Daily Readings

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 - Abraham believed God would provide

Daily Readings - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Waiting upon God
Reading: Abraham believed God would provide
Reference: Gen. 22:6-13

Genesis 22:6: And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
Genesis 22:7: And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
Genesis 22:8: And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
Genesis 22:9: And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
Genesis 22:10: And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
Genesis 22:11: And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
Genesis 22:12: And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
Genesis 22:13: And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
(KJV)
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 - The Lord gives strength

Daily Readings - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Waiting upon God
Reading: The Lord gives strength
Reference: Isa. 40:28-31

Isaiah 40:28: Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Isaiah 40:29: He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Isaiah 40:30: Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
Isaiah 40:31: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
(KJV)
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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 - Charity out of a pure heart

Daily Readings - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: What Doth the Lord Require?
Reading: Charity out of a pure heart
Reference: 1 Tim. 1:1-5

I Timothy 1:1: Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
I Timothy 1:2: Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
I Timothy 1:3: As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
I Timothy 1:4: Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
I Timothy 1:5: Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
(KJV)
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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 - Prudence and humble fear of God

Daily Readings - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: What Doth the Lord Require?
Reading: Prudence and humble fear of God
Reference: Prov. 22:3-4

Proverbs 22:3: A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Proverbs 22:4: By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.
(KJV)
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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 - Submission with humility to find grace

Daily Readings - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: What Doth the Lord Require?
Reading: Submission with humility to find grace
Reference: 1 Pet. 5:5-10

I Peter 5:5: Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
I Peter 5:6: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
I Peter 5:7: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
I Peter 5:8: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
I Peter 5:9: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
I Peter 5:10: But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
(KJV)
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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 - Faithful stewardship is compulsory

Daily Readings - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: What Doth the Lord Require?
Reading: Faithful stewardship is compulsory
Reference: 1 Cor. 4:1-2

I Corinthians 4:1: Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
I Corinthians 4:2: Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
(KJV)
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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 - Obedience mandatory for cleansing

Daily Readings - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: What Doth the Lord Require?
Reading: Obedience mandatory for cleansing
Reference: Ps. 119:9-16

Psalms 119:9: Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Psalms 119:10: With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Psalms 119:11: Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psalms 119:12: Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.
Psalms 119:13: With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
Psalms 119:14: I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
Psalms 119:15: I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
Psalms 119:16: I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
(KJV)
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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 - Conclusion of God’s requirements

Daily Readings - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: What Doth the Lord Require?
Reading: Conclusion of God’s requirements
Reference: Eccles. 12:13-14

Ecclesiastes 12:13: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecclesiastes 12:14: For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
(KJV)
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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 - Faith required to please God

Daily Readings - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: What Doth the Lord Require?
Reading: Faith required to please God
Reference: Heb. 11:5-6

Hebrews 11:5: By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Hebrews 11:6: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
(KJV)
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Sun, 05 Nov 2017 - Unrestrained will a sign of last times

Daily Readings - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Turning of the Will
Reading: Unrestrained will a sign of last times
Reference: 2 Tim. 3:1-5

II Timothy 3:1: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
II Timothy 3:2: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
II Timothy 3:3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
II Timothy 3:4: Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
II Timothy 3:5: Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
(KJV)
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Sat, 04 Nov 2017 - We will serve the Lord

Daily Readings - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Turning of the Will
Reading: We will serve the Lord
Reference: Josh. 24:15-24

Joshua 24:15: And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:16: And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the Lord, to serve other gods;
Joshua 24:17: For the Lord our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed:
Joshua 24:18: And the Lord drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve the Lord; for he is our God.
Joshua 24:19: And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the Lord: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
Joshua 24:20: If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
Joshua 24:21: And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:22: And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the Lord, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.
Joshua 24:23: Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the Lord God of Israel.
Joshua 24:24: And the people said unto Joshua, The Lord our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.
(KJV)
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Fri, 03 Nov 2017 - A will set on God when the blessing fails

