Monday, January 20, 2020

Matthew 2:1


Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king,

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Exodus 10:20


But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Matthew 1:25


And he gave him the name Jesus.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

2 Corinthians 3:18c


just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

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2 Corinthians 3:18b


are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory,

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2 Corinthians 3:18a


But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord,

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Proverbs 13:21


Evil pursues sinners,
But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Exodus 15:20-21


Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them:

“Sing to the Lord,
For He has triumphed gloriously!
The horse and its rider
He has thrown into the sea!”

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Exodus 15


The Song of Moses
1 Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke, saying:

“I will sing to the Lord,
For He has triumphed gloriously!
The horse and its rider
He has thrown into the sea!
2 The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
He is my God, and I will praise Him;
My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
3 The Lord is a man of war;
The Lord is His name.
4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea;
His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.
5 The depths have covered them;
They sank to the bottom like a stone.

6 “Your right hand, O Lord, has become glorious in power;
Your right hand, O Lord, has dashed the enemy in pieces.
7 And in the greatness of Your excellence
You have overthrown those who rose against You;
You sent forth Your wrath;
It consumed them like stubble.
8 And with the blast of Your nostrils
The waters were gathered together;
The floods stood upright like a heap;
The depths congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, ‘I will pursue,
I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil;
My desire shall be satisfied on them.
I will draw my sword,
My hand shall destroy them.’
10 You blew with Your wind,
The sea covered them;
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.

11 “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like You, glorious in holiness,
Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out Your right hand;
The earth swallowed them.
13 You in Your mercy have led forth
The people whom You have redeemed;
You have guided them in Your strength
To Your holy habitation.

14 “The people will hear and be afraid;
Sorrow will take hold of the inhabitants of Philistia.
15 Then the chiefs of Edom will be dismayed;
The mighty men of Moab,
Trembling will take hold of them;
All the inhabitants of Canaan will melt away.
16 Fear and dread will fall on them;
By the greatness of Your arm
They will be as still as a stone,
Till Your people pass over, O Lord,
Till the people pass over
Whom You have purchased.
17 You will bring them in and plant them
In the mountain of Your inheritance,
In the place, O Lord, which You have made
For Your own dwelling,
The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.

18 “The Lord shall reign forever and ever.”

19 For the horses of Pharaoh went with his chariots and his horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them. But the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.

The Song of Miriam

20 | Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

21 And Miriam answered them:

“Sing to the Lord,

For He has triumphed gloriously!
The horse and its rider
He has thrown into the sea!”

Bitter Waters Made Sweet

22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.

23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.

24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”

25 So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.

There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them,

26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”

27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters.


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Matthew 14:20-21


So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

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Proverbs 27:15


A continual dripping on a very rainy day
     And a contentious woman are alike;

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Matthew 8:26-27


But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Donovan Roudabush

Genesis 50:20


But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.

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Genesis 50


Burial of Jacob

1 Then Joseph fell on his father’s face and wept over him, and kissed him.

2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.

3 Forty days were required for him, for such are the days required for those who are embalmed; and the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.

4 Now when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, please speak in the hearing of Pharaoh, saying,

5 ‘My father made me swear, saying, “Behold, I am dying; in my grave which I dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me.” Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father, and I will come back.’ ”

6 And Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear.”

7 So Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

8 as well as all the house of Joseph, his brothers, and his father’s house. Only their little ones, their flocks, and their herds they left in the land of Goshen.

9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen, and it was a very great gathering.

10 Then they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and they mourned there with a great and very solemn lamentation. He observed seven days of mourning for his father.

11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a deep mourning of the Egyptians.” Therefore its name was called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

12 So his sons did for him just as he had commanded them.

13 For his sons carried him to the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite as property for a burial place.

14 And after he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brothers and all who went up with him to bury his father.

Joseph Reassures His Brothers

15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil which we did to him.”

16 So they sent messengers to Joseph, saying, “Before your father died he commanded, saying,

17 ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph: “I beg you, please forgive the trespass of your brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you.” ’ Now, please, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

18 Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?

20 | But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.

21 Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Death of Joseph

22 So Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father’s household. And Joseph lived one hundred and ten years.

