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A Devotional Classic For over a century, Daily Light on the Daily Path has been a favorite devotional book of those who realize the tremendous benefit of reading and praying Scripture. Originally printed in the mid-1800s, Daily Light was born out of the devout faith of Samuel Bagster, a British book…

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    September 28: Job 5:6–7; Proverbs 16:5; Isaiah 64:8–9; Jeremiah 31:18–19; Lamentations 3:27; 1 Peter 5:6; Genesis 3:1; 1 Kings 13:16–19; 1 Kings 13:26; Psalm 119:11; Matthew 4:3–4; Matthew 4:7; Matthew 4:10–11; Galatians 1:8

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 3:05


    Morning: Job 5:6–7; Proverbs 16:5; Isaiah 64:8–9; Jeremiah 31:18–19; Lamentations 3:27; 1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you. Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. Be not so terribly angry, O Lord, and remember not iniquity forever. Behold, please look, we are all your people.—“You have disciplined me, and I was disciplined, like an untrained calf; bring me back that I may be restored, for you are the Lord my God. For after I had turned away, I relented, and after I was instructed, I slapped my thigh; I was ashamed, and I was confounded, because I bore the disgrace of my youth.”—It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. “Affliction does not come from the dust, nor does trouble sprout from the ground, but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.” Job 5:6–7 (Listen) 6   For affliction does not come from the dust,    nor does trouble sprout from the ground,7   but man is born to trouble    as the sparks fly upward. (ESV) Proverbs 16:5 (Listen) 5   Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD;    be assured, he will not go unpunished. (ESV) Isaiah 64:8–9 (Listen) 8   But now, O LORD, you are our Father;    we are the clay, and you are our potter;    we are all the work of your hand.9   Be not so terribly angry, O LORD,    and remember not iniquity forever.    Behold, please look, we are all your people. (ESV) Jeremiah 31:18–19 (Listen) 18   I have heard Ephraim grieving,  ‘You have disciplined me, and I was disciplined,    like an untrained calf;  bring me back that I may be restored,    for you are the LORD my God.19   For after I had turned away, I relented,    and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh;  I was ashamed, and I was confounded,    because I bore the disgrace of my youth.' (ESV) Lamentations 3:27 (Listen) 27   It is good for a man that he bear    the yoke in his youth. (ESV) 1 Peter 5:6 (Listen) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, (ESV) Evening: Genesis 3:1; 1 Kings 13:16–19; 1 Kings 13:26; Psalm 119:11; Matthew 4:3–4; Matthew 4:7; Matthew 4:10–11; Galatians 1:8 “Did God actually say… ?” And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God… ” [Jesus] answered, “It is written,… it is written,… it is written.” Then the devil left him. “I may not return with you,… for it was said to me by the word of the Lord, ‘You shall neither eat bread nor drink water there….'” And he said to him, “I also am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord, saying, ‘Bring him back with you into your house that he may eat bread and drink water.'” But he lied to him. So he went back with him…. “It is the man of God who disobeyed the word of the Lord; therefore the Lord has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word that the Lord spoke to him.”—But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.—I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Genesis 3:1 (Listen) The Fall 3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You1 shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?” Footnotes [1] 3:1 In Hebrew you is plural in verses 1–5 (ESV) 1 Kings 13:16–19 (Listen) 16 And he said, “I may not return with you, or go in with you, neither will I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place, 17 for it was said to me by the word of the LORD, ‘You shall neither eat bread nor drink water there, nor return by the way that you came.'” 18 And he said to him, “I also am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, ‘Bring him back with you into your house that he may eat bread and drink water.'” But he lied to him. 19 So he went back with him and ate bread in his house and drank water. (ESV) 1 Kings 13:26 (Listen) 26 And when the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, “It is the man of God who disobeyed the word of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word that the LORD spoke to him.” (ESV) Psalm 119:11 (Listen) 11   I have stored up your word in my heart,    that I might not sin against you. (ESV) Matthew 4:3–4 (Listen) 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,   “‘Man shall not live by bread alone,    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” (ESV) Matthew 4:7 (Listen) 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'” (ESV) Matthew 4:10–11 (Listen) 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written,   “‘You shall worship the Lord your God    and him only shall you serve.'” 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him. (ESV) Galatians 1:8 (Listen) 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. (ESV)

    September 27: Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 85:10; Isaiah 45:21; Isaiah 53:6; Ezekiel 18:4; Zechariah 13:7; Romans 3:24; Romans 3:26; Romans 6:23; Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; James 2:13; 1 Peter 2:23; Romans 6:8–11; Romans 8:37; 1 Corinthians 15:54; 1 C

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 3:17


    Morning: Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 85:10; Isaiah 45:21; Isaiah 53:6; Ezekiel 18:4; Zechariah 13:7; Romans 3:24; Romans 3:26; Romans 6:23; Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; James 2:13; 1 Peter 2:23 “A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.” Him who judges justly.—We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.—Each of us will give an account of himself to God.—“The soul who sins shall die.” “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who stands next to me,” declares the Lord of hosts. “Strike the shepherd.”—The Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.—Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.—Mercy triumphs over judgment.—The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. “A righteous God and a Savior; there is none besides me.”—Just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.—Justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Deuteronomy 32:4 (Listen) 4   “The Rock, his work is perfect,    for all his ways are justice.  A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,    just and upright is he. (ESV) Psalm 85:10 (Listen) 10   Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;    righteousness and peace kiss each other. (ESV) Isaiah 45:21 (Listen) 21   Declare and present your case;    let them take counsel together!  Who told this long ago?    Who declared it of old?  Was it not I, the LORD?    And there is no other god besides me,  a righteous God and a Savior;    there is none besides me. (ESV) Isaiah 53:6 (Listen) 6   All we like sheep have gone astray;    we have turned—every one—to his own way;  and the LORD has laid on him    the iniquity of us all. (ESV) Ezekiel 18:4 (Listen) 4 Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die. (ESV) Zechariah 13:7 (Listen) The Shepherd Struck 7   “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd,    against the man who stands next to me,”      declares the LORD of hosts.   “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;    I will turn my hand against the little ones. (ESV) Romans 3:24 (Listen) 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, (ESV) Romans 3:26 (Listen) 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (ESV) Romans 6:23 (Listen) 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (ESV) Romans 14:12 (Listen) 12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 5:10 (Listen) 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. (ESV) James 2:13 (Listen) 13 For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. (ESV) 1 Peter 2:23 (Listen) 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. (ESV) Evening: Romans 6:8–11; Romans 8:37; 1 Corinthians 15:54; 1 Corinthians 15:57; Hebrews 2:14–15 “Death is swallowed up in victory.” Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 6:8–11 (Listen) 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (ESV) Romans 8:37 (Listen) 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:54 (Listen) 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:   “Death is swallowed up in victory.” (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:57 (Listen) 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (ESV) Hebrews 2:14–15 (Listen) 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. (ESV)

    September 26: Lamentations 3:26; Romans 5:3–4; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; Hebrews 10:34–36; James 1:4; 1 Peter 1:6–7; Psalm 26:2; Psalm 38:9; Psalm 50:21; Psalm 73:11; Luke 12:2; John 5:22; John 5:27; Romans 2:16; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Revelation 2:18

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 2:37


    Morning: Lamentations 3:26; Romans 5:3–4; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; Hebrews 10:34–36; James 1:4; 1 Peter 1:6–7 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.—More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.—You knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.—Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts. Lamentations 3:26 (Listen) 26   It is good that one should wait quietly    for the salvation of the LORD. (ESV) Romans 5:3–4 (Listen) 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, (ESV) 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17 (Listen) 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. (ESV) Hebrews 10:34–36 (Listen) 34 For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. 35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. (ESV) James 1:4 (Listen) 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (ESV) 1 Peter 1:6–7 (Listen) 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (ESV) Evening: Psalm 26:2; Psalm 38:9; Psalm 50:21; Psalm 73:11; Luke 12:2; John 5:22; John 5:27; Romans 2:16; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Revelation 2:18 God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.—“The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son…. And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.”—“And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The Son of God… has eyes like a flame of fire.” And they say, “How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?”—“These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.”—“Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.” O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.—Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. Psalm 26:2 (Listen) 2   Prove me, O LORD, and try me;    test my heart and my mind.1 Footnotes [1] 26:2 Hebrew test my kidneys and my heart (ESV) Psalm 38:9 (Listen) 9   O Lord, all my longing is before you;    my sighing is not hidden from you. (ESV) Psalm 50:21 (Listen) 21   These things you have done, and I have been silent;    you thought that I1 was one like yourself.  But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you. Footnotes [1] 50:21 Or that the I am (ESV) Psalm 73:11 (Listen) 11   And they say, “How can God know?    Is there knowledge in the Most High?” (ESV) Luke 12:2 (Listen) 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. (ESV) John 5:22 (Listen) 22 For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, (ESV) John 5:27 (Listen) 27 And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. (ESV) Romans 2:16 (Listen) 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 4:5 (Listen) 5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God. (ESV) Revelation 2:18 (Listen) To the Church in Thyatira 18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze. (ESV)

    September 25: Psalm 26:8; Psalm 65:4; Psalm 73:28; Psalm 84:10; Isaiah 30:18; Lamentations 3:25; Hebrews 10:19–20; Hebrews 10:22; Psalm 34:8; Psalm 45:2; Song of Solomon 2:3; Luke 4:22; John 1:14; John 3:11; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Ephesi

