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  • August 22: Psalm 16:2; Psalm 16:5–6; Psalm 34:2; Psalm 73:25–26; Psalm 119:57; Isaiah 61:10; 1 Corinthians 3:21; 1 Corinthians 3:23; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 5:25; Ephesians 5:27; Titus 2:13–14; Deuteronomy 13:1–4; Psalm 17:4; Psalm 32:8; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 14:12; Proverbs 28:26

    Morning: Psalm 16:2; Psalm 16:5–6; Psalm 34:2; Psalm 73:25–26; Psalm 119:57; Isaiah 61:10; 1 Corinthians 3:21; 1 Corinthians 3:23; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 5:25; Ephesians 5:27; Titus 2:13–14

    The Lord is my portion.

    All things are yours,… and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.—Our… Savior Jesus Christ… gave himself for us.—[God] put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church.—Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,… so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

    My soul makes its boast in the Lord.—I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness.

    Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.—I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”… The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

    Psalm 16:2 (Listen)

      I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
        I have no good apart from you.”

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    Psalm 16:5–6 (Listen)

      The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;
        you hold my lot.
      The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
        indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

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    Psalm 34:2 (Listen)

      My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
        let the humble hear and be glad.

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    Psalm 73:25–26 (Listen)

    25   Whom have I in heaven but you?
        And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
    26   My flesh and my heart may fail,
        but God is the strength1 of my heart and my portion forever.

    Footnotes

    [1] 73:26 Hebrew rock

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    Psalm 119:57 (Listen)

    Heth

    57   The LORD is my portion;
        I promise to keep your words.

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    Isaiah 61:10 (Listen)

    10   I will greatly rejoice in the LORD;
        my soul shall exult in my God,
      for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;
        he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
      as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress,
        and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

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    1 Corinthians 3:21 (Listen)

    21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours,

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    1 Corinthians 3:23 (Listen)

    23 and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

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    Ephesians 1:22 (Listen)

    22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,

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    Ephesians 5:25 (Listen)

    25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

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    Ephesians 5:27 (Listen)

    27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 5:27 Or holy and blameless

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    Titus 2:13–14 (Listen)

    13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

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    Evening: Deuteronomy 13:1–4; Psalm 17:4; Psalm 32:8; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 14:12; Proverbs 28:26

    There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

    Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool.

    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.—With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.

    “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you,… and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet…. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.”—I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

    Deuteronomy 13:1–4 (Listen)

    13 “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.

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    Psalm 17:4 (Listen)

      With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips
        I have avoided the ways of the violent.

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    Psalm 32:8 (Listen)

      I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
        I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 119:105 (Listen)

    Nun

    105   Your word is a lamp to my feet
        and a light to my path.

    (ESV)

    Proverbs 14:12 (Listen)

    12   There is a way that seems right to a man,
        but its end is the way to death.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 14:12 Hebrew ways of death

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    Proverbs 28:26 (Listen)

    26   Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,
        but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

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  • August 21: Numbers 23:19; Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalm 25:10; Psalm 91:4; Psalm 146:5–6; Hebrews 6:17–18; Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17; Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 69:20; Psalm 91:15; Proverbs 24:10; Isaiah 40:29; Isaiah 53:4; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 5:1–2; Hebrews 5:5; Hebrews 5:8–9

    Morning: Numbers 23:19; Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalm 25:10; Psalm 91:4; Psalm 146:5–6; Hebrews 6:17–18; Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17

    “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind.”

    The Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.—Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

    His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

    When God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

    “The faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”—All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.—Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God… who keeps faith forever.

    Numbers 23:19 (Listen)

    19   God is not man, that he should lie,
        or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
      Has he said, and will he not do it?
        Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

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    Deuteronomy 7:9 (Listen)

    Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

    (ESV)

    Psalm 25:10 (Listen)

    10   All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness,
        for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 91:4 (Listen)

      He will cover you with his pinions,
        and under his wings you will find refuge;
        his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

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    Psalm 146:5–6 (Listen)

      Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
        whose hope is in the LORD his God,
      who made heaven and earth,
        the sea, and all that is in them,
      who keeps faith forever;

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    Hebrews 6:17–18 (Listen)

    17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

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    Hebrews 13:8 (Listen)

    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

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    James 1:17 (Listen)

    17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:17 Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning

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    Evening: Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 69:20; Psalm 91:15; Proverbs 24:10; Isaiah 40:29; Isaiah 53:4; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 5:1–2; Hebrews 5:5; Hebrews 5:8–9

    If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

    He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.—“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”—“When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.”—“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you.”

