Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hebrews 12:5-6 NIV 2011 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Psalm 111:7-9 NIV 2011 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all precepts are trustworthy. They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness. He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—holy and awesome is his name.   This is the introduction Psalm of the “Egyptian Hallel” praising God for His unfailing…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Isaiah 41:12-13 NIV 2011 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.   Isaiah continued The Book of Comfort, Isaiah…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

1 Corinthians 4:16-17 NIV 2011 Therefore I urge you to imitate me. For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.   Paul, like Peter, offered Christ…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Galatians 6:4-6 NIV 2011 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.   Paul cautioned the faithful to be responsible for every…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Psalm 103:6-8,10 NIV 2011 The Lord works righteousness, and justice for all the oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.   God used various…

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

1 John 5:3b-5 NIV 2011 And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God over comes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.   John’s letter to the faithful in Asia Minor…

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Psalm 33:20-22 NIV 2011 We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.   This is a psalm with no author noted. One commentator wrote of the…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Matthew 7:13-14 NIV 2011 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”   Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount included Jesus’ differentiating the difference between a…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Psalm 19:12-14 NIV 2011 But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.…

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