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  • November 21: Psalm 23:4; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 56:3–4; Isaiah 42:16; Isaiah 43:2–3; Micah 7:8; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 106:6–7; Psalm 106:23; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 3:1–2; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 8:12

    Morning: Psalm 23:4; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 56:3–4; Isaiah 42:16; Isaiah 43:2–3; Micah 7:8

    When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.

    “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”—I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

    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.—When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?—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?

    Psalm 23:4 (Listen)

      Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,1
        I will fear no evil,
      for you are with me;
        your rod and your staff,
        they comfort me.

    Footnotes

    [1] 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness

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    Psalm 27:1 (Listen)

    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 56:3–4 (Listen)

      When I am afraid,
        I put my trust in you.
      In God, whose word I praise,
        in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
        What can flesh do to me?

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    Isaiah 42:16 (Listen)

    16   And I will lead the blind
        in a way that they do not know,
      in paths that they have not known
        I will guide them.
      I will turn the darkness before them into light,
        the rough places into level ground.
      These are the things I do,
        and I do not forsake them.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 43:2–3 (Listen)

      When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
        and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
      when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
        and the flame shall not consume you.
      For I am the LORD your God,
        the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
      I give Egypt as your ransom,
        Cush and Seba in exchange for you.

    (ESV)

    Micah 7:8 (Listen)

      Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;
        when I fall, I shall rise;
      when I sit in darkness,
        the LORD will be a light to me.

    (ESV)

    Evening: Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 106:6–7; Psalm 106:23; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 3:1–2; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 8:12

    One God, and… one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

    “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”—An intermediary implies more than one, but God is one.

    We and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness. Our fathers, when they were in Egypt,… they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love…. Therefore he said he would destroy them—had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them.

    Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house.

    The covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises…. “I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”

    Deuteronomy 6:4 (Listen)

    “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 6:4 Or The Lord our God is one Lord; or The Lord is our God, the Lord is one; or The Lord is our God, the Lord alone

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    Psalm 106:6–7 (Listen)

      Both we and our fathers have sinned;
        we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.
      Our fathers, when they were in Egypt,
        did not consider your wondrous works;
      they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love,
        but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 106:23 (Listen)

    23   Therefore he said he would destroy them—
        had not Moses, his chosen one,
      stood in the breach before him,
        to turn away his wrath from destroying them.

    (ESV)

    Galatians 3:20 (Listen)

    20 Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one.

    (ESV)

    1 Timothy 2:5 (Listen)

    For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man1 Christ Jesus,

    Footnotes

    [1] 2:5 men and man render the same Greek word that is translated people in verses 1 and 4

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    Hebrews 3:1–2 (Listen)

    Jesus Greater Than Moses

    Therefore, holy brothers,1 you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's2 house.

    Footnotes

    [1] 3:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 12
    [2] 3:2 Greek his; also verses 5, 6

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    Hebrews 8:6 (Listen)

    But as it is, Christ1 has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.

    Footnotes

    [1] 8:6 Greek he

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    Hebrews 8:12 (Listen)

    12   For I will be merciful toward their iniquities,
        and I will remember their sins no more.”

    (ESV)



  • November 20: Isaiah 5:4; Matthew 7:20; Matthew 12:33; Matthew 12:35; James 3:11–13; 1 Peter 2:12; 1 John 3:7; 2 Chronicles 6:18; Isaiah 60:13; Isaiah 66:1; Haggai 2:6–7; Haggai 2:9; Revelation 21:1; Revelation 21:3

    Morning: Isaiah 5:4; Matthew 7:20; Matthew 12:33; Matthew 12:35; James 3:11–13; 1 Peter 2:12; 1 John 3:7

    “You will recognize them by their fruits.”

    Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.—Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water. Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.—Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

    “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.”—“The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.”—What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it?

    Isaiah 5:4 (Listen)

      What more was there to do for my vineyard,
        that I have not done in it?
      When I looked for it to yield grapes,
        why did it yield wild grapes?

    (ESV)

    Matthew 7:20 (Listen)

    20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

    (ESV)

    Matthew 12:33 (Listen)

    A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit

    33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.

    (ESV)

    Matthew 12:35 (Listen)

    35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

    (ESV)

    James 3:11–13 (Listen)

    11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

    Wisdom from Above

    13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

    (ESV)

    1 Peter 2:12 (Listen)

    12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

    (ESV)

    1 John 3:7 (Listen)

    Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

    (ESV)

    Evening: 2 Chronicles 6:18; Isaiah 60:13; Isaiah 66:1; Haggai 2:6–7; Haggai 2:9; Revelation 21:1; Revelation 21:3

    I will make the place of my feet glorious.

    Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.”—“But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built!”

    “Thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts…. The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts.”

    I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more…. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.”

    2 Chronicles 6:18 (Listen)

    18 “But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built!

