Daily Readings

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 - Humble repentance effected

Daily Readings - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Humble Revived
Reading: Humble repentance effected
Reference: 2 Chron. 34:14-28

II Chronicles 34:14: And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the Lord given by Moses.
II Chronicles 34:15: And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord. And Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan.
II Chronicles 34:16: And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the king word back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do it.
II Chronicles 34:17: And they have gathered together the money that was found in the house of the Lord, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and to the hand of the workmen.
II Chronicles 34:18: Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
II Chronicles 34:19: And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.
II Chronicles 34:20: And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king’s, saying,
II Chronicles 34:21: Go, enquire of the Lord for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the Lord that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do after all that is written in this book.
II Chronicles 34:22: And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; ( now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:) and they spake to her to that effect.
II Chronicles 34:23: And she answered them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent you to me,
II Chronicles 34:24: Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah:
II Chronicles 34:25: Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched.
II Chronicles 34:26: And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the Lord, so shall ye say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel concerning the words which thou hast heard;
II Chronicles 34:27: Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the Lord.
II Chronicles 34:28: Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the same. So they brought the king word again.
(KJV)
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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 - Many called, few chosen

Daily Readings - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Great Invitation
Reading: Many called, few chosen
Reference: Matt. 22:1-14

Matthew 22:1: And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
Matthew 22:2: The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
Matthew 22:3: And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Matthew 22:4: Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
Matthew 22:5: But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Matthew 22:6: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
Matthew 22:7: But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Matthew 22:8: Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
Matthew 22:9: Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
Matthew 22:10: So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
Matthew 22:11: And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Matthew 22:12: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Matthew 22:13: Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 22:14: For many are called, but few are chosen.
(KJV)
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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 - Making excuses when invited

Daily Readings - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Great Invitation
Reading: Making excuses when invited
Reference: Luke 14:15-24

Luke 14:15: And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
Luke 14:16: Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
Luke 14:17: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
Luke 14:18: And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
Luke 14:19: And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
Luke 14:20: And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
Luke 14:21: So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
Luke 14:22: And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
Luke 14:23: And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Luke 14:24: For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
(KJV)
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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 - Exceeding great and precious promises

Daily Readings - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Great Invitation
Reading: Exceeding great and precious promises
Reference: 2 Pet. 1:1-4

II Peter 1:1: Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
II Peter 1:2: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
II Peter 1:3: According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
II Peter 1:4: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
(KJV)
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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 - Invitation to enter heaven

Daily Readings - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Great Invitation
Reading: Invitation to enter heaven
Reference: Matt. 25:31-40

Matthew 25:31: When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
Matthew 25:32: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Matthew 25:33: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Matthew 25:34: Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Matthew 25:35: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Matthew 25:36: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Matthew 25:37: Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
Matthew 25:38: When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Matthew 25:39: Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
Matthew 25:40: And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
(KJV)
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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 - Invitation to freedom

Daily Readings - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Great Invitation
Reading: Invitation to freedom
Reference: John 8:31-36

John 8:31: Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
John 8:32: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:33: They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
John 8:34: Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
John 8:35: And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
John 8:36: If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
(KJV)
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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 - Invitation to rest

Daily Readings - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Great Invitation
Reading: Invitation to rest
Reference: Matt. 11:25-30

Matthew 11:25: At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Matthew 11:26: Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Matthew 11:27: All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
Matthew 11:28: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:29: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matthew 11:30: For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
(KJV)
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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 - Personal invitation from Christ

Daily Readings - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Great Invitation
Reading: Personal invitation from Christ
Reference: John 7:37-40

John 7:37: In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
John 7:38: He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
John 7:39: ( But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
John 7:40: Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
(KJV)
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Sun, 12 Mar 2017 - God’s awesome power

Daily Readings - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Behold Your God
Reading: God’s awesome power
Reference: Job 9:1-10

