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  • 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 8:9; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Philippians 4:19; James 2:5

    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,

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    Proverbs 8:14 (Listen)

    14   I have counsel and sound wisdom;
        I have insight; I have strength.

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    Proverbs 8:35 (Listen)

    35   For whoever finds me finds life
        and obtains favor from the LORD,

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    Proverbs 9:10 (Listen)

    10   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
        and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

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    Proverbs 11:30 (Listen)

    30   The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
        and whoever captures souls is wise.

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    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.”

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    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

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    Philippians 3:7–8 (Listen)

    But 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

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    Colossians 2:3 (Listen)

    in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

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    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

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    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

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    2 Corinthians 4:7 (Listen)

    Treasure in Jars of Clay

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

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    2 Corinthians 6:10 (Listen)

    10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

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    2 Corinthians 8:9 (Listen)

    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.

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    2 Corinthians 9:8 (Listen)

    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

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    Philippians 4:19 (Listen)

    19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

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    James 2:5 (Listen)

    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?

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  • 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 124:8; Psalm 125:2

    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.

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    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;

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    John 1:17 (Listen)

    17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

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    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.

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    Ephesians 2:8 (Listen)

    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

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    Ephesians 4:7 (Listen)

    But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.

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    1 Timothy 1:2 (Listen)

    To Timothy, my true child in the faith:

    Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

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    James 4:6 (Listen)

    But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

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    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:

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.”

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    Psalm 25:15 (Listen)

    15   My eyes are ever toward the LORD,
        for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

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    Psalm 63:7 (Listen)

      for you have been my help,
        and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.

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    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?
      My help comes from the LORD,
        who made heaven and earth.

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    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!
      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.

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    Psalm 124:8 (Listen)

      Our help is in the name of the LORD,
        who made heaven and earth.

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    Psalm 125:2 (Listen)

      As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
        so the LORD surrounds his people,
        from this time forth and forevermore.

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  • 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 4:6

    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    Luke 24:45 (Listen)

    45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

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    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?”

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    Romans 11:36 (Listen)

    36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    Luke 11:9 (Listen)

    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.

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    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!”

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    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.”

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!”

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    Galatians 4:6 (Listen)

    And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

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Today's Bible Verse

  • Proverbs 17:17 21 Sep 2018 | 1:01 am

    A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.