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 3:07


    Morning: Psalm 26:8; Psalm 65:4; Psalm 73:28; Psalm 84:10; Isaiah 30:18; Lamentations 3:25; Hebrews 10:19–20; Hebrews 10:22 For me it is good to be near God. O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.—For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.—Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple! The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.—Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us,… let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience. Psalm 26:8 (Listen) 8   O LORD, I love the habitation of your house    and the place where your glory dwells. (ESV) Psalm 65:4 (Listen) 4   Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,    to dwell in your courts!  We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,    the holiness of your temple! (ESV) Psalm 73:28 (Listen) 28   But for me it is good to be near God;    I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,    that I may tell of all your works. (ESV) Psalm 84:10 (Listen) 10   For a day in your courts is better    than a thousand elsewhere.  I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God    than dwell in the tents of wickedness. (ESV) Isaiah 30:18 (Listen) The Lord Will Be Gracious 18   Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you,    and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.  For the LORD is a God of justice;    blessed are all those who wait for him. (ESV) Lamentations 3:25 (Listen) 25   The LORD is good to those who wait for him,    to the soul who seeks him. (ESV) Hebrews 10:19–20 (Listen) The Full Assurance of Faith 19 Therefore, brothers,1 since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, Footnotes [1] 10:19 Or brothers and sisters (ESV) Hebrews 10:22 (Listen) 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (ESV) Evening: Psalm 34:8; Psalm 45:2; Song of Solomon 2:3; Luke 4:22; John 1:14; John 3:11; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Ephesians 4:7; 1 Peter 2:3; 1 Peter 4:10; 1 John 5:10 You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.—You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips.—All spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth.—You have tasted that the Lord is good.—Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself.—“Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen.” Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!—With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”—Grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.—As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. Psalm 34:8 (Listen) 8   Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!    Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! (ESV) Psalm 45:2 (Listen) 2   You are the most handsome of the sons of men;    grace is poured upon your lips;    therefore God has blessed you forever. (ESV) Song of Solomon 2:3 (Listen) She 3   As an apple tree among the trees of the forest,    so is my beloved among the young men.  With great delight I sat in his shadow,    and his fruit was sweet to my taste. (ESV) Luke 4:22 (Listen) 22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph's son?” (ESV) John 1:14 (Listen) 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son1 from the Father, full of grace and truth. Footnotes [1] 1:14 Or only One, or unique One (ESV) John 3:11 (Listen) 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you1 do not receive our testimony. Footnotes [1] 3:11 The Greek for you is plural here; also four times in verse 12 (ESV) 2 Corinthians 8:9 (Listen) 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 12:9 (Listen) 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (ESV) Ephesians 4:7 (Listen) 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. (ESV) 1 Peter 2:3 (Listen) 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. (ESV) 1 Peter 4:10 (Listen) 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: (ESV) 1 John 5:10 (Listen) 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. (ESV)

    September 24: Deuteronomy 13:3; 1 Samuel 12:22; Ezra 9:9; Psalm 146:5; Isaiah 49:15; Luke 18:7–8; Hebrews 12:7–8; 1 Peter 4:12; 1 Corinthians 2:9–10; 1 Corinthians 3:21–22; 1 Corinthians 15:19; Hebrews 11:16; Hebrews 12:1; 1 Peter 1:4; 2 John 8; R

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 3:04


    Morning: Deuteronomy 13:3; 1 Samuel 12:22; Ezra 9:9; Psalm 146:5; Isaiah 49:15; Luke 18:7–8; Hebrews 12:7–8; 1 Peter 4:12 “Our God has not forsaken us.” Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.—It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. “The Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” “The Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself.”—“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.”—Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God. “And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily.” Deuteronomy 13:3 (Listen) 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. (ESV) 1 Samuel 12:22 (Listen) 22 For the LORD will not forsake his people, for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself. (ESV) Ezra 9:9 (Listen) 9 For we are slaves. Yet our God has not forsaken us in our slavery, but has extended to us his steadfast love before the kings of Persia, to grant us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us protection1 in Judea and Jerusalem. Footnotes [1] 9:9 Hebrew a wall (ESV) Psalm 146:5 (Listen) 5   Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,    whose hope is in the LORD his God, (ESV) Isaiah 49:15 (Listen) 15   “Can a woman forget her nursing child,    that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?  Even these may forget,    yet I will not forget you. (ESV) Luke 18:7–8 (Listen) 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (ESV) Hebrews 12:7–8 (Listen) 7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8 If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. (ESV) 1 Peter 4:12 (Listen) Suffering as a Christian 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. (ESV) Evening: 1 Corinthians 2:9–10; 1 Corinthians 3:21–22; 1 Corinthians 15:19; Hebrews 11:16; Hebrews 12:1; 1 Peter 1:4; 2 John 8; Revelation 21:7 “The one who conquers will have this heritage.” If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.—As it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.—An inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. All things are yours,… the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours.—“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.—Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.—Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. 1 Corinthians 2:9–10 (Listen) 9 But, as it is written,   “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,    nor the heart of man imagined,  what God has prepared for those who love him”— 10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 3:21–22 (Listen) 21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:19 (Listen) 19 If in Christ we have hope1 in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. Footnotes [1] 15:19 Or we have hoped (ESV) Hebrews 11:16 (Listen) 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. (ESV) Hebrews 12:1 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (ESV) 1 Peter 1:4 (Listen) 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, (ESV) 2 John 8 (Listen) 8 Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we1 have worked for, but may win a full reward. Footnotes [1] 1:8 Some manuscripts you (ESV) Revelation 21:7 (Listen) 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. (ESV)

    September 23: Psalm 4:6; Psalm 31:16; Psalm 89:6; Psalm 104:34; Song of Solomon 2:3; Song of Solomon 5:10–11; Song of Solomon 5:13; Song of Solomon 5:15; Matthew 13:46; Mark 7:24; John 7:46; Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:5; Matthew 26:39

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 3:16


    Morning: Psalm 4:6; Psalm 31:16; Psalm 89:6; Psalm 104:34; Song of Solomon 2:3; Song of Solomon 5:10–11; Song of Solomon 5:13; Song of Solomon 5:15; Matthew 13:46; Mark 7:24; John 7:46; Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:5 May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord. As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.—For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord? Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord? My beloved is radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand.—“One pearl of great value.”—The ruler of kings on earth. His head is the finest gold; his locks are wavy, black as a raven.—Head over all things.—He is the head of the body, the church. His cheeks are like beds of spices, mounds of sweet-smelling herbs.—He could not be hidden.—His lips are lilies, dripping liquid myrrh.—“No one ever spoke like this man!”—His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as the cedars.—Make your face shine on your servant.—“Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!” Psalm 4:6 (Listen) 6   There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?    Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!” (ESV) Psalm 31:16 (Listen) 16   Make your face shine on your servant;    save me in your steadfast love! (ESV) Psalm 89:6 (Listen) 6   For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD?    Who among the heavenly beings1 is like the LORD, Footnotes [1] 89:6 Hebrew the sons of God, or the sons of might (ESV) Psalm 104:34 (Listen) 34   May my meditation be pleasing to him,    for I rejoice in the LORD. (ESV) Song of Solomon 2:3 (Listen) She 3   As an apple tree among the trees of the forest,    so is my beloved among the young men.  With great delight I sat in his shadow,    and his fruit was sweet to my taste. (ESV) Song of Solomon 5:10–11 (Listen) The Bride Praises Her Beloved She 10   My beloved is radiant and ruddy,    distinguished among ten thousand.11   His head is the finest gold;    his locks are wavy,    black as a raven. (ESV) Song of Solomon 5:13 (Listen) 13   His cheeks are like beds of spices,    mounds of sweet-smelling herbs.  His lips are lilies,    dripping liquid myrrh. (ESV) Song of Solomon 5:15 (Listen) 15   His legs are alabaster columns,    set on bases of gold.  His appearance is like Lebanon,    choice as the cedars. (ESV) Matthew 13:46 (Listen) 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. (ESV) Mark 7:24 (Listen) The Syrophoenician Woman's Faith 24 And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon.1 And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. Footnotes [1] 7:24 Some manuscripts omit and Sidon (ESV) John 7:46 (Listen) 46 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!” (ESV) Ephesians 1:22 (Listen) 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, (ESV) Colossians 1:18 (Listen) 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. (ESV) Revelation 1:5 (Listen) 5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood (ESV) Evening: Matthew 26:39; Matthew 26:53; Luke 24:46–47; John 6:38; John 12:27; Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 5:7–8 “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour'? But for this purpose I have come to this hour.” “I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.”—He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.— In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. “Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?”—“Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” Matthew 26:39 (Listen) 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” (ESV) Matthew 26:53 (Listen) 53 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? (ESV) Luke 24:46–47 (Listen) 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for1 the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Footnotes [1] 24:47 Some manuscripts and (ESV) John 6:38 (Listen) 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. (ESV) John 12:27 (Listen) The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up 27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour'? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. (ESV) Philippians 2:8 (Listen) 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (ESV) Hebrews 5:7–8 (Listen) 7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus1 offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Footnotes [1] 5:7 Greek he (ESV)

    September 22: Genesis 50:20; Psalm 76:10; Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 3:21–23; 2 Corinthians 4:15–17; James 1:2–4; John 14:16–17; John 16:13–14; Romans 5:5; Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 6:17; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:30

