Yesterday at 6:59 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( 2 Samuel 19-20 )( Luke 18:1-23 )
1. I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
2. Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.
3. The cords of death entangled me,
the anguish of the grave came over me;
I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
4. Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“Lord, save me!”
5. The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.
6. The Lord protects the unwary;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
7. Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you.
8. For you, Lord, have delivered me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling,
9. that I may walk before the Lord
in the land of the living.
Sunday at 4:33 PM
Read the bible in one year. ( 2 Samuel 16-18 )( Luke 17:20-37 )
1. Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons1 The word deacons refers here to Christians designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Romans 16:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8,12.:
2. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3. I thank my God every time I remember you.
4. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
5. because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
6. being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
7. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.
8. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
9. And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,
10. so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
11. filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Saturday at 7:24 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( 2 Samuel 14-15 )( Luke 17:1-19 )
1. In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before,
2. so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.”
I was very much afraid,
3. but I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”
4. The king said to me, “What is it you want?”
Then I prayed to the God of heaven,
5. and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.”
6. Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time.
7. I also said to him, “If it pleases the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah?
8. And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the royal park, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was on me, the king granted my requests.
9. So I went to the governors of Trans-Euphrates and gave them the king’s letters. The king had also sent army officers and cavalry with me.
Friday at 7:03 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( 2 Samuel 12-13 )( Luke 16 )
7. John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
8. Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
9. The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”
10. “What should we do then?” the crowd asked.
11. John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”
12. Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”
13. “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” he told them.
14. Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?”
He replied, “Do
Thursday at 7:34 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( 2 Samuel 9-11 )( Luke 15:11-32 )
1. The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2“I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.2 Or be seen as blessed
3. I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”3 Or earth / will use your name in blessings (see 48:20)
4. So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.
5. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
6. Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.
7. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring7 Or seed I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8. From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.
9. Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
Abram in Egypt
Wednesday at 7:10 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( 2 Samuel 6-8 )( Luke 15: 1-10 )
14. But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
15. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
16. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?
17. Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:38 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( 2 Samuel 3-5)( Luke 14:25-35 )
1. Praise the Lord.1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 14
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights above.
2. Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3. Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.
4. Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.
5. Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for at his command they were created,
6. and he established them for ever and ever—
he issued a decree that will never pass away.
Monday, April 17 at 6:37 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( 2 Samuel 1-2 )( Luke 14:1-24
1. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God 1 Or Believe in God ; believe also in me.
2. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
4. You know the way to the place where I am going.”