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  • July 16: Psalm 40:8; Psalm 103:20–21; Matthew 6:10; Matthew 7:21; Matthew 26:42; John 6:38; John 13:17; Romans 2:13; Romans 12:2; James 4:17; Job 34:3; Mark 4:24; John 7:24; John 10:3–5; 1 Corinthians 2:15; 1 Corinthians 10:15; Colossians 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 John 4:1; Revelation 2:2; Revelation 2:29

    Morning: Psalm 40:8; Psalm 103:20–21; Matthew 6:10; Matthew 7:21; Matthew 26:42; John 6:38; John 13:17; Romans 2:13; Romans 12:2; James 4:17

    “Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

    Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!

    “I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.”—“I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”—“My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”—“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”—It is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.—“If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”—So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.

    Psalm 40:8 (Listen)

      I delight to do your will, O my God;
        your law is within my heart.”

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    Psalm 103:20–21 (Listen)

    20   Bless the LORD, O you his angels,
        you mighty ones who do his word,
        obeying the voice of his word!
    21   Bless the LORD, all his hosts,
        his ministers, who do his will!

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    Matthew 6:10 (Listen)

    10   Your kingdom come,
      your will be done,1
        on earth as it is in heaven.

    Footnotes

    [1] 6:10 Or Let your kingdom come, let your will be done

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    Matthew 7:21 (Listen)

    I Never Knew You

    21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

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    Matthew 26:42 (Listen)

    42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”

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    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.

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    John 13:17 (Listen)

    17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

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    Romans 2:13 (Listen)

    13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

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    Romans 12:2 (Listen)

    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

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    James 4:17 (Listen)

    17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

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    Evening: Job 34:3; Mark 4:24; John 7:24; John 10:3–5; 1 Corinthians 2:15; 1 Corinthians 10:15; Colossians 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 John 4:1; Revelation 2:2; Revelation 2:29

    “The ear tests words as the palate tastes food.”

    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.—“Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”—I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.—Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly… in all wisdom.—“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says.”—The spiritual person judges all things.

    “Pay attention to what you hear.”—“I know your works… and how you… have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.”—Test everything; hold fast what is good.—“He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

    Job 34:3 (Listen)

      for the ear tests words
        as the palate tastes food.

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    Mark 4:24 (Listen)

    24 And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.

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    John 7:24 (Listen)

    24 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

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    John 10:3–5 (Listen)

    To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

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    1 Corinthians 2:15 (Listen)

    15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.

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    1 Corinthians 10:15 (Listen)

    15 I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.

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    Colossians 3:16 (Listen)

    16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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    1 Thessalonians 5:21 (Listen)

    21 but test everything; hold fast what is good.

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    1 John 4:1 (Listen)

    Test the Spirits

    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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    Revelation 2:2 (Listen)

    “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.

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    Revelation 2:29 (Listen)

    29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

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  • July 15: Psalm 37:30–31; Psalm 116:10; Proverbs 4:23; Proverbs 18:21; Matthew 10:32; Matthew 12:34; Acts 4:20; Romans 10:10; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 3:16; Psalm 42:1–2; Song of Solomon 8:14; Isaiah 25:9; Isaiah 64:1; Philippians 3:20; 1 Timothy 1:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Peter 1:8; 3 John 14; Revelation 22:20

    Morning: Psalm 37:30–31; Psalm 116:10; Proverbs 4:23; Proverbs 18:21; Matthew 10:32; Matthew 12:34; Acts 4:20; Romans 10:10; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 3:16

    “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly… in all wisdom.

    Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.—Death and life are in the power of the tongue.—The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.—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.

    “We cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”—I believed, even when I spoke.

    “So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven.”—With the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

    Psalm 37:30–31 (Listen)

    30   The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
        and his tongue speaks justice.
    31   The law of his God is in his heart;
        his steps do not slip.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 116:10 (Listen)

    10   I believed, even when1 I spoke:
        “I am greatly afflicted”;

    Footnotes

    [1] 116:10 Or believed, indeed; Septuagint believed, therefore

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    Proverbs 4:23 (Listen)

    23   Keep your heart with all vigilance,
        for from it flow the springs of life.

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    Proverbs 18:21 (Listen)

    21   Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
        and those who love it will eat its fruits.

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    Matthew 10:32 (Listen)

    32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,

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    Matthew 12:34 (Listen)

    34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

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    Acts 4:20 (Listen)

    20 for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”

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    Romans 10:10 (Listen)

    10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

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    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.

