Daily Readings

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 - Solomon’s prayer

Daily Readings - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Harvest Is Great
Reading: Solomon’s prayer
Reference: 1 Kings 8:41-52

I Kings 8:41: Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name’s sake;
I Kings 8:42: ( For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;
I Kings 8:43: Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
I Kings 8:44: If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the Lord toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name:
I Kings 8:45: Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
I Kings 8:46: If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;
I Kings 8:47: Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;
I Kings 8:48: And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:
I Kings 8:49: Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,
I Kings 8:50: And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:
I Kings 8:51: For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:
I Kings 8:52: That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.
(KJV)
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 - Fishers of men

Daily Readings - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Harvest Is Great
Reading: Fishers of men
Reference: Matt. 4:17-25

Matthew 4:17: From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 4:18: And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
Matthew 4:19: And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 4:20: And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
Matthew 4:21: And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
Matthew 4:22: And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
Matthew 4:23: And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
Matthew 4:24: And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
Matthew 4:25: And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
(KJV)
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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 - Turn many to righteousness

Daily Readings - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Harvest Is Great
Reading: Turn many to righteousness
Reference: Dan. 12:1-10

Daniel 12:1: And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Daniel 12:2: And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Daniel 12:3: And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Daniel 12:4: But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Daniel 12:5: Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
Daniel 12:6: And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
Daniel 12:7: And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
Daniel 12:8: And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
Daniel 12:9: And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Daniel 12:10: Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
(KJV)
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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 - Examining one’s love

Daily Readings - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: How Great Is My Love?
Reading: Examining one’s love
Reference: 1 Cor. 13:1-13

I Corinthians 13:1: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
I Corinthians 13:2: And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
I Corinthians 13:3: And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
I Corinthians 13:4: Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
I Corinthians 13:5: Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
I Corinthians 13:6: Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
I Corinthians 13:7: Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
I Corinthians 13:8: Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
I Corinthians 13:9: For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
I Corinthians 13:10: But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
I Corinthians 13:11: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
I Corinthians 13:12: For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
I Corinthians 13:13: And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
(KJV)
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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 - A brother who truly cared

Daily Readings - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: How Great Is My Love?
Reading: A brother who truly cared
Reference: Phil. 2:25-30

Philippians 2:25: Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
Philippians 2:26: For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
Philippians 2:27: For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
Philippians 2:28: I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
Philippians 2:29: Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:
Philippians 2:30: Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
(KJV)
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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 - Paul’s love and loyalty

Daily Readings - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: How Great Is My Love?
Reading: Paul’s love and loyalty
Reference: 2 Cor. 11:24-33

II Corinthians 11:24: Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
II Corinthians 11:25: Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
II Corinthians 11:26: In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
II Corinthians 11:27: In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
II Corinthians 11:28: Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
II Corinthians 11:29: Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
II Corinthians 11:30: If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
II Corinthians 11:31: The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
II Corinthians 11:32: In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
II Corinthians 11:33: And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.
(KJV)
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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 - Love for enemies

Daily Readings - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: How Great Is My Love?
Reading: Love for enemies
Reference: Rom. 12:17-21

Romans 12:17: Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Romans 12:18: If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Romans 12:19: Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Romans 12:20: Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Romans 12:21: Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
(KJV)
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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 - God’s unfathomed love

Daily Readings - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: How Great Is My Love?
Reading: God’s unfathomed love
Reference: Christian Hymnal No. 82

(KJV)
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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 - Ruth’s love for Naomi

Daily Readings - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: How Great Is My Love?
Reading: Ruth’s love for Naomi
Reference: Ruth 2:11-12

Ruth 2:11: And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.
Ruth 2:12: The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
(KJV)
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Mon, 09 Jan 2017 - Family love saved a life

Daily Readings - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: How Great Is My Love?
Reading: Family love saved a life
Reference: Exod. 2:1-9

Exodus 2:1: And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
Exodus 2:2: And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
Exodus 2:3: And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
Exodus 2:4: And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
Exodus 2:5: And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
Exodus 2:6: And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
Exodus 2:7: Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
Exodus 2:8: And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
Exodus 2:9: And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
(KJV)
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