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  • February 21: Leviticus 20:8; Leviticus 20:24; Leviticus 20:26; John 17:17; John 17:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Titus 2:13–14; Hebrews 2:11; Hebrews 13:12; 1 Peter 1:2; Jude 1; Psalm 97:11; Psalm 126:5–6; 1 Corinthians 15:37; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 1:6–7

    Morning: Leviticus 20:8; Leviticus 20:24; Leviticus 20:26; John 17:17; John 17:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Titus 2:13–14; Hebrews 2:11; Hebrews 13:12; 1 Peter 1:2; Jude 1

    “I am the Lord who sanctifies you.”

    “I am the Lord your God, who have separated you from the peoples…. You shall be holy to me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.”

    Beloved in God the Father.—“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.”— Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.—Our… Savior Jesus Christ… 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.—For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers.—“And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.”—In the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood.

    Leviticus 20:8 (Listen)

    Keep my statutes and do them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

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    Leviticus 20:24 (Listen)

    24 But I have said to you, ‘You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.

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    Leviticus 20:26 (Listen)

    26 You shall be holy to me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.

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    John 17:17 (Listen)

    17 Sanctify them1 in the truth; your word is truth.

    Footnotes

    [1] 17:17 Greek Set them apart (for holy service to God)

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    John 17:19 (Listen)

    19 And for their sake I consecrate myself,1 that they also may be sanctified2 in truth.

    Footnotes

    [1] 17:19 Or I sanctify myself; or I set myself apart (for holy service to God)
    [2] 17:19 Greek may be set apart (for holy service to God)

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    1 Thessalonians 5:23 (Listen)

    23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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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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    Hebrews 2:11 (Listen)

    11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source.1 That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,2

    Footnotes

    [1] 2:11 Greek all are of one
    [2] 2:11 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters

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    Hebrews 13:12 (Listen)

    12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.

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    1 Peter 1:2 (Listen)

    according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:

    May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

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    Jude 1 (Listen)

    Greeting

    Jude, a servant1 of Jesus Christ and brother of James,

    To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for2 Jesus Christ:

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface
    [2] 1:1 Or by

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    Evening: Psalm 97:11; Psalm 126:5–6; 1 Corinthians 15:37; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 1:6–7

    Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

    Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

    And what you sow is not the body that is to be.

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    Psalm 97:11 (Listen)

    11   Light is sown1 for the righteous,
        and joy for the upright in heart.

    Footnotes

    [1] 97:11 Most Hebrew manuscripts; one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome Light dawns

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    Psalm 126:5–6 (Listen)

      Those who sow in tears
        shall reap with shouts of joy!
      He who goes out weeping,
        bearing the seed for sowing,
      shall come home with shouts of joy,
        bringing his sheaves with him.

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    1 Corinthians 15:37 (Listen)

    37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.

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    1 Peter 1:3 (Listen)

    Born Again to a Living Hope

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

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    1 Peter 1:6–7 (Listen)

    In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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  • February 20: Isaiah 43:21; Isaiah 53:11; John 19:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:13–14; Ephesians 2:7; Ephesians 3:10–11; 1 Peter 2:9; Psalm 106:14; Luke 4:1–3; Luke 22:31–32; Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 3:8; James 1:13–15

    Morning: Isaiah 43:21; Isaiah 53:11; John 19:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:13–14; Ephesians 2:7; Ephesians 3:10–11; 1 Peter 2:9

    Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied.

    Jesus… said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.—For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

    “The people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.”—So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord.—So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.—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.

    Isaiah 43:21 (Listen)

    21     the people whom I formed for myself
      that they might declare my praise.

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    Isaiah 53:11 (Listen)

    11   Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see1 and be satisfied;
      by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
        make many to be accounted righteous,
        and he shall bear their iniquities.

    Footnotes

    [1] 53:11 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll he shall see light

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    John 19:30 (Listen)

    30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

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    2 Corinthians 5:21 (Listen)

    21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

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    Ephesians 1:13–14 (Listen)

    13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee1 of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,2 to the praise of his glory.

