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Bible Reading: Proverbs 5.1-6

My son, give attention to my wisdom, incline your ear to my understanding; 2That you may observe discretion and your lips may reserve knowledge. 3For the lips of an adulteress drip honey and smoother than oil is her speech; 4But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. 5Her feet go down to death, her steps take hold of Sheol. 6She does not ponder t...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 2.6-19

For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. 9Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course. 10For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge ...

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Bible Reading: John 15.1

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser." John 15:1 There are two wonderful and powerful statements in this one verse. In the first Jesus declares Himself as the true vine. Second, He declares that His Father is the vinedresser. All of this is critical to understand before you ever explore the following verses that speak of believers being the branches of th...

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Bible Reading: 1 John 5.13-15

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. 1 John 5:13-15 Did yo...

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Bible Reading: 1 John 3.19-22

We shall know by this that we are of the truth, and shall assure our heart before Him, in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight...

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Bible Reading: 1 John 2.26-27

These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. 1 John 2.26-27 In the last few devotionals we ...

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Bible Reading: 1 John 2.1-2

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2 The first purpose for John writings this was found in 1 John 1:4 "These things we writ...

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Bible Reading: James 5.7-11

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is sta...

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Bible Reading: James 3.17-18

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:17-18 Our preceding verses talk about a worldly wisdom that only creates envy, ambition and strife. In other words it harms our relationships. ...

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Bible Reading: James 2.21-26

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness," and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justifie...

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Bible Reading: James 1.26-27

If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless. This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit the orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:26-27 In our devotion today we are reminded of the connectio...

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Bible Reading: James 1.5-8

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 22.5-20

2 Samuel 22:5-20The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. 6The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. 7"In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears. 8The earth trembled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens shook; they tre...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 17.15-29

2 Samuel 17:15-29Then Hushai said to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, "This is what Ahithophel counseled Absalom and the elders of Israel, and this is what I have counseled. 16Now therefore, send quickly and tell David, saying, 'Do not spend the night at the fords of the wilderness, but by all means cross over, or else the king and all the people who are with him will be...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 15.13-29

2 Samuel 15:13-29Then a messenger came to David, saying, "The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom." 14David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, "Arise and let us flee, for otherwise none of us will escape from Absalom. Go in haste, or he will overtake us quickly and bring down calamity on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword." 15T...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 13.1-22

2 Samuel 13:1-22Now it was after this that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her. 2Amnon was so frustrated because of his sister Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin, and it seemed hard to Amnon to do anything to her. 3But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, Davi...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 8.1-18

2 Samuel 8:1-18Now after this it came about that David defeated the Philistines and subdued them; and David took control of the chief city from the hand of the Philistines. 2He defeated Moab, and measured them with the line, making them lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to Dav...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 3.31-39

2 Samuel 3:31-39Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes and gird on sackcloth and lament before Abner." And King David walked behind the bier. 32Thus they buried Abner in Hebron; and the king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of Abner, and all the people wept. 33The king chanted a lament for Abner and said, "Should Abner ...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 30.1-20

1 Samuel 30:1-20Then it happened when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had made a raid on the Negev and on Ziklag, and had overthrown Ziklag and burned it with fire; 2and they took captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great, without killing anyone, and carried them off and went their way. 3When David and his men cam...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 25.32-42

1 Samuel 25:32-42Then David said to Abigail, "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me, 33and blessed be your discernment, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodshed and from avenging myself by my own hand. 34Nevertheless, as the Lord God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from harming you, unless you had come quickly to mee...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 22.1-23

1 Samuel 22:1-23So David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam; and when his brothers and all his father's household heard of it, they went down there to him. 2Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him. 3And D...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 15.10-23

1 Samuel 15:10-23 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, 11"I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not carried out My commands." And Samuel was distressed and cried out to the Lord all night. 12Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul; and it was told Samuel, saying, "Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up ...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 13.15-23

Then Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men. 16Now Saul and his son Jonathan and the people who were present with them were staying in Geba of Benjamin while the Philistines camped at Michmash. 17And the raiders came from the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one co...

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Bible Reading: John 1.6-13

There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He ca...

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Bible Reading: Luke 1.26-38

Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you." But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutati...