    I looked for pity, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none.—Every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God…. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness…. So also Christ… Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.—Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.

    Deuteronomy 33:27 (Listen)

    27   The eternal God is your dwelling place,1
        and underneath are the everlasting arms.2
      And he thrust out the enemy before you
        and said, ‘Destroy.’

    Footnotes

    [1] 33:27 Or a dwelling place
    [2] 33:27 Revocalization of verse 27 yields He subdues the ancient gods, and shatters the forces of old

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    Psalm 69:20 (Listen)

    20   Reproaches have broken my heart,
        so that I am in despair.
      I looked for pity, but there was none,
        and for comforters, but I found none.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 91:15 (Listen)

    15   When he calls to me, I will answer him;
        I will be with him in trouble;
        I will rescue him and honor him.

    (ESV)

    Proverbs 24:10 (Listen)

    10   If you faint in the day of adversity,
        your strength is small.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 40:29 (Listen)

    29   He gives power to the faint,
        and to him who has no might he increases strength.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 53:4 (Listen)

      Surely he has borne our griefs
        and carried our sorrows;
      yet we esteemed him stricken,
        smitten by God, and afflicted.

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    2 Corinthians 12:9 (Listen)

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

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    Hebrews 5:1–2 (Listen)

    For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness.

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    Hebrews 5:5 (Listen)

    So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him,

      “You are my Son,
        today I have begotten you”;

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    Hebrews 5:8–9 (Listen)

    Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

    (ESV)



  • August 20: Matthew 5:16; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 5:8–11; Philippians 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 2:11–12; 1 Peter 1:15; 1 Peter 2:9; Isaiah 45:11; Ezekiel 36:26–27; Ezekiel 36:37; Matthew 18:19–20; Mark 11:22–23

    Morning: Matthew 5:16; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 5:8–11; Philippians 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 2:11–12; 1 Peter 1:15; 1 Peter 2:9

    As he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.

    You know how… we exhorted each one of you… and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.—That you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

    At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.—Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

    “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”—Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

    Matthew 5:16 (Listen)

    16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that1 they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

    Footnotes

    [1] 5:16 Or house. 16Let your light so shine before others that

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    1 Corinthians 10:31 (Listen)

    31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 5:8–11 (Listen)

    for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

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    Philippians 1:11 (Listen)

    11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

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    1 Thessalonians 2:11–12 (Listen)

    11 For you know how, like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

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    1 Peter 1:15 (Listen)

    15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,

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    1 Peter 2:9 (Listen)

    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

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    Evening: Isaiah 45:11; Ezekiel 36:26–27; Ezekiel 36:37; Matthew 18:19–20; Mark 11:22–23

    “Ask me of things to come; will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands?”

    “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules…. Thus says the Lord God: This also I will let the house of Israel ask me to do for them.”

    “If two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

    “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.”

    Isaiah 45:11 (Listen)

    11   Thus says the LORD,
        the Holy One of Israel, and the one who formed him:
      “Ask me of things to come;
        will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands?1

    Footnotes

    [1] 45:11 A slight emendation yields will you question me about my children, or command me concerning the work of my hands?

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    Ezekiel 36:26–27 (Listen)

    26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 36:27 Or my just decrees

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    Ezekiel 36:37 (Listen)

    37 “Thus says the Lord GOD: This also I will let the house of Israel ask me to do for them: to increase their people like a flock.

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    Matthew 18:19–20 (Listen)

    19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

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    Mark 11:22–23 (Listen)

    22 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

    (ESV)



Today's Bible Verse

  • Ephesians 2:1-3 22 Aug 2019 | 1:01 am

    And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience-- among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.