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  • January 22: Psalm 16:5; Psalm 23:3–4; Psalm 33:21; Psalm 48:14; Psalm 73:23–26; Psalm 138:8; Isaiah 25:1; 1 Kings 3:7; Psalm 55:22; Psalm 61:2; Psalm 63:5–6; Psalm 94:19; Isaiah 38:14; Matthew 9:2; Matthew 9:22; Romans 7:18; 2 Corinthians 2:16; 2 Corinthians 12:9; James 1:5
    • Morning: Psalm 16:5; Psalm 23:3–4; Psalm 33:21; Psalm 48:14; Psalm 73:23–26; Psalm 138:8; Isaiah 25:1
    • Evening: 1 Kings 3:7; Psalm 55:22; Psalm 61:2; Psalm 63:5–6; Psalm 94:19; Isaiah 38:14; Matthew 9:2; Matthew 9:22; Romans 7:18; 2 Corinthians 2:16; 2 Corinthians 12:9; James 1:5

    Morning: Psalm 16:5; Psalm 23:3–4; Psalm 33:21; Psalm 48:14; Psalm 73:23–26; Psalm 138:8; Isaiah 25:1 Psalm 16:5; Psalm 23:3–4; Psalm 33:21; Psalm 48:14; Psalm 73:23–26; Psalm 138:8; Isaiah 25:1

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    This is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

    O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.—The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup.

    He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.—You hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.—For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.—The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

    Psalm 16:5

      The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;
        you hold my lot.

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    Psalm 23:3–4

        He restores my soul.
      He leads me in paths of righteousness1
        for his name's sake.
      Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,2
        I will fear no evil,
      for you are with me;
        your rod and your staff,
        they comfort me.

    Footnotes

    [1] 23:3 Or in right paths
    [2] 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness

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    Psalm 33:21

      For our heart is glad in him,
        because we trust in his holy name.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 48:14

        that this is God,
      our God forever and ever.
        He will guide us forever.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death

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    Psalm 73:23–26

      Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
        you hold my right hand.
      You guide me with your counsel,
        and afterward you will receive me to glory.
      Whom have I in heaven but you?
        And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
      My flesh and my heart may fail,
        but God is the strength1 of my heart and my portion forever.

    Footnotes

    [1] 73:26 Hebrew rock

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    Psalm 138:8

      The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
        your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.
        Do not forsake the work of your hands.

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    Isaiah 25:1

    God Will Swallow Up Death Forever

    25   O LORD, you are my God;
        I will exalt you; I will praise your name,
      for you have done wonderful things,
        plans formed of old, faithful and sure.

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    Evening: 1 Kings 3:7; Psalm 55:22; Psalm 61:2; Psalm 63:5–6; Psalm 94:19; Isaiah 38:14; Matthew 9:2; Matthew 9:22; Romans 7:18; 2 Corinthians 2:16; 2 Corinthians 12:9; James 1:5 1 Kings 3:7; Psalm 55:22; Psalm 61:2; Psalm 63:5–6; Psalm 94:19; Isaiah 38:14; Matthew 9:2; Matthew 9:22; Romans 7:18; 2 Corinthians 2:16; 2 Corinthians 12:9; James 1:5

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    When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

    When my heart is faint… lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

    O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety!—Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you.

    “I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.”—If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God… and it will be given him.

    Who is sufficient for these things?—For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh.—“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

    “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven…. Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.”

    My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food… when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night.

    1 Kings 3:7

    And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.

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    Psalm 55:22

      Cast your burden on the LORD,
        and he will sustain you;
      he will never permit
        the righteous to be moved.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 61:2

      from the end of the earth I call to you
        when my heart is faint.
      Lead me to the rock
        that is higher than I,

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    Psalm 63:5–6

      My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
        and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
      when I remember you upon my bed,
        and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

    (ESV)

    Psalm 94:19

      When the cares of my heart are many,
        your consolations cheer my soul.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 38:14

      Like a swallow or a crane I chirp;
        I moan like a dove.
      My eyes are weary with looking upward.
        O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety!