Daily Readings - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Turning of the Will
Reading: A will set on God when the blessing fails
Reference: Hab. 3:17-19

Habakkuk 3:17: Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Habakkuk 3:18: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Habakkuk 3:19: The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
(KJV)
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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - Transformed by renewal

Daily Readings - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Turning of the Will
Reading: Transformed by renewal
Reference: Rom. 12:1-2; Gal. 2:20

Romans 12:1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12:2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Galatians 2:20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
(KJV)
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Wed, 01 Nov 2017 - Renewed in His image

Daily Readings - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Turning of the Will
Reading: Renewed in His image
Reference: Col. 3:1-11

Colossians 3:1: If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:2: Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Colossians 3:3: For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:4: When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3:5: Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
Colossians 3:6: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
Colossians 3:7: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
Colossians 3:8: But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Colossians 3:9: Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Colossians 3:10: And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Colossians 3:11: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
(KJV)
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Tue, 31 Oct 2017 - Man’s power of the will

Daily Readings - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Turning of the Will
Reading: Man’s power of the will
Reference: Gen. 3:1-17

Genesis 3:1: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Genesis 3:2: And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Genesis 3:3: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Genesis 3:4: And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Genesis 3:5: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Genesis 3:6: And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Genesis 3:7: And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Genesis 3:8: And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
Genesis 3:9: And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
Genesis 3:10: And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Genesis 3:11: And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
Genesis 3:12: And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
Genesis 3:13: And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Genesis 3:14: And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Genesis 3:15: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Genesis 3:16: Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Genesis 3:17: And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
(KJV)
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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 - The sign of Jonah

Daily Readings - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Turning of the Will
Reading: The sign of Jonah
Reference: Matt. 12:38-42

Matthew 12:38: Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
Matthew 12:39: But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
Matthew 12:40: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Matthew 12:41: The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
Matthew 12:42: The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
(KJV)
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Sun, 29 Oct 2017 - Blessings of the upright, judgment of sinners

Daily Readings - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Sure Judgments of God
Reading: Blessings of the upright, judgment of sinners
Reference: Ps. 1:1-6

Psalms 1:1: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psalms 1:2: But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psalms 1:3: And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalms 1:4: The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Psalms 1:5: Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
Psalms 1:6: For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
(KJV)
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Sat, 28 Oct 2017 - Judgment of sin in the congregation

Daily Readings - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Sure Judgments of God
Reading: Judgment of sin in the congregation
Reference: 1 Cor. 5:1-13

I Corinthians 5:1: It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.
I Corinthians 5:2: And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
I Corinthians 5:3: For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
I Corinthians 5:4: In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
I Corinthians 5:5: To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
I Corinthians 5:6: Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
I Corinthians 5:7: Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
I Corinthians 5:8: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
I Corinthians 5:9: I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
I Corinthians 5:10: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
I Corinthians 5:11: But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
I Corinthians 5:12: For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
I Corinthians 5:13: But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
(KJV)
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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 - Simon’s corrupt heart is judged

Daily Readings - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Sure Judgments of God
Reading: Simon’s corrupt heart is judged
Reference: Acts 8:9-24

Acts 8:9: But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
Acts 8:10: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
Acts 8:11: And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
Acts 8:12: But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 8:13: Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Acts 8:14: Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
Acts 8:15: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
Acts 8:16: ( For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
Acts 8:17: Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
Acts 8:18: And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
Acts 8:19: Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
Acts 8:20: But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Acts 8:21: Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Acts 8:22: Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Acts 8:23: For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
Acts 8:24: Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.
(KJV)
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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - Final judgment

Daily Readings - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Sure Judgments of God
Reading: Final judgment
Reference: Acts 17:28-31

Acts 17:28: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Acts 17:29: Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
Acts 17:30: And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Acts 17:31: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
(KJV)
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