1 Thessalonians 3:7-13
1 Thessalonians 3:7-13
(7) for this cause, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith. (8) For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord. (9) For what thanksgiving can we render again to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God; (10) night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith? (11) Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you; (12) and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you, (13) to the end he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
(3) You turn man to destruction, saying, “Return, you children of men.” (4) For a thousand years in your sight are just like yesterday when it is past, like a watch in the night. (5) You sweep them away as they sleep. In the morning they sprout like new grass. (12) So teach us to count our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (13) Relent, Yahweh! How long? Have compassion on your servants! (14) Satisfy us in the morning with your loving kindness, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. (17) Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.
(42) Watch therefore, for you don’t know in what hour your Lord comes. (43) But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. (44) Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don’t expect, the Son of Man will come. (45) “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season? (46) Blessed is that servant whom his lord finds doing so when he comes. (47) Most certainly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has. (48) But if that evil servant should say in his heart, ‘My lord is delaying his coming,’ (49) and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards, (50) the lord of that servant will come in a day when he doesn’t expect it, and in an hour when he doesn’t know it, (51) and will cut him in pieces, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. That is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.
Love MASS READINGS?
Subscribe To Get The Daily Mass Readings Delivered Directly To Your Email.