Daily Readings

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - Seeking with our whole heart

Daily Readings - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Seeking the Right Way
Reading: Seeking with our whole heart
Reference: Deut. 4:26-31

Deuteronomy 4:26: I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
Deuteronomy 4:27: And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you.
Deuteronomy 4:28: And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
Deuteronomy 4:29: But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
Deuteronomy 4:30: When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
Deuteronomy 4:31: ( For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
(KJV)
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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - Committing our way to God

Daily Readings - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Seeking the Right Way
Reading: Committing our way to God
Reference: Ps. 37:3-10

Psalms 37:3: Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Psalms 37:4: Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalms 37:5: Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psalms 37:6: And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Psalms 37:7: Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Psalms 37:8: Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Psalms 37:9: For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
Psalms 37:10: For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
(KJV)
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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - Seek the Lord

Daily Readings - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Seeking the Right Way
Reading: Seek the Lord
Reference: 1 Chron. 16:8-15

I Chronicles 16:8: Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
I Chronicles 16:9: Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
I Chronicles 16:10: Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
I Chronicles 16:11: Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.
I Chronicles 16:12: Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
I Chronicles 16:13: O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
I Chronicles 16:14: He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
I Chronicles 16:15: Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;
(KJV)
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 - David waits and listens for direction

Daily Readings - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Seeking the Right Way
Reading: David waits and listens for direction
Reference: 2 Sam. 5:17-25

II Samuel 5:17: But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.
II Samuel 5:18: The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
II Samuel 5:19: And David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
II Samuel 5:20: And David came to Baal–perazim, and David smote them there, and said, The Lord hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal–perazim.
II Samuel 5:21: And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.
II Samuel 5:22: And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
II Samuel 5:23: And when David enquired of the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
II Samuel 5:24: And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.
II Samuel 5:25: And David did so, as the Lord had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.
(KJV)
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 - Enter in at the strait gate

Daily Readings - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Seeking the Right Way
Reading: Enter in at the strait gate
Reference: Matt. 7:13-15

Matthew 7:13: Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Matthew 7:14: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Matthew 7:15: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
(KJV)
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Sun, 10 Sep 2017 - Example of humility

Daily Readings - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Pride Goeth Before a Fall
Reading: Example of humility
Reference: Matt. 8:5-10

Matthew 8:5: And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
Matthew 8:6: And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
Matthew 8:7: And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
Matthew 8:8: The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
Matthew 8:9: For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Matthew 8:10: When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
(KJV)
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Sat, 09 Sep 2017 - God draws nigh to the humble

Daily Readings - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Pride Goeth Before a Fall
Reading: God draws nigh to the humble
Reference: James 4:6-10

James 4:6: But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
James 4:7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:8: Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
James 4:9: Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
James 4:10: Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
(KJV)
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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 - Spiritual pride an abomination

Daily Readings - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Pride Goeth Before a Fall
Reading: Spiritual pride an abomination
Reference: Isa. 65:1-7

Isaiah 65:1: I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
Isaiah 65:2: I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
Isaiah 65:3: A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
Isaiah 65:4: Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
Isaiah 65:5: Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
Isaiah 65:6: Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
Isaiah 65:7: Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the Lord, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
(KJV)
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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 - Spiritual pride is blindness

Daily Readings - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Pride Goeth Before a Fall
Reading: Spiritual pride is blindness
Reference: John 9:30-41

John 9:30: The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.
John 9:31: Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
John 9:32: Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.
John 9:33: If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
John 9:34: They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
John 9:35: Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
John 9:36: He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
John 9:37: And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.
John 9:38: And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
John 9:39: And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
John 9:40: And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
John 9:41: Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
(KJV)
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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 - The greatest among you

Daily Readings - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Pride Goeth Before a Fall
Reading: The greatest among you
Reference: Luke 9:46-48

Luke 9:46: Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
Luke 9:47: And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
Luke 9:48: And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
(KJV)
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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 - Humble and contrite

Daily Readings - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Pride Goeth Before a Fall
Reading: Humble and contrite
Reference: Isa. 66:1-2

Isaiah 66:1: Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
Isaiah 66:2: For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
(KJV)
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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 - Jesus our perfect example

Daily Readings - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Pride Goeth Before a Fall
Reading: Jesus our perfect example
Reference: Isa. 53:1-5

Isaiah 53:1: Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
Isaiah 53:2: For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Isaiah 53:3: He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Isaiah 53:4: Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isaiah 53:5: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
(KJV)
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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 - Courage to not bow to idols

