Sunday, December 31, 2017

Proverbs 11:20


Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord,
But the blameless in their ways are His delight.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Revelation 1:18


And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Proverbs 11:19


As righteousness leads to life,
So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Exodus 10:12-13


Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land—all that the hail has left.”
So Moses stretched out his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Psalm 42:3-4


Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!
Let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your tabernacle.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And on the harp I will praise You,
O God, my God.

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Revelation 1:5-6


and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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Revelation 1


The New Heaven and the New Earth

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,

   “See, the home of God is among mortals.
   He will dwell with them;
   they will be his peoples,
   and God himself will be with them;
4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
   Death will be no more;
   mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
   for the first things have passed away.”

5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

6 Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.

7 Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Vision of the New Jerusalem

9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

10 And in the spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God.

11 It has the glory of God and a radiance like a very rare jewel, like jasper, clear as crystal. 

12 It has a great, high wall with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates are inscribed the names of the twelve tribes of the Israelites;

13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.

14 And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 The angel who talked to me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls.

16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width; and he measured the city with his rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal.

17 He also measured its wall, one hundred forty-four cubits by human measurement, which the angel was using.

18 The wall is built of jasper, while the city is pure gold, clear as glass.

19 The foundations of the wall of the city are adorned with every jewel; the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,

20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

21 And the twelve gates are twelve pearls, each of the gates is a single pearl, and the street of the city is pure gold, transparent as glass.

22 I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.

23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.

25 Its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.

26 People will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.

27 But nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Proverbs 11:18


The wicked man does deceptive work,
But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jude 1:13


wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Romans 3:11-12


There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.

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Romans 3


God’s Judgment Defended

1 What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?

2 Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God.

3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?

4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:

“That You may be justified in Your words,
And may overcome when You are judged.”

5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.)

6 Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world?

7 For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

8 And why not say, “Let us do evil that good may come”?—as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.

All Have Sinned

9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin.

10 As it is written:

     “There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 | There is none who understands;
     There is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside;
     They have together become unprofitable;
     There is none who does good, no, not one.”
13 “Their throat is an open tomb;
     With their tongues they have practiced deceit”;
     “The poison of asps is under their lips”;
14 “Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways;
17 And the way of peace they have not known.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

God’s Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,

22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Boasting Excluded

27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.

29 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also,

30 since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.

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Genesis 22:6-8


So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together.
But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!”
And he said, “Here I am, my son.”
Then he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”
And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Psalm 52:2-3


The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt; 
There is none who does good,
No, not one.

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Psalm 52


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Set to “Mahalath.” A Contemplation[a] of David.

1 The fool has said in his heart,
   “There is no God.”
   They are corrupt,
   They have done abominable works,   
   There is none who does good.
4 | Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
   Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
   And do not call on the Lord?
5 There they are in great fear,
   Where no fear was,
   For God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you;
   You have put them to shame,
   Because God has despised them.
6 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
   When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people,
   Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Psalm 13:2-3


The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one.

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Psalm 13


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

4 | Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
   Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
   And do not call on the Lord?
5 There they are in great fear,
   For God is with the generation of the righteous.
6 You shame the counsel of the poor,
   But the Lord is his refuge.
7 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
   When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people,
   Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.

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