Letter to the Romans 4:20-25.
He did not doubt God's promise in
unbelief; rather, he was empowered by faith and gave glory to God
and was fully convinced that what he had promised he was also able to do.
That is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
But it was not for him alone that it was written that "it was credited
it was also for us, to whom it will be
credited, who believe in the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,
who was handed over for our transgressions and was raised for our
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke
He has raised up a horn for our salvation within the house of David his
even as he promised through the mouth of his holy
prophets from of old:
salvation from our enemies and from the
hand of all who hate us,
to show mercy to our fathers and to
be mindful of his holy covenant
and of the oath he swore to
Abraham our father, and to grant us that,
rescued from the
hand of enemies, without fear we might worship him
holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to
Saint Luke 12:13-21.
Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to share
the inheritance with me."
He replied to him, "Friend, who
appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?"
said to the crowd, "Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one's life
does not consist of possessions."
Then he told them a
parable. "There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.
He asked himself, 'What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my
And he said, 'This is what I shall do: I
shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other
and I shall say to myself, "Now as for you, you
have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!"
But God said to him, 'You fool, this night your life will be demanded
of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?'
Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is
not rich in what matters to God."