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  • October 20: Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 34:4; Psalm 76:10; Psalm 130:5–6; Proverbs 3:26; Proverbs 16:7; Proverbs 21:1; Jeremiah 17:7; Romans 8:31; Job 14:1–2; Psalm 73:26; John 14:16; John 14:26; 2 Corinthians 1:3–4; Philippians 2:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18

    Morning: Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 34:4; Psalm 76:10; Psalm 130:5–6; Proverbs 3:26; Proverbs 16:7; Proverbs 21:1; Jeremiah 17:7; Romans 8:31

    The Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

    Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt.—The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.—When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

    I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.—I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

    “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy.”—“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.”

    What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

    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 34:4 (Listen)

      I sought the LORD, and he answered me
        and delivered me from all my fears.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 76:10 (Listen)

    10   Surely the wrath of man shall praise you;
        the remnant1 of wrath you will put on like a belt.

    Footnotes

    [1] 76:10 Or extremity

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    Psalm 130:5–6 (Listen)

      I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
        and in his word I hope;
      my soul waits for the Lord
        more than watchmen for the morning,
        more than watchmen for the morning.

    (ESV)

    Proverbs 3:26 (Listen)

    26   for the LORD will be your confidence
        and will keep your foot from being caught.

    (ESV)

    Proverbs 16:7 (Listen)

      When a man's ways please the LORD,
        he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

    (ESV)

    Proverbs 21:1 (Listen)

    21   The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD;
        he turns it wherever he will.

    (ESV)

    Jeremiah 17:7 (Listen)

      “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
        whose trust is the LORD.

    (ESV)

    Romans 8:31 (Listen)

    God's Everlasting Love

    31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be1 against us?

    Footnotes

    [1] 8:31 Or who is

    (ESV)

    Evening: Job 14:1–2; Psalm 73:26; John 14:16; John 14:26; 2 Corinthians 1:3–4; Philippians 2:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18

    Encouragement in Christ,… comfort from love,… participation in the Spirit.

    “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble. He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.”—My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    “The Father… will give you another Helper, to be with you forever…. The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name.”— Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

    Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep…. And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

    Job 14:1–2 (Listen)

    Job Continues: Death Comes Soon to All

    14   “Man who is born of a woman
        is few of days and full of trouble.
      He comes out like a flower and withers;
        he flees like a shadow and continues not.

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    Psalm 73:26 (Listen)

    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

    (ESV)

    John 14:16 (Listen)

    16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,1 to be with you forever,

    Footnotes

    [1] 14:16 Or Advocate, or Counselor; also 14:26; 15:26; 16:7

    (ESV)

    John 14:26 (Listen)

    26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

    (ESV)

    2 Corinthians 1:3–4 (Listen)

    God of All Comfort

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

    (ESV)

    Philippians 2:1 (Listen)

    Christ's Example of Humility

    So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,

    (ESV)

    1 Thessalonians 4:14 (Listen)

    14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

    (ESV)

    1 Thessalonians 4:17–18 (Listen)

    17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

    (ESV)



  • October 19: Exodus 24:8; Leviticus 17:11; Ezekiel 36:25; Mark 14:24; John 19:34; Colossians 1:20; Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 10:4; Hebrews 10:22; 1 Peter 1:18–20; 1 Kings 1:36; Psalm 72:18–19; Isaiah 65:16; Matthew 6:13; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Hebrews 6:13; Hebrews 6:16–18; Revelation 3:14

    Morning: Exodus 24:8; Leviticus 17:11; Ezekiel 36:25; Mark 14:24; John 19:34; Colossians 1:20; Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 10:4; Hebrews 10:22; 1 Peter 1:18–20

    One of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.

    “Behold the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you.”—“The life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls.”—It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.—And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”—He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.—Peace by the blood of his cross.—Knowing that you were ransomed… not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He… was made manifest in the last times for your sake.—I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean,… from all your idols I will cleanse you.—Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience.

    Exodus 24:8 (Listen)

    And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”

    (ESV)

    Leviticus 17:11 (Listen)

    11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.

    (ESV)

    Ezekiel 36:25 (Listen)

    25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.

    (ESV)

    Mark 14:24 (Listen)

    24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the1 covenant, which is poured out for many.

    Footnotes

    [1] 14:24 Some manuscripts insert new

    (ESV)

    John 19:34 (Listen)

    34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.

    (ESV)

    Colossians 1:20 (Listen)

    20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

    (ESV)

    Hebrews 9:12 (Listen)

    12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.

    (ESV)

    Hebrews 10:4 (Listen)

    For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

    (ESV)

    Hebrews 10:22 (Listen)

    22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

    (ESV)

    1 Peter 1:18–20 (Listen)

    18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you

    (ESV)

    Evening: 1 Kings 1:36; Psalm 72:18–19; Isaiah 65:16; Matthew 6:13; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Hebrews 6:13; Hebrews 6:16–18; Revelation 3:14

    Amen.

