Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings, From the
wicked who oppress me, from my deadly enemies who surround me. Psalm 17:8-9 (NKJ)
And He (Jesus) went out again by the seashore; and all the multitude were coming
to Him, and He was teaching them. And as He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus
sitting in the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he rose and followed
And it came about that He was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax-gatherers
and sinners were dining with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many of them,
and they were following Him.
And when the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and
tax-gatherers, they began saying to His disciples, "Why is He eating and drinking
with tax-gatherers and sinners?"
And hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not those who are healthy who need
a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Mark 2:13-17 (NAS)
But when he (John the baptizer) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for
baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the
wrath to come?
"Therefore bring forth fruit in keeping with repentance;
and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father';
for I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
"And the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that
does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." Matthew 3:7-10
Today's Suggested Bible Reading:
Read the Bible in a Year:
New Testament --John 12:27 - 12:50.
Old Testament -- 2 Kings 18 - 19.
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