23 Joseph saw Ephraim’s children to the third generation. The children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were also brought up on Joseph’s knees.

24 And Joseph said to his brethren, “I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”

25 Then Joseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.”

26 So Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.


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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Galatians 6:10


Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Romans 13:11-14


And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Scott Hebert

Proverbs 27:20


Hell and Destruction are never full;
So the eyes of man are never satisfied.

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Proverbs 27:18


Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit;
So he who waits on his master will be honored.

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Proverbs 27


My Son, Be Wise

1 Do not boast about tomorrow,
   For you do not know what a day may bring forth.

2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth;
   A stranger, and not your own lips.

3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty,
   But a fool’s wrath is heavier than both of them.

4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent,
   But who is able to stand before jealousy?

5 Open rebuke is better
   Than love carefully concealed.

6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
   But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb,
   But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

8 Like a bird that wanders from its nest
   Is a man who wanders from his place.

9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
   And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.

10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend,
     Nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity;
     Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad,
     That I may answer him who reproaches me.

12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself;
     The simple pass on and are punished.

13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger,
     And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.

14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning,
     It will be counted a curse to him.

15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day
     And a contentious woman are alike;

16 Whoever restrains her restrains the wind,
     And grasps oil with his right hand.

17 As iron sharpens iron,
     So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

18 | Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit;
     So he who waits on his master will be honored.

19 As in water face reflects face,
     So a man’s heart reveals the man.

20 Hell and Destruction are never full;
     So the eyes of man are never satisfied.

21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
     And a man is valued by what others say of him.

22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
     Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks,
     And attend to your herds;

24 For riches are not forever,
     Nor does a crown endure to all generations.

25 When the hay is removed, and the tender grass shows itself,
     And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,

26 The lambs will provide your clothing,
     And the goats the price of a field;

27 You shall have enough goats’ milk for your food,
     For the food of your household,
     And the nourishment of your maidservants.

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Song of Songs 2:8-9


The voice of my beloved!
Behold, he comes
Leaping upon the mountains,
Skipping upon the hills.
My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.

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Proverbs 16:20


He who heeds the word wisely will find good,
And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.

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Proverbs 16


Wisdom Is Better Than Gold

1 The preparations of the heart belong to man,
   But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
   But the Lord weighs the spirits.

3 Commit your works to the Lord,
   And your thoughts will be established.

4 The Lord has made all for Himself,
   Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom.

5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord;
   Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.

6 In mercy and truth
   Atonement is provided for iniquity;
   And by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil.

7 When a man’s ways please the Lord,
   He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

8 Better is a little with righteousness,
   Than vast revenues without justice.

9 A man’s heart plans his way,
   But the Lord directs his steps.

10 Divination is on the lips of the king;
     His mouth must not transgress in judgment.

11 Honest weights and scales are the Lord’s;
     All the weights in the bag are His work.

12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness,
     For a throne is established by righteousness.

13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings,
     And they love him who speaks what is right.

14 As messengers of death is the king’s wrath,
     But a wise man will appease it.

15 In the light of the king’s face is life,
     And his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain.

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold!
     And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;
     He who keeps his way preserves his soul.

18 Pride goes before destruction,
     And a haughty spirit before a fall.

19 Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly,
     Than to divide the spoil with the proud.


21 The wise in heart will be called prudent,
     And sweetness of the lips increases learning.

22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it.
     But the correction of fools is folly.

23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth,
     And adds learning to his lips.

24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
     Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

25 There is a way that seems right to a man,
     But its end is the way of death.

26 The person who labors, labors for himself,
     For his hungry mouth drives him on.

27 An ungodly man digs up evil,
     And it is on his lips like a burning fire.

28 A perverse man sows strife,
     And a whisperer separates the best of friends.

29 A violent man entices his neighbor,
     And leads him in a way that is not good.

30 He winks his eye to devise perverse things;
     He purses his lips and brings about evil.

31 The silver-haired head is a crown of glory,
     If it is found in the way of righteousness.

32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
     And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

33 The lot is cast into the lap,
     But its every decision is from the Lord.

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