Daily Readings

Sun, 22 Sep 2019 - Obey His will with all your heart

Daily Readings - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Choice of Complete Commitment
Reading: Obey His will with all your heart
Reference: Deut. 30:1-10

Deuteronomy 30:1: And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee,
Deuteronomy 30:2: And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
Deuteronomy 30:3: That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.
Deuteronomy 30:4: If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:
Deuteronomy 30:5: And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
Deuteronomy 30:6: And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
Deuteronomy 30:7: And the Lord thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
Deuteronomy 30:8: And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the Lord, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
Deuteronomy 30:9: And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
Deuteronomy 30:10: If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
(KJV)
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Sat, 21 Sep 2019 - If ye be willing

Daily Readings - Sat, 09/21/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Choice of Complete Commitment
Reading: If ye be willing
Reference: Isa. 1:16-20

Isaiah 1:16: Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Isaiah 1:17: Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isaiah 1:18: Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isaiah 1:19: If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Isaiah 1:20: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
(KJV)
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Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - Finished the work

Daily Readings - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Choice of Complete Commitment
Reading: Finished the work
Reference: John 17:1-8

John 17:1: These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
John 17:2: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
John 17:3: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
John 17:4: I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
John 17:5: And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
John 17:6: I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
John 17:7: Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
John 17:8: For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
(KJV)
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Thu, 19 Sep 2019 - Press toward the mark

Daily Readings - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Choice of Complete Commitment
Reading: Press toward the mark
Reference: Phil. 3:7-14

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.
(KJV)
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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - Hope in the Lord

Daily Readings - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Choice of Complete Commitment
Reading: Hope in the Lord
Reference: Ps. 31:19-24

Psalms 31:19: Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
Psalms 31:20: Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
Psalms 31:21: Blessed be the Lord: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
Psalms 31:22: For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
Psalms 31:23: O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
Psalms 31:24: Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
(KJV)
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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - When children ask

Daily Readings - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Choice of Complete Commitment
Reading: When children ask
Reference: Exod. 12:21-28

Exodus 12:21: Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
Exodus 12:22: And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
Exodus 12:23: For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
Exodus 12:24: And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
Exodus 12:25: And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.
Exodus 12:26: And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
Exodus 12:27: That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
Exodus 12:28: And the children of Israel went away, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
(KJV)
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Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - God's promise for faithfulness

Daily Readings - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Choice of Complete Commitment
Reading: God's promise for faithfulness
Reference: Exod. 19:3-8

Exodus 19:3: And Moses went up unto God, and the Lord called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
Exodus 19:4: Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.
Exodus 19:5: Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
Exodus 19:6: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
Exodus 19:7: And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him.
Exodus 19:8: And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.
(KJV)
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - Confess and forsake sin

Daily Readings - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Folly of Hiding Sin
Reading: Confess and forsake sin
Reference: Prov. 28:6-13

Proverbs 28:6: Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
Proverbs 28:7: Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
Proverbs 28:8: He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Proverbs 28:9: He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Proverbs 28:10: Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
Proverbs 28:11: The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
Proverbs 28:12: When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
Proverbs 28:13: He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
(KJV)
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 - God hears humble prayers

Daily Readings - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Folly of Hiding Sin
Reading: God hears humble prayers
Reference: 2 Chron. 7:12-18

II Chronicles 7:12: And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
II Chronicles 7:13: If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
II Chronicles 7:14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
II Chronicles 7:15: Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
II Chronicles 7:16: For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
II Chronicles 7:17: And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;
II Chronicles 7:18: Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
(KJV)
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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 - Crucifying the Son of God afresh

Daily Readings - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Folly of Hiding Sin
Reading: Crucifying the Son of God afresh
Reference: Heb. 6:1-6

Hebrews 6:1: Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Hebrews 6:2: Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Hebrews 6:3: And this will we do, if God permit.
Hebrews 6:4: For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
Hebrews 6:5: And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
Hebrews 6:6: If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
(KJV)
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Thu, 12 Sep 2019 - Bring forth fruits meet for repentance

Daily Readings - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Folly of Hiding Sin
Reading: Bring forth fruits meet for repentance
Reference: Matt. 3:1-12

Matthew 3:1: In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
Matthew 3:2: And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 3:3: For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Matthew 3:4: And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
Matthew 3:5: Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
Matthew 3:6: And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
Matthew 3:7: But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Matthew 3:8: Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
Matthew 3:9: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Matthew 3:10: And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Matthew 3:11: I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Matthew 3:12: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
(KJV)
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Wed, 11 Sep 2019 - The sin of rebellion