    (ESV)

    Matthew 9:2

    And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.”

    (ESV)

    Matthew 9:22

    Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly1 the woman was made well.

    Footnotes

    [1] 9:22 Greek from that hour

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    Romans 7:18

    For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.

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    2 Corinthians 2:16

    to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?

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    2 Corinthians 12:9

    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)

    James 1:5

    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

    (ESV)



  • January 21: Malachi 3:2–3; John 15:2; Romans 5:3–5; Hebrews 12:7–8; Hebrews 12:11–12; Psalm 139:23–24; Proverbs 6:16–17; Proverbs 16:5; Proverbs 16:19; Isaiah 57:15; Malachi 3:15; Matthew 5:3; Matthew 5:5; Philippians 1:2–3
    • Morning: Malachi 3:2–3; John 15:2; Romans 5:3–5; Hebrews 12:7–8; Hebrews 12:11–12
    • Evening: Psalm 139:23–24; Proverbs 6:16–17; Proverbs 16:5; Proverbs 16:19; Isaiah 57:15; Malachi 3:15; Matthew 5:3; Matthew 5:5; Philippians 1:2–3

    Morning: Malachi 3:2–3; John 15:2; Romans 5:3–5; Hebrews 12:7–8; Hebrews 12:11–12 Malachi 3:2–3; John 15:2; Romans 5:3–5; Hebrews 12:7–8; Hebrews 12:11–12

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    “Every branch of mine that does not bear fruit he takes away.”

    “For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord.”

    More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 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.—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…. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees.

    Malachi 3:2–3

    But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 3:3 Or and they will belong to the Lord, bringers of an offering in righteousness

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    John 15:2

    Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

    (ESV)

    Romans 5:3–5

    Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 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.

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    Hebrews 12:7–8

    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.

    (ESV)

    Hebrews 12:11–12

    For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

    Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,

    (ESV)

    Evening: Psalm 139:23–24; Proverbs 6:16–17; Proverbs 16:5; Proverbs 16:19; Isaiah 57:15; Malachi 3:15; Matthew 5:3; Matthew 5:5; Philippians 1:2–3 Psalm 139:23–24; Proverbs 6:16–17; Proverbs 16:5; Proverbs 16:19; Isaiah 57:15; Malachi 3:15; Matthew 5:3; Matthew 5:5; Philippians 1:2–3

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    “And now we call the arrogant blessed.”

    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.”

    It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.—“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

    There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes… —Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord.

    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!

    Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.—“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

    Psalm 139:23–24

      Search me, O God, and know my heart!
        Try me and know my thoughts!1
      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)

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    Proverbs 6:16–17

      There are six things that the LORD hates,
        seven that are an abomination to him:
      haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
        and hands that shed innocent blood,

    (ESV)

    Proverbs 16:5

      Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD;
        be assured, he will not go unpunished.

    (ESV)

    Proverbs 16:19

      It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor
        than to divide the spoil with the proud.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 57:15

      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.

    (ESV)

    Malachi 3:15

    And now we call the arrogant blessed. Evildoers not only prosper but they put God to the test and they escape.’”

    (ESV)

    Matthew 5:3

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    (ESV)

    Matthew 5:5

    “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

    (ESV)

    Philippians 1:2–3

    Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Thanksgiving and Prayer

    I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

    (ESV)



  • January 20: Job 37:23; Psalm 138:2; Proverbs 30:4; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 1:23; John 1:14; John 5:23; Ephesians 1:21–22; Philippians 2:9; Revelation 19:12; Revelation 19:16; Deuteronomy 4:20; Deuteronomy 32:9; Song of Solomon 2:16; Song of Solomon 7:10; Malachi 3:17; John 17:10; 1 Corinthians 3:9; 1 Corinthians 3:23; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 1:18; Hebrews 3:6; 1 Peter 2:5
    • Morning: Job 37:23; Psalm 138:2; Proverbs 30:4; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 1:23; John 1:14; John 5:23; Ephesians 1:21–22; Philippians 2:9; Revelation 19:12; Revelation 19:16
    • Evening: Deuteronomy 4:20; Deuteronomy 32:9; Song of Solomon 2:16; Song of Solomon 7:10; Malachi 3:17; John 17:10; 1 Corinthians 3:9; 1 Corinthians 3:23; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 1:18; Hebrews 3:6; 1 Peter 2:5

