Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

18 May 2018 Verse of the Day

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the herald, who proclaims peace, who brings news of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”  (Isaiah 52:7 HCSB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Call of Abram
Gen 12:1
  The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 
Gen 12:2  “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. 
Gen 12:3  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” 
Gen 12:4  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. 
Gen 12:5  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. 
Gen 12:6  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. 
Gen 12:7  The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him. 
Gen 12:8  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. 
Gen 12:9  Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev. 
Abram and Sarai in Egypt
Gen 12:10  Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 
Gen 12:11  As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 
Gen 12:12  When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 
Gen 12:13  Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.” 
Gen 12:14  When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. 
Gen 12:15  And when Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace. 
Gen 12:16  He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels. 
Gen 12:17  But the LORD inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai. 
Gen 12:18  So Pharaoh summoned Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 
Gen 12:19  Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go!” 
Gen 12:20  Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had. 

Abram and Lot Separate
Gen 13:1
  So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 
Gen 13:2  Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold. 
Gen 13:3  From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 
Gen 13:4  and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD. 
Gen 13:5  Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 
Gen 13:6  But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 
Gen 13:7  And quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time. 
Gen 13:8  So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. 
Gen 13:9  Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.” 
Gen 13:10  Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 
Gen 13:11  So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: 
Gen 13:12  Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 
Gen 13:13  Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD. 
Gen 13:14  The LORD said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 
Gen 13:15  All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. 
Gen 13:16  I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 
Gen 13:17  Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” 
Gen 13:18  So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the LORD.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



17 May 2018 Verse of the Day

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”  (1 Samuel 16:7 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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Nations Descended from Noah
Gen 10:1
  This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood. 
Gen 10:2  The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras. 
Gen 10:3  The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah. 
Gen 10:4  The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites. 
Gen 10:5  (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.) 
Gen 10:6  The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan. 
Gen 10:7  The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteka. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. 
Gen 10:8  Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth. 
Gen 10:9  He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD.” 
Gen 10:10  The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in Shinar. 
Gen 10:11  From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah 
Gen 10:12  and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city. 
Gen 10:13  Egypt was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 
Gen 10:14  Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites. 
Gen 10:15  Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites, 
Gen 10:16  Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 
Gen 10:17  Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 
Gen 10:18  Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites. Later the Canaanite clans scattered 
Gen 10:19  and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, as far as Lasha. 
Gen 10:20  These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations. 
Gen 10:21  Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber. 
Gen 10:22  The sons of Shem: Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram. 
Gen 10:23  The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek. 
Gen 10:24  Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber. 
Gen 10:25  Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan. 
Gen 10:26  Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 
Gen 10:27  Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 
Gen 10:28  Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 
Gen 10:29  Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan. 
Gen 10:30  The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country. 
Gen 10:31  These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations. 
Gen 10:32  These are the clans of Noah’s sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood. 

The Tower of Babel
Gen 11:1
  Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 
Gen 11:2  As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. 
Gen 11:3  They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 
Gen 11:4  Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” 
Gen 11:5  But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 
Gen 11:6  The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 
Gen 11:7  Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” 
Gen 11:8  So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 
Gen 11:9  That is why it was called Babel—because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth. 
Shem’s Descendants
Gen 11:10  This is the account of Shem’s family line. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad. 
Gen 11:11  And after he became the father of Arphaxad, Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 11:12  When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah. 
Gen 11:13  And after he became the father of Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 11:14  When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber. 
Gen 11:15  And after he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 11:16  When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg. 
Gen 11:17  And after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 11:18  When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu. 
Gen 11:19  And after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 11:20  When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug. 
Gen 11:21  And after he became the father of Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 11:22  When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor. 
Gen 11:23  And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 11:24  When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah. 
Gen 11:25  And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 11:26  After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. 
Terah’s Descendants
Gen 11:27  This is the account of Terah’s family line. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. 
Gen 11:28  While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. 
Gen 11:29  Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milkah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milkah and Iskah. 
Gen 11:30  Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive. 
Gen 11:31  Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there. 
Gen 11:32  Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Harran. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



16 May 2018 Verse of the Day

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.  (Hebrews 10:31 KJV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Flood Subsides
Gen 8:1
  But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. 
Gen 8:2  Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. 
Gen 8:3  The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, 
Gen 8:4  and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 
Gen 8:5  The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible. 
Gen 8:6  After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark 
Gen 8:7  and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. 
Gen 8:8  Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. 
Gen 8:9  But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. 
Gen 8:10  He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. 
Gen 8:11  When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. 
Gen 8:12  He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him. 
Gen 8:13  By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. 
Gen 8:14  By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry. 
Gen 8:15  Then God said to Noah, 
Gen 8:16  “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 
Gen 8:17  Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.” 
Gen 8:18  So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. 
Gen 8:19  All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another. 
God’s Covenant with Noah
Gen 8:20  Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 
Gen 8:21  The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. 
Gen 8:22  “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” 