Job 9:1: Then Job answered and said,
Job 9:2: I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
Job 9:3: If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
Job 9:4: He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
Job 9:5: Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.
Job 9:6: Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.
Job 9:7: Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
Job 9:8: Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
Job 9:9: Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Job 9:10: Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.
(KJV)
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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 - Changed into His image

Daily Readings - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Behold Your God
Reading: Changed into His image
Reference: 2 Cor. 3:17-18

II Corinthians 3:17: Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
II Corinthians 3:18: But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
(KJV)
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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 - Look unto the Rock

Daily Readings - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Behold Your God
Reading: Look unto the Rock
Reference: Isa. 51:1-3

Isaiah 51:1: Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
Isaiah 51:2: Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
Isaiah 51:3: For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
(KJV)
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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 - Beholding God brings boldness

Daily Readings - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Behold Your God
Reading: Beholding God brings boldness
Reference: Acts 7:51-56

Acts 7:51: Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
Acts 7:52: Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
Acts 7:53: Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
Acts 7:54: When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
Acts 7:55: But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Acts 7:56: And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
(KJV)
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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 - God sends, God goes

Daily Readings - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Behold Your God
Reading: God sends, God goes
Reference: Exod. 3:10-14

Exodus 3:10: Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
Exodus 3:11: And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
Exodus 3:12: And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
Exodus 3:13: And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
Exodus 3:14: And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
(KJV)
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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 - Power through weakness

Daily Readings - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Behold Your God
Reading: Power through weakness
Reference: 2 Cor. 12:7-10

II Corinthians 12:7: And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
II Corinthians 12:8: For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
II Corinthians 12:9: And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
II Corinthians 12:10: Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
(KJV)
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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 - Led to the Rock

Daily Readings - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Behold Your God
Reading: Led to the Rock
Reference: Ps. 61:1-8

Psalms 61:1: Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
Psalms 61:2: From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalms 61:3: For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
Psalms 61:4: I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
Psalms 61:5: For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.
Psalms 61:6: Thou wilt prolong the king’s life: and his years as many generations.
Psalms 61:7: He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
Psalms 61:8: So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.
(KJV)
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Sun, 05 Mar 2017 - Partakers of Christ’s sufferings

Daily Readings - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Joy of the Ransomed
Reading: Partakers of Christ’s sufferings
Reference: 1 Pet. 4:12-19

I Peter 4:12: Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
I Peter 4:13: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
I Peter 4:14: If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
I Peter 4:15: But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
I Peter 4:16: Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
I Peter 4:17: For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
I Peter 4:18: And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
I Peter 4:19: Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
(KJV)
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Sat, 04 Mar 2017 - Abiding in Christ

Daily Readings - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Joy of the Ransomed
Reading: Abiding in Christ
Reference: John 15:1-14

John 15:1: I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
John 15:2: Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
John 15:3: Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
John 15:4: Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
John 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
John 15:6: If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
John 15:7: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 15:8: Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
John 15:9: As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
John 15:10: If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
John 15:11: These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
John 15:12: This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
John 15:13: Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:14: Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
(KJV)
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Fri, 03 Mar 2017 - Treasure hid in a field

Daily Readings - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Joy of the Ransomed
Reading: Treasure hid in a field
Reference: Matt. 13:44-52

Matthew 13:44: Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Matthew 13:45: Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
Matthew 13:46: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Matthew 13:47: Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
Matthew 13:48: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
Matthew 13:49: So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
Matthew 13:50: And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:51: Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
Matthew 13:52: Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
(KJV)
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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 - Break forth into joy

Daily Readings - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Joy of the Ransomed
Reading: Break forth into joy
Reference: Isa. 52:7-10

Isaiah 52:7: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Isaiah 52:8: Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
Isaiah 52:9: Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
Isaiah 52:10: The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
(KJV)
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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 - Sowing in tears

Daily Readings - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Joy of the Ransomed
Reading: Sowing in tears
Reference: Ps. 126:1-6

Psalms 126:1: When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
Psalms 126:2: Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
Psalms 126:3: The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
Psalms 126:4: Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.
Psalms 126:5: They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Psalms 126:6: He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
(KJV)
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