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  • December 13: Psalm 27:14; Isaiah 35:3–4; Isaiah 41:10; Zephaniah 3:15; Zephaniah 3:17; Revelation 21:3–4; Exodus 14:15; 1 Chronicles 19:13; Nehemiah 4:9; Isaiah 35:3–4; Hosea 6:3; Matthew 7:21; Matthew 26:41; John 7:17; Romans 12:11; 1 Corinthians 16:13

    Morning: Psalm 27:14; Isaiah 35:3–4; Isaiah 41:10; Zephaniah 3:15; Zephaniah 3:17; Revelation 21:3–4

    The Lord, is in your midst.

    Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.—Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”—The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.—Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage.

    And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore.”

    Psalm 27:14 (Listen)

    14   Wait for the LORD;
        be strong, and let your heart take courage;
        wait for the LORD!

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    Isaiah 35:3–4 (Listen)

      Strengthen the weak hands,
        and make firm the feeble knees.
      Say to those who have an anxious heart,
        “Be strong; fear not!
      Behold, your God
        will come with vengeance,
      with the recompense of God.
        He will come and save you.”

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    Isaiah 41:10 (Listen)

    10   fear not, for I am with you;
        be not dismayed, for I am your God;
      I will strengthen you, I will help you,
        I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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    Zephaniah 3:15 (Listen)

    15   The LORD has taken away the judgments against you;
        he has cleared away your enemies.
      The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst;
        you shall never again fear evil.

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    Zephaniah 3:17 (Listen)

    17   The LORD your God is in your midst,
        a mighty one who will save;
      he will rejoice over you with gladness;
        he will quiet you by his love;
      he will exult over you with loud singing.

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    Revelation 21:3–4 (Listen)

    And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place1 of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,2 and God himself will be with them as their God.3 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

    Footnotes

    [1] 21:3 Or tabernacle
    [2] 21:3 Some manuscripts peoples
    [3] 21:3 Some manuscripts omit as their God

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    Evening: Exodus 14:15; 1 Chronicles 19:13; Nehemiah 4:9; Isaiah 35:3–4; Hosea 6:3; Matthew 7:21; Matthew 26:41; John 7:17; Romans 12:11; 1 Corinthians 16:13

    “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.”

    “Be strong, and let us use our strength for our people and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.”—And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night.

    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”—“If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God.”—“Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord.”

    “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”—Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.—Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

    Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not!”

    Exodus 14:15 (Listen)

    15 The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.

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    1 Chronicles 19:13 (Listen)

    13 Be strong, and let us use our strength for our people and for the cities of our God, and may the LORD do what seems good to him.”

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    Nehemiah 4:9 (Listen)

    And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night.

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    Isaiah 35:3–4 (Listen)

      Strengthen the weak hands,
        and make firm the feeble knees.
      Say to those who have an anxious heart,
        “Be strong; fear not!
      Behold, your God
        will come with vengeance,
      with the recompense of God.
        He will come and save you.”

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    Hosea 6:3 (Listen)

      Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD;
        his going out is sure as the dawn;
      he will come to us as the showers,
        as the spring rains that water the earth.”

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    Matthew 7:21 (Listen)

    I Never Knew You

    21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

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    Matthew 26:41 (Listen)

    41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

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    John 7:17 (Listen)

    17 If anyone's will is to do God's1 will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.

    Footnotes

    [1] 7:17 Greek his

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    Romans 12:11 (Listen)

    11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,1 serve the Lord.

    Footnotes

    [1] 12:11 Or fervent in the Spirit

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    1 Corinthians 16:13 (Listen)

    13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

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  • December 12: Matthew 18:6; Matthew 25:40; Romans 14:16; 1 Corinthians 8:9; 2 Corinthians 8:21; Galatians 5:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; 1 Peter 2:15; 1 Peter 4:15–16; Isaiah 60:1–2; Luke 12:35–36; Romans 13:11; Ephesians 5:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:6–8; 1 Peter 1:13

    Morning: Matthew 18:6; Matthew 25:40; Romans 14:16; 1 Corinthians 8:9; 2 Corinthians 8:21; Galatians 5:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; 1 Peter 2:15; 1 Peter 4:15–16

    So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil.

    Abstain from every form of evil.—We aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man.—For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

    But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.

