Sunday, December 29, 2019

Proverbs 12:9


Better is the one who is slighted but has a servant,
Than he who honors himself but lacks bread.

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

2 Timothy 1:7


For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

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2 Timothy 1


Greeting

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

2 To Timothy, a beloved son:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

3 I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day,

4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy,

5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.

6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

7 | For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Not Ashamed of the Gospel

8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God,

9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

11 to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

Be Loyal to the Faith

13 Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

14 That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

15 This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

16 The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain;

17 but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very zealously and found me.

18 The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord in that Day—and you know very well how many ways he ministered to me at Ephesus.

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Genesis 10:5


From these the coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Luke 9:9


Herod said, “John I have beheaded,

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

John 4:28


The woman then left her waterpot,

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Song of Songs 2:3


Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods,
So is my beloved among the sons.
I sat down in his shade with great delight,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Romans 6:3-5


Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

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Romans 6


Dead to Sin, Alive to God

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?

2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

6 | knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.

8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.

10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.

13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God

15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! 

16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.

18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.

20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

21 What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Song of Songs 2:13


The fig tree puts forth her green figs,
And the vines with the tender grapes
Give a good smell.
Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away!

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Friday, December 13, 2019

John 6:29


Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:8


and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Proverbs 13:19


A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul,
But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Proverbs 14:5


A faithful witness does not lie,
But a false witness will utter lies.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Proverbs 14:1


The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.

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Proverbs 14



2 | He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord,
   But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.

3 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride,
   But the lips of the wise will preserve them.

4 Where no oxen are, the trough is clean;
   But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.


6 A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it,
   But knowledge is easy to him who understands.

7 Go from the presence of a foolish man,
   When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way,
   But the folly of fools is deceit.

9 Fools mock at sin,
   But among the upright there is favor.

10 The heart knows its own bitterness,
     And a stranger does not share its joy.

11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown,
     But the tent of the upright will flourish.

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

13 Even in laughter the heart may sorrow,
     And the end of mirth may be grief.

14 The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways,
     But a good man will be satisfied from above.

15 The simple believes every word,
     But the prudent considers well his steps.

16 A wise man fears and departs from evil,
     But a fool rages and is self-confident.

17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
     And a man of wicked intentions is hated.

18 The simple inherit folly,
     But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil will bow before the good,
     And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor,
     But the rich has many friends.

21 He who despises his neighbor sins;
     But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

22 Do they not go astray who devise evil?
     But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.

23 In all labor there is profit,
     But idle chatter leads only to poverty.

24 The crown of the wise is their riches,
     But the foolishness of fools is folly.

25 A true witness delivers souls,
     But a deceitful witness speaks lies.

26 In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
     And His children will have a place of refuge.

27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
     To turn one away from the snares of death.

28 In a multitude of people is a king’s honor,
     But in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince.

29 He who is slow to wrath has great understanding,
     But he who is impulsive exalts folly.

30 A sound heart is life to the body,
     But envy is rottenness to the bones.

31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker,
     But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.

32 The wicked is banished in his wickedness,
     But the righteous has a refuge in his death.

33 Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding,
     But what is in the heart of fools is made known.

34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
     But sin is a reproach to any people.

35 The king’s favor is toward a wise servant,
     But his wrath is against him who causes shame.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Romans 8:1-2


There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

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Matthew 10:18


You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Proverbs 13:17


A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
But a faithful ambassador brings health.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Proverbs 13:20


He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ruth 1:1


Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land.

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Ruth 1


Elimelech’s Family Goes to Moab

1 Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. | And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons.

2 The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion—Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there.

3 Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons.

4 Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years.

5 Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband.

Naomi Returns with Ruth

6 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the Lord had visited His people by giving them bread.

7 Therefore she went out from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.

8 And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each to her mother’s house. The Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.

9 The Lord grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband.”

So she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept.

10 And they said to her, “Surely we will return with you to your people.”

11 But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Are there still sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

12 Turn back, my daughters, go—for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, if I should have a husband tonight and should also bear sons,

13 would you wait for them till they were grown? Would you restrain yourselves from having husbands? No, my daughters; for it grieves me very much for your sakes that the hand of the Lord has gone out against me!”

14 Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

15 And she said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.”

16 But Ruth said:

     “Entreat me not to leave you,
     Or to turn back from following after you;
     For wherever you go, I will go;
     And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
     Your people shall be my people,
     And your God, my God.
17 Where you die, I will die,
     And there will I be buried.
     The Lord do so to me, and more also,
     If anything but death parts you and me.”

18 When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she stopped speaking to her.

19 Now the two of them went until they came to Bethlehem. And it happened, when they had come to Bethlehem, that all the city was excited because of them; and the women said, “Is this Naomi?”

20 But she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

21 I went out full, and the Lord has brought me home again empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?”

22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. Now they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.

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Book of Ruth


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