Apr 27, 2020

Proverbs 11:1–3 (CSB)

Dishonest scales are detestable to the Lord, 

but an accurate weight is his delight. 

When arrogance comes, disgrace follows, 

but with humility comes wisdom. 

The integrity of the upright guides them, 

but the perversity of the treacherous destroys them.

Luke 6:24–42 (CSB)

WOE TO THE SELF-SATISFIED

24 But woe to you who are rich, 

for you have received your comfort. 

25 Woe to you who are now full, 

for you will be hungry. 

Woe to you who are now laughing, 

for you will mourn and weep. 

26 Woe to you

when all people speak well of you, 

for this is the way their ancestors 

used to treat the false prophets.

LOVE YOUR ENEMIES

27 “But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do what is good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don’t hold back your shirt either. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and from someone who takes your things, don’t ask for them back. 31 Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them. 32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do what is good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High. For he is gracious to the ungrateful and evil. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

DO NOT JUDGE

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over—will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”

39 He also told them a parable: “Can the blind guide the blind? Won’t they both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

41 “Why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye, but don’t notice the beam of wood in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the splinter that is in your eye,’ when you yourself don’t see the beam of wood in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the beam of wood out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the splinter in your brother’s eye.