30-12:9
Mark 10:28-34

II Corinthians 11:30-12:9
[30] If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
[31] The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie.
[32] At Damascus, the governor under King Ar’etas guarded the city of Damascus in order to seize me,
[33] but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands.

Chapter 12
[1] I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
[2] I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.
[3] And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows —
[4] and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.
[5] On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses.
[6] Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me.
[7] And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated.
[8] Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me;
[9] but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Mark 10:28-34
[28] Peter began to say to him, “Lo, we have left everything and followed you.”
[29] Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,
[30] who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.
[31] But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”
[32] And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him,
[33] saying, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles;
[34] and they will mock him, and spit upon him, and scourge him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise.”

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