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 60:13 (Listen)

    13   The glory of Lebanon shall come to you,
        the cypress, the plane, and the pine,
      to beautify the place of my sanctuary,
        and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 66:1 (Listen)

    The Humble and Contrite in Spirit

    66   Thus says the LORD:
      “Heaven is my throne,
        and the earth is my footstool;
      what is the house that you would build for me,
        and what is the place of my rest?

    (ESV)

    Haggai 2:6–7 (Listen)

    For thus says the LORD of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.

    (ESV)

    Haggai 2:9 (Listen)

    The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.’”

    (ESV)

    Revelation 21:1 (Listen)

    The New Heaven and the New Earth

    21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

    (ESV)

    Revelation 21:3 (Listen)

    And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place1 of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,2 and God himself will be with them as their God.3

    Footnotes

    [1] 21:3 Or tabernacle
    [2] 21:3 Some manuscripts peoples
    [3] 21:3 Some manuscripts omit as their God

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  • November 19: 2 Samuel 24:14; Psalm 103:9–10; Psalm 103:14; Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 27:8; Jeremiah 30:11; Malachi 3:17; Luke 22:31–32; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 1 Kings 10:7; Job 19:26; Psalm 17:15; Isaiah 33:17; Matthew 12:42; John 1:14; 1 Corinthians 2:4–5; 1 Corinthians 2:9–10; 1 John 3:2

    Morning: 2 Samuel 24:14; Psalm 103:9–10; Psalm 103:14; Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 27:8; Jeremiah 30:11; Malachi 3:17; Luke 22:31–32; 1 Corinthians 10:13

    He removed them with his fierce breath in the day of the east wind.

    “Let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for his mercy is great.”—“I am with you to save you, declares the Lord…. I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you unpunished.”—He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities…. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.—“I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.”

    God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.—“Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.”—You have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall.

    2 Samuel 24:14 (Listen)

    14 Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the LORD, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.”

    (ESV)

    Psalm 103:9–10 (Listen)

      He will not always chide,
        nor will he keep his anger forever.
    10   He does not deal with us according to our sins,
        nor repay us according to our iniquities.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 103:14 (Listen)

    14   For he knows our frame;1
        he remembers that we are dust.

    Footnotes

    [1] 103:14 Or knows how we are formed

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 25:4 (Listen)

      For you have been a stronghold to the poor,
        a stronghold to the needy in his distress,
        a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat;
      for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 27:8 (Listen)

      Measure by measure,1 by exile you contended with them;
        he removed them with his fierce breath2 in the day of the east wind.

    Footnotes

    [1] 27:8 Or By driving her away; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
    [2] 27:8 Or wind

    (ESV)

    Jeremiah 30:11 (Listen)

    11   For I am with you to save you,
          declares the LORD;
      I will make a full end of all the nations
        among whom I scattered you,
        but of you I will not make a full end.
      I will discipline you in just measure,
        and I will by no means leave you unpunished.

    (ESV)

    Malachi 3:17 (Listen)

    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)

    Luke 22:31–32 (Listen)

    Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

    31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,1 that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

    Footnotes

    [1] 22:31 The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singular

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    1 Corinthians 10:13 (Listen)

    13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

    (ESV)

    Evening: 1 Kings 10:7; Job 19:26; Psalm 17:15; Isaiah 33:17; Matthew 12:42; John 1:14; 1 Corinthians 2:4–5; 1 Corinthians 2:9–10; 1 John 3:2

    “I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me.”

    “The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.”—We have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    My speech and my message were… in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God…. But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

    Your eyes will behold the king in his beauty.—We shall see him as he is.—“In my flesh I shall see God.”—I shall be satisfied.

    1 Kings 10:7 (Listen)

    but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report that I heard.

    (ESV)

    Job 19:26 (Listen)

    26   And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
        yet in1 my flesh I shall see God,

    Footnotes

    [1] 19:26 Or without

    (ESV)

    Psalm 17:15 (Listen)

    15   As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
        when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 33:17 (Listen)

    17   Your eyes will behold the king in his beauty;
        they will see a land that stretches afar.

    (ESV)

    Matthew 12:42 (Listen)

    42 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.

    (ESV)

    John 1:14 (Listen)

    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)

    1 Corinthians 2:4–5 (Listen)

    and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men1 but in the power of God.

    Footnotes

    [1] 2:5 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women

    (ESV)

    1 Corinthians 2:9–10 (Listen)

    But, as it is written,

      “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
        nor the heart of man imagined,
      what God has prepared for those who love him”—

    10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

    (ESV)

    1 John 3:2 (Listen)

    Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears1 we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

    Footnotes

    [1] 3:2 Or when it appears

    (ESV)



Today's Bible Verse

  • Hebrews 13:15 20 Nov 2018 | 1:01 am

    Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.