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  • October 23: Psalm 37:16; Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 30:8–9; Matthew 6:11; Matthew 6:25; Luke 12:15; Luke 22:35; 1 Timothy 6:6; 1 Timothy 6:8; Hebrews 13:5; John 3:6; John 6:63; Romans 6:11; Romans 8:9–11; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Galatians 2:20; Titus 3:5
    • Morning: Psalm 37:16; Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 30:8–9; Matthew 6:11; Matthew 6:25; Luke 12:15; Luke 22:35; 1 Timothy 6:6; 1 Timothy 6:8; Hebrews 13:5
    • Evening: John 3:6; John 6:63; Romans 6:11; Romans 8:9–11; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Galatians 2:20; Titus 3:5

    Morning: Psalm 37:16; Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 30:8–9; Matthew 6:11; Matthew 6:25; Luke 12:15; Luke 22:35; 1 Timothy 6:6; 1 Timothy 6:8; Hebrews 13:5 Psalm 37:16; Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 30:8–9; Matthew 6:11; Matthew 6:25; Luke 12:15; Luke 22:35; 1 Timothy 6:6; 1 Timothy 6:8; Hebrews 13:5

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    “One's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

    Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.—Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.—Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment…. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.—Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.—“Give us this day our daily bread.”

    “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”—“When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.”—Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

    Psalm 37:16

      Better is the little that the righteous has
        than the abundance of many wicked.

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    Proverbs 15:16

      Better is a little with the fear of the LORD
        than great treasure and trouble with it.

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    Proverbs 30:8-9

      Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
        give me neither poverty nor riches;
        feed me with the food that is needful for me,
      lest I be full and deny you
        and say, “Who is the LORD?”
      or lest I be poor and steal
        and profane the name of my God.

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    Matthew 6:11

      Give us this day our daily bread,1

    Footnotes

    [1] 6:11 Or our bread for tomorrow

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    Matthew 6:25

    Do Not Be Anxious

    “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

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    Luke 12:15

    And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

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    Luke 22:35

    Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus

    And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.”

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    1 Timothy 6:6

    But godliness with contentment is great gain,

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    1 Timothy 6:8

    But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

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    Hebrews 13:5

    Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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    Evening: John 3:6; John 6:63; Romans 6:11; Romans 8:9–11; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Galatians 2:20; Titus 3:5 John 3:6; John 6:63; Romans 6:11; Romans 8:9–11; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Galatians 2:20; Titus 3:5

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    “It is the Spirit who gives life.”

    “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.—“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”—He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

    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.

    It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God.—You… must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

    John 3:6

    That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 3:6 The same Greek word means both wind and spirit

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    John 6:63

    It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

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    Romans 6:11

    So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

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    Romans 8:9-11

    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. 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 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

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    1 Corinthians 15:45

    Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”;1 the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

    Footnotes

    [1] 15:45 Greek a living soul

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    Galatians 2:20

    I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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    Titus 3:5

    he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

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  • October 22: Psalm 27:1; Psalm 27:5–6; Psalm 56:3; Psalm 108:1; Psalm 112:7–8; Isaiah 26:3; 1 Peter 5:10–11; Psalm 103:19; Proverbs 16:33; Isaiah 45:5–7; Daniel 4:35; Amos 3:6; Luke 12:32; Romans 8:31; 1 Corinthians 15:25
    • Morning: Psalm 27:1; Psalm 27:5–6; Psalm 56:3; Psalm 108:1; Psalm 112:7–8; Isaiah 26:3; 1 Peter 5:10–11
    • Evening: Psalm 103:19; Proverbs 16:33; Isaiah 45:5–7; Daniel 4:35; Amos 3:6; Luke 12:32; Romans 8:31; 1 Corinthians 15:25

    Morning: Psalm 27:1; Psalm 27:5–6; Psalm 56:3; Psalm 108:1; Psalm 112:7–8; Isaiah 26:3; 1 Peter 5:10–11 Psalm 27:1; Psalm 27:5–6; Psalm 56:3; Psalm 108:1; Psalm 112:7–8; Isaiah 26:3; 1 Peter 5:10–11

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    My heart is steadfast, O God!

    The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

    You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.—He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.

    When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.—He will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

    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. To him be the dominion forever and ever.

    Psalm 27:1

    The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

    Of David.

    27   The LORD is my light and my salvation;
        whom shall I fear?
      The LORD is the stronghold1 of my life;
        of whom shall I be afraid?

    Footnotes

    [1] 27:1 Or refuge

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    Psalm 27:5-6

      For he will hide me in his shelter
        in the day of trouble;
      he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
        he will lift me high upon a rock.
      And now my head shall be lifted up
        above my enemies all around me,
      and I will offer in his tent
        sacrifices with shouts of joy;
      I will sing and make melody to the LORD.