    For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.—But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.—“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”—“As you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”

    Matthew 18:6 (Listen)

    but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,1 it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

    Footnotes

    [1] 18:6 Greek causes . . . to stumble; also verses 8, 9

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    Matthew 25:40 (Listen)

    40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,1 you did it to me.’

    Footnotes

    [1] 25:40 Or brothers and sisters

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    Romans 14:16 (Listen)

    16 So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil.

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    1 Corinthians 8:9 (Listen)

    But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.

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    2 Corinthians 8:21 (Listen)

    21 for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man.

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    Galatians 5:13 (Listen)

    13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

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    1 Thessalonians 5:22 (Listen)

    22 Abstain from every form of evil.

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    1 Peter 2:15 (Listen)

    15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

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    1 Peter 4:15–16 (Listen)

    15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.

    (ESV)

    Evening: Isaiah 60:1–2; Luke 12:35–36; Romans 13:11; Ephesians 5:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:6–8; 1 Peter 1:13

    “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

    The hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.— So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

    Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.

    Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.—“Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master.”

    Isaiah 60:1–2 (Listen)

    The Future Glory of Israel

    60   Arise, shine, for your light has come,
        and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
      For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
        and thick darkness the peoples;
      but the LORD will arise upon you,
        and his glory will be seen upon you.

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    Luke 12:35–36 (Listen)

    You Must Be Ready

    35 “Stay dressed for action1 and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks.

    Footnotes

    [1] 12:35 Greek Let your loins stay girded; compare Exodus 12:11

    (ESV)

    Romans 13:11 (Listen)

    11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.

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    Ephesians 5:14 (Listen)

    14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

      “Awake, O sleeper,
        and arise from the dead,
      and Christ will shine on you.”

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    1 Thessalonians 5:6–8 (Listen)

    So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

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    1 Peter 1:13 (Listen)

    Called to Be Holy

    13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action,1 and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:13 Greek girding up the loins of your mind

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  • December 11: John 10:29; Romans 8:37–39; Colossians 3:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; 2 Timothy 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:18; James 2:5; Psalm 119:45; John 8:32; John 8:34; John 8:36; Romans 6:18; Romans 7:2; Romans 8:2; Galatians 5:1; Galatians 5:13–14; James 1:25

    Morning: John 10:29; Romans 8:37–39; Colossians 3:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; 2 Timothy 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:18; James 2:5

    “No one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.”

    I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.—The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom.—We are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.—Your life is hidden with Christ in God.

    Has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

    Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

    John 10:29 (Listen)

    29 My Father, who has given them to me,1 is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

    Footnotes

    [1] 10:29 Some manuscripts What my Father has given to me

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    Romans 8:37–39 (Listen)

    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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    Colossians 3:3 (Listen)

    For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

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    2 Thessalonians 2:16–17 (Listen)

    16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

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    2 Timothy 1:12 (Listen)

    12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:12 Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit

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    2 Timothy 4:18 (Listen)

    18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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    James 2:5 (Listen)

    Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

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    Evening: Psalm 119:45; John 8:32; John 8:34; John 8:36; Romans 6:18; Romans 7:2; Romans 8:2; Galatians 5:1; Galatians 5:13–14; James 1:25

    The perfect law, the law of liberty.

    “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free…. Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin…. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

    Stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery…. For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”—Having been set free from sin, [you] have become slaves of righteousness.—Thus a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage.

    The law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.—I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts.

    Psalm 119:45 (Listen)

    45   and I shall walk in a wide place,
        for I have sought your precepts.

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    John 8:32 (Listen)

    32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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    John 8:34 (Listen)

    34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave1 to sin.

    Footnotes

    [1] 8:34 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 35

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    John 8:36 (Listen)

    36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

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    Romans 6:18 (Listen)

    18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.

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    Romans 7:2 (Listen)

    For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 7:2 Greek law concerning the husband

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    Romans 8:2 (Listen)

    For the law of the Spirit of life has set you1 free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

    Footnotes

    [1] 8:2 Some manuscripts me

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    Galatians 5:1 (Listen)

    Christ Has Set Us Free

    For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

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    Galatians 5:13–14 (Listen)

    13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    James 1:25 (Listen)

    25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

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Today's Bible Verse

  • 1 Corinthians 13:13 13 Dec 2018 | 1:01 am

    So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.