Daily Readings - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Courage to not bow to idols
Reference: Dan. 3:10-25

Daniel 3:10: Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image:
Daniel 3:11: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Daniel 3:12: There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Daniel 3:13: Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego. Then they brought these men before the king.
Daniel 3:14: Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
Daniel 3:15: Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
Daniel 3:16: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
Daniel 3:17: If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
Daniel 3:18: But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Daniel 3:19: Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
Daniel 3:20: And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
Daniel 3:21: Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Daniel 3:22: Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego.
Daniel 3:23: And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Daniel 3:24: Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
Daniel 3:25: He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
(KJV)
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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 - Gideon’s faith in God

Daily Readings - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Gideon’s faith in God
Reference: Judg. 7:9-21

Judges 7:9: And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord said unto him, Arise, get thee down unto the host; for I have delivered it into thine hand.
Judges 7:10: But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah thy servant down to the host:
Judges 7:11: And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host.
Judges 7:12: And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.
Judges 7:13: And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.
Judges 7:14: And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.
Judges 7:15: And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the Lord hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian.
Judges 7:16: And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
Judges 7:17: And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do.
Judges 7:18: When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.
Judges 7:19: So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.
Judges 7:20: And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.
Judges 7:21: And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
(KJV)
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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 - Ezekiel’s call to service

Daily Readings - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Ezekiel’s call to service
Reference: Ezek. 2:1-8

Ezekiel 2:1: And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.
Ezekiel 2:2: And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
Ezekiel 2:3: And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.
Ezekiel 2:4: For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God.
Ezekiel 2:5: And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
Ezekiel 2:6: And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
Ezekiel 2:7: And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.
Ezekiel 2:8: But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
(KJV)
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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - The source of David’s courage

Daily Readings - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: The source of David’s courage
Reference: 1 Sam. 17:40-50

I Samuel 17:40: And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
I Samuel 17:41: And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.
I Samuel 17:42: And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
I Samuel 17:43: And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
I Samuel 17:44: And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
I Samuel 17:45: Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
I Samuel 17:46: This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
I Samuel 17:47: And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.
I Samuel 17:48: And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
I Samuel 17:49: And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
I Samuel 17:50: So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
(KJV)
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 - Courage to obey God

Daily Readings - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Courage to obey God
Reference: Acts 5:22-32

Acts 5:22: But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told,
Acts 5:23: Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
Acts 5:24: Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.
Acts 5:25: Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.
Acts 5:26: Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.
Acts 5:27: And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
Acts 5:28: Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.
Acts 5:29: Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
Acts 5:30: The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
Acts 5:31: Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 5:32: And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
(KJV)
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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 - Placing faith in God for safety

Daily Readings - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Placing faith in God for safety
Reference: Ezra 8:21-31

Ezra 8:21: Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Ezra 8:22: For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.
Ezra 8:23: So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.
Ezra 8:24: Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,
Ezra 8:25: And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered:
Ezra 8:26: I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents;
Ezra 8:27: Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.
Ezra 8:28: And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers.
Ezra 8:29: Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the Lord.
Ezra 8:30: So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.
Ezra 8:31: Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.
(KJV)
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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 - Courage to put away evil

Daily Readings - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Courage to put away evil
Reference: 2 Chron. 15:1-15

II Chronicles 15:1: And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:
II Chronicles 15:2: And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
II Chronicles 15:3: Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.
II Chronicles 15:4: But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.
II Chronicles 15:5: And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries.
II Chronicles 15:6: And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.
II Chronicles 15:7: Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.
II Chronicles 15:8: And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the Lord, that was before the porch of the Lord.
II Chronicles 15:9: And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the Lord his God was with him.
II Chronicles 15:10: So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
II Chronicles 15:11: And they offered unto the Lord the same time, of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
II Chronicles 15:12: And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
II Chronicles 15:13: That whosoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
II Chronicles 15:14: And they sware unto the Lord with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
II Chronicles 15:15: And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about.
(KJV)
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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 - Exhortation to steadfastness

Daily Readings - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Walking in Truth
Reading: Exhortation to steadfastness
Reference: 2 Pet. 3:13-18

II Peter 3:13: Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
II Peter 3:14: Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
II Peter 3:15: And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
II Peter 3:16: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
II Peter 3:17: Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
II Peter 3:18: But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
(KJV)
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