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    Psalm 56:3

      When I am afraid,
        I put my trust in you.

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    Psalm 108:1

    With God We Shall Do Valiantly

    A Song. A Psalm of David.

    108   My heart is steadfast, O God!
        I will sing and make melody with all my being!1

    Footnotes

    [1] 108:1 Hebrew with my glory

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    Psalm 112:7-8

      He is not afraid of bad news;
        his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
      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)

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    Isaiah 26:3

      You keep him in perfect peace
        whose mind is stayed on you,
        because he trusts in you.

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    1 Peter 5:10-11

    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. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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    Evening: Psalm 103:19; Proverbs 16:33; Isaiah 45:5–7; Daniel 4:35; Amos 3:6; Luke 12:32; Romans 8:31; 1 Corinthians 15:25 Psalm 103:19; Proverbs 16:33; Isaiah 45:5–7; Daniel 4:35; Amos 3:6; Luke 12:32; Romans 8:31; 1 Corinthians 15:25

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    The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.

    The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.—“Does disaster come to a city, unless the Lord has done it?”

    “I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.”

    He does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”—If God is for us, who can be against us?

    He must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.—“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

    Psalm 103:19

      The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,
        and his kingdom rules over all.

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    Proverbs 16:33

      The lot is cast into the lap,
        but its every decision is from the LORD.

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    Isaiah 45:5-7

      I am the LORD, and there is no other,
        besides me there is no God;
        I equip you, though you do not know me,
      that people may know, from the rising of the sun
        and from the west, that there is none besides me;
        I am the LORD, and there is no other.
      I form light and create darkness;
        I make well-being and create calamity;
        I am the LORD, who does all these things.

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    Daniel 4:35

      all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
        and he does according to his will among the host of heaven
        and among the inhabitants of the earth;
      and none can stay his hand
        or say to him, “What have you done?”

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    Amos 3:6

      Is a trumpet blown in a city,
        and the people are not afraid?
      Does disaster come to a city,
        unless the LORD has done it?

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    Luke 12:32

    “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

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    Romans 8:31

    God's Everlasting Love

    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

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    1 Corinthians 15:25

    For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

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  • October 21: Matthew 17:5; John 1:16; John 10:30; John 10:38; John 17:23; John 20:17; Romans 8:17; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 1:22–23; Hebrews 1:2; 1 John 3:1; Matthew 20:28; Luke 22:24–27; John 13:3–5; John 13:16–17
    • Morning: Matthew 17:5; John 1:16; John 10:30; John 10:38; John 17:23; John 20:17; Romans 8:17; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 1:22–23; Hebrews 1:2; 1 John 3:1
    • Evening: Matthew 20:28; Luke 22:24–27; John 13:3–5; John 13:16–17

    Morning: Matthew 17:5; John 1:16; John 10:30; John 10:38; John 17:23; John 20:17; Romans 8:17; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 1:22–23; Hebrews 1:2; 1 John 3:1 Matthew 17:5; John 1:16; John 10:30; John 10:38; John 17:23; John 20:17; Romans 8:17; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 1:22–23; Hebrews 1:2; 1 John 3:1

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    From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

    “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.

    His Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things.—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.

    “I and the Father are one…. The Father is in me and I am in the Father.”—“My Father and your Father,… my God and your God.”—“I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one.”

    The church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

    Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

    Matthew 17:5

    He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son,1 with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

    Footnotes

    [1] 17:5 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved

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    John 1:16

    For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:16 Or grace in place of grace

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    John 10:30

    I and the Father are one.”

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    John 10:38

    but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”

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    John 17:23

    I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

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    John 20:17

    Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

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    Romans 8:17

    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.

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    2 Corinthians 7:1

    Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body1 and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

    Footnotes

    [1] 7:1 Greek flesh

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    Ephesians 1:22-23

    And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

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    Hebrews 1:2

    but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

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    1 John 3:1

    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.

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    Evening: Matthew 20:28; Luke 22:24–27; John 13:3–5; John 13:16–17 Matthew 20:28; Luke 22:24–27; John 13:3–5; John 13:16–17

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    “A servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”

    A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.”—“Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

    Jesus… rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

    Matthew 20:28

    even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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    Luke 22:24-27

    Who Is the Greatest?

    A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

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    John 13:3-5

    Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

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    John 13:16-17

    Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant1 is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

    Footnotes

    [1] 13:16 Or bondservant, or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)

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  • Matthew 5:9 22 Oct 2017 | 1:01 am

    "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."