Thursday, September 15, 2016

Psalm 56:1-2


Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.
I will cry out to God Most High,
To God who performs all things for me.

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Psalm 56


To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave.

1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
   For my soul trusts in You;
   And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
   Until these calamities have passed by.
2 I will cry out to God Most High,
   To God who performs all things for me.
3 | He shall send from heaven and save me;
   He reproaches the one who would swallow me up.
   God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
4 My soul is among lions;
   I lie among the sons of men
   Who are set on fire,  
   Whose teeth are spears and arrows,
   And their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
   Let Your glory be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net for my steps;
   My soul is bowed down;
   They have dug a pit before me;
   Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen.
7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
   I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake, my glory!
   Awake, lute and harp!
   I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;
   I will sing to You among the nations.
10 For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens,
     And Your truth unto the clouds.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
     Let Your glory be above all the earth.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Job 38:12


Have you ever given orders to the morning,
or shown the dawn its place

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Psalm 23:7-10


Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord of Hosts—
he is the King of glory.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Psalms 23:3-6


Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.
They will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God their Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, God of Jacob.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Matthew 14:10


So he sent and had John beheaded in prison. 

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Matthew 14



John the Baptist Beheaded

1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report about Jesus 

2 and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him.” 

3 For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife. 

4 Because John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 

5 And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

6 But when Herod’s birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. 

7 Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.

8 So she, having been prompted by her mother, said, “Give me John the Baptist’s head here on a platter.”

9 And the king was sorry; nevertheless, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he commanded it to be given to her. 

10 | So he sent and had John beheaded in prison. 

11 And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. 

12 Then his disciples came and took away the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

Feeding the Five Thousand

13 When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities. 

14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. 

15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.”

16 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”

18 He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 

19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. 

20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. 

21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Jesus Walks on the Sea

22 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. 

23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. 

24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.

25 | Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 

26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.

27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 

30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 

32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”

Many Touch Him and Are Made Well

34 When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. 

35 And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick, 

36 and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Exodus 28:41


After you put these clothes on your brother Aaron and his sons, anoint and ordain them. Consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Genesis 19:16


When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. 

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Exodus 28:42-43


Make linen undergarments as a covering for the body, reaching from the waist to the thigh. Aaron and his sons must wear them whenever they enter the tent of meeting or approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they will not incur guilt and die.
This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Genesis 19:12-15


The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.”
So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.
With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.”

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Philippians 4:4-5


Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

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Matthew 28:20



And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Romans 13:8-10


Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

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