Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Mark 9:41 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (7/23/2019)...

Oh, Jesus if I die upon A foreign field some day, 
'Twould be no more than love demands No less could I repay, 
"No greater love hath mortal man Than for a friend to die" 
These are the words He gently spoke to me, 
"If just a cup of water I place within your hand 
Then just a cup of water Is all that I demand," 
But if by death to living They can thy glory see, 
I'll take my cross and follow close to thee.
“Follow Me” by Ira Stanphill

Mark‬ ‭9:41‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded.

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Monday, July 22, 2019


FROM TODAY’S READING (7/22/2019)...

I traveled down a lonely road And no one seemed to care; 
The burden on my weary back Had bowed me to despair, 
I oft complained to Jesus How folks were treating me, 
And then I heard Him say so tenderly, 
"My feet were also weary, Upon the Calv'ry road; 
The cross became so heavy, I fell beneath the load, 
Be faithful weary pilgrim, The morning I can see, 
Just lift your cross and follow close to me." 
“Follow Me” by Ira Stanphill 

Matthew‬ ‭16:24-26‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (7/19/2019)...



Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

1 Peter 1:24-25 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (7/18/2019)...

My Bible and I...
We've traveled together through life's rugged way,
O'er land and o'ver water, by night and by day:
To travel without it I never would try;
We keep close together, my Bible and I.

In sorrow I've proved it my comfort and joy,
When weak my strong tower which nought can destroy;
When death comes so near me 'tis thought I would die,
We still are together, my Bible and I.

If powers of evil against me would come,
And threaten to rob me of heaven and home,
God's Word then directs me to Him in the sky;
And nothing can part us, my Bible and I.

When evil temptations are brought to my view,
And I in my weakness know not what to do,
On Christ as my strength I am taught to rely;
And so we keep company, my Bible and I.

When life's path is ended; if Jesus should come
And take all his blood-purchased brethren home;
Or if, in long suffering, He waits till I die,
We'll never be parted, my Bible and I.

And when in the glory my Lord I behold,
With all His redeemed gathered safe in the fold,
My Bible and I close companions will be,
 Author Unknown 

Matthew‬ ‭24:35‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.
1 Peter‬ ‭1:24-25‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades. But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

John 14:1-6 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (7/17/2019)...

“When I get to heaven, I shall see three wonders there. The first wonder will be to see many there whom I did not expect to see; the second wonder will be to miss many people who I did expect to see; and the third and greatest of all will be to find myself there.”
John Newton(1725-1807)

John‬ ‭14:1-6‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.” 
“No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (7/16/2019)...

Bible commentator Matthew Henry entered the following in his diary sometime following his being robbed of his wallet...

“Let me be thankful, first, because he never robbed me before; second, because although he took my purse, he did not take my life; third, because although he took all I possessed, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.”
Matthew Henry(1662-1714)

1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:15-18‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Matthew 6:9-13 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (7/15/2019)...

You cannot pray the Lord's Prayer and even once say "I."
You cannot pray the Lord's Prayer and even once say "My."
Nor can you pray the Lord's Prayer and not pray for one another.
And when you ask for daily bread, you must include your brother.
For others are included ... in each and every plea,
From the beginning to the end of it, it doesn't once say "Me."
Unknown, Christian Reader, Vol. 32, no. 3.

Matthew‬ ‭6:9-13‬ ‭(KJV‬‬) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”

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