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    Colossians 3:16 (Listen)

    16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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    Evening: Psalm 42:1–2; Song of Solomon 8:14; Isaiah 25:9; Isaiah 64:1; Philippians 3:20; 1 Timothy 1:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Peter 1:8; 3 John 14; Revelation 22:20

    I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.

    Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down.—As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?—Make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.

    But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.—Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.—God our Savior and… Christ Jesus our hope.—Though you have not seen him, you love him.

    He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!—It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

    Psalm 42:1–2 (Listen)

    Book Two

    Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?

    To the choirmaster. A Maskil1 of the Sons of Korah.

    42   As a deer pants for flowing streams,
        so pants my soul for you, O God.
      My soul thirsts for God,
        for the living God.
      When shall I come and appear before God?2

    Footnotes

    [1] 42:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
    [2] 42:2 Revocalization yields and see the face of God

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    Song of Solomon 8:14 (Listen)

    She

    14   Make haste, my beloved,
        and be like a gazelle
      or a young stag
        on the mountains of spices.

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    Isaiah 25:9 (Listen)

      It will be said on that day,
        “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
        This is the LORD; we have waited for him;
        let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 64:1 (Listen)

    64   Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,
        that the mountains might quake at your presence—

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    Philippians 3:20 (Listen)

    20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

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    1 Timothy 1:1 (Listen)

    Greeting

    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

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    Titus 2:13 (Listen)

    13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

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    1 Peter 1:8 (Listen)

    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,

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    3 John 14 (Listen)

    14 I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.

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    Revelation 22:20 (Listen)

    20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

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  • July 14: Psalm 149:4; Proverbs 8:31; Song of Solomon 7:10; John 15:13; John 17:12; Romans 8:38–39; Romans 14:8; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Ephesians 2:4; 2 Timothy 1:12; Deuteronomy 11:18; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 17:4; Psalm 37:31; Psalm 119:11; Isaiah 34:16; Romans 15:4; 2 Peter 1:19

    Morning: Psalm 149:4; Proverbs 8:31; Song of Solomon 7:10; John 15:13; John 17:12; Romans 8:38–39; Romans 14:8; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Ephesians 2:4; 2 Timothy 1:12

    I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me.

    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.—For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.—“I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost.”

    For the Lord takes pleasure in his people.—“Delighting in the children of man.”—The great love with which he loved us.—“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.”

    You were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.—If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

    Psalm 149:4 (Listen)

      For the LORD takes pleasure in his people;
        he adorns the humble with salvation.

    (ESV)

    Proverbs 8:31 (Listen)

    31   rejoicing in his inhabited world
        and delighting in the children of man.

    (ESV)

    Song of Solomon 7:10 (Listen)

    She

    10   It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
        gliding over lips and teeth.1
      I am my beloved's,
        and his desire is for me.

    Footnotes

    [1] 7:10 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew causing the lips of sleepers to speak, or gliding over the lips of those who sleep

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    John 15:13 (Listen)

    13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

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    John 17:12 (Listen)

    12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

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    Romans 8:38–39 (Listen)

    38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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    Romans 14:8 (Listen)

    For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

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    1 Corinthians 6:20 (Listen)

    20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

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    Ephesians 2:4 (Listen)

    But1 God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

    Footnotes

    [1] 2:4 Or And

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    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

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    Evening: Deuteronomy 11:18; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 17:4; Psalm 37:31; Psalm 119:11; Isaiah 34:16; Romans 15:4; 2 Peter 1:19

    Seek and read from the book of the Lord.

    “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.”—“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

    The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.—By the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.—I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

    And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.—That through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

    Deuteronomy 11:18 (Listen)

    18 “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

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    Joshua 1:8 (Listen)

    This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

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    Psalm 17:4 (Listen)

      With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips
        I have avoided the ways of the violent.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 37:31 (Listen)

    31   The law of his God is in his heart;
        his steps do not slip.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 119:11 (Listen)

    11   I have stored up your word in my heart,
        that I might not sin against you.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 34:16 (Listen)

    16   Seek and read from the book of the LORD:
        Not one of these shall be missing;
        none shall be without her mate.
      For the mouth of the LORD has commanded,
        and his Spirit has gathered them.

    (ESV)

    Romans 15:4 (Listen)

    For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

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    2 Peter 1:19 (Listen)

    19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

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Today's Bible Verse

  • Isaiah 50:7 16 Jul 2018 | 1:01 am

    But the Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.