Gen 9:1  Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. 
Gen 9:2  The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. 
Gen 9:3  Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. 
Gen 9:4  “But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. 
Gen 9:5  And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being. 
Gen 9:6  “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind. 
Gen 9:7  As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.” 
Gen 9:8  Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 
Gen 9:9  “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you 
Gen 9:10  and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 
Gen 9:11  I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 
Gen 9:12  And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 
Gen 9:13  I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 
Gen 9:14  Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 
Gen 9:15  I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 
Gen 9:16  Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” 
Gen 9:17  So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.” 
Noah’s Descendants
Gen 9:18  The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) 
Gen 9:19  These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth. 
Gen 9:20  Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. 
Gen 9:21  When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. 
Gen 9:22  Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside. 
Gen 9:23  But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked. 
Gen 9:24  When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, 
Gen 9:25  he said, “Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers.” 
Gen 9:26  He also said, “Praise be to the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. 
Gen 9:27  May God extend Japheth’s territory; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.” 
Gen 9:28  After the flood Noah lived 350 years. 
Gen 9:29  Noah lived a total of 950 years, and then he died.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



15 May 2018 Verse of the Day

Furthermore, the Eternal One of Israel does not lie or change His mind, for He is not man who changes his mind.”  (1 Samuel 15:29 HCSB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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Increasing Corruption on Earth
Gen 6:1
  When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 
Gen 6:2  the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 
Gen 6:3  Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” 
Gen 6:4  The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. 
Gen 6:5  The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 
Gen 6:6  The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 
Gen 6:7  So the LORD said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” 
Gen 6:8  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. 
Noah and the Flood
Gen 6:9  This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 
Gen 6:10  Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. 
Gen 6:11  Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 
Gen 6:12  God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 
Gen 6:13  So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. 
Gen 6:14  So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 
Gen 6:15  This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high. 
Gen 6:16  Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 
Gen 6:17  I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. 
Gen 6:18  But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 
Gen 6:19  You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 
Gen 6:20  Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 
Gen 6:21  You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.” 
Gen 6:22  Noah did everything just as God commanded him. 

Gen 7:1  The LORD then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 
Gen 7:2  Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 
Gen 7:3  and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 
Gen 7:4  Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.” 
Gen 7:5  And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him. 
Gen 7:6  Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. 
Gen 7:7  And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 
Gen 7:8  Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, 
Gen 7:9  male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 
Gen 7:10  And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth. 
Gen 7:11  In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 
Gen 7:12  And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. 
Gen 7:13  On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. 
Gen 7:14  They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. 
Gen 7:15  Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. 
Gen 7:16  The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in. 
Gen 7:17  For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 
Gen 7:18  The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 
Gen 7:19  They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 
Gen 7:20  The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits. 
Gen 7:21  Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. 
Gen 7:22  Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. 
Gen 7:23  Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark. 
Gen 7:24  The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



14 May 2018 Verse of the Day

Samuel said, “Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.  (1 Samuel 15:22 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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Cain and Abel
Gen 4:1
  Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” 
Gen 4:2  Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 
Gen 4:3  In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. 
Gen 4:4  And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 
Gen 4:5  but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. 
Gen 4:6  Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 
Gen 4:7  If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” 
Gen 4:8  Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. 
Gen 4:9  Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” 
Gen 4:10  The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 
Gen 4:11  Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 
Gen 4:12  When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.” 
Gen 4:13  Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is more than I can bear. 
Gen 4:14  Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.” 
Gen 4:15  But the LORD said to him, “Not so; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 
Gen 4:16  So Cain went out from the LORD’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden. 
Gen 4:17  Cain made love to his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch. 
Gen 4:18  To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech. 
Gen 4:19  Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. 
Gen 4:20  Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 
Gen 4:21  His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes. 
Gen 4:22  Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah. 
Gen 4:23  Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. 
Gen 4:24  If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.” 
Gen 4:25  Adam made love to his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.” 
Gen 4:26  Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD. 