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 2:43


    Morning: Genesis 50:20; Psalm 76:10; Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 3:21–23; 2 Corinthians 4:15–17; James 1:2–4 We know that for those who love God all things work together for good. Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt.—“You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” All things are yours, whether… the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.—It is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Genesis 50:20 (Listen) 20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people1 should be kept alive, as they are today. Footnotes [1] 50:20 Or a numerous people (ESV) Psalm 76:10 (Listen) 10   Surely the wrath of man shall praise you;    the remnant1 of wrath you will put on like a belt. Footnotes [1] 76:10 Or extremity (ESV) Romans 8:28 (Listen) 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,1 for those who are called according to his purpose. Footnotes [1] 8:28 Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the good (ESV) 1 Corinthians 3:21–23 (Listen) 21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 4:15–17 (Listen) 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. 16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self1 is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, Footnotes [1] 4:16 Greek man (ESV) James 1:2–4 (Listen) Testing of Your Faith 2 Count it all joy, my brothers,1 when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Footnotes [1] 1:2 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 16, 19 (ESV) Evening: John 14:16–17; John 16:13–14; Romans 5:5; Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 6:17; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:30 The fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”—“He will not speak on his own authority…. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. He who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.—The Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. John 14:16–17 (Listen) 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,1 to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be2 in you. Footnotes [1] 14:16 Or Advocate, or Counselor; also 14:26; 15:26; 16:7 [2] 14:17 Some manuscripts and is (ESV) John 16:13–14 (Listen) 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. (ESV) Romans 5:5 (Listen) 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (ESV) Romans 8:26 (Listen) 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 6:17 (Listen) 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 6:19 (Listen) 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, (ESV) 2 Corinthians 13:14 (Listen) 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (ESV) Ephesians 4:30 (Listen) 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (ESV)

    September 21: Proverbs 3:13; Proverbs 8:14; Proverbs 8:35; Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 11:30; Jeremiah 9:23–24; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Philippians 3:7–8; Colossians 2:3; John 1:16; 1 Corinthians 1:26–27; 2 Corinthians 4:7; 2 Corinthians 6:10; 2 Corinthians

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 2:50


    Morning: Proverbs 3:13; Proverbs 8:14; Proverbs 8:35; Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 11:30; Jeremiah 9:23–24; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Philippians 3:7–8; Colossians 2:3 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding. “Whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord.” Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might,… but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord.”—The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.—In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.—“I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength.” Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. Whoever captures souls is wise. Proverbs 3:13 (Listen) Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom 13   Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,    and the one who gets understanding, (ESV) Proverbs 8:14 (Listen) 14   I have counsel and sound wisdom;    I have insight; I have strength. (ESV) Proverbs 8:35 (Listen) 35   For whoever finds me finds life    and obtains favor from the LORD, (ESV) Proverbs 9:10 (Listen) 10   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,    and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. (ESV) Proverbs 11:30 (Listen) 30   The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,    and whoever captures souls is wise. (ESV) Jeremiah 9:23–24 (Listen) 23 Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.” (ESV) 1 Corinthians 1:30 (Listen) 30 And because of him1 you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, Footnotes [1] 1:30 Greek And from him (ESV) Philippians 3:7–8 (Listen) 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ (ESV) Colossians 2:3 (Listen) 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (ESV) Evening: John 1:16; 1 Corinthians 1:26–27; 2 Corinthians 4:7; 2 Corinthians 6:10; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Philippians 4:19; James 2:5 Poor, yet making many rich. You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.—From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.—My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.—God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. Has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?—Not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. John 1:16 (Listen) 16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.1 Footnotes [1] 1:16 Or grace in place of grace (ESV) 1 Corinthians 1:26–27 (Listen) 26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,1 not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; Footnotes [1] 1:26 Greek according to the flesh (ESV) 2 Corinthians 4:7 (Listen) Treasure in Jars of Clay 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 6:10 (Listen) 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 8:9 (Listen) 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 9:8 (Listen) 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency1 in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. Footnotes [1] 9:8 Or all contentment (ESV) Philippians 4:19 (Listen) 19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (ESV) James 2:5 (Listen) 5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? (ESV)

    September 20: Exodus 33:19; Job 33:24; John 1:17; Romans 3:24–25; Ephesians 2:8; Ephesians 4:7; 1 Timothy 1:2; James 4:6; 1 Peter 4:10; 1 Peter 5:10; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Chronicles 20:12; Psalm 25:15; Psalm 63:7; Psalm 121:1–2; Psalm 123:1–2; Psalm 124:

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 2:57


    Morning: Exodus 33:19; Job 33:24; John 1:17; Romans 3:24–25; Ephesians 2:8; Ephesians 4:7; 1 Timothy 1:2; James 4:6; 1 Peter 4:10; 1 Peter 5:10; 2 Peter 3:18 The God of all grace. “I… will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.' And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious.”—“He is merciful to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down into the pit; I have found a ransom.'”—Are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.—Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.—Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.—Grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.—As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.—He gives more grace. 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. Exodus 33:19 (Listen) 19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The LORD.' And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. (ESV) Job 33:24 (Listen) 24   and he is merciful to him, and says,    ‘Deliver him from going down into the pit;    I have found a ransom; (ESV) John 1:17 (Listen) 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (ESV) Romans 3:24–25 (Listen) 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. (ESV) Ephesians 2:8 (Listen) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, (ESV) Ephesians 4:7 (Listen) 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. (ESV) 1 Timothy 1:2 (Listen) 2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (ESV) James 4:6 (Listen) 6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (ESV) 1 Peter 4:10 (Listen) 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: (ESV) 1 Peter 5:10 (Listen) 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (ESV) 2 Peter 3:18 (Listen) 18 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. (ESV) Evening: 2 Chronicles 20:12; Psalm 25:15; Psalm 63:7; Psalm 121:1–2; Psalm 123:1–2; Psalm 124:8; Psalm 125:2 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore. To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens! Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us.—For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. “O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”—My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.—Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 2 Chronicles 20:12 (Listen) 12 O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” (ESV) Psalm 25:15 (Listen) 15   My eyes are ever toward the LORD,    for he will pluck my feet out of the net. (ESV) Psalm 63:7 (Listen) 7   for you have been my help,    and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. (ESV) Psalm 121:1–2 (Listen) My Help Comes from the Lord A Song of Ascents. 121   I lift up my eyes to the hills.    From where does my help come?2   My help comes from the LORD,    who made heaven and earth. (ESV) Psalm 123:1–2 (Listen) Our Eyes Look to the Lord Our God A Song of Ascents. 123   To you I lift up my eyes,    O you who are enthroned in the heavens!2   Behold, as the eyes of servants    look to the hand of their master,  as the eyes of a maidservant    to the hand of her mistress,  so our eyes look to the LORD our God,    till he has mercy upon us. (ESV) Psalm 124:8 (Listen) 8   Our help is in the name of the LORD,    who made heaven and earth. (ESV) Psalm 125:2 (Listen) 2   As the mountains surround Jerusalem,    so the LORD surrounds his people,    from this time forth and forevermore. (ESV)

    September 19: Psalm 119:18; Psalm 139:17–18; Matthew 11:25–26; Matthew 13:11; Luke 24:45; Romans 11:33–34; Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 2:12; Judges 15:19; Malachi 3:10; Luke 11:9; Luke 11:13; John 4:10; John 7:37; John 7:39; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 2:57


    Morning: Psalm 119:18; Psalm 139:17–18; Matthew 11:25–26; Matthew 13:11; Luke 24:45; Romans 11:33–34; Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 2:12 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.—“To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.”—“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.”—Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.—How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand.— Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”… For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Psalm 119:18 (Listen) 18   Open my eyes, that I may behold    wondrous things out of your law. (ESV) Psalm 139:17–18 (Listen) 17   How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!    How vast is the sum of them!18   If I would count them, they are more than the sand.    I awake, and I am still with you. (ESV) Matthew 11:25–26 (Listen) Come to Me, and I Will Give You Rest 25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.1 Footnotes [1] 11:26 Or for so it pleased you well (ESV) Matthew 13:11 (Listen) 11 And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. (ESV) Luke 24:45 (Listen) 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, (ESV) Romans 11:33–34 (Listen) 33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34   “For who has known the mind of the Lord,    or who has been his counselor?” (ESV) Romans 11:36 (Listen) 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 2:12 (Listen) 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. (ESV) Evening: Judges 15:19; Malachi 3:10; Luke 11:9; Luke 11:13; John 4:10; John 7:37; John 7:39; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6 En-hakkore [the spring of him who called]. “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”—“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.”… Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive. “Thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”—“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”—“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find.” Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”—You did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Judges 15:19 (Listen) 19 And God split open the hollow place that is at Lehi, and water came out from it. And when he drank, his spirit returned, and he revived. Therefore the name of it was called En-hakkore;1 it is at Lehi to this day. Footnotes [1] 15:19 En-hakkore means the spring of him who called (ESV) Malachi 3:10 (Listen) 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. (ESV) Luke 11:9 (Listen) 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (ESV) Luke 11:13 (Listen) 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (ESV) John 4:10 (Listen) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” (ESV) John 7:37 (Listen) Rivers of Living Water 37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. (ESV) John 7:39 (Listen) 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (ESV) Romans 8:15 (Listen) 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” (ESV) Galatians 4:6 (Listen) 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” (ESV)

    September 18: Psalm 51:17; Psalm 147:3; Isaiah 35:4; Isaiah 57:15–16; Ezekiel 34:16; Matthew 12:20; Hebrews 12:12–13; Job 34:3; Psalm 5:11; Psalm 34:8; Song of Solomon 2:3; John 2:9–10; Romans 2:4; Romans 8:32; 2 Corinthians 4:13; 2 Timothy 1:12; 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 3:14


