Sunday, December 10, 2017

Proverbs 11:18


The wicked man does deceptive work,
But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jude 1:13


wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Romans 3:11-12


There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.

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Romans 3


God’s Judgment Defended

1 What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?

2 Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God.

3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?

4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:

“That You may be justified in Your words,
And may overcome when You are judged.”

5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.)

6 Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world?

7 For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

8 And why not say, “Let us do evil that good may come”?—as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.

All Have Sinned

9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin.

10 As it is written:

     “There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 | There is none who understands;
     There is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside;
     They have together become unprofitable;
     There is none who does good, no, not one.”
13 “Their throat is an open tomb;
     With their tongues they have practiced deceit”;
     “The poison of asps is under their lips”;
14 “Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways;
17 And the way of peace they have not known.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

God’s Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,

22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Boasting Excluded

27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.

29 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also,

30 since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.

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Genesis 22:6-8


So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together.
But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!”
And he said, “Here I am, my son.”
Then he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”
And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Psalm 52:2-3


The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt; 
There is none who does good,
No, not one.

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Psalm 52


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Set to “Mahalath.” A Contemplation[a] of David.

1 The fool has said in his heart,
   “There is no God.”
   They are corrupt,
   They have done abominable works,   
   There is none who does good.
4 | Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
   Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
   And do not call on the Lord?
5 There they are in great fear,
   Where no fear was,
   For God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you;
   You have put them to shame,
   Because God has despised them.
6 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
   When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people,
   Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Psalm 13:2-3


The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt; 
There is none who does good,
No, not one.

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Psalm 13


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1 The fool has said in his heart,
   “There is no God.”
   They are corrupt,
   They have done abominable works,   
   There is none who does good.
4 | Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
   Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
   And do not call on the Lord?
5 There they are in great fear,
   For God is with the generation of the righteous.
6 You shame the counsel of the poor,
   But the Lord is his refuge.
7 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
   When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people,
   Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Genesis 1:26-29


Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Numbers 12:1-2


Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
So they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us also?”
And the Lord heard it.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Proverbs 11:30


The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who wins souls is wise.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

John 3:16


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Proverbs 11:17


The merciful man does good for his own soul,
But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

2 Corinthians 2:15-16


 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?

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2 Corinthians 2



1 But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow.

2 For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me?

Forgive the Offender

3 And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.

4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you.

5 But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe.

6 This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man,

7 so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow.

8 Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him.

9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.

10 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ,

11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Triumph in Christ

12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord,

13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I departed for Macedonia.

14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

15 | For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?

17 For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Proverbs 11:16


A gracious woman retains honor,
But ruthless men retain riches.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Psalm 42:1


Vindicate me, O God,
And plead my cause against an ungodly nation;
Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

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Psalm 42


Prayer to God in Time of Trouble

2 | For You are the God of my strength;
   Why do You cast me off?
   Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
3 Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!
   Let them lead me;
   Let them bring me to Your holy hill
   And to Your tabernacle.
4 Then I will go to the altar of God,
   To God my exceeding joy;
   And on the harp I will praise You,
   O God, my God.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?
   And why are you disquieted within me?
   Hope in God;
   For I shall yet praise Him,
   The help of my countenance and my God.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Jude 1:7


as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Proverbs 11:15


Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer,
But whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Proverbs 11:14


Where there is no counsel, the people fall;
But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

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Numbers 12:3


(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)

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Numbers 12


Dissension of Aaron and Miriam

1 Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman.

2 So they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us also?” And the Lord heard it.

3 | (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)

4 Suddenly the Lord said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, “Come out, you three, to the tabernacle of meeting!” So the three came out.

5 Then the Lord came down in the pillar of cloud and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam. And they both went forward.

6 Then He said,

   “Hear now My words:
   If there is a prophet among you,
   I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision;
   I speak to him in a dream.
7 Not so with My servant Moses;
   He is faithful in all My house.
8 I speak with him face to face,
   Even plainly, and not in dark sayings;
   And he sees the form of the Lord.
   Why then were you not afraid
   To speak against My servant Moses?”

9 So the anger of the Lord was aroused against them, and He departed.

10 And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam became leprous, as white as snow. Then Aaron turned toward Miriam, and there she was, a leper.

11 So Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord! Please do not lay this sin on us, in which we have done foolishly and in which we have sinned.

12 Please do not let her be as one dead, whose flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother’s womb!”

13 So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “Please heal her, O God, I pray!”

14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, would she not be shamed seven days? Let her be shut out of the camp seven days, and afterward she may be received again.”

15 So Miriam was shut out of the camp seven days, and the people did not journey till Miriam was brought in again.

16 And afterward the people moved from Hazeroth and camped in the Wilderness of Paran.

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