Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of fools. This too is meaningless.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
But he said to me, Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Today is Wednesday