    Morning: Psalm 51:17; Psalm 147:3; Isaiah 35:4; Isaiah 57:15–16; Ezekiel 34:16; Matthew 12:20; Hebrews 12:12–13 “A bruised reed he will not break.” The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.—He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.—Thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite. For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would grow faint before me, and the breath of life that I made.” “I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak.”—Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.—“Behold, your God…. He will come and save you.” Psalm 51:17 (Listen) 17   The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (ESV) Psalm 147:3 (Listen) 3   He heals the brokenhearted    and binds up their wounds. (ESV) Isaiah 35:4 (Listen) 4   Say to those who have an anxious heart,    “Be strong; fear not!  Behold, your God    will come with vengeance,  with the recompense of God.    He will come and save you.” (ESV) Isaiah 57:15–16 (Listen) 15   For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,    who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:  “I dwell in the high and holy place,    and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,  to revive the spirit of the lowly,    and to revive the heart of the contrite.16   For I will not contend forever,    nor will I always be angry;  for the spirit would grow faint before me,    and the breath of life that I made. (ESV) Ezekiel 34:16 (Listen) 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy.1 I will feed them in justice. Footnotes [1] 34:16 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate I will watch over (ESV) Matthew 12:20 (Listen) 20   a bruised reed he will not break,    and a smoldering wick he will not quench,  until he brings justice to victory; (ESV) Hebrews 12:12–13 (Listen) 12 Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. (ESV) Evening: Job 34:3; Psalm 5:11; Psalm 34:8; Song of Solomon 2:3; John 2:9–10; Romans 2:4; Romans 8:32; 2 Corinthians 4:13; 2 Timothy 1:12; 1 Peter 2:2–3 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from,… the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” “The ear tests words as the palate tastes food.”—“I believed, and so I spoke.”—I know whom I have believed.—With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. God's kindness.—He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. Let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Job 34:3 (Listen) 3   for the ear tests words    as the palate tastes food. (ESV) Psalm 5:11 (Listen) 11   But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;    let them ever sing for joy,  and spread your protection over them,    that those who love your name may exult in you. (ESV) Psalm 34:8 (Listen) 8   Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!    Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! (ESV) Song of Solomon 2:3 (Listen) She 3   As an apple tree among the trees of the forest,    so is my beloved among the young men.  With great delight I sat in his shadow,    and his fruit was sweet to my taste. (ESV) John 2:9–10 (Listen) 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” (ESV) Romans 2:4 (Listen) 4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? (ESV) Romans 8:32 (Listen) 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (ESV) 2 Corinthians 4:13 (Listen) 13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, (ESV) 2 Timothy 1:12 (Listen) 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.1 Footnotes [1] 1:12 Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit (ESV) 1 Peter 2:2–3 (Listen) 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. (ESV)

    September 17: Numbers 16:5; Psalm 1:6; Psalm 38:9; Psalm 139:23–24; Psalm 142:3; Proverbs 21:2; Matthew 6:4; Romans 8:27; 2 Timothy 2:19; 1 John 4:18; 2 Samuel 23:4; Psalm 17:15; Psalm 30:5; Isaiah 25:8; John 16:33; Romans 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 3:3–4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 3:13


    Morning: Numbers 16:5; Psalm 1:6; Psalm 38:9; Psalm 139:23–24; Psalm 142:3; Proverbs 21:2; Matthew 6:4; Romans 8:27; 2 Timothy 2:19; 1 John 4:18 The Lord weighs the heart. The Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.—“The Lord will show who is his, and who is holy.”—“Your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!—There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.—O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.—When my spirit faints within me, you know my way!—He who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” Numbers 16:5 (Listen) 5 and he said to Korah and all his company, “In the morning the LORD will show who is his,1 and who is holy, and will bring him near to him. The one whom he chooses he will bring near to him. Footnotes [1] 16:5 Septuagint The Lord knows those who are his (ESV) Psalm 1:6 (Listen) 6   for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,    but the way of the wicked will perish. (ESV) Psalm 38:9 (Listen) 9   O Lord, all my longing is before you;    my sighing is not hidden from you. (ESV) Psalm 139:23–24 (Listen) 23   Search me, O God, and know my heart!    Try me and know my thoughts!124   And see if there be any grievous way in me,    and lead me in the way everlasting!2 Footnotes [1] 139:23 Or cares [2] 139:24 Or in the ancient way (compare Jeremiah 6:16) (ESV) Psalm 142:3 (Listen) 3   When my spirit faints within me,    you know my way!  In the path where I walk    they have hidden a trap for me. (ESV) Proverbs 21:2 (Listen) 2   Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,    but the LORD weighs the heart. (ESV) Matthew 6:4 (Listen) 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (ESV) Romans 8:27 (Listen) 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because1 the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Footnotes [1] 8:27 Or that (ESV) 2 Timothy 2:19 (Listen) 19 But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” (ESV) 1 John 4:18 (Listen) 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. (ESV) Evening: 2 Samuel 23:4; Psalm 17:15; Psalm 30:5; Isaiah 25:8; John 16:33; Romans 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 3:3–4; 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18; Revelation 21:4 Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. That no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction.—“In me you… have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” When I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.—The night is far gone; the day is at hand.—He dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth. He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces.—“Death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”—We who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 2 Samuel 23:4 (Listen) 4   he dawns on them like the morning light,    like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning,    like rain1 that makes grass to sprout from the earth. Footnotes [1] 23:4 Hebrew from rain (ESV) Psalm 17:15 (Listen) 15   As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;    when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness. (ESV) Psalm 30:5 (Listen) 5   For his anger is but for a moment,    and his favor is for a lifetime.1  Weeping may tarry for the night,    but joy comes with the morning. Footnotes [1] 30:5 Or and in his favor is life (ESV) Isaiah 25:8 (Listen) 8     He will swallow up death forever;  and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces,    and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,    for the LORD has spoken. (ESV) John 16:33 (Listen) 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (ESV) Romans 13:12 (Listen) 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 3:3–4 (Listen) 3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. 4 For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just as it has come to pass, and just as you know. (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18 (Listen) 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. (ESV) Revelation 21:4 (Listen) 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (ESV)

    September 16: John 8:34; John 8:36; Romans 6:14–15; Romans 7:4; Romans 8:2; 1 Corinthians 9:21; 1 Corinthians 15:56–57; Galatians 5:1; Mark 11:24; Luke 9:62; John 15:4; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Ephesians 4:14–15; Hebrews 11:6; James 1:6–8

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 2:44


    Morning: John 8:34; John 8:36; Romans 6:14–15; Romans 7:4; Romans 8:2; 1 Corinthians 9:21; 1 Corinthians 15:56–57; Galatians 5:1 Sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!—Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.—Not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ.—The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. The law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.—“Everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin…. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” Stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. John 8:34 (Listen) 34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave1 to sin. Footnotes [1] 8:34 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 35 (ESV) John 8:36 (Listen) 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (ESV) Romans 6:14–15 (Listen) 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Slaves to Righteousness 15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! (ESV) Romans 7:4 (Listen) 4 Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. (ESV) Romans 8:2 (Listen) 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you1 free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Footnotes [1] 8:2 Some manuscripts me (ESV) 1 Corinthians 9:21 (Listen) 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:56–57 (Listen) 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (ESV) Galatians 5:1 (Listen) Christ Has Set Us Free 5 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (ESV) Evening: Mark 11:24; Luke 9:62; John 15:4; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Ephesians 4:14–15; Hebrews 11:6; James 1:6–8 He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.—Let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.—“Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ. “Abide in me.”—Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. Mark 11:24 (Listen) 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received1 it, and it will be yours. Footnotes [1] 11:24 Some manuscripts are receiving (ESV) Luke 9:62 (Listen) 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” (ESV) John 15:4 (Listen) 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Listen) 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (ESV) Ephesians 4:14–15 (Listen) 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, (ESV) Hebrews 11:6 (Listen) 6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (ESV) James 1:6–8 (Listen) 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (ESV)

    September 15: Psalm 86:15; Psalm 103:13–14; Isaiah 51:12; Isaiah 66:13; John 14:16–17; Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 1:3–4; 1 Peter 5:7; Revelation 21:4; Matthew 5:16; John 17:13; Romans 8:17; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 1:5; Ephesians 5:1; Hebrew

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 3:27


    Morning: Psalm 86:15; Psalm 103:13–14; Isaiah 51:12; Isaiah 66:13; John 14:16–17; Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 1:3–4; 1 Peter 5:7; Revelation 21:4 “I, I am he who comforts you.” Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.—As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.—“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.”—Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.—“Another Helper,… even the Spirit of truth.”—The Spirit helps us in our weakness. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Psalm 86:15 (Listen) 15   But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. (ESV) Psalm 103:13–14 (Listen) 13   As a father shows compassion to his children,    so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.14   For he knows our frame;1    he remembers that we are dust. Footnotes [1] 103:14 Or knows how we are formed (ESV) Isaiah 51:12 (Listen) 12   “I, I am he who comforts you;    who are you that you are afraid of man who dies,    of the son of man who is made like grass, (ESV) Isaiah 66:13 (Listen) 13   As one whom his mother comforts,    so I will comfort you;    you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. (ESV) John 14:16–17 (Listen) 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,1 to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be2 in you. Footnotes [1] 14:16 Or Advocate, or Counselor; also 14:26; 15:26; 16:7 [2] 14:17 Some manuscripts and is (ESV) Romans 8:26 (Listen) 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 (Listen) God of All Comfort 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (ESV) 1 Peter 5:7 (Listen) 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (ESV) Revelation 21:4 (Listen) 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (ESV) Evening: Matthew 5:16; John 17:13; Romans 8:17; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 1:5; Ephesians 5:1; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 12:2; 2 Peter 1:17; 1 John 3:1 You were called into the fellowship of his Son. He received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”—See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.—If children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature.—“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame.—“These things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.”—As we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. Matthew 5:16 (Listen) 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that1 they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Footnotes [1] 5:16 Or house. 16Let your light so shine before others that (ESV) John 17:13 (Listen) 13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. (ESV) Romans 8:17 (Listen) 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 1:9 (Listen) 9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 1:5 (Listen) 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.1 Footnotes [1] 1:5 Or For as the sufferings of Christ abound for us, so also our comfort abounds through Christ (ESV) Ephesians 5:1 (Listen) Walk in Love 5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. (ESV) Hebrews 1:3 (Listen) 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, (ESV) Hebrews 12:2 (Listen) 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (ESV) 2 Peter 1:17 (Listen) 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,1 with whom I am well pleased,” Footnotes [1] 1:17 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved (ESV) 1 John 3:1 (Listen) 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. (ESV)

