November 17, 2021

Fast Day

II Corinthians 1:12-22
Mark 5:35-43


II Corinthians 1:12-22
[12] For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience that we have behaved in the world, and still more toward you, with holiness and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God.
[13] For we write you nothing but what you can read and understand; I hope you will understand fully,
[14] as you have understood in part, that you can be proud of us as we can be of you, on the day of the Lord Jesus.
[15] Because I was sure of this, I wanted to come to you first, so that you might have a double pleasure;
[16] I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedo’nia, and to come back to you from Macedo’nia and have you send me on my way to Judea.
[17] Was I vacillating when I wanted to do this? Do I make my plans like a worldly man, ready to say Yes and No at once?
[18] As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No.
[19] For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we preached among you, Silva’nus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No; but in him it is always Yes.
[20] For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why we utter the Amen through him, to the glory of God.
[21] But it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us;
[22] he has put his seal upon us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

Mark 5:35-43
[35] While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”
[36] But ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”
[37] And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
[38] When they came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, he saw a tumult, and people weeping and wailing loudly.
[39] And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a tumult and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.”
[40] And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was.
[41] Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Tal’itha cu’mi”; which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
[42] And immediately the girl got up and walked (she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.
[43] And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

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