Thursday, December 27, 2018

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2 Corinthians 3:1


Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you?

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2 Corinthians 3


1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you?

2 | You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men;

3 clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

The Spirit, Not the Letter

4 And we have such trust through Christ toward God.

5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,

6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Glory of the New Covenant

7 But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away,

8 how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?

9 For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.

10 For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels.

11 For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious.

12 Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech—

13 unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away.

14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.

15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.

16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Proverbs 10:18


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

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ephesians 6:17


and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 

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Ephesians 6


Children and Parents

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise:

3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

Bondservants and Masters

5 Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ;

6 not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

7 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men,

8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.

9 And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, | and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

A Gracious Greeting

21 But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you;

22 whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts.

23 Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Luke 14:17-20


and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’

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Luke 14


A Man with Dropsy Healed on the Sabbath

1 Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely.

2 And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy.

3 And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”

4 But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go.

5 Then He answered them, saying, “Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?”

6 And they could not answer Him regarding these things.

Take the Lowly Place

7 So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:

8 “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him;

9 and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place.

10 But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.

11 For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

12 Then He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid.

13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. 

14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

The Parable of the Great Supper

15 Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!”

16 Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,

17 and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’

18 But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’

19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’

20 Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’

21 | So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’

22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’

23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

24 For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”

Leaving All to Follow Christ

25 Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them,

26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.

27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—

29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,

30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?

31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

32 Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.

33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

Tasteless Salt Is Worthless

34 “Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?

35 It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Judges 4:2-3


So the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who dwelt in Harosheth Hagoyim. And the children of Israel cried out to the Lord; for Jabin had nine hundred chariots of iron, and for twenty years he had harshly oppressed the children of Israel.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Proverbs 5:3


For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey,
And her mouth is smoother than oil;

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Proverbs 5


The Peril of Adultery

1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
   Lend your ear to my understanding,
2 That you may preserve discretion,
   And your lips may keep knowledge.
3 | For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey,
   And her mouth is smoother than oil;
4 But in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
   Sharp as a two-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death,
   Her steps lay hold of hell.
6 Lest you ponder her path of life—
   Her ways are unstable;
   You do not know them.

7 Therefore hear me now, my children,
   And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
8 Remove your way far from her,
   And do not go near the door of her house,
9 Lest you give your honor to others,
   And your years to the cruel one;
10 Lest aliens be filled with your wealth,
     And your labors go to the house of a foreigner;
11 And you mourn at last,
     When your flesh and your body are consumed,
12 And say:
     “How I have hated instruction,
     And my heart despised correction!
13 I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,
     Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!
14 I was on the verge of total ruin,
     In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”

15 Drink water from your own cistern,
     And running water from your own well.
16 Should your fountains be dispersed abroad,
     Streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be only your own,
     And not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed,
     And rejoice with the wife of your youth.
19 As a loving deer and a graceful doe,
     Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
     And always be enraptured with her love.
20 For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman,
     And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?

21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord,
     And He ponders all his paths.
22 His own iniquities entrap the wicked man,
     And he is caught in the cords of his sin.
23 He shall die for lack of instruction,
     And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Proverbs 10:32


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

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Ezekiel 1:5-14


Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man. Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings. Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the soles of calves’ feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze. The hands of a man were under their wings on their four sides; and each of the four had faces and wings. Their wings touched one another. The creatures did not turn when they went, but each one went straight forward.
As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle. Thus were their faces. Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies. And each one went straight forward; they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went.
As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning. And the living creatures ran back and forth, in appearance like a flash of lightning.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Psalm 103:1-2


Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, You are very great:
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment,
Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.

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Psalm 103


Praise to the Sovereign Lord for His Creation and Providence

3 | He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters,
   Who makes the clouds His chariot,
   Who walks on the wings of the wind,
4 Who makes His angels spirits,
   His ministers a flame of fire.
5 You who laid the foundations of the earth,
   So that it should not be moved forever,
6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
   The waters stood above the mountains.
7 At Your rebuke they fled;
   At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.
8 They went up over the mountains;
   They went down into the valleys,
   To the place which You founded for them.
9 You have set a boundary that they may not pass over,
   That they may not return to cover the earth.
10 He sends the springs into the valleys;
     They flow among the hills.
11 They give drink to every beast of the field;
     The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 By them the birds of the heavens have their home;
     They sing among the branches.
13 He waters the hills from His upper chambers;
     The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.
14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle,
     And vegetation for the service of man,
     That he may bring forth food from the earth,
15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man,
     Oil to make his face shine,
     And bread which strengthens man’s heart.
16 The trees of the Lord are full of sap,
     The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
17 Where the birds make their nests;
     The stork has her home in the fir trees.
18 The high hills are for the wild goats;
     The cliffs are a refuge for the rock badgers.
19 He appointed the moon for seasons;
     The sun knows its going down.
20 You make darkness, and it is night,
     In which all the beasts of the forest creep about.
21 The young lions roar after their prey,
     And seek their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they gather together
     And lie down in their dens.
23 Man goes out to his work
     And to his labor until the evening.
24 O Lord, how manifold are Your works!
     In wisdom You have made them all.
     The earth is full of Your possessions—
25 This great and wide sea,
     In which are innumerable teeming things,
     Living things both small and great.
26 There the ships sail about;
     There is that Leviathan
     Which You have made to play there.
27 These all wait for You,
     That You may give them their food in due season.
28 What You give them they gather in;
     You open Your hand, they are filled with good.
29 You hide Your face, they are troubled;
     You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
     And You renew the face of the earth.
31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
     May the Lord rejoice in His works.
32 He looks on the earth, and it trembles;
     He touches the hills, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
     I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
34 May my meditation be sweet to Him;
     I will be glad in the Lord.
35 May sinners be consumed from the earth,
     And the wicked be no more.
     Bless the Lord, O my soul!
     Praise the Lord!

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