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Bible Reading: Micah 5.1-5

"Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops;They have laid siege against us;With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,Too little to be among the clans of Judah,From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.His goings forth are from long ago,From the days of eternity."Therefore He will give them up unt...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 9.1-14

1 Samuel 9:1-14 Now there was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a Benjamite, a mighty man of valor. 2He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than an...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 4.12-22

1 Samuel 4:12-22 Now a man of Benjamin ran from the battle line and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes torn and dust on his head. 13When he came, behold, Eli was sitting on his seat by the road eagerly watching, because his heart was trembling for the ark of God. So the man came to tell it in the city, and all the city cried out. 14When Eli heard the noise of the...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 1.19-28

1 Samuel 1:19-28 Then they arose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord, and returned again to their house in Ramah. And Elkanah had relations with Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her. 20It came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, "Because I have asked him of the Lord." 21Then ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 147

Psalm147 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming. 2The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel. 3He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. 4He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. 5Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 141

Psalm 141 O Lord, I call upon You; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to You! 2May my prayer be counted as incense before You; The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering. 3Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. 4Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 139.1-12

Psalm 139:1-12 O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. 3You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. 4Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all. 5You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon m...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 136

Psalm 136 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 2Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 3Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 4To Him who alone does great wonders, For His lovingkindness is everlasting; 5To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindne...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 130

Psalm 130 Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications. If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord More than the watc...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 120

Psalm 120 In my trouble I cried to the Lord, And He answered me. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue. What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue? Sharp arrows of the warrior, With the burning coals of the broom tree. Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar! Too long ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 119.105-112

Psalm 119:105-112Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.I have sworn and I will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.I am exceedingly afflicted; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, And teach me Your ordinances.My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.The wicke...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 119.33-40

Psalm 119:33-40 Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end. 34Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart. 35Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it. 36Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain. 37Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me i...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 114

Psalm 114 When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 2Judah became His sanctuary, Israel, His dominion. 3The sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back. 4The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs. 5What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? 6O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, l...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 105

Psalm 105 (Please read bible for entire scripture text.) Ohgive thanks to theLord,call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. 2Sing to Him,sing praises to Him; Speak of all Hiswonders. 3Glory in His holy name; Let theheart of those who seek theLordbe glad. 4Seek theLordandHis strength; Seek His face continually. 5Remember Hiswonders which He has done, His ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 96

Psalm 96 Sing to theLordanew song; Sing to theLord, all the earth. 2Sing to theLord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. 3Tell ofHis glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. 4Forgreat is theLordandgreatly to be praised; He is to befearedabove all gods. 5Forall the gods of the peoples areidols, ButtheLordmade...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 87

Psalm 87Hisfoundation is in the holy mountains. 2TheLordloves the gates of Zion more than all theotherdwelling places of Jacob. 3Glorious things are spoken of you, Ocity of God.Selah. 4"I shall mentionRahab and Babylonamong those who know Me; Behold, Philistia andTyre withEthiopia: 'This one was born there.'" 5But of Zion it shall be said, "This one and that one were born ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 78

Psalm 78 (Please read scripture from your own bible.) Psalm 78 encompasses 72 verses. It is basically a call to remember the history of Israel so that future generations will not be unfaithful in their time of history. We will only look at the first eight verses but here is a simple outline for the complete Psalm: Instructions to learn from the mistakes of past gener...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 69

Psalm 69 Save me, O God, For thewaters havethreatened my life. 2I have sunk in deepmire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and aflood overflows me. 3I amweary with my crying; my throat is parched; Myeyes fail while I wait for my God. 4Thosewho hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who woulddestroy meare powerful, being w...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 61

Psalm 61Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy. Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 52

Psalm 52Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.You love evil more than good, Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.But God will break you down forever; He will snatch you up and tear you away ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 43

Psalm 43Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation;O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me?Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me;Let them bring me to Your holy hillAnd to Your dwelling places.Then I will go t...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 31

Psalm 31In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me.Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me.For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name's sake You will lead me and guide me.You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my str...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 21

Psalm 21O LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!You have given him his heart's desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.His gl...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 11

Psalm 11In the LORD I take refuge;How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain;For, behold, the wicked bend the bow,They make ready their arrow upon the stringTo shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.If the foundations are destroyed,What can the righteous do?"The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven;His eyes behold, His eyelids tes...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 3

Psalm 3O LORD, how my adversaries have increased!Many are rising up against me.Many are saying of my soul,"There is no deliverance for him in God." Selah.But You, O LORD, are a shield about me,My glory, and the One who lifts my head.I was crying to the LORD with my voice,And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah.I lay down and slept;I awoke, for the LORD sustains me...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 13.1-8

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 11.21-33

To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison. But in whatever respect anyone else is boldI speak in foolishnessI am just as bold myself. Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. Are they servants of Christ?I speak as if insaneI more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times witho...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 11.1-6

I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me. 2 For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. 3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of de...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 7.5-13

For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within. But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus; and not only by his coming, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoi...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 2.1-11

But I determined this for my own sake, that I would not come to you in sorrow again. For if I cause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful? This is the very thing I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all. For out of mu...

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Bible Reading: Titus 3.1-3

Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. Titus 3:1-3 With...

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Bible Reading: Titus 1.1-4

Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago, but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God o...