    Morning: Job 37:23; Psalm 138:2; Proverbs 30:4; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 1:23; John 1:14; John 5:23; Ephesians 1:21–22; Philippians 2:9; Revelation 19:12; Revelation 19:16 Job 37:23; Psalm 138:2; Proverbs 30:4; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 1:23; John 1:14; John 5:23; Ephesians 1:21–22; Philippians 2:9; Revelation 19:12; Revelation 19:16

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    And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor.

    And 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.—For you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

    “And they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).—“And you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

    “That all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father.”—Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name.—Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet.—He has a name written that no one knows but himself… King of kings and Lord of lords.

    The Almighty—we cannot find him.—What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know!

    Job 37:23

      The Almighty—we cannot find him;
        he is great in power;
        justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 138:2

      I bow down toward your holy temple
        and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
        for you have exalted above all things
        your name and your word.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 138:2 Or you have exalted your word above all your name

    (ESV)

    Proverbs 30:4

      Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
        Who has gathered the wind in his fists?
      Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment?
        Who has established all the ends of the earth?
      What is his name, and what is his son's name?
        Surely you know!

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 9:6

      For to us a child is born,
        to us a son is given;
      and the government shall be upon1 his shoulder,
        and his name shall be called2
      Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
        Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    Footnotes

    [1] 9:6 Or is upon
    [2] 9:6 Or is called

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    Matthew 1:21

    She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

    (ESV)

    Matthew 1:23

      “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
        and they shall call his name Immanuel”

    (which means, God with us).

    (ESV)

    John 1:14

    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 5:23

    that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 1:21–22

    far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,

    (ESV)

    Philippians 2:9

    Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

    (ESV)

    Revelation 19:12

    His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.

    (ESV)

    Revelation 19:16

    On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

    (ESV)

    Evening: Deuteronomy 4:20; Deuteronomy 32:9; Song of Solomon 2:16; Song of Solomon 7:10; Malachi 3:17; John 17:10; 1 Corinthians 3:9; 1 Corinthians 3:23; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 1:18; Hebrews 3:6; 1 Peter 2:5 Deuteronomy 4:20; Deuteronomy 32:9; Song of Solomon 2:16; Song of Solomon 7:10; Malachi 3:17; John 17:10; 1 Corinthians 3:9; 1 Corinthians 3:23; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 1:18; Hebrews 3:6; 1 Peter 2:5

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    “But the Lord's portion is his people.”

    And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.—I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me.—And I am his.—The Son of God… loved me and gave himself for me.

    You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.—“But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be a people of his own inheritance, as you are this day.”

    You are God's field, God's building.—But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.—A spiritual house… a holy priesthood.—“They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession.”—“All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.”—The riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.

    Deuteronomy 4:20

    But the LORD has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be a people of his own inheritance, as you are this day.

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    Deuteronomy 32:9

      But the LORD's portion is his people,
        Jacob his allotted heritage.

    (ESV)

    Song of Solomon 2:16

      My beloved is mine, and I am his;
        he grazes1 among the lilies.

    Footnotes

    [1] 2:16 Or he pastures his flock

    (ESV)

    Song of Solomon 7:10

    She

      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

    (ESV)

    Malachi 3:17

    “They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.

    (ESV)

    John 17:10

    All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.

    (ESV)

    1 Corinthians 3:9

    For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.

    (ESV)

    1 Corinthians 3:23

    and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

    (ESV)

    1 Corinthians 6:19–20

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

    (ESV)

    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.

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 1:18

    having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

    (ESV)

    Hebrews 3:6

    but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 3:6 Some manuscripts insert firm to the end

    (ESV)

    1 Peter 2:5

    you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

    (ESV)



Today's Bible Verse

  • 1 Peter 5:8-9 22 Jan 2018 | 1:01 am

    Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.