Adam’s Descendants to Noah
Gen 5:1
  This is the written account of Adam’s family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 
Gen 5:2  He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created. 
Gen 5:3  When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. 
Gen 5:4  After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 5:5  Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died. 
Gen 5:6  When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh. 
Gen 5:7  After he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 5:8  Altogether, Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died. 
Gen 5:9  When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan. 
Gen 5:10  After he became the father of Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 5:11  Altogether, Enosh lived a total of 905 years, and then he died. 
Gen 5:12  When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel. 
Gen 5:13  After he became the father of Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 5:14  Altogether, Kenan lived a total of 910 years, and then he died. 
Gen 5:15  When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared. 
Gen 5:16  After he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 5:17  Altogether, Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died. 
Gen 5:18  When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. 
Gen 5:19  After he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 5:20  Altogether, Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died. 
Gen 5:21  When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 
Gen 5:22  After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 5:23  Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 
Gen 5:24  Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. 
Gen 5:25  When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. 
Gen 5:26  After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 5:27  Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died. 
Gen 5:28  When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 
Gen 5:29  He named him Noah and said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed.” 
Gen 5:30  After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 
Gen 5:31  Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died. 
Gen 5:32  After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



13 May 2018 Verse of the Day

I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.  (Psalms 119:45 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Seventh Day, God Rests
Gen 2:1
  Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 
Gen 2:2  By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 
Gen 2:3  Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. 
The Creation of Man and Woman
Gen 2:4  This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the LORD God made the earth and the heavens. 
Gen 2:5  Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, 
Gen 2:6  but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. 
Gen 2:7  Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 
Gen 2:8  Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 
Gen 2:9  The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 
Gen 2:10  A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 
Gen 2:11  The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 
Gen 2:12  (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.) 
Gen 2:13  The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. 
Gen 2:14  The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. 
Gen 2:15  The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 
Gen 2:16  And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 
Gen 2:17  but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” 
Gen 2:18  The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” 
Gen 2:19  Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 
Gen 2:20  So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 
Gen 2:21  So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 
Gen 2:22  Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 
Gen 2:23  The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” 
Gen 2:24  That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. 
Gen 2:25  Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. 

The Fall
Gen 3:1
  Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 
Gen 3:2  The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 
Gen 3:3  but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'” 
Gen 3:4  “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 
Gen 3:5  “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 
Gen 3:6  When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 
Gen 3:7  Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 
Gen 3:8  Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 
Gen 3:9  But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” 
Gen 3:10  He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” 
Gen 3:11  And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” 
Gen 3:12  The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” 
Gen 3:13  Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” 
Gen 3:14  So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. 
Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” 
Gen 3:16  To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” 
Gen 3:17  To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. 
Gen 3:18  It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 
Gen 3:19  By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” 
Gen 3:20  Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. 
Gen 3:21  The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 
Gen 3:22  And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 
Gen 3:23  So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 
Gen 3:24  After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



12 May 2018 Verse of the Day

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:  (John 17:1 KJV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The River of Life
Rev 22:1
  Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 
Rev 22:2  down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 
Rev 22:3  No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 
Rev 22:4  They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 
Rev 22:5  There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. 
Jesus Is Coming
Rev 22:6  The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.” 
Rev 22:7  “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.” 
Rev 22:8  I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. 
Rev 22:9  But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!” 
Rev 22:10  Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near. 
Rev 22:11  Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.” 
Rev 22:12  “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 
Rev 22:13  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. 
Rev 22:14  “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 
Rev 22:15  Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. 
Rev 22:16  “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” 
Rev 22:17  The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. 
Rev 22:18  I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 
Rev 22:19  And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. 
Rev 22:20  He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 
Rev 22:21  The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen. 

The Creation of the World
Gen 1:1
  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 
Gen 1:2  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 
Gen 1:3  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 
Gen 1:4  God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 
Gen 1:5  God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. 
Gen 1:6  And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 
Gen 1:7  So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 
Gen 1:8  God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. 
Gen 1:9  And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 
Gen 1:10  God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 
Gen 1:11  Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 
Gen 1:12  The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 
Gen 1:13  And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day. 
Gen 1:14  And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 
Gen 1:15  and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 
Gen 1:16  God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 
Gen 1:17  God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 
Gen 1:18  to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 
Gen 1:19  And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. 
Gen 1:20  And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 
Gen 1:21  So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 
Gen 1:22  God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 
Gen 1:23  And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. 
Gen 1:24  And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 
Gen 1:25  God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 
Gen 1:26  Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 
Gen 1:27  So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 
Gen 1:28  God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” 
Gen 1:29  Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 
Gen 1:30  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. 
Gen 1:31  God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



11 May 2018 Verse of the Day

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  (Romans 10:13 KJV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Thousand Years
Rev 20:1
  And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 
Rev 20:2  He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 
Rev 20:3  He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. 
Rev 20:4  I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 
Rev 20:5  (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 
Rev 20:6  Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. 
The Defeat of Satan
Rev 20:7  When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison 
Rev 20:8  and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. 
Rev 20:9  They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 
Rev 20:10  And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 
Judgment Before the Great White Throne
Rev 20:11  Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 
Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 
Rev 20:13  The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 
Rev 20:14  Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 
Rev 20:15  Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. 