Daily Readings - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Folly of Hiding Sin
Reading: The sin of rebellion
Reference: Isa. 30:1-3, 12-16

Isaiah 30:1: Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
Isaiah 30:2: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
Isaiah 30:3: Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
Isaiah 30:12: Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
Isaiah 30:13: Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
Isaiah 30:14: And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
Isaiah 30:15: For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
Isaiah 30:16: But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
(KJV)
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Tue, 10 Sep 2019 - Thou art the man

Daily Readings - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Folly of Hiding Sin
Reading: Thou art the man
Reference: 2 Sam. 12:1-14

II Samuel 12:1: And the Lord sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.
II Samuel 12:2: The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:
II Samuel 12:3: But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
II Samuel 12:4: And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
II Samuel 12:5: And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
II Samuel 12:6: And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
II Samuel 12:7: And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;
II Samuel 12:8: And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
II Samuel 12:9: Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
II Samuel 12:10: Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.
II Samuel 12:11: Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
II Samuel 12:12: For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
II Samuel 12:13: And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.
II Samuel 12:14: Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
(KJV)
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Mon, 09 Sep 2019 - Lying to the Holy Ghost

Daily Readings - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Folly of Hiding Sin
Reading: Lying to the Holy Ghost
Reference: Acts 5:1-11

Acts 5:1: But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
Acts 5:2: And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
Acts 5:3: But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Acts 5:4: Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
Acts 5:5: And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
Acts 5:6: And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
Acts 5:7: And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
Acts 5:8: And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
Acts 5:9: Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
Acts 5:10: Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
Acts 5:11: And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.
(KJV)
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Sun, 08 Sep 2019 - The Lord controls nature

Daily Readings - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Who Shall Stand Before the Lord?
Reading: The Lord controls nature
Reference: Matt. 8:23-26

Matthew 8:23: And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
Matthew 8:24: And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
Matthew 8:25: And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
Matthew 8:26: And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
(KJV)
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Sat, 07 Sep 2019 - The holy city delivered

Daily Readings - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Who Shall Stand Before the Lord?
Reading: The holy city delivered
Reference: 2 Kings 19:14-19, 35-37

II Kings 19:14: And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.
II Kings 19:15: And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
II Kings 19:16: Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
II Kings 19:17: Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,
II Kings 19:18: And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
II Kings 19:19: Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.
II Kings 19:35: And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
II Kings 19:36: So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
II Kings 19:37: And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esar–haddon his son reigned in his stead.
(KJV)
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Fri, 06 Sep 2019 - The holy city besieged

Daily Readings - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Who Shall Stand Before the Lord?
Reading: The holy city besieged
Reference: 2 Kings 18:13, 17-25

II Kings 18:13: Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them.
II Kings 18:17: And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rab–shakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller’s field.
II Kings 18:18: And when they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder.
II Kings 18:19: And Rab–shakeh said unto them, Speak ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?
II Kings 18:20: Thou sayest, (but they are but vain words,) I have counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?
II Kings 18:21: Now, behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.
II Kings 18:22: But if ye say unto me, We trust in the Lord our God: is not that he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?
II Kings 18:23: Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my lord the king of Assyria, and I will deliver thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
II Kings 18:24: How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master’s servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
II Kings 18:25: Am I now come up without the Lord against this place to destroy it? The Lord said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
(KJV)
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Thu, 05 Sep 2019 - Prison bars are overcome

Daily Readings - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Who Shall Stand Before the Lord?
Reading: Prison bars are overcome
Reference: Acts 12:1-11

Acts 12:1: Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
Acts 12:2: And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
Acts 12:3: And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. ( Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
Acts 12:4: And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Acts 12:5: Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
Acts 12:6: And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
Acts 12:7: And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.
Acts 12:8: And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
Acts 12:9: And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
Acts 12:10: When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.
Acts 12:11: And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.
(KJV)
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Wed, 04 Sep 2019 - Supplications for victory

Daily Readings - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Who Shall Stand Before the Lord?
Reading: Supplications for victory
Reference: 1 Kings 8:44-51

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:
(KJV)
Categories: Daily Readings

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - A little bit of faith

Daily Readings - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Who Shall Stand Before the Lord?
Reading: A little bit of faith
Reference: Mark 9:17-27

Mark 9:17: And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
Mark 9:18: And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
Mark 9:19: He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
Mark 9:20: And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
Mark 9:21: And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
Mark 9:22: And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
Mark 9:23: Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Mark 9:24: And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
Mark 9:25: When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
Mark 9:26: And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
Mark 9:27: But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
(KJV)
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