    September 14: Psalm 63:1–2; Psalm 84:2; Song of Solomon 5:1; Isaiah 55:1; John 4:14; John 6:55; John 7:37; Revelation 22:17; Matthew 5:13; Mark 9:50; Luke 20:36; John 11:25; Romans 1:23; Romans 8:9–11; 1 Corinthians 15:42; Ephesians 4:29; 1 Peter 1:23

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 3:39


    Morning: Psalm 63:1–2; Psalm 84:2; Song of Solomon 5:1; Isaiah 55:1; John 4:14; John 6:55; John 7:37; Revelation 22:17 “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.” My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.—O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”—The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.—“Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty forever. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”—“My blood is true drink.” Eat, friends, drink, and be drunk with love! Psalm 63:1–2 (Listen) My Soul Thirsts for You A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. 63   O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;    my soul thirsts for you;  my flesh faints for you,    as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.2   So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,    beholding your power and glory. (ESV) Psalm 84:2 (Listen) 2   My soul longs, yes, faints    for the courts of the LORD;  my heart and flesh sing for joy    to the living God. (ESV) Song of Solomon 5:1 (Listen) He 5   I came to my garden, my sister, my bride,    I gathered my myrrh with my spice,    I ate my honeycomb with my honey,    I drank my wine with my milk. Others   Eat, friends, drink,    and be drunk with love! (ESV) Isaiah 55:1 (Listen) The Compassion of the Lord 55   “Come, everyone who thirsts,    come to the waters;  and he who has no money,    come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk    without money and without price. (ESV) John 4:14 (Listen) 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.1 The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” Footnotes [1] 4:14 Greek forever (ESV) John 6:55 (Listen) 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. (ESV) John 7:37 (Listen) Rivers of Living Water 37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. (ESV) Revelation 22:17 (Listen) 17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. (ESV) Evening: Matthew 5:13; Mark 9:50; Luke 20:36; John 11:25; Romans 1:23; Romans 8:9–11; 1 Corinthians 15:42; Ephesians 4:29; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 Peter 3:4 “You are the salt of the earth.” The imperishable.—You have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God.—“Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.”—“Sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.”—The immortal God. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.—What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. “Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”—Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Matthew 5:13 (Listen) Salt and Light 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. (ESV) Mark 9:50 (Listen) 50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” (ESV) Luke 20:36 (Listen) 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons1 of the resurrection. Footnotes [1] 20:36 Greek huioi; see Preface (ESV) John 11:25 (Listen) 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.1 Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, Footnotes [1] 11:25 Some manuscripts omit and the life (ESV) Romans 1:23 (Listen) 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. (ESV) Romans 8:9–11 (Listen) 9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus1 from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. Footnotes [1] 8:11 Some manuscripts lack Jesus (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:42 (Listen) 42 So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. (ESV) Ephesians 4:29 (Listen) 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (ESV) 1 Peter 1:23 (Listen) 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; (ESV) 1 Peter 3:4 (Listen) 4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. (ESV)

    September 13: Exodus 15:26; Job 33:24; Psalm 90:8; Psalm 139:1–3; Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 53:5; Isaiah 57:18; Isaiah 61:1; Mark 5:34; Hebrews 4:13; Psalm 20:1–2; Psalm 20:5; Psalm 20:7–8; Psalm 118:6–7; Isaiah 59:19; Daniel 3:17; Romans 8:31; 1 Corint

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 3:29


    Morning: Exodus 15:26; Job 33:24; Psalm 90:8; Psalm 139:1–3; Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 53:5; Isaiah 57:18; Isaiah 61:1; Mark 5:34; Hebrews 4:13 “I have seen his ways, but I will heal him.” “I am the Lord, your healer.” O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.—You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.—All are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”—“He is merciful to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down into the pit; I have found a ransom.'”—But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.—He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted.—“Your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” Exodus 15:26 (Listen) 26 saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, your healer.” (ESV) Job 33:24 (Listen) 24   and he is merciful to him, and says,    ‘Deliver him from going down into the pit;    I have found a ransom; (ESV) Psalm 90:8 (Listen) 8   You have set our iniquities before you,    our secret sins in the light of your presence. (ESV) Psalm 139:1–3 (Listen) Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 139   O LORD, you have searched me and known me!2   You know when I sit down and when I rise up;    you discern my thoughts from afar.3   You search out my path and my lying down    and are acquainted with all my ways. (ESV) Isaiah 1:18 (Listen) 18   “Come now, let us reason1 together, says the LORD:  though your sins are like scarlet,    they shall be as white as snow;  though they are red like crimson,    they shall become like wool. Footnotes [1] 1:18 Or dispute (ESV) Isaiah 53:5 (Listen) 5   But he was pierced for our transgressions;    he was crushed for our iniquities;  upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,    and with his wounds we are healed. (ESV) Isaiah 57:18 (Listen) 18   I have seen his ways, but I will heal him;    I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners, (ESV) Isaiah 61:1 (Listen) The Year of the Lord's Favor 61   The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,    because the LORD has anointed me  to bring good news to the poor;1    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,  to proclaim liberty to the captives,    and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;2 Footnotes [1] 61:1 Or afflicted [2] 61:1 Or the opening [of the eyes] to those who are blind; Septuagint and recovery of sight to the blind (ESV) Mark 5:34 (Listen) 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” (ESV) Hebrews 4:13 (Listen) 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (ESV) Evening: Psalm 20:1–2; Psalm 20:5; Psalm 20:7–8; Psalm 118:6–7; Isaiah 59:19; Daniel 3:17; Romans 8:31; 1 Corinthians 10:13 The Lord is on my side as my helper. May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion!… May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners!… Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. He will come like a rushing stream, which the wind of the Lord drives.—No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.—If God is for us, who can be against us?—The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.—“Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us,… and he will deliver us.” Psalm 20:1–2 (Listen) Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 20   May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!    May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!2   May he send you help from the sanctuary    and give you support from Zion! (ESV) Psalm 20:5 (Listen) 5   May we shout for joy over your salvation,    and in the name of our God set up our banners!  May the LORD fulfill all your petitions! (ESV) Psalm 20:7–8 (Listen) 7   Some trust in chariots and some in horses,    but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.8   They collapse and fall,    but we rise and stand upright. (ESV) Psalm 118:6–7 (Listen) 6   The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.    What can man do to me?7   The LORD is on my side as my helper;    I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. (ESV) Isaiah 59:19 (Listen) 19   So they shall fear the name of the LORD from the west,    and his glory from the rising of the sun;  for he will come like a rushing stream,1    which the wind of the LORD drives. Footnotes [1] 59:19 Hebrew a narrow river (ESV) Daniel 3:17 (Listen) 17 If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.1 Footnotes [1] 3:17 Or If our God whom we serve is able to deliver us, he will deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and out of your hand, O king (ESV) Romans 8:31 (Listen) God's Everlasting Love 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be1 against us? Footnotes [1] 8:31 Or who is (ESV) 1 Corinthians 10:13 (Listen) 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (ESV)

    September 12: Exodus 23:2; Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 6:14–16; Ephesians 2:2; Ephesians 4:20–21; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15; 1 John 2:17; Genesis 3:19; Psalm 104:23; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 28:12; Matthew 20:12; John 9:4; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Galatians

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 3:06


    Morning: Exodus 23:2; Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 6:14–16; Ephesians 2:2; Ephesians 4:20–21; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15; 1 John 2:17 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. “You shall not fall in with the many to do evil.” Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.—What partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols?—Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.—That is not the way you learned Christ!—assuming that you have heard about him,… as the truth is in Jesus. Exodus 23:2 (Listen) 2 You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, (ESV) Romans 12:2 (Listen) 2 Do not be conformed to this world,1 but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.2 Footnotes [1] 12:2 Greek age [2] 12:2 Or what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God (ESV) 2 Corinthians 6:14–16 (Listen) The Temple of the Living God 14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial?1 Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,   “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,    and I will be their God,    and they shall be my people. Footnotes [1] 6:15 Greek Beliar (ESV) Ephesians 2:2 (Listen) 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— (ESV) Ephesians 4:20–21 (Listen) 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!—21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, (ESV) James 4:4 (Listen) 4 You adulterous people!1 Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Footnotes [1] 4:4 Or You adulteresses! (ESV) 1 John 2:15 (Listen) Do Not Love the World 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (ESV) 1 John 2:17 (Listen) 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. (ESV) Evening: Genesis 3:19; Psalm 104:23; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 28:12; Matthew 20:12; John 9:4; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Galatians 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:10; Hebrews 4:9 Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening. “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground.”—We would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.—Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.—“Night is coming, when no one can work.” Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.—Always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. There remains a… rest for the people of God.—“To us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.”—“This is rest; give rest to the weary; and this is repose.” Genesis 3:19 (Listen) 19   By the sweat of your face    you shall eat bread,  till you return to the ground,    for out of it you were taken;  for you are dust,    and to dust you shall return.” (ESV) Psalm 104:23 (Listen) 23   Man goes out to his work    and to his labor until the evening. (ESV) Ecclesiastes 9:10 (Listen) 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might,1 for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. Footnotes [1] 9:10 Or finds to do with your might, do it (ESV) Isaiah 28:12 (Listen) 12     to whom he has said,  “This is rest;    give rest to the weary;  and this is repose”;    yet they would not hear. (ESV) Matthew 20:12 (Listen) 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' (ESV) John 9:4 (Listen) 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Listen) 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (ESV) Galatians 6:9 (Listen) 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 4:11 (Listen) 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, (ESV) 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (Listen) 10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. (ESV) Hebrews 4:9 (Listen) 9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, (ESV)