The New Heaven and the New Earth
Rev 21:1
  Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 
Rev 21:2  I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 
Rev 21:3  And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 
Rev 21:4  ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 
Rev 21:5  He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 
Rev 21:6  He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 
Rev 21:7  Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 
Rev 21:8  But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” 
The New Jerusalem
Rev 21:9  One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 
Rev 21:10  And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 
Rev 21:11  It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 
Rev 21:12  It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 
Rev 21:13  There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 
Rev 21:14  The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 
Rev 21:15  The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 
Rev 21:16  The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 
Rev 21:17  The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits thick. 
Rev 21:18  The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 
Rev 21:19  The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 
Rev 21:20  the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. 
Rev 21:21  The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass. 
Rev 21:22  I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 
Rev 21:23  The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 
Rev 21:24  The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 
Rev 21:25  On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 
Rev 21:26  The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 
Rev 21:27  Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



10 May 2018 Verse of the Day

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  (Romans 10:9 KJV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Fall of Babylon
Rev 18:1
  After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 
Rev 18:2  With a mighty voice he shouted: “‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’ She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal. 
Rev 18:3  For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.” 
Rev 18:4  Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; 
Rev 18:5  for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. 
Rev 18:6  Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Pour her a double portion from her own cup. 
Rev 18:7  Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.’ 
Rev 18:8  Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her. 
Rev 18:9  “When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. 
Rev 18:10  Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: “‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, you mighty city of Babylon! In one hour your doom has come!’ 
Rev 18:11  “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore— 
Rev 18:12  cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; 
Rev 18:13  cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves. 
Rev 18:14  “They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’ 
Rev 18:15  The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn 
Rev 18:16  and cry out: “‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! 
Rev 18:17  In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’ “Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. 
Rev 18:18  When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ 
Rev 18:19  They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out: “‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin!’ 
Rev 18:20  “Rejoice over her, you heavens! Rejoice, you people of God! Rejoice, apostles and prophets! For God has judged her with the judgment she imposed on you.” 
Rev 18:21  Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: “With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again. 
Rev 18:22  The music of harpists and musicians, pipers and trumpeters, will never be heard in you again. No worker of any trade will ever be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again. 
Rev 18:23  The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s important people. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray. 
Rev 18:24  In her was found the blood of prophets and of God’s holy people, of all who have been slaughtered on the earth.” 

Rejoicing in Heaven
Rev 19:1
  After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, 
Rev 19:2  for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.” 
Rev 19:3  And again they shouted: “Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever.” 
Rev 19:4  The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: “Amen, Hallelujah!” 
Rev 19:5  Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!” 
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
Rev 19:6  Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. 
Rev 19:7  Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. 
Rev 19:8  Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.) 
Rev 19:9  Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” 
Rev 19:10  At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.” 
The Rider on a White Horse
Rev 19:11  I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 
Rev 19:12  His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 
Rev 19:13  He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 
Rev 19:14  The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 
Rev 19:15  Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 
Rev 19:16  On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. 
Rev 19:17  And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 
Rev 19:18  so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.” 
Rev 19:19  Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. 
Rev 19:20  But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 
Rev 19:21  The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



9 May 2018 Verse of the Day

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  (Romans 3:23 KJV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath
Rev 16:1
  Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.” 
Rev 16:2  The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. 
Rev 16:3  The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead person, and every living thing in the sea died. 
Rev 16:4  The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. 
Rev 16:5  Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: “You are just in these judgments, O Holy One, you who are and who were; 
Rev 16:6  for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.” 
Rev 16:7  And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.” 
Rev 16:8  The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire. 
Rev 16:9  They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him. 
Rev 16:10  The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in agony 
Rev 16:11  and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done. 
Rev 16:12  The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. 
Rev 16:13  Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 
Rev 16:14  They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. 
Rev 16:15  “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.” 
Rev 16:16  Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. 
The Seventh Bowl
Rev 16:17  The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 
Rev 16:18  Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. 
Rev 16:19  The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. 
Rev 16:20  Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. 
Rev 16:21  From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds, fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible. 

The Great Prostitute and the Beast
Rev 17:1
  One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 
Rev 17:2  With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” 
Rev 17:3  Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 
Rev 17:4  The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 
Rev 17:5  The name written on her forehead was a mystery: BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 
Rev 17:6  I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. 
Rev 17:7  Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. 
Rev 17:8  The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come. 
Rev 17:9  “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 
Rev 17:10  They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. 
Rev 17:11  The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction. 
Rev 17:12  “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 
Rev 17:13  They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. 
Rev 17:14  They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” 
Rev 17:15  Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. 
Rev 17:16  The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 
Rev 17:17  For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. 
Rev 17:18  The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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