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  • May 23: Numbers 6:24–26; Psalm 39:6; Luke 10:41–42; John 14:27; John 16:33; Romans 6:21; 1 Corinthians 7:32; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; 1 John 2:17; Psalm 23:1–2; Psalm 103:14; Isaiah 42:3; Matthew 26:41; John 14:26; Romans 8:26–27; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Philippians 2:13

    Morning: Numbers 6:24–26; Psalm 39:6; Luke 10:41–42; John 14:27; John 16:33; Romans 6:21; 1 Corinthians 7:32; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; 1 John 2:17

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.”

    And the world is passing away along with its desires.—Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!—But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death.

    “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”—I want you to be free from anxieties.

    “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”—Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way.—The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

    Numbers 6:24–26 (Listen)

    24   The LORD bless you and keep you;
    25   the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    26   the LORD lift up his countenance1 upon you and give you peace.

    Footnotes

    [1] 6:26 Or face

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    Psalm 39:6 (Listen)

        Surely a man goes about as a shadow!
      Surely for nothing1 they are in turmoil;
        man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!

    Footnotes

    [1] 39:6 Hebrew Surely as a breath

    (ESV)

    Luke 10:41–42 (Listen)

    41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary.1 Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

    Footnotes

    [1] 10:42 Some manuscripts few things are necessary, or only one

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    John 14:27 (Listen)

    27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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    John 16:33 (Listen)

    33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

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    Romans 6:21 (Listen)

    21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

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    1 Corinthians 7:32 (Listen)

    32 I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.

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    2 Thessalonians 3:16 (Listen)

    Benediction

    16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

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    1 John 2:17 (Listen)

    17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

    (ESV)

    Evening: Psalm 23:1–2; Psalm 103:14; Isaiah 42:3; Matthew 26:41; John 14:26; Romans 8:26–27; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Philippians 2:13

    The Spirit helps us in our weakness.

    “The Helper, the Holy Spirit.”—Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?—For it is God who works in you.

    For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

    For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.—A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench.

    “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.

    Psalm 23:1–2 (Listen)

    The Lord Is My Shepherd

    A Psalm of David.

    23   The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
        He makes me lie down in green pastures.
      He leads me beside still waters.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 23:2 Hebrew beside waters of rest

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    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 42:3 (Listen)

      a bruised reed he will not break,
        and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;
        he will faithfully bring forth justice.

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    Matthew 26:41 (Listen)

    41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

    (ESV)

    John 14:26 (Listen)

    26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

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    Romans 8:26–27 (Listen)

    26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because1 the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

    Footnotes

    [1] 8:27 Or that

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    1 Corinthians 6:19 (Listen)

    19 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,

    (ESV)

    Philippians 2:13 (Listen)

    13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

    (ESV)



  • May 22: Nehemiah 8:10; Psalm 71:16; Romans 1:16; 2 Corinthians 4:7; 2 Corinthians 12:9–10; Ephesians 6:10; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:11; Colossians 1:29; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 1:21; John 4:25; John 13:13–15; John 20:28; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 15:45; 1 Corinthians 15:47; Philippians 2:8–10

    Morning: Nehemiah 8:10; Psalm 71:16; Romans 1:16; 2 Corinthians 4:7; 2 Corinthians 12:9–10; Ephesians 6:10; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:11; Colossians 1:29

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

    “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. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.—With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.—The gospel… is the power of God for salvation.

    I can do all things through him who strengthens me.—I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.—But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

    “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”—May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.

    Nehemiah 8:10 (Listen)

    10 Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

    (ESV)

    Psalm 71:16 (Listen)

    16   With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come;
        I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.

    (ESV)

    Romans 1:16 (Listen)

    The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

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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 12:9–10 (Listen)

    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. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 6:10 (Listen)

    The Whole Armor of God

    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

    (ESV)

    Philippians 4:13 (Listen)

    13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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    Colossians 1:11 (Listen)

    11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;

    (ESV)

    Colossians 1:29 (Listen)

    29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

    (ESV)

    Evening: Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 1:21; John 4:25; John 13:13–15; John 20:28; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 15:45; 1 Corinthians 15:47; Philippians 2:8–10

    Jesus Christ our Lord.

    “Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”—He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.

    “Messiah… (he who is called Christ).”—“The Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives.”

    The last Adam became a life-giving spirit…. The second man is from heaven.—“My Lord and my God!”—“You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.”