    September 11: Psalm 25:8–10; Jeremiah 32:39; Ezekiel 36:26; John 17:21; Ephesians 4:1–6; Genesis 32:26; Genesis 49:24; 1 Samuel 17:45; Psalm 35:1–2; Psalm 55:22; Isaiah 27:5; Isaiah 40:31; Isaiah 49:5; 2 Corinthians 12:9–10

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 3:12


    Morning: Psalm 25:8–10; Jeremiah 32:39; Ezekiel 36:26; John 17:21; Ephesians 4:1–6 “I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them.” “I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you.”—Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.—“That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” I… urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness,… eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Psalm 25:8–10 (Listen) 8   Good and upright is the LORD;    therefore he instructs sinners in the way.9   He leads the humble in what is right,    and teaches the humble his way.10   All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness,    for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. (ESV) Jeremiah 32:39 (Listen) 39 I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them. (ESV) Ezekiel 36:26 (Listen) 26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (ESV) John 17:21 (Listen) 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. (ESV) Ephesians 4:1–6 (Listen) Unity in the Body of Christ 4 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (ESV) Evening: Genesis 32:26; Genesis 49:24; 1 Samuel 17:45; Psalm 35:1–2; Psalm 55:22; Isaiah 27:5; Isaiah 40:31; Isaiah 49:5; 2 Corinthians 12:9–10 They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. When I am weak, then I am strong.—My God has become my strength.—But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.—“Let them lay hold of my protection.” Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you.—His arms were made agile by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob. “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”—Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help! Genesis 32:26 (Listen) 26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” (ESV) Genesis 49:24 (Listen) 24   yet his bow remained unmoved;    his arms1 were made agile  by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob    (from there is the Shepherd,2 the Stone of Israel), Footnotes [1] 49:24 Hebrew the arms of his hands [2] 49:24 Or by the name of the Shepherd (ESV) 1 Samuel 17:45 (Listen) 45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. (ESV) Psalm 35:1–2 (Listen) Great Is the Lord Of David. 35   Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me;    fight against those who fight against me!2   Take hold of shield and buckler    and rise for my help! (ESV) Psalm 55:22 (Listen) 22   Cast your burden on the LORD,    and he will sustain you;  he will never permit    the righteous to be moved. (ESV) Isaiah 27:5 (Listen) 5   Or let them lay hold of my protection,    let them make peace with me,    let them make peace with me.” (ESV) Isaiah 40:31 (Listen) 31   but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;  they shall run and not be weary;    they shall walk and not faint. (ESV) Isaiah 49:5 (Listen) 5   And now the LORD says,    he who formed me from the womb to be his servant,  to bring Jacob back to him;    and that Israel might be gathered to him—  for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD,    and my God has become my strength— (ESV) 2 Corinthians 12:9–10 (Listen) 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (ESV)

    September 10: Psalm 81:10; Isaiah 41:17; Isaiah 55:2; Matthew 5:6; Luke 1:53; John 6:35; Revelation 3:17–19; Job 5:19; Psalm 37:24; Psalm 73:2; Psalm 94:18; Proverbs 24:16; Micah 7:8; Luke 22:31–32; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 2:46


    Morning: Psalm 81:10; Isaiah 41:17; Isaiah 55:2; Matthew 5:6; Luke 1:53; John 6:35; Revelation 3:17–19 “He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.” “You say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich…. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.” “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”—When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.—I am the Lord your God…. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.”—“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” Psalm 81:10 (Listen) 10   I am the LORD your God,    who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.    Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. (ESV) Isaiah 41:17 (Listen) 17   When the poor and needy seek water,    and there is none,    and their tongue is parched with thirst,  I the LORD will answer them;    I the God of Israel will not forsake them. (ESV) Isaiah 55:2 (Listen) 2   Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,    and your labor for that which does not satisfy?  Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,    and delight yourselves in rich food. (ESV) Matthew 5:6 (Listen) 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (ESV) Luke 1:53 (Listen) 53   he has filled the hungry with good things,    and the rich he has sent away empty. (ESV) John 6:35 (Listen) 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. (ESV) Revelation 3:17–19 (Listen) 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. (ESV) Evening: Job 5:19; Psalm 37:24; Psalm 73:2; Psalm 94:18; Proverbs 24:16; Micah 7:8; Luke 22:31–32; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1 My feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.” The righteous falls seven times and rises again.—Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.—“He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.” If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.—Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Job 5:19 (Listen) 19   He will deliver you from six troubles;    in seven no evil1 shall touch you. Footnotes [1] 5:19 Or disaster (ESV) Psalm 37:24 (Listen) 24   though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong,    for the LORD upholds his hand. (ESV) Psalm 73:2 (Listen) 2   But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,    my steps had nearly slipped. (ESV) Psalm 94:18 (Listen) 18   When I thought, “My foot slips,”    your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. (ESV) Proverbs 24:16 (Listen) 16   for the righteous falls seven times and rises again,    but the wicked stumble in times of calamity. (ESV) Micah 7:8 (Listen) 8   Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;    when I fall, I shall rise;  when I sit in darkness,    the LORD will be a light to me. (ESV) Luke 22:31–32 (Listen) Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial 31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,1 that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Footnotes [1] 22:31 The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singular (ESV) Hebrews 7:25 (Listen) 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost1 those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Footnotes [1] 7:25 That is, completely; or at all times (ESV) 1 John 2:1 (Listen) Christ Our Advocate 2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. (ESV)

    September 9: 1 Samuel 2:3; 1 Samuel 16:7; Psalm 17:3; Psalm 51:6; Daniel 5:27; Matthew 16:26; Luke 16:15; Galatians 6:7–8; Philippians 3:7; John 11:25; John 12:24; Romans 6:5; Romans 8:11; Romans 11:16; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Corinthians 15:23; Philippi

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 3:04


    Morning: 1 Samuel 2:3; 1 Samuel 16:7; Psalm 17:3; Psalm 51:6; Daniel 5:27; Matthew 16:26; Luke 16:15; Galatians 6:7–8; Philippians 3:7 “You have been weighed in the balances and found wanting.” The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.—“For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”—“The Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”—Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life?”—But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being.—You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me, and you will find nothing. 1 Samuel 2:3 (Listen) 3   Talk no more so very proudly,    let not arrogance come from your mouth;  for the LORD is a God of knowledge,    and by him actions are weighed. (ESV) 1 Samuel 16:7 (Listen) 7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” (ESV) Psalm 17:3 (Listen) 3   You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night,    you have tested me, and you will find nothing;    I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress. (ESV) Psalm 51:6 (Listen) 6   Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,    and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. (ESV) Daniel 5:27 (Listen) 27 TEKEL, you have been weighed1 in the balances and found wanting; Footnotes [1] 5:27 Tekel sounds like the Aramaic for weighed (ESV) Matthew 16:26 (Listen) 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? (ESV) Luke 16:15 (Listen) 15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. (ESV) Galatians 6:7–8 (Listen) 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (ESV) Philippians 3:7 (Listen) 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. (ESV) Evening: John 11:25; John 12:24; Romans 6:5; Romans 8:11; Romans 11:16; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Corinthians 15:23; Philippians 3:20–21; Colossians 1:18 Christ the firstfruits. “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”—If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches.—But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.—For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.—The Lord Jesus Christ… will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. The firstborn from the dead.—If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.” John 11:25 (Listen) 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.1 Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, Footnotes [1] 11:25 Some manuscripts omit and the life (ESV) John 12:24 (Listen) 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. (ESV) Romans 6:5 (Listen) 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. (ESV) Romans 8:11 (Listen) 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus1 from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. Footnotes [1] 8:11 Some manuscripts lack Jesus (ESV) Romans 11:16 (Listen) 16 If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:20 (Listen) 20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:23 (Listen) 23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. (ESV) Philippians 3:20–21 (Listen) 20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. (ESV) Colossians 1:18 (Listen) 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. (ESV)

    September 8: Luke 14:27; Acts 14:22; Romans 5:2; Romans 12:12; Romans 15:13; 1 Corinthians 15:19; Philippians 4:4; Colossians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 1:8; Psalm 40:5; Psalm 40:17; Psalm 92:5; Psalm 139:17–18; Isaiah 55:8–9; Jere

