February 19 (Daily Scripture)

Fast Day

Titus 1:12-2:10
John 8:12-20

Titus 1:12-2:10
[12] One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”
[13] This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
[14] instead of giving heed to Jewish myths or to commands of men who reject the truth.
[15] To the pure all things are pure, but to the corrupt and unbelieving nothing is pure; their very minds and consciences are corrupted.
[16] They profess to know God, but they deny him by their deeds; they are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good deed.

Chapter 2
[1] But as for you, teach what befits sound doctrine.
[2] Bid the older men be temperate, serious, sensible, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.
[3] Bid the older women likewise to be reverent in behavior, not to be slanderers or slaves to drink; they are to teach what is good,
[4] and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,
[5] to be sensible, chaste, domestic, kind, and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be discredited.
[6] Likewise urge the younger men to control themselves.
[7] Show yourself in all respects a model of good deeds, and in your teaching show integrity, gravity,
[8] and sound speech that cannot be censured, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say of us.
[9] Bid slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to be refractory,
[10] nor to pilfer, but to show entire and true fidelity, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.

John 8:12-20
[12] Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
[13] The Pharisees then said to him, “You are bearing witness to yourself; your testimony is not true.”
[14] Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness to myself, my testimony is true, for I know whence I have come and whither I am going, but you do not know whence I come or whither I am going.
[15] You judge according to the flesh, I judge no one.
[16] Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone that judge, but I and he who sent me.
[17] In your law it is written that the testimony of two men is true;
[18] I bear witness to myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness to me.”
[19] They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also.”
[20] These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

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