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:14 Or down payment
    [2] 1:14 Or until God redeems his possession

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    Ephesians 2:7 (Listen)

    so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

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    Ephesians 3:10–11 (Listen)

    10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,

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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: Psalm 106:14; Luke 4:1–3; Luke 22:31–32; Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 3:8; James 1:13–15

    “The day of testing in the wilderness.”

    Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin.

    But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert.—And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit… was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

    For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.—“Simon, Simon,… Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.”

    Psalm 106:14 (Listen)

    14   But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness,
        and put God to the test in the desert;

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    Luke 4:1–3 (Listen)

    The Temptation of Jesus

    And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

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    Luke 22:31–32 (Listen)

    Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

    31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,1 that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

    Footnotes

    [1] 22:31 The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singular

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    Hebrews 2:18 (Listen)

    18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

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    Hebrews 3:8 (Listen)

      do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
        on the day of testing in the wilderness,

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    James 1:13–15 (Listen)

    13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

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  • February 19: Psalm 119:11; Psalm 119:130; Proverbs 2:6; Proverbs 3:5; Luke 4:22; John 7:46; 1 Corinthians 1:25; 1 Corinthians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 1:29–30; James 1:5; Leviticus 25:10; Isaiah 26:19; Isaiah 63:4; Jeremiah 50:34; Hosea 13:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17

    Morning: Psalm 119:11; Psalm 119:130; Proverbs 2:6; Proverbs 3:5; Luke 4:22; John 7:46; 1 Corinthians 1:25; 1 Corinthians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 1:29–30; James 1:5

    For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.—If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.—For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.—But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise… so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

    The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.—I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

    And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth.—“No one ever spoke like this man!”—He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.

    Psalm 119:11 (Listen)

    11   I have stored up your word in my heart,
        that I might not sin against you.

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    Psalm 119:130 (Listen)

    130   The unfolding of your words gives light;
        it imparts understanding to the simple.

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    Proverbs 2:6 (Listen)

      For the LORD gives wisdom;
        from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

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    Proverbs 3:5 (Listen)

      Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
        and do not lean on your own understanding.

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    Luke 4:22 (Listen)

    22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph's son?”

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    John 7:46 (Listen)

    46 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!”

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    1 Corinthians 1:25 (Listen)

    25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

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    1 Corinthians 1:27 (Listen)

    27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

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    1 Corinthians 1:29–30 (Listen)

    29 so that no human being1 might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him2 you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:29 Greek no flesh
    [2] 1:30 Greek And from him

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    James 1:5 (Listen)

    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

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    Evening: Leviticus 25:10; Isaiah 26:19; Isaiah 63:4; Jeremiah 50:34; Hosea 13:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17

    “My year of redemption had come.”

    “And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.”

    Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead.

    For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 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.

    Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting?—“Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord of hosts is his name.”

    Leviticus 25:10 (Listen)

    10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.

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    Isaiah 26:19 (Listen)

    19   Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise.
        You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy!
      For your dew is a dew of light,
        and the earth will give birth to the dead.

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    Isaiah 63:4 (Listen)

      For the day of vengeance was in my heart,
        and my year of redemption1 had come.

    Footnotes

    [1] 63:4 Or the year of my redeemed

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    Jeremiah 50:34 (Listen)

    34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name. He will surely plead their cause, that he may give rest to the earth, but unrest to the inhabitants of Babylon.

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    Hosea 13:14 (Listen)

    14   I shall ransom them from the power of Sheol;
        I shall redeem them from Death.1
      O Death, where are your plagues?
        O Sheol, where is your sting?
        Compassion is hidden from my eyes.

    Footnotes

    [1] 13:14 Or Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death?

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    1 Thessalonians 4:16–17 (Listen)

    16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 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.

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Today's Bible Verse

  • 1 Peter 2:2-3 21 Feb 2019 | 1:01 am

    Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation-- if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.