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 3:19


    Morning: Luke 14:27; Acts 14:22; Romans 5:2; Romans 12:12; Romans 15:13; 1 Corinthians 15:19; Philippians 4:4; Colossians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 1:8 Rejoice in hope. The hope laid up for you in heaven.—If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.—Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.—“Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.”—That no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.—May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.— Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.—Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory.—Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Luke 14:27 (Listen) 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. (ESV) Acts 14:22 (Listen) 22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. (ESV) Romans 5:2 (Listen) 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith1 into this grace in which we stand, and we2 rejoice3 in hope of the glory of God. Footnotes [1] 5:2 Some manuscripts omit by faith [2] 5:2 Or let us; also verse 3 [3] 5:2 Or boast; also verses 3, 11 (ESV) Romans 12:12 (Listen) 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (ESV) Romans 15:13 (Listen) 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:19 (Listen) 19 If in Christ we have hope1 in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. Footnotes [1] 15:19 Or we have hoped (ESV) Philippians 4:4 (Listen) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. (ESV) Colossians 1:5 (Listen) 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 3:3 (Listen) 3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. (ESV) 1 Peter 1:3 (Listen) Born Again to a Living Hope 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (ESV) 1 Peter 1:8 (Listen) 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, (ESV) Evening: Psalm 40:5; Psalm 40:17; Psalm 92:5; Psalm 139:17–18; Isaiah 55:8–9; Jeremiah 29:11; 1 Corinthians 1:26; 2 Corinthians 6:10; Ephesians 3:8; James 2:5 I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for wholeness and not for evil.”—“My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”—How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.—How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!—You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us. For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.—Has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom?—Having nothing, yet possessing everything.—The unsearchable riches of Christ. Psalm 40:5 (Listen) 5   You have multiplied, O LORD my God,    your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;    none can compare with you!  I will proclaim and tell of them,    yet they are more than can be told. (ESV) Psalm 40:17 (Listen) 17   As for me, I am poor and needy,    but the Lord takes thought for me.  You are my help and my deliverer;    do not delay, O my God! (ESV) Psalm 92:5 (Listen) 5   How great are your works, O LORD!    Your thoughts are very deep! (ESV) Psalm 139:17–18 (Listen) 17   How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!    How vast is the sum of them!18   If I would count them, they are more than the sand.    I awake, and I am still with you. (ESV) Isaiah 55:8–9 (Listen) 8   For my thoughts are not your thoughts,    neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.9   For as the heavens are higher than the earth,    so are my ways higher than your ways    and my thoughts than your thoughts. (ESV) Jeremiah 29:11 (Listen) 11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare1 and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Footnotes [1] 29:11 Or peace (ESV) 1 Corinthians 1:26 (Listen) 26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,1 not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. Footnotes [1] 1:26 Greek according to the flesh (ESV) 2 Corinthians 6:10 (Listen) 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. (ESV) Ephesians 3:8 (Listen) 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, (ESV) James 2:5 (Listen) 5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? (ESV)

    September 7: Psalm 25:1; Psalm 63:3–4; Psalm 86:4–5; Psalm 113:5–6; Psalm 143:6–8; Lamentations 3:41; John 14:13; Psalm 130:5–6; Isaiah 21:11; Matthew 24:32–33; Matthew 24:35; Matthew 25:13; Romans 13:11–12; Revelation 22:20

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 2:38


    Morning: Psalm 25:1; Psalm 63:3–4; Psalm 86:4–5; Psalm 113:5–6; Psalm 143:6–8; Lamentations 3:41; John 14:13 Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven. Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?—To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.—I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land…. Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.—Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do.” Psalm 25:1 (Listen) Teach Me Your Paths 1 Of David. 25   To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. Footnotes [1] 25:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet (ESV) Psalm 63:3–4 (Listen) 3   Because your steadfast love is better than life,    my lips will praise you.4   So I will bless you as long as I live;    in your name I will lift up my hands. (ESV) Psalm 86:4–5 (Listen) 4   Gladden the soul of your servant,    for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.5   For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,    abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. (ESV) Psalm 113:5–6 (Listen) 5   Who is like the LORD our God,    who is seated on high,6   who looks far down    on the heavens and the earth? (ESV) Psalm 143:6–8 (Listen) 6   I stretch out my hands to you;    my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah 7   Answer me quickly, O LORD!    My spirit fails!  Hide not your face from me,    lest I be like those who go down to the pit.8   Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,    for in you I trust.  Make me know the way I should go,    for to you I lift up my soul. (ESV) Lamentations 3:41 (Listen) 41   Let us lift up our hearts and hands    to God in heaven: (ESV) John 14:13 (Listen) 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (ESV) Evening: Psalm 130:5–6; Isaiah 21:11; Matthew 24:32–33; Matthew 24:35; Matthew 25:13; Romans 13:11–12; Revelation 22:20 “Watchman, what time of the night?” The hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates…. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” Psalm 130:5–6 (Listen) 5   I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,    and in his word I hope;6   my soul waits for the Lord    more than watchmen for the morning,    more than watchmen for the morning. (ESV) Isaiah 21:11 (Listen) 11 The oracle concerning Dumah.   One is calling to me from Seir,    “Watchman, what time of the night?    Watchman, what time of the night?” (ESV) Matthew 24:32–33 (Listen) The Lesson of the Fig Tree 32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. (ESV) Matthew 24:35 (Listen) 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (ESV) Matthew 25:13 (Listen) 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. (ESV) Romans 13:11–12 (Listen) 11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. (ESV) Revelation 22:20 (Listen) 20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (ESV)

    September 6: Psalm 139:16; John 17:6; Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 1:22–23; Ephesians 4:15–16; Ephesians 5:30; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:5; Psalm 36:7–9; Isaiah 55:1; Isaiah 65:13; Jeremiah 2:13; John 4:14; John 7:39;

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 3:19


    Morning: Psalm 139:16; John 17:6; Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 1:22–23; Ephesians 4:15–16; Ephesians 5:30; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:5 Just as the body is one and has many members,… so it is with Christ. He is the head of the body, the church.—Head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.—We are members of his body. “A body have you prepared for me.”—Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them. “Yours they were, and you gave them to me.”—He chose us in him before the foundation of the world.—Those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son. We are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped… makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Psalm 139:16 (Listen) 16   Your eyes saw my unformed substance;  in your book were written, every one of them,    the days that were formed for me,    when as yet there was none of them. (ESV) John 17:6 (Listen) 6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. (ESV) Romans 8:29 (Listen) 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 12:12 (Listen) One Body with Many Members 12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. (ESV) Ephesians 1:4 (Listen) 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love (ESV) Ephesians 1:22–23 (Listen) 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. (ESV) Ephesians 4:15–16 (Listen) 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (ESV) Ephesians 5:30 (Listen) 30 because we are members of his body. (ESV) Colossians 1:18 (Listen) 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. (ESV) Hebrews 10:5 (Listen) 5 Consequently, when Christ1 came into the world, he said,   “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired,    but a body have you prepared for me; Footnotes [1] 10:5 Greek he (ESV) Evening: Psalm 36:7–9; Isaiah 55:1; Isaiah 65:13; Jeremiah 2:13; John 4:14; John 7:39; Revelation 22:17 The fountain of living waters. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life. Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty.”—“Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty forever. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”—Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive. “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters.”—The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. Psalm 36:7–9 (Listen) 7   How precious is your steadfast love, O God!    The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.8   They feast on the abundance of your house,    and you give them drink from the river of your delights.9   For with you is the fountain of life;    in your light do we see light. (ESV) Isaiah 55:1 (Listen) The Compassion of the Lord 55   “Come, everyone who thirsts,    come to the waters;  and he who has no money,    come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk    without money and without price. (ESV) Isaiah 65:13 (Listen) 13   Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:  “Behold, my servants shall eat,    but you shall be hungry;  behold, my servants shall drink,    but you shall be thirsty;  behold, my servants shall rejoice,    but you shall be put to shame; (ESV) Jeremiah 2:13 (Listen) 13   for my people have committed two evils:  they have forsaken me,    the fountain of living waters,  and hewed out cisterns for themselves,    broken cisterns that can hold no water. (ESV) John 4:14 (Listen) 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.1 The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” Footnotes [1] 4:14 Greek forever (ESV) John 7:39 (Listen) 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (ESV) Revelation 22:17 (Listen) 17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. (ESV)

    September 5: Ruth 3:18; Psalm 4:4; Psalm 37:7; Psalm 46:10; Psalm 112:7–8; Isaiah 2:17; Isaiah 7:4; Isaiah 28:16; Isaiah 30:15; Luke 10:39; Luke 10:42; John 11:40; Deuteronomy 8:2; Ezekiel 16:8; John 13:7; 2 Corinthians 4:17–18; Hebrews 12:6; 1 Peter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 3:14


