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Bible Reading: Psalm 137

Psalm 137 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. Upon the willows in the midst of it we hung our harps. For there our captors demanded of us songs, and our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion." How can we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget her skill. ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 126

Psalm 126 When the Lord brought back the captive ones of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them." The Lord has done great things for us; We are glad. Restore our captivity, O Lord. As the streams in the south, Those who sow in...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 119.153-160

Psalm 119: 153-160 Look upon my affliction and rescue me, For I do not forget Your law. Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word. Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your statutes. Great are Your mercies, O Lord; Revive me according to Your ordinances. Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your tes...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 119.81-88

Psalm 119: 81-88"My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word. My eyes fail with longing for Your word, While I say "When will You comfort me?" Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes. How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgement on those who persecute me? The arrogant have dug pits for me, M...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 119.9-16

Psalm 119: 9-16 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord; Teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth. I have rejoiced i...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 111

Psalm 111 Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly. 2Great are the works of the Lord; They are studied by all who delight in them. 3Splendid and majestic is His work, And His righteousness endures forever. 4He has made His wonders to be remembered; The Lord is gracious and compassionate. 5He has gi...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 102

Psalm 102 (Read from bible. Scripture not provided.) Have you ever had a day when nothing seemed to go your way? After reading the first 11 verses of Psalm 102 it's clear that the author who penned these lines was not just having a bad day, but, as he describes, he was enduring a season of calamity. We don't have to wait long to see how he responds. In verse 12 the Psalm...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 93

Psalm 93The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The Lord has clothed and girded Himself with strength; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved. 2Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting. 3The floods have lifted up, O Lord, The floods have lifted up their voice, The floods lift up their pounding waves. 4More than the sounds...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 84

Psalm 84 How lovely are Your dwelling places, O Lord of hosts! 2My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. 3The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, My King and my God. 4How blessed are those who dwell in Your ho...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 75

Psalm 75 We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks, For Your name is near; Men declare Your wondrous works. 2"When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge with equity.3"The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah. 4"I said to the boastful, 'Do not boast,' And to the wicked, 'Do not lift up the horn; 5Do not lift up your ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 66

Psalm 66 Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; 2Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious. 3Say to God, "How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give feigned obedience to You. 4"All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name." Selah.5Come and see the works of God, Who...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 57

Psalm 57 (Please read scripture from your bible)This devotional is dedicated to the people commonly referred to as "first responders". They include police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, their families, and the many, many individuals who work in support of those on the front lines.As we read in today's selection of Psalm 57, when calamity befalls us ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 48

Psalm 48Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,In the city of our God, His holy mountain.Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,Is Mount Zion in the far north,The city of the great King.God, in her palaces,Has made Himself known as a stronghold.For, lo, the kings assembled themselves,They passed by together.They saw it, then they were amazed;They were ter...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 38

Psalm 38 (No text provided. Please read from your own bible.) Today's reading is a vivid reminder of the important aspect of being penitent. When we, as followers of Jesus Christ, fall short and commit acts of sin, it is crucial that we exhibit remorse and pray to our Father for forgiveness. Also vital is repentance. We are not only to be remorseful, but we must turn away...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 28

Psalm 28To You, O LORD, I call;My rock, do not be deaf to me,For if You are silent to me,I will become like those who go down to the pit.Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help,When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.Do not drag me away with the wickedAnd with those who work iniquity,Who speak peace with their neighbors,While evil is in the...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 18

Psalm 18 (Scripture text not provided) Have you ever been delivered out of a perilous situation? Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God had kept you from harm? For me, these incredible blessings are too numerous to count. There are, however, a few that really stand out. One was on the 4th of July, 2010. I had been on my...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 9

Psalm 9I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart;I will tell of all Your wonders.I will be glad and exult in You;I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.When my enemies turn back,They stumble and perish before You.For You have maintained my just cause;You have sat on the throne judging righteously.You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked;You ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 12.11-18

I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody. The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles. For in what respect were you treated as inferior to the rest of the churches...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 9.10-15

Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 5.20-21

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5.20-21In the motion picture "PATTON" the late actor George C. Scott, in his portrayal of the famed general...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 1.15-22

In this confidence I intended at first to come to you, so that you might twice receive a blessing; that is, to pass your way into Macedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to you, and by you to be helped on my journey to Judea. Therefore, I was not vacillating when I intended to do this, was I? Or what I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, so that with me there...

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Bible Reading: Titus 2.1-2

But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance. Titus 2.1-2It's fair to say that in the first century AD Crete was no Disneyland. Far from being the "happiest place on earth," historians describe an island inhabited with people who lacked ethical principles,...

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Bible Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2.13-17

But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were...

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Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4.1-8

Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more. For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sex...

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Bible Reading: 2 Peter 3.10-16

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God,...

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Bible Reading: Jude 24-25

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude 24-25Once in a while big things come in small packages. Consider the happenings of February 8, 1986. ...

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