Triumphant In God’s Mercy and SalvationJanuary 14, 2014
Standing On an Even PlaceJanuary 15, 2014
1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.
2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
3 And said to him, Are You He that should come, or do we look for another?
4 Jesus answered and said to them, Go and show John again those things which you do hear and see:
5 The blind receive their sight, [Isaiah 35:5] and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. [Isaiah 61:1]
6 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in Me.
7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What went you out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
8 But what went you out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.
9 But what went you out for to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. [Malachi 3:1]
11 Verily I say to you, Among them that are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist: nevertheless he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
14 And if you will receive it, this is Elijah, which was to come.
15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
16 But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, and calling to their fellows,
17 And saying, We have piped to you, and you have not danced; we have mourned to you, and you have not lamented.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil.
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
20 Then began He to denounce the cities where most of His mighty works were done, because they repented not:
21 Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
23 And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, shall be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I say to you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and has revealed them to infants.
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in Your sight.
27 All things are delivered to Me from My Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal Him.
28 Come to me, all that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest for your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.