    Isaiah 61:1 (Listen)

    The Year of the Lord's Favor

    61   The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
        because the LORD has anointed me
      to bring good news to the poor;1
        he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
      to proclaim liberty to the captives,
        and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;[1] 61:1 Or afflicted
    [2] 61:1 Or the opening [of the eyes] to those who are blind; Septuagint and recovery of sight to the blind

    (ESV)

    Matthew 1:21 (Listen)

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

    (ESV)

    John 4:25 (Listen)

    25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.”

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    John 13:13–15 (Listen)

    13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.

    (ESV)

    John 20:28 (Listen)

    28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

    (ESV)

    1 Corinthians 1:9 (Listen)

    God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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    1 Corinthians 15:45 (Listen)

    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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    1 Corinthians 15:47 (Listen)

    47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.

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    Philippians 2:8–10 (Listen)

    And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

    (ESV)



  • May 21: Romans 8:14; 1 Corinthians 9:25–27; Galatians 5:24–25; Ephesians 6:11–12; 1 Timothy 4:15–16; Exodus 28:9; Exodus 28:12; Exodus 28:15; Exodus 28:17; Exodus 28:21; Exodus 28:30; Isaiah 43:1; Isaiah 49:16; John 10:3–4; John 20:16; 2 Timothy 2:19; Hebrews 4:14

    Morning: Romans 8:14; 1 Corinthians 9:25–27; Galatians 5:24–25; Ephesians 6:11–12; 1 Timothy 4:15–16

    Keep a close watch on yourself.

    Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.—Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

    And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.—For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.—Practice these things, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.

    Romans 8:14 (Listen)

    14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons1 of God.

    Footnotes

    [1] 8:14 See discussion on “sons” in the Preface

    (ESV)

    1 Corinthians 9:25–27 (Listen)

    25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control,1 lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

    Footnotes

    [1] 9:27 Greek I pummel my body and make it a slave

    (ESV)

    Galatians 5:24–25 (Listen)

    24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

    25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

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    Ephesians 6:11–12 (Listen)

    11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

    (ESV)

    1 Timothy 4:15–16 (Listen)

    15 Practice these things, immerse yourself in them,1 so that all may see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

    Footnotes

    [1] 4:15 Greek be in them

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    Evening: Exodus 28:9; Exodus 28:12; Exodus 28:15; Exodus 28:17; Exodus 28:21; Exodus 28:30; Isaiah 43:1; Isaiah 49:16; John 10:3–4; John 20:16; 2 Timothy 2:19; Hebrews 4:14

    Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”—“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.”

    “Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.”

    But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his.”—We have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God.

    “You shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel…. And Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord on his two shoulders for remembrance…. You shall make a breastpiece of judgment…. You shall set in it four rows of stones…. There shall be twelve stones with their names according to the names of the sons of Israel…. They shall be on Aaron's heart, when he goes in before the Lord.

    Exodus 28:9 (Listen)

    You shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel,

    (ESV)

    Exodus 28:12 (Listen)

    12 And you shall set the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of remembrance for the sons of Israel. And Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD on his two shoulders for remembrance.

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    Exodus 28:15 (Listen)

    15 “You shall make a breastpiece of judgment, in skilled work. In the style of the ephod you shall make it—of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen shall you make it.

    (ESV)

    Exodus 28:17 (Listen)

    17 You shall set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius,1 topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row;

    Footnotes

    [1] 28:17 The identity of some of these stones is uncertain

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    Exodus 28:21 (Listen)

    21 There shall be twelve stones with their names according to the names of the sons of Israel. They shall be like signets, each engraved with its name, for the twelve tribes.

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    Exodus 28:30 (Listen)

    30 And in the breastpiece of judgment you shall put the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be on Aaron's heart, when he goes in before the LORD. Thus Aaron shall bear the judgment of the people of Israel on his heart before the LORD regularly.

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    Isaiah 43:1 (Listen)

    Israel's Only Savior

    43   But now thus says the LORD,
      he who created you, O Jacob,
        he who formed you, O Israel:
      “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
        I have called you by name, you are mine.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 49:16 (Listen)

    16   Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
        your walls are continually before me.

    (ESV)

    John 10:3–4 (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.

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    John 20:16 (Listen)

    16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic,1 “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).

    Footnotes

    [1] 20:16 Or Hebrew

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    2 Timothy 2:19 (Listen)

    19 But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

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    Hebrews 4:14 (Listen)

    Jesus the Great High Priest

    14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

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Today's Bible Verse

  • Psalm 115:3 23 May 2019 | 1:01 am

    Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.