Saturday, June 23, 2018

Proverbs 10:31


From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be silenced.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Psalm 83:3-4


Even the sparrow has found a home,
And the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she may lay her young—
Even Your altars, O Lord of hosts,
My King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
They will still be praising You.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Genesis 2:1-6


Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Proverbs 10:2


Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value,
but righteousness delivers from death.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Psalm 83:10


For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.

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Proverbs 10:1


A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Luke 1:46-50



And Mary said, 
"My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: 
for, behold, from now on all generations shall call me blessed.
For He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is His name.
And His mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.


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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Proverbs 11:29


He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind,
And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Proverbs 11:28


He who trusts in his riches will fall,
But the righteous will flourish like foliage.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

St. Moses the Black



Judges 4:1


When Ehud was dead, the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Proverbs 11:26


The people will curse him who withholds grain,
But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Proverbs 11:25


The people will curse him who withholds grain,
But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Numbers 12:15-16


So Miriam was shut out of the camp seven days, and the people did not journey till Miriam was brought in again. And afterward the people moved from Hazeroth and camped in the Wilderness of Paran.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Numbers 12:9-14


So the anger of the Lord was aroused against them, and He departed. And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam became leprous, as white as snow. Then Aaron turned toward Miriam, and there she was, a leper.
So Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord! Please do not lay this sin on us, in which we have done foolishly and in which we have sinned. Please do not let her be as one dead, whose flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother’s womb!”
So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “Please heal her, O God, I pray!”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, would she not be shamed seven days? Let her be shut out of the camp seven days, and afterward she may be received again.”

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Joshua 6:4-5


But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him.”

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Proverbs 10:23


A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,
but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.

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Pictured: St. Anthony and Satan; the scroll reads "Humility"
"I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, "What can get through from such snares?" Then I heard a voice saying to me, "Humility"."

Proverbs 10


Proverbs of Solomon

1 A wise son brings joy to his father,
   but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

2 Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value,
   but righteousness delivers from death.

3 The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,
   but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

4 Lazy hands make for poverty,
   but diligent hands bring wealth.

5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,
   but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous,
   but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.

7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings,
   but the name of the wicked will rot.

8 The wise in heart accept commands,
   but a chattering fool comes to ruin.

9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
   but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

10 Whoever winks maliciously causes grief,
     and a chattering fool comes to ruin.

11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
     but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

12 Hatred stirs up conflict,
     but love covers over all wrongs.

13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,
     but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.

14 The wise store up knowledge,
     but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.

15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,
     but poverty is the ruin of the poor.

16 The wages of the righteous is life,
     but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.

17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,
     but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips
     and spreads slander is a fool.

19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
     but the prudent hold their tongues.

20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,
     but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,
     but fools die for lack of sense.

22 The blessing of the Lord brings wealth,
     without painful toil for it.

23 | A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,
     but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.

24 What the wicked dread will overtake them;
     what the righteous desire will be granted.

25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone,
     but the righteous stand firm forever.

26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
     so are sluggards to those who send them.

27 The fear of the Lord adds length to life,
     but the years of the wicked are cut short.

28 The prospect of the righteous is joy,
     but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.

29 The way of the Lord is a refuge for the blameless,
     but it is the ruin of those who do evil.

30 The righteous will never be uprooted,
     but the wicked will not remain in the land.

31 From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom,
     but a perverse tongue will be silenced.

32 The lips of the righteous know what finds favor,
     but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Leviticus 16:5


And he shall take from the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats as a sin offering, and one ram as a burnt offering.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Exodus 10:14-15


And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be such after them. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left. So there remained nothing green on the trees or on the plants of the field throughout all the land of Egypt.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Proverbs 11:27


He who earnestly seeks good finds favor,
But trouble will come to him who seeks evil.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Psalm 50:16-17


For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Luke 12:49


I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

John 1:32-34


And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”

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Friday, April 13, 2018

1 Corinthians 15:57-58


But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Ephesians 2:13


But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

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Ephesians 2


By Grace Through Faith

1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,

3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Brought Near by His Blood

11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands—

12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 

13 | But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Christ Our Peace

14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,

15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,

16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.

17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 

18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Christ Our Cornerstone

19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,

21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

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