Sunday, October 21, 2018

Psalm 90:1-2


He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

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Psalm 90


3 | Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
   And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
   And under His wings you shall take refuge;
   His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
   Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
   Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
   And ten thousand at your right hand;
   But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
   And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
   Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
     Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
     To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
     Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
     The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
     I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
     I will be with him in trouble;
     I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
     And show him My salvation.”

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Proverbs 10:21


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

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Proverbs 10:28


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

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Proverbs 10:14


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

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Proverbs 10:22


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

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Proverbs 10:8


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

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Proverbs 10:10


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

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Proverbs 10:7


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

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Proverbs 10:27


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

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Proverbs 10:26


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

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Genesis 2:10-14


A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.) The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hebrews 13:18


Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably.

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Proverbs 10:15


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

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Proverbs 10:25


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

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Proverbs 10:4


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

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Proverbs 10:3


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

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Proverbs 10:6


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

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Matthew 21:31


Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.

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Matthew 21


The Triumphal Entry

1 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.

3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”

4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:

5 “Tell the daughter of Zion,
   ‘Behold, your King is coming to you,
   Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,
   A colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”

6 So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them.

7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them.

8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Hosanna in the highest!”

10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”

11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.

13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”

14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.

15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant

16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?”

And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read,

‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have perfected praise’?”

17 Then He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and He lodged there.

The Fig Tree Withered

18 Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry.

19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.

The Lesson of the Withered Fig Tree

20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither away so soon?”

21 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done.

22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

Jesus’ Authority Questioned

23 Now when He came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted Him as He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority?”

24 But Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things:

25 The baptism of John—where was it from? From heaven or from men?”

And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’

26 But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the multitude, for all count John as a prophet.”

27 So they answered Jesus and said, “We do not know.”

And He said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

The Parable of the Two Sons

28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’

29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went.

30 Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go.

31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”

They said to Him, “The first.”

| Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.

32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward relent and believe him.

The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers

33 “Hear another parable: There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.

34 Now when vintage-time drew near, he sent his servants to the vinedressers, that they might receive its fruit.

35 And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.

36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.

37 Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

38 But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’

39 So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.

40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?”

41 They said to Him, “He will destroy those wicked men miserably, and lease his vineyard to other vinedressers who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

‘The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was the Lord’s doing,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it.

44 And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”

45 Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them.

46 But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.


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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Proverbs 10:12


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

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Proverbs 10:9


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

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Psalm 149:6-7


Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishments on the peoples;

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Psalm 149


1 Praise the Lord!
   Sing to the Lord a new song,
   And His praise in the assembly of saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
   Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise His name with the dance;
   Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
   He will beautify the humble with salvation.
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory;
   Let them sing aloud on their beds.
8 To bind their kings with chains,
   And their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute on them the written judgment—
   This honor have all His saints.
   Praise the Lord!

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Psalm 83:11-12


For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Psalm 83:10


I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

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