    Morning: Ruth 3:18; Psalm 4:4; Psalm 37:7; Psalm 46:10; Psalm 112:7–8; Isaiah 2:17; Isaiah 7:4; Isaiah 28:16; Isaiah 30:15; Luke 10:39; Luke 10:42; John 11:40 “Wait, my daughter.” “Be careful, be quiet, do not fear, and do not let your heart be faint.”—“Be still, and know that I am God.”—“Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”—The haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. Mary… sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching…. “Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”—“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”—Ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady.—“Whoever believes will not be in haste.” Ruth 3:18 (Listen) 18 She replied, “Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest but will settle the matter today.” (ESV) Psalm 4:4 (Listen) 4   Be angry,1 and do not sin;    ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah Footnotes [1] 4:4 Or Be agitated (ESV) Psalm 37:7 (Listen) 7   Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;    fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,    over the man who carries out evil devices! (ESV) Psalm 46:10 (Listen) 10   “Be still, and know that I am God.    I will be exalted among the nations,    I will be exalted in the earth!” (ESV) Psalm 112:7–8 (Listen) 7   He is not afraid of bad news;    his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.8   His heart is steady;1 he will not be afraid,    until he looks in triumph on his adversaries. Footnotes [1] 112:8 Or established (compare 111:8) (ESV) Isaiah 2:17 (Listen) 17   And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled,    and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low,    and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day. (ESV) Isaiah 7:4 (Listen) 4 And say to him, ‘Be careful, be quiet, do not fear, and do not let your heart be faint because of these two smoldering stumps of firebrands, at the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria and the son of Remaliah. (ESV) Isaiah 28:16 (Listen) 16   therefore thus says the Lord GOD,  “Behold, I am the one who has laid1 as a foundation in Zion,    a stone, a tested stone,  a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation:    ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.' Footnotes [1] 28:16 Dead Sea Scroll I am laying (ESV) Isaiah 30:15 (Listen) 15   For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel,  “In returning1 and rest you shall be saved;    in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”  But you were unwilling, Footnotes [1] 30:15 Or repentance (ESV) Luke 10:39 (Listen) 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. (ESV) Luke 10:42 (Listen) 42 but one thing is necessary.1 Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Footnotes [1] 10:42 Some manuscripts few things are necessary, or only one (ESV) John 11:40 (Listen) 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” (ESV) Evening: Deuteronomy 8:2; Ezekiel 16:8; John 13:7; 2 Corinthians 4:17–18; Hebrews 12:6; 1 Peter 4:12–13 “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” “You shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.” “When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love;… I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord God, and you became mine.”—“The Lord disciplines the one he loves.” Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.—This slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. Deuteronomy 8:2 (Listen) 2 And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. (ESV) Ezekiel 16:8 (Listen) 8 “When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord GOD, and you became mine. (ESV) John 13:7 (Listen) 7 Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” (ESV) 2 Corinthians 4:17–18 (Listen) 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (ESV) Hebrews 12:6 (Listen) 6   For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,    and chastises every son whom he receives.” (ESV) 1 Peter 4:12–13 (Listen) Suffering as a Christian 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. (ESV)

    September 4: Exodus 13:7; Psalm 66:18; Proverbs 8:13; Romans 12:9; 1 Corinthians 5:6–8; 1 Corinthians 11:28; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; 2 Timothy 2:19; Hebrews 7:26; Hebrews 12:15; 1 John 3:5; Genesis 3:4–5; 2 Corinthians 2:11; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesian

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 2:56


    Morning: Exodus 13:7; Psalm 66:18; Proverbs 8:13; Romans 12:9; 1 Corinthians 5:6–8; 1 Corinthians 11:28; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; 2 Timothy 2:19; Hebrews 7:26; Hebrews 12:15; 1 John 3:5 “No leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory.” The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.—Abhor what is evil.—Abstain from every form of evil.—See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.—Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.—Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.—“Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”—It was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners.—In him there is no sin. Exodus 13:7 (Listen) 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days; no leavened bread shall be seen with you, and no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory. (ESV) Psalm 66:18 (Listen) 18   If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,    the Lord would not have listened. (ESV) Proverbs 8:13 (Listen) 13   The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil.  Pride and arrogance and the way of evil    and perverted speech I hate. (ESV) Romans 12:9 (Listen) Marks of the True Christian 9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 5:6–8 (Listen) 6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 11:28 (Listen) 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 5:22 (Listen) 22 Abstain from every form of evil. (ESV) 2 Timothy 2:19 (Listen) 19 But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” (ESV) Hebrews 7:26 (Listen) 26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. (ESV) Hebrews 12:15 (Listen) 15 See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; (ESV) 1 John 3:5 (Listen) 5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. (ESV) Evening: Genesis 3:4–5; 2 Corinthians 2:11; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 6:10–11; Ephesians 6:13–17 The serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die…. Your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil…. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.—So that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs. Genesis 3:4–5 (Listen) 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (ESV) 2 Corinthians 2:11 (Listen) 11 so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 11:3 (Listen) 3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. (ESV) Ephesians 6:10–11 (Listen) The Whole Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (ESV) Ephesians 6:13–17 (Listen) 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, (ESV)

    September 3: Psalm 27:14; Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 40:28–29; Isaiah 41:10; Hebrews 10:35–36; James 1:3–4; Psalm 23:2; Psalm 37:7; Song of Solomon 2:3–4; Isaiah 57:20–21; Matthew 11:28; Ephesians 4:14–15; Hebrews 4:10; Hebrews 13:9

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 2:42


    Morning: Psalm 27:14; Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 40:28–29; Isaiah 41:10; Hebrews 10:35–36; James 1:3–4 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary…. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.—Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.—You have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall. The testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.—Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. Psalm 27:14 (Listen) 14   Wait for the LORD;    be strong, and let your heart take courage;    wait for the LORD! (ESV) Isaiah 25:4 (Listen) 4   For you have been a stronghold to the poor,    a stronghold to the needy in his distress,    a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat;  for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall, (ESV) Isaiah 40:28–29 (Listen) 28   Have you not known? Have you not heard?  The LORD is the everlasting God,    the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He does not faint or grow weary;    his understanding is unsearchable.29   He gives power to the faint,    and to him who has no might he increases strength. (ESV) Isaiah 41:10 (Listen) 10   fear not, for I am with you;    be not dismayed, for I am your God;  I will strengthen you, I will help you,    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (ESV) Hebrews 10:35–36 (Listen) 35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. (ESV) James 1:3–4 (Listen) 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (ESV) Evening: Psalm 23:2; Psalm 37:7; Song of Solomon 2:3–4; Isaiah 57:20–21; Matthew 11:28; Ephesians 4:14–15; Hebrews 4:10; Hebrews 13:9 He makes me lie down in green pastures. “But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet…. There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”—“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”—Be still before the Lord.—Whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace.—So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste, he brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Psalm 23:2 (Listen) 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures.  He leads me beside still waters.1 Footnotes [1] 23:2 Hebrew beside waters of rest (ESV) Psalm 37:7 (Listen) 7   Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;    fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,    over the man who carries out evil devices! (ESV) Song of Solomon 2:3–4 (Listen) She 3   As an apple tree among the trees of the forest,    so is my beloved among the young men.  With great delight I sat in his shadow,    and his fruit was sweet to my taste.4   He brought me to the banqueting house,1    and his banner over me was love. Footnotes [1] 2:4 Hebrew the house of wine (ESV) Isaiah 57:20–21 (Listen) 20   But the wicked are like the tossing sea;    for it cannot be quiet,    and its waters toss up mire and dirt.21   There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” (ESV) Matthew 11:28 (Listen) 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (ESV) Ephesians 4:14–15 (Listen) 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, (ESV) Hebrews 4:10 (Listen) 10 for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. (ESV) Hebrews 13:9 (Listen) 9 Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. (ESV)

    September 2: Isaiah 29:19; Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 11:29; Matthew 18:3–4; 1 Corinthians 13:4; Galatians 5:22–23; 1 Timothy 6:11; 1 Peter 2:21–23; 1 Peter 3:4; Luke 9:23; 2 Corinthians 5:14–15; 2 Corinthians 6:8; Galatians 1:10; Galatians 5:11; Philip

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 3:32


    Morning: Isaiah 29:19; Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 11:29; Matthew 18:3–4; 1 Corinthians 13:4; Galatians 5:22–23; 1 Timothy 6:11; 1 Peter 2:21–23; 1 Peter 3:4 The fruit of the Spirit is… gentleness. The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.—“Unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”—The imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit… in God's sight is very precious.—Love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant. Pursue… gentleness.—“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart.”—He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.—Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return… but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. Isaiah 29:19 (Listen) 19   The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the LORD,    and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel. (ESV) Isaiah 53:7 (Listen) 7   He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,    yet he opened not his mouth;  like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,    so he opened not his mouth. (ESV) Matthew 11:29 (Listen) 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (ESV) Matthew 18:3–4 (Listen) 3 and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 13:4 (Listen) 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant (ESV) Galatians 5:22–23 (Listen) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (ESV) 1 Timothy 6:11 (Listen) Fight the Good Fight of Faith 11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. (ESV) 1 Peter 2:21–23 (Listen) 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. (ESV) 1 Peter 3:4 (Listen) 4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. (ESV) Evening: Luke 9:23; 2 Corinthians 5:14–15; 2 Corinthians 6:8; Galatians 1:10; Galatians 5:11; Philippians 1:29; 2 Timothy 2:12; 2 Timothy 3:12; 1 Peter 4:14–16 “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise.—Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.—The offense of the cross. If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed…. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake.—One has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.—If we endure, we will also reign with him. Luke 9:23 (Listen) Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus 23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 5:14–15 (Listen) 14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 6:8 (Listen) 8 through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; (ESV) Galatians 1:10 (Listen) 10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant1 of Christ. Footnotes [1] 1:10 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface (ESV) Galatians 5:11 (Listen) 11 But if I, brothers,1 still preach2 circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. Footnotes [1] 5:11 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 13 [2] 5:11 Greek proclaim (ESV) Philippians 1:29 (Listen) 29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, (ESV) 2 Timothy 2:12 (Listen) 12   if we endure, we will also reign with him;  if we deny him, he also will deny us; (ESV) 2 Timothy 3:12 (Listen) 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, (ESV) 1 Peter 4:14–16 (Listen) 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory1 and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. Footnotes [1] 4:14 Some manuscripts insert and of power (ESV)

    September 1: Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 43:25–26; Isaiah 44:22; John 3:16; Romans 5:15–16; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Matthew 25:15; Mark 13:34; Luke 2:49; Luke 19:13; John 9:4; 1 Corinthians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Timothy 4:2; 1 Peter 2:21