22 Hours Ago
Read the bible in one year. ( Psalm 29-30 )( Acts 23:1-15
11. And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
12. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
13. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
14. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.#14 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
Thursday at 8:32 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Psalm 26-28 )( Acts 22 )
1. There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2. a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3. a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4. a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5. a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6. a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7. a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8. a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
9. What do workers gain from their toil?
10. I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.
11. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet#11 Or also placed ignorance in the human heart, so that no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
12. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
13. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.
14. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
Wednesday at 8:48 AM
Read the bible in one year. (Psalm 23-25 )( Acts 21:18-40 )
1. The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength;
indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
2. Your throne was established long ago;
you are from all eternity.
3. The seas have lifted up, Lord,
the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
4. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea—
the Lord on high is mighty.
5. Your statutes, Lord, stand firm;
holiness adorns your house
for endless days.
Tuesday at 8:38 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Psalm 20-22 )( Acts 21:1-17 )
1. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we#1 Many manuscripts let us have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2. through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we#2 Or let us boast in the hope of the glory of God.
3. Not only so, but we#3 Or let us also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
4. perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
6. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
7. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.
8. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!
10. For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
11. Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ
Monday at 8:43 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Psalm 13-15 )( Acts 19:21-41 ) Saturday
( Psalm 16-17 )( Acts 20:1-16 ) Sunday
( Psalm 18-19 )( Acts 20:17-38 ) Monday
16. So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him.
17. In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”
18. For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
19. Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
20. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed
Friday, July 14 at 6:47 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Psalm 10-12 )( Acts 19:1-20 )
7. Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.
8. And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent.
9. As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses.
10. Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent
11. The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
12. Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’
13. If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.”
14. The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Thursday, July 13 at 7:45 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Psalm 7-9 ) ( Acts 18 )
1. You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2. You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3. You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4. Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5. You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7. Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8. If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9. If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10. even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12. even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13. For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15. My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16. Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17. How precious to me are your thoughts,#17 Or How amazing are your thoughts concerning me God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18. Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
Wednesday, July 12 at 6:35 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Psalm 4-6 ) ( Acts 17:16-34 )
14. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,#14 Greek has gone through the heavens Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
15. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
16. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.