Sunday, 29 May 2016

Bible Reading #183 - Jesus was Tempted

Jesus was Tempted

Matthew 4

I pray blessings on you as you read.

(v. 1) "Then the Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the devil." (v. 10) "Jesus said to him, 'Go away, Satan! Scripture says, 'Worship the Lord your God and serve only him.' ' "

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Bible Reading #182 - Friend of 'Sinners'

Friend of 'Sinners'

Luke 7

I pray blessings on you as you read.

(v. 34-35) "The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him!He's a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' 'Yet, wisdom is proved right by all its results.' " (v. 39) "The Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw this and thought, 'If this man really were a prophet, he would know what sort of woman is touching him. She's a sinner.' "

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Bible Reading #181 - Beauty for God

Beauty for God

2 Chronicles 4

I pray blessings on you as you read.

(v. 19-20) "Solomon made all the furnishings for God's temple: the gold altar, the gold tables on which the bread of the presence was placed, lamp stands and lamps of pure gold (to burn as directed in front of the inner room),"

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Bible Reading #180 - It is for God

It is for God

Deuteronomy 9

I pray blessings on you as you read.

(v. 6) "So understand this: It's not because you've been living right that the LORD your God is giving you this good land to possess. You are impossible to deal with!" (v. 24) "You've rebelled against the LORD as long as I've known you."

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Bible Reading #179 - A Good Wife

A Good Wife

Proverbs 31

I pray blessings on you as you read.

(v. 10-12) " 'Who can find a wife with a strong character? She is worth far more than jewels. Her husband trusts her with all his heart." (v. 30) " 'Charm is deceptive and beauty evaporates, but a woman who has the fear of the LORD should be praised."

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Bible Reading #178 - Judge One Another?

Judge One Another?

1 Corinthians 5

I pray blessings on you as you read.

(v. 12-13) "After all, do I have any business judging those who are outside the Christian faith? Isn't it your business to judge those who are inside? God will judge those who are outside. Remove that wicked man from among you."

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Bible Reading #177 - Remembering People

Remembering People

1 Thessalonians 1

I pray blessings on you as you read.

(v. 2-3) "We always thank God for all of you as we remember you in our prayers. In the presence of our God and Father, we never forget that your faith is active, your love is working hard, and your confidence in our Lord Jesus Christ is enduring."

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Bible Reading #176 - Strange Rules

Strange Rules

Deuteronomy 22

I pray blessings on you as you read.

(v. 6-7) "Whenever you are travelling and find a nest with chicks or eggs, this is what you must do. If the mother bird is sitting on the nest, never take her with the chicks. You may take the chicks, but make sure you let the mother go. Then things will go well for you and you will live for a long time." (v. 9-12) "Never plant anything between the rows in your vineyard. Otherwise you will have to give everything that grows there to the holy place. This includes the crop you planted and the grapes from the vineyard. Never plow with an ox and donkey harnessed together. Never make clothes made of wool and linen woven together. Make tassels on the four corners of the shawl you wear over your clothes.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Bible Reading #175 - Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

Joshua 1

I pray blessings on you as you read.

(v. 7) " 'Only be strong and very courageous, faithfully doing everything in the teachings that my servant Moses commanded you. Don't turn away from them. Then you will succeed wherever you go." (v. 9) " 'I have commanded you, 'Be strong and courageous! Don't tremble or be terrified because the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. ' ' "