1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,2To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.12I thank him who has given me strength for this, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful by appointing me to his service,13though I formerly blasphemed and persecuted and insulted him; but I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,14and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
1Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge.2I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee."5The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot.7I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.8I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.11Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.
39He also told them a parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?40A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one when he is fully taught will be like his teacher.41Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?42Or how can you say to your brother, `Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye.