Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of  You Can’t Out-Give God
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Romans 5:1 and 2 Corinthians 10:4

Week 44: Day 3

Please watch the second part of You Can’t Out-Give God today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Romans 1-2; Acts 20:1-3

1:1 From Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God. 2This gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures, 3concerning his Son who was a descendant of David with reference to the flesh, 4who was appointed the Son-of-God-in-power according to the Holy Spirit by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. 5Through him we have received grace and our apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of his name. 6You also are among them, called to belong to Jesus Christ. 7To all those loved by God in Rome, called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! 8First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world. 9For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, is my witness that I continually remember you, 10and I always ask in my prayers if, perhaps now at last I may succeed in visiting you according to the will of God. 11For I long to see you, so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you, 12that is, that we may be mutually comforted by one another’s faith, both yours and mine. 13I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I often intended to come to you (and was prevented until now), so that I may have some fruit even among you, just as I already have among the rest of the Gentiles. 14I am a debtor both to the Greeks and to the barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15Thus I am eager also to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome. 16For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17For the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel from faith to faith, just as it is written, “The righteous by faith will live.” 18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth by their unrighteousness, 19because what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse. 21For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or give him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts, and their senseless hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles. 24Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 26For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, 27and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done. 29They are filled with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossips, 30slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, contrivers of all sorts of evil, disobedient to parents, 31senseless, covenant-breakers, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they fully know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but also approve of those who practice them. 2:1 Therefore you are without excuse, whoever you are, when you judge someone else. For on whatever grounds you judge another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge practice the same things. 2Now we know that God’s judgment is in accordance with truth against those who practice such things. 3And do you think, whoever you are, when you judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself, that you will escape God’s judgment? 4Or do you have contempt for the wealth of his kindness, forbearance, and patience, and yet do not know that God’s kindness leads you to repentance? 5But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourselves in the day of wrath, when God’s righteous judgment is revealed! 6He will reward each one according to his works: 7eternal life to those who by perseverance in good works seek glory and honor and immortality, 8but wrath and anger to those who live in selfish ambition and do not obey the truth but follow unrighteousness. 9There will be affliction and distress on everyone who does evil, on the Jew first and also the Greek, 10but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, for the Jew first and also the Greek. 11For there is no partiality with God. 12For all who have sinned apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous before God, but those who do the law will be declared righteous. 14For whenever the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature the things required by the law, these who do not have the law are a law to themselves. 15They show that the work of the law is written in their hearts, as their conscience bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or else defend them, 16on the day when God will judge the secrets of human hearts, according to my gospel through Christ Jesus. 17But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast of your relationship to God 18and know his will and approve the superior things because you receive instruction from the law, 19and if you are convinced that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 20an educator of the senseless, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the essential features of knowledge and of the truth— 21therefore you who teach someone else, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22You who tell others not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23You who boast in the law dishonor God by transgressing the law! 24For just as it is written, “the name of God is being blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” 25For circumcision has its value if you practice the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26Therefore if the uncircumcised man obeys the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? 27And the physically uncircumcised man, by keeping the law, will judge you to be the transgressor of the law, even though you have the letter and circumcision! 28For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision something that is outward in the flesh, 29but someone is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart by the Spirit and not by the letter. This person’s praise is not from people but from God. (NET Bible)
20:1 After the disturbance had ended, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them and saying farewell, he left to go to Macedonia. 2After he had gone through those regions and spoken many words of encouragement to the believers there, he came to Greece, 3where he stayed for three months. Because the Jews had made a plot against him as he was intending to sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia. (NET Bible)

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