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Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5.16-18

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Most of us wonder from time to time what God's will is for us. Paul clearly tells us what part of the Lord's will includes: rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks. May this be our goal today as we meditate on...

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Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2.9-12

For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers; just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his ow...

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Bible Reading: 2 Peter 3.17-18

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2 Peter 3:17-18 Peter concludes his letter with a stern reminder. T...

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Bible Reading: Jude 17-23

But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you, "In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts." These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, pr...

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Bible Reading: Joshua 24.29-33

It came about after these things that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being one hundred and ten years old. And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of Mount Gaash. Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua and all the days of the elders who survived Joshua, and ...

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Bible Reading: Joshua 22.1-9

Then Joshua summoned the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and said to them, "You have kept all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, and have listened to my voice in all that I commanded you. You have not forsaken your brothers these many days to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God. And now the LO...

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Bible Reading: Joshua 17.1-18

Now this was the lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. To Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, were allotted Gilead and Bashan, because he was a man of war. So the lot was made for the rest of the sons of Manasseh according to their families: for the sons of Abiezer and for the sons of Helek and for the sons of Asriel and for...

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Bible Reading: Joshua 11.1-15

Then it came about, when Jabin king of Hazor heard of it, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon and to the king of Shimron and to the king of Achshaph, and to the kings who were of the north in the hill country, and in the Arabahsouth of Chinneroth and in the lowland and on the heights of Dor on the west to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and the Amorite and the H...

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Bible Reading: Joshua 6.1-14

Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in. The LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors. You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days. Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams' horns befo...

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Bible Reading: Joshua 3.14-17

So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people, and when those who carried the ark came into the Jordan, and the feet of the priests carrying the ark were dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the days of harvest), the waters which were flowing down fr...

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Bible Reading: Colossians 3.18-21

Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart. Colossians 3:18-21 What a great word to insure a godly family. As Paul address...

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Bible Reading: Colossians 3.5-11

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them. But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, ...

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Bible Reading: Colossians 1.21-23

And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was pro...

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Bible Reading: Colossians 1.13-14

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14 There are some powerful words in these two verses to consider. Think of an awful situation which a human being needs to be delivered. Perhaps a sex slave comes to mind or being under captivity of a mil...

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Bible Reading: Philippians 4.10-14

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learn...

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Bible Reading: Philippians 3.17-4.1

Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. For our citizenship ...

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Bible Reading: Philippians 2.19-24

But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare. For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus. But you know of his proven worth, that he served with me in the furtherance of the gos...

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Bible Reading: Philippians 1.12-18

Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel, so that my imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to everyone else, and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without...

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Bible Reading: Ephesians 6.1-3

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise), SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH. Ephesians 6:1-3 If you have not had a family devotional time, today would be a good day to jump start that wonderful habit. It would be good for you to sit down w...

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Bible Reading: Ephesians 4.28-31

He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need. Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spi...

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Bible Reading: Ephesians 3.8-13

To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly p...

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Bible Reading: Ephesians 2.8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10 For most believers in Christ the first sentence in this passage is very famil...

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Bible Reading: Romans 15.22-33

For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you; but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you whenever I go to Spainfor I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the s...

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Bible Reading: Mark 16.1-8

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" Looking up, they saw that the stone had been r...

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Bible Reading: Romans 13.11-14

Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sens...

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Bible Reading: Romans 11.11-16

I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be! But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle o...

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Bible Reading: Romans 9.19-26

You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?" On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use? What if ...

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Bible Reading: Romans 8.18-21

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free f...

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Bible Reading: Romans 7.14-20

For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwel...

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Bible Reading: Romans 6.15-19

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from th...

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Bible Reading: Romans 5.18-21

So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men. For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous. The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but wh...

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Bible Reading: Romans 4.4-8

Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: "BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WHO...

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Bible Reading: Romans 3.5-8

"But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.) May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world? But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner? And why not say (as we are slande...

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Bible Reading: Romans 2.3-8

But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up ...

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Bible Reading: Romans 1.7

To all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:7 What does the word "beloved" mean to you? What first pops into your mind? Many of us would probably make this an object of someone we love; my beloved spouse, my beloved parents, my beloved children, etc. Many of us are fortunate to dee...

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Bible Reading: Acts 28.11-22

At the end of three months we set sail on an Alexandrian ship which had wintered at the island, and which had the Twin Brothers for its figurehead. After we put in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days. From there we sailed around and arrived at Rhegium, and a day later a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli. There we found some brethren, an...

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Bible Reading: Acts 26.1-11

Agrippa said to Paul, "You are permitted to speak for yourself." Then Paul stretched out his hand and proceeded to make his defense: "In regard to all the things of which I am accused by the Jews, I consider myself fortunate, King Agrippa, that I am about to make my defense before you today; especially because you are an expert in all customs and questions among the Jews; ...

