Reading: Faith sees the reward
Reference: Heb. 11:23-27
Hebrews 11:23: By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
Hebrews 11:24: By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
Hebrews 11:25: Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Hebrews 11:26: Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
Hebrews 11:27: By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Reading: Walk in the spirit
Reference: Gal. 5:16-18
Galatians 5:16: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:17: For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Galatians 5:18: But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Reading: The great commandment
Reference: Matt. 22:34-40
Matthew 22:34: But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Matthew 22:35: Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
Matthew 22:36: Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Matthew 22:37: Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Matthew 22:38: This is the first and great commandment.
Matthew 22:39: And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 22:40: On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Reading: A blessed life
Reference: Matt. 5:1-12
Matthew 5:1: And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
Matthew 5:2: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Matthew 5:3: Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:4: Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:5: Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Matthew 5:6: Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Matthew 5:7: Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Matthew 5:8: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Matthew 5:9: Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:10: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:11: Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Matthew 5:12: Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Reading: Avoid offense
Reference: 1 Cor. 8:4-13
I Corinthians 8:4: As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.
I Corinthians 8:5: For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, ( as there be gods many, and lords many,)
I Corinthians 8:6: But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
I Corinthians 8:7: Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
I Corinthians 8:8: But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
I Corinthians 8:9: But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
I Corinthians 8:10: For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
I Corinthians 8:11: And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
I Corinthians 8:12: But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
I Corinthians 8:13: Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
Reading: Faith acceptable to God
Reference: Heb. 11:1-6
Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:2: For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Hebrews 11:3: Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 11:4: By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
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.
Reading: Called unto holiness
Reference: 1 Pet. 1:13-16
I Peter 1:13: Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
I Peter 1:14: As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
I Peter 1:15: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
I Peter 1:16: Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Reading: Set in a large place
Reference: Ps. 18:16-19
Psalms 18:16: He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
Psalms 18:17: He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
Psalms 18:18: They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.
Psalms 18:19: He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
Reading: Forsaking all to follow Christ
Reference: Matt. 10:29-40
Matthew 10:29: Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
Matthew 10:30: But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matthew 10:31: Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Matthew 10:32: Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 10:33: But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 10:34: Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Matthew 10:35: For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Matthew 10:36: And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
Matthew 10:37: He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Matthew 10:38: And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Matthew 10:39: He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Matthew 10:40: He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
Reading: God honors His promise
Reference: Heb. 6:13-20
Hebrews 6:13: For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
Hebrews 6:14: Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
Hebrews 6:15: And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
Hebrews 6:16: For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
Hebrews 6:17: Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
Hebrews 6:18: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Hebrews 6:19: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
Hebrews 6:20: Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Reading: All that is in the king’s house
Reference: 2 Kings 20:12-15
II Kings 20:12: At that time Berodach–baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.
II Kings 20:13: And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
II Kings 20:14: Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country, even from Babylon.
II Kings 20:15: And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All the things that are in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.
Reading: A privileged son
Reference: Gen. 37:1-8
Genesis 37:1: And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
Genesis 37:2: These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
Genesis 37:3: Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
Genesis 37:4: And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
Genesis 37:5: And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
Genesis 37:6: And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
Genesis 37:7: For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
Genesis 37:8: And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
Reading: The son of promise
Reference: Gen. 17:1-8, 19
Genesis 17:1: And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
Genesis 17:2: And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
Genesis 17:3: And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
Genesis 17:4: As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Genesis 17:5: Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
Genesis 17:6: And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
Genesis 17:7: And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
Genesis 17:8: And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
Genesis 17:19: And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
Reading: The son of the bondmaid
Reference: Gen. 16:7-12
Genesis 16:7: And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Genesis 16:8: And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
Genesis 16:9: And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
Genesis 16:10: And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
Genesis 16:11: And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.
Genesis 16:12: And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Reading: Soul rest
Reference: Heb. 4:1-11
Hebrews 4:1: Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
Hebrews 4:2: For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Hebrews 4:3: For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Hebrews 4:4: For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
Hebrews 4:5: And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
Hebrews 4:6: Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
Hebrews 4:7: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Hebrews 4:8: For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
Hebrews 4:9: There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
Hebrews 4:10: For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Hebrews 4:11: Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Reading: Blessings of justification
Reference: Rom. 5:1-11
Romans 5:1: Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 5:2: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:3: And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Romans 5:4: And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Romans 5:5: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Romans 5:6: For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 5:7: For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
Romans 5:8: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:9: Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Romans 5:10: For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Romans 5:11: And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Reading: Saving faith overcomes
Reference: 1 John 5:1-5
I John 5:1: Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
I John 5:2: By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
I John 5:3: For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
I John 5:4: For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
I John 5:5: Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Reading: Moses and the gospel
Reference: John 5:39-47
John 5:39: Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John 5:40: And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
John 5:41: I receive not honour from men.
John 5:42: But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
John 5:43: I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
John 5:44: How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
John 5:45: Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
John 5:46: For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
John 5:47: But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
Reading: Forgiveness of sins
Reference: Acts 13:38-41
Acts 13:38: Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
Acts 13:39: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Acts 13:40: Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;
Acts 13:41: Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
Reading: Justification by faith
Reference: Gen. 15:1-6
Genesis 15:1: After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
Genesis 15:2: And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
Genesis 15:3: And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
Genesis 15:4: And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
Genesis 15:5: And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Genesis 15:6: And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.