22 Hours Ago
Read the bible in one year. ( Numbers 7-8 )( Mark 4:21-41 )
12. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
13. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
14. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Following Paul’s Example
15. All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
16. Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
17. Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.
18. For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
19. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.
20. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
21. who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
Wednesday at 7:16 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Numbers 4-6 )( Mark 4:1-20 )
43. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
44. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45. that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
46. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
47. And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
48. Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Tuesday at 6:53 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Numbers 1-3 )( Mark 3 )
1. Paul, Silas and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace and peace to you.
Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith
2. We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.
3. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
4. For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,
5. because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
6. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
7. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.
8. The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,
9. for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
10. and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
Monday at 7:26 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Leviticus 26-27 )( Mark 2 )
5. This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who draws strength from mere flesh
and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
6. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
in a salt land where no one lives.
7. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8. They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
9. The heart is deceitful above all things
and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?
10. “I the Lord search the heart
and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
according to what their deeds deserve.”
Sunday at 2:11 PM
Read the bible in one year. ( Leviticus 25 )( Mark 1:23-45
1. As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
2. in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
3. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.
4. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
5. made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
6. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
7. in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
8. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
9. not by works, so that no one can boast.
10. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ
Saturday at 7:14 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Leviticus 23-24 )( Mark 1:1-22 )
1. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2. to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3. and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
4. They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.
5. Strangers will shepherd your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
6. And you will be called priests of the Lord,
you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth of nations,
and in their riches you will boast.
Friday at 6:54 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Leviticus 21-22 )( Matthew 28 )
1. It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife.
2. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this?
3. For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this.
4. So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present,
5. hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.
6. Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?
7. Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
8. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
9. I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and
Thursday, February 16 at 7:24 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Leviticus 19-20 )( Matthew 27: 51-66 )
1. As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3. “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
4. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
5. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6. After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.
7. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
8. His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?”
9. Some claimed that he was.
Others said, “No, he only looks like him.”
But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”
10. “How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.
11. He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”