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Bible Reading: Acts 24.10-21

When the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded: "Knowing that for many years you have been a judge to this nation, I cheerfully make my defense, since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship. Neither in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion...

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Bible Reading: Acts 22-12-21

A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there, came to me, and standing near said to me, "Brother Saul, receive your sight!" And at that very time I looked up at him. And he said, "The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will and to see the Righteous One and to hear an utterance from His ...

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Bible Reading: Acts 18.18-28

Paul, having remained many days longer, took leave of the brethren and put out to sea for Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. In Cenchrea he had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow. They came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. When they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent, b...

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Bible Reading: Acts 16.11-15

So putting out to sea from Troas, we ran a straight course to Samothrace, and on the day following to Neapolis; and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia, a Roman colony; and we were staying in this city for some days. And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place o...

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Bible Reading: Acts 14.8-18

At Lystra a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother's womb, who had never walked. This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had faith to be made well, said with a loud voice, "Stand upright on your feet." And he leaped up and began to walk. When the crowds saw what Paul had done, th...

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Bible Reading: Acts 13.6-12

When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a magician, a Jewish false prophet whose name was Bar-Jesus, who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. But Elymas the magician (for so his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the procons...

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Bible Reading: Acts 11.27-30

Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius. And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of th...

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Bible Reading: Acts 10.1-8

Now there was a man at Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian cohort, a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually. About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, "Cornelius!" And fixing his gaz...

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Bible Reading: Acts 8.25-33

So, when they had solemnly testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they started back to Jerusalem, and were preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans. But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, "Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a desert road.) So he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a ...

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Bible Reading: Acts 7.44-53

"Our ancestors had the tabernacle of the covenant law with them in the wilderness. It had been made as God directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen. After receiving the tabernacle, our ancestors under Joshua brought it with them when they took the land from the nations God drove out before them. It remained in the land until the time of David, who enjoyed God's...

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Bible Reading: Acts 2.37-41

Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?" Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far o...

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Bible Reading: Acts 2.29-36

"Brethren, I may confidently say to you regarding the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. And so, because he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants on his throne, he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor di...

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Bible Reading: Acts 2.22-28

"Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. But God raised Him up again...

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Bible Reading: Acts 2.14-21

But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: "Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words. For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day; but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: 'And it shall be in the last days,' God says,...

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Bible Reading: Acts 2.1-13

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak w...

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Bible Reading: Acts 1.15-26

At this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons was there together), and said, "Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry."...

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Bible Reading: Acts 1.12-14

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away. When they had entered the city, they went up to the upper room where they were staying; that is, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James. The...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 9.24-27

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I disci...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 7.1-7

Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman. But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband. The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise ...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 3.1-9

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men? For wh...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.14-16

But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:14-1...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.6-13

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified th...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.1-5

And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.26-31

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so t...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.18-25

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the cleverness of the clever I will set aside." Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in ...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.10-17

Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment. For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe's people, that there are quarrels among you. Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, "I am of Paul," an...

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Bible Reading: 1 Peter 5.6-14

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being...

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Bible Reading: 1 Peter 2.1-3

Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit andhypocrisy and envy and all slander,like newborn babies, long for thepure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. 1 Peter 2:1-3 Billy Graham, in his book "The Secret of Happiness" states that there are four things that can spoil your appetite for...

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Bible Reading: Nehemiah 13.1-9

On that day they read aloud from the book of Moses in the hearing of the people; and there was found written in it that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God, because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them. However, our God turned the curse into a blessing. So when they heard the law, th...

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Bible Reading: Nehemiah 9.16-21

But they, our ancestors, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and they did not obey your commands. They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lo...

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Bible Reading: Mark 16.1-8

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" Looking up, they saw that the stone had been r...

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Bible Reading: Nehemiah 7.1-4

Now when the wall was rebuilt and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed, then I put Hanani my brother, and Hananiah the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many. Then I said to them, "Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot, and wh...

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Bible Reading: Nehemiah 4.9-14

But we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night. Thus in Judah it was said, "The strength of the burden bearers is failing, yet there is much rubbish; and we ourselves are unable to rebuild the wall." Our enemies said, "They will not know or see until we come among them, kill them and put a stop to the work." When the Jews who liv...

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Bible Reading: Nehemiah 2.9-10

Then I came to the governors of the provinces beyond the River and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent with me officers of the army and horsemen. And when Sanabllat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about it, it was very displeasing to them that someone had come to seek the welfare of the sons of Israel. Nehemiah 2:9-10 These two verses a...

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Bible Reading: 3 John 5-8

Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brethren, and especially when they are strangers; and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support such men, so that ...

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