Sunday, June 26, 2016

Psalm 38:12-13


“Hear my prayer, O Lord,
 And give ear to my cry;
Do not be silent at my tears;
For I am a stranger with You,
A sojourner, as all my fathers were.
Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength,
Before I go away and am no more.”

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Friday, June 24, 2016

1 Corinthians 1:4-9



I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,  even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Colossians 3:3


For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

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Colossians 3


Not Carnality but Christ

1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 

2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 

3 | For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 

4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 

6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 

7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 

9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 

10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 

11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

Character of the New Man

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 

13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 

14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 

17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

The Christian Home

18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. 

23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 

24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. 

25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Romans 14:2-3


For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Psalm 38:7-11


“And now, Lord, what do I wait for?
My hope is in You.
Deliver me from all my transgressions;
Do not make me the reproach of the foolish.
I was mute, I did not open my mouth,
Because it was You who did it.
Remove Your plague from me;
I am consumed by the blow of Your hand.
When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity,
You make his beauty melt away like a moth;
Surely every man is vapor.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

John 1:9


That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Luke 22:62



So Peter went out and wept bitterly.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Luke 2:6-7


So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

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"He is placed in the manger, which is the spot where animals come to eat. Who is the best fed figure of the ancient world? It would be Caesar Augustus, in his palace on Palatine Hill. He could snap his fingers and get whatever he wanted. He was the best fed figure in the ancient world. But the real King, the real Emperor, Luke is saying, is not the one who feeds himself, but the One Who is placed in the manger, so He becomes the food for the world." - Bishop Robert Barron

Psalm 38:3-6


Then I spoke with my tongue:
“Lord, make me to know my end,
And what is the measure of my days,
That I may know how frail I am.
Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my age is as nothing before You;
Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor.
Surely every man passes like an image;
Surely they busy themselves in vain;
He heaps up riches,
And does not know who will gather them.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mark 1:4-6


John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Matthew 6:5-6


And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Matthew 10:21-22


Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Ezekiel 1:22-28


The likeness of the firmament above the heads of the living creatures was like the color of an awesome crystal, stretched out over their heads. And under the firmament their wings spread out straight, one toward another. Each one had two which covered one side, and each one had two which covered the other side of the body. When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings. A voice came from above the firmament that was over their heads; whenever they stood, they let down their wings. And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around. Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Psalm 38:1-3


I said, “I will guard my ways,
Lest I sin with my tongue;
I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle,
While the wicked are before me.”
I was mute with silence,
I held my peace even from good;
And my sorrow was stirred up.
My heart was hot within me;
While I was musing, the fire burned.

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Psalm 38


1 I said, “I will guard my ways,
   Lest I sin with my tongue;
   I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle,
   While the wicked are before me.”
2 I was mute with silence,
   I held my peace even from good;
   And my sorrow was stirred up.
3 My heart was hot within me;
   While I was musing, the fire burned.
   | Then I spoke with my tongue:
4 “Lord, make me to know my end,
   And what is the measure of my days,
   That I may know how frail I am.
5 Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths,
   And my age is as nothing before You;
   Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor.
6 Surely every man passes like an image;
   Surely they busy themselves in vain;
   He heaps up riches,
   And does not know who will gather them.
7 | “And now, Lord, what do I wait for?
   My hope is in You.
8 Deliver me from all my transgressions;
   Do not make me the reproach of the foolish.
9 I was mute, I did not open my mouth,
   Because it was You who did it.
10 Remove Your plague from me;
     I am consumed by the blow of Your hand.
11 When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity,
     You make his beauty melt away like a moth;
     Surely every man is vapor.
12 “Hear my prayer, O Lord,
     And give ear to my cry;
     Do not be silent at my tears;
     For I am a stranger with You,
     A sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13 Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength,
     Before I go away and am no more.”

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Isaiah 6:1


In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Isaiah 6:2-3


Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 
And one cried to another and said:

   
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”

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Isaiah 6



Isaiah Called to Be a Prophet

1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 

2 | Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 

3 And one cried to another and said:
   
   “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
   The whole earth is full of His glory!”

4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 So I said:
    
   “Woe is me, for I am undone! 
   Because I am a man of unclean lips,
   And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
   For my eyes have seen the King,
   The Lord of hosts.”

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 

7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said:
    
   “Behold, this has touched your lips;
   Your iniquity is taken away,
   And your sin purged.”

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
   
   “Whom shall I send,
   And who will go for Us?”
   Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

9 And He said, “Go, and tell this people:
   
     ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
     Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
10 “Make the heart of this people dull,
     And their ears heavy,
     And shut their eyes;
     Lest they see with their eyes,
     And hear with their ears,
     And understand with their heart,
     And return and be healed.”

11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?”

And He answered:

     “Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant,
     The houses are without a man,
     The land is utterly desolate,
12 The Lord has removed men far away,
      And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13 But yet a tenth will be in it,
     And will return and be for consuming,
     As a terebinth tree or as an oak,
    Whose stump remains when it is cut down.
    So the holy seed shall be its stump.”

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Matthew 10:18-20


You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Malachi 3:2-3


“But who can endure the day of His coming?
And who can stand when He appears?
For He is like a refiner’s fire
And like launderers’ soap.
He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer to the Lord
An offering in righteousness.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Psalm 22:5-6


You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Habakkuk 3:1


A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, on Shigionoth.

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