    “Amen! May the Lord, the God of my lord the king, say so.”—He who blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth, and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth.

    When God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself…. For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 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, 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 words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness.”—For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.—Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his glorious name forever;… Amen and Amen!

    1 Kings 1:36 (Listen)

    36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, “Amen! May the LORD, the God of my lord the king, say so.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 72:18–19 (Listen)

    18   Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
        who alone does wondrous things.
    19   Blessed be his glorious name forever;
        may the whole earth be filled with his glory!
          Amen and Amen!

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 65:16 (Listen)

    16   so that he who blesses himself in the land
        shall bless himself by the God of truth,
      and he who takes an oath in the land
        shall swear by the God of truth;
      because the former troubles are forgotten
        and are hidden from my eyes.

    (ESV)

    Matthew 6:13 (Listen)

    13   And lead us not into temptation,
        but deliver us from evil.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 6:13 Or the evil one; some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen

    (ESV)

    2 Corinthians 1:20 (Listen)

    20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

    (ESV)

    Hebrews 6:13 (Listen)

    The Certainty of God's Promise

    13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself,

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    Hebrews 6:16–18 (Listen)

    16 For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 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.

    (ESV)

    Revelation 3:14 (Listen)

    To the Church in Laodicea

    14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.

    (ESV)



  • October 18: Psalm 32:11; Psalm 89:16; Isaiah 45:24–25; Romans 3:21–22; Romans 3:26; Philippians 4:4; 1 Peter 1:8; 1 Chronicles 29:11; 1 Chronicles 29:13–14; Psalm 93:1–2; Psalm 115:1; Daniel 3:17; Nahum 1:3; Matthew 6:13; John 10:29; Romans 8:31; 1 John 4:4

    Morning: Psalm 32:11; Psalm 89:16; Isaiah 45:24–25; Romans 3:21–22; Romans 3:26; Philippians 4:4; 1 Peter 1:8

    Who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted.

    “Only in the Lord, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be ashamed all who were incensed against him. In the Lord all the offspring of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.”—Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

    But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe…. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

    Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.— Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory.

    Psalm 32:11 (Listen)

    11   Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous,
        and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

    (ESV)

    Psalm 89:16 (Listen)

    16   who exult in your name all the day
        and in your righteousness are exalted.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 45:24–25 (Listen)

    24   “Only in the LORD, it shall be said of me,
        are righteousness and strength;
      to him shall come and be ashamed
        all who were incensed against him.
    25   In the LORD all the offspring of Israel
        shall be justified and shall glory.”

    (ESV)

    Romans 3:21–22 (Listen)

    The Righteousness of God Through Faith

    21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

    (ESV)

    Romans 3:26 (Listen)

    26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

    (ESV)

    Philippians 4:4 (Listen)

    Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.

    (ESV)

    1 Peter 1:8 (Listen)

    Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,

    (ESV)

    Evening: 1 Chronicles 29:11; 1 Chronicles 29:13–14; Psalm 93:1–2; Psalm 115:1; Daniel 3:17; Nahum 1:3; Matthew 6:13; John 10:29; Romans 8:31; 1 John 4:4

    For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.

    The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty…. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.

    The Lord is… great in power.—If God is for us, who can be against us?—“Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us,… and he will deliver us.”—“My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.”—He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

    Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory.—“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all…. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.”

    1 Chronicles 29:11 (Listen)

    11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.

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    1 Chronicles 29:13–14 (Listen)

    13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

    14 “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 93:1–2 (Listen)

    The Lord Reigns

    93   The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty;
        the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
      Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
      Your throne is established from of old;
        you are from everlasting.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 115:1 (Listen)

    To Your Name Give Glory

    115   Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
        for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

    (ESV)

    Daniel 3:17 (Listen)

    17 If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 3:17 Or If our God whom we serve is able to deliver us, he will deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and out of your hand, O king

    (ESV)

    Nahum 1:3 (Listen)

      The LORD is slow to anger and great in power,
        and the LORD will by no means clear the guilty.
      His way is in whirlwind and storm,
        and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

    (ESV)

    Matthew 6:13 (Listen)

    13   And lead us not into temptation,
        but deliver us from evil.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 6:13 Or the evil one; some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen

    (ESV)

    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

    (ESV)

    Romans 8:31 (Listen)

    God's Everlasting Love

    31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be1 against us?

    Footnotes

    [1] 8:31 Or who is

    (ESV)

    1 John 4:4 (Listen)

    Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

    (ESV)



Today's Bible Verse

  • Galatians 1:10 20 Oct 2019 | 1:01 am

    For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.