Habakkuk 2:1-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
God’s Reply to the Prophet’s Complaint
2 I will stand at my watchpost,
Psalm 37:1-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Exhortation to Patience and Trust
1 Do not fret because of the wicked;
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
7 Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him;
8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath.
Luke 17:5-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a[a] mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
7 “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’? 8 Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’? 9 Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!’”