Daily Readings

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 - Keep the commandments of the Word

Daily Readings - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Thirsting for God’s Word
Reading: Keep the commandments of the Word
Reference: Deut. 4:1-6

Deuteronomy 4:1: Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you.
Deuteronomy 4:2: Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
Deuteronomy 4:3: Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of Baal–peor: for all the men that followed Baal–peor, the Lord thy God hath destroyed them from among you.
Deuteronomy 4:4: But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God are alive every one of you this day.
Deuteronomy 4:5: Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
Deuteronomy 4:6: Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
(KJV)
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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 - Faith cometh by hearing

Daily Readings - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Thirsting for God’s Word
Reading: Faith cometh by hearing
Reference: Rom. 10:14-17

Romans 10:14: How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Romans 10:15: And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Romans 10:16: But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Romans 10:17: So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
(KJV)
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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 - The whole armor of God

Daily Readings - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Thirsting for God’s Word
Reading: The whole armor of God
Reference: Eph. 6:10-18

Ephesians 6:10: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Ephesians 6:11: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:13: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Ephesians 6:14: Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Ephesians 6:15: And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Ephesians 6:16: Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Ephesians 6:17: And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Ephesians 6:18: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
(KJV)
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 - Thirsting for God

Daily Readings - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Thirsting for God’s Word
Reading: Thirsting for God
Reference: Ps. 63:1-6

Psalms 63:1: O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
Psalms 63:2: To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
Psalms 63:3: Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Psalms 63:4: Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
Psalms 63:5: My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
Psalms 63:6: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
(KJV)
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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 - One Lord, one faith, one baptism

Daily Readings - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: United in Purpose
Reading: One Lord, one faith, one baptism
Reference: Eph. 4:1-6

Ephesians 4:1: I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Ephesians 4:2: With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Ephesians 4:3: Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:4: There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 4:5: One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Ephesians 4:6: One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
(KJV)
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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 - Our life’s purpose

Daily Readings - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: United in Purpose
Reading: Our life’s purpose
Reference: Phil. 3:7-16

Philippians 3:7: But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Philippians 3:8: Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
Philippians 3:9: And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Philippians 3:10: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Philippians 3:11: If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Philippians 3:12: Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13: Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Philippians 3:14: I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:15: Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Philippians 3:16: Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
(KJV)
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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 - Jesus’s purpose

Daily Readings - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: United in Purpose
Reading: Jesus’s purpose
Reference: Matt. 18:10-14

Matthew 18:10: Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 18:11: For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Matthew 18:12: How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
Matthew 18:13: And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
Matthew 18:14: Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
(KJV)
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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 - David’s purpose

Daily Readings - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: United in Purpose
Reading: David’s purpose
Reference: Ps. 40:1-10

Psalms 40:1: I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
Psalms 40:2: He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
Psalms 40:3: And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
Psalms 40:4: Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Psalms 40:5: Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
Psalms 40:6: Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
Psalms 40:7: Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
Psalms 40:8: I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Psalms 40:9: I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest.
Psalms 40:10: I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
(KJV)
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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 - Jesus is not divided

Daily Readings - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: United in Purpose
Reading: Jesus is not divided
Reference: Matt. 12:22-30

Matthew 12:22: Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
Matthew 12:23: And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
Matthew 12:24: But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Matthew 12:25: And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
Matthew 12:26: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
Matthew 12:27: And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
Matthew 12:28: But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
Matthew 12:29: Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
Matthew 12:30: He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
(KJV)
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - Unity in battle

Daily Readings - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: United in Purpose
Reading: Unity in battle
Reference: Exod. 17:10-15

Exodus 17:10: So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
Exodus 17:11: And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
Exodus 17:12: But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Exodus 17:13: And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Exodus 17:14: And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
Exodus 17:15: And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah–nissi:
(KJV)
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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - The unity and peace of Jerusalem

Daily Readings - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: United in Purpose
Reading: The unity and peace of Jerusalem
Reference: Ps. 122:1-9

Psalms 122:1: I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Psalms 122:2: Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
Psalms 122:3: Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
Psalms 122:4: Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.
Psalms 122:5: For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
Psalms 122:6: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Psalms 122:7: Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
Psalms 122:8: For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
Psalms 122:9: Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.
(KJV)
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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 - Great reward in heaven

Daily Readings - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Renouncing Worldliness
Reading: Great reward in heaven
Reference: Luke 6:20-26

Luke 6:20: And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
Luke 6:21: Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Luke 6:22: Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
Luke 6:23: Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
Luke 6:24: But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Luke 6:25: Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
Luke 6:26: Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
(KJV)
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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 - Refusing heavenly treasure

Daily Readings - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Renouncing Worldliness
Reading: Refusing heavenly treasure
Reference: Matt. 19:16-22

Matthew 19:16: And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
Matthew 19:17: And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Matthew 19:18: He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Matthew 19:19: Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 19:20: The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Matthew 19:21: Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Matthew 19:22: But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
(KJV)
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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - Touch not the unclean thing

Daily Readings - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Renouncing Worldliness
Reading: Touch not the unclean thing
Reference: 2 Cor. 6:14-18

II Corinthians 6:14: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
II Corinthians 6:15: And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
II Corinthians 6:16: And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
II Corinthians 6:17: Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
II Corinthians 6:18: And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
(KJV)
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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - Under the shadow of His wings

Daily Readings - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Renouncing Worldliness
Reading: Under the shadow of His wings
Reference: Ps. 36:5-10

Psalms 36:5: Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Psalms 36:6: Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.
Psalms 36:7: How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
Psalms 36:8: They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
Psalms 36:9: For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Psalms 36:10: O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
(KJV)
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - You have lived in pleasure

Daily Readings - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Renouncing Worldliness
Reading: You have lived in pleasure
Reference: James 5:1-8

James 5:1: Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
James 5:2: Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
James 5:3: Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
James 5:4: Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
James 5:5: Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
James 5:6: Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
James 5:7: Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
James 5:8: Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
(KJV)
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - Take heed to yourselves

Daily Readings - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Renouncing Worldliness
Reading: Take heed to yourselves
Reference: Luke 21:33-36

Luke 21:33: Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Luke 21:34: And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
Luke 21:35: For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Luke 21:36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
(KJV)
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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - Cares, deceitfulness, and lusts

Daily Readings - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Renouncing Worldliness
Reading: Cares, deceitfulness, and lusts
Reference: Mark 4:13-20

Mark 4:13: And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
Mark 4:14: The sower soweth the word.
Mark 4:15: And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
Mark 4:16: And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
Mark 4:17: And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.
Mark 4:18: And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
Mark 4:19: And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Mark 4:20: And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
(KJV)
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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - The good and right way

Daily Readings - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Seeking the Right Way
Reading: The good and right way
Reference: 1 Sam. 12:20-25

I Samuel 12:20: And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart;
I Samuel 12:21: And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
I Samuel 12:22: For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.
I Samuel 12:23: Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:
I Samuel 12:24: Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.
I Samuel 12:25: But if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king.
(KJV)
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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 - Keeping God’s testimonies

Daily Readings - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Seeking the Right Way
Reading: Keeping God’s testimonies
Reference: Ps. 119:1-8

Psalms 119:1: Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
Psalms 119:2: Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Psalms 119:3: They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
Psalms 119:4: Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
Psalms 119:5: O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
Psalms 119:6: Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
Psalms 119:7: I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
Psalms 119:8: I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
(KJV)
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