Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

19 December 2017 Verse of the Day

We love him, because he first loved us.  (1 John 4:19 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 me in 2 years:

Help Me, O Lord My God
Psa 109:1-31  For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. My God, whom I praise, do not remain silent,  (2)  for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.  (3)  With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause.  (4)  In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.  (5)  They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.  (6)  Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy; let an accuser stand at his right hand.  (7)  When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him.  (8)  May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.  (9)  May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.  (10)  May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.  (11)  May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.  (12)  May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.  (13)  May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.  (14)  May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.  (15)  May their sins always remain before the LORD, that he may blot out their name from the earth.  (16)  For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.  (17)  He loved to pronounce a curse— may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing— may it be far from him.  (18)  He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil.  (19)  May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him.  (20)  May this be the LORD’s payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me.  (21)  But you, Sovereign LORD, help me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me.  (22)  For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.  (23)  I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.  (24)  My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.  (25)  I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.  (26)  Help me, LORD my God; save me according to your unfailing love.  (27)  Let them know that it is your hand, that you, LORD, have done it.  (28)  While they curse, may you bless; may those who attack me be put to shame, but may your servant rejoice.  (29)  May my accusers be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak.  (30)  With my mouth I will greatly extol the LORD; in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him.  (31)  For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save their lives from those who would condemn them.
 
Sit at My Right Hand
Psa 110:1-7  Of David. A psalm. The LORD says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”  (2)  The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of your enemies!”  (3)  Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb.  (4)  The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”  (5)  The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.  (6)  He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.  (7)  He will drink from a brook along the way, and so he will lift his head high.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



18 December 2017 Verse of the Day

The sum of Your word is truth [the full meaning of all Your precepts], And every one of Your righteous ordinances endures forever.  (Psalms 119:160 AMP)

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 me in 2 years:

Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So
Psa 107:1-43  Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.  (2)  Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,  (3)  those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.  (4)  Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.  (5)  They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away.  (6)  Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.  (7)  He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.  (8)  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,  (9)  for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.  (10)  Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains,  (11)  because they rebelled against God’s commands and despised the plans of the Most High.  (12)  So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.  (13)  Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.  (14)  He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.  (15)  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,  (16)  for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.  (17)  Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.  (18)  They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.  (19)  Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.  (20)  He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.  (21)  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.  (22)  Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.  (23)  Some went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters.  (24)  They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep.  (25)  For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.  (26)  They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.  (27)  They reeled and staggered like drunkards; they were at their wits’ end.  (28)  Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.  (29)  He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.  (30)  They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.  (31)  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.  (32)  Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.  (33)  He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground,  (34)  and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.  (35)  He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;  (36)  there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.  (37)  They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest;  (38)  he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.  (39)  Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled by oppression, calamity and sorrow;  (40)  he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.  (41)  But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.  (42)  The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.  (43)  Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the LORD.
 
With God We Shall Do Valiantly
Psa 108:1-13  A song. A psalm of David. My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.  (2)  Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.  (3)  I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.  (4)  For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.  (5)  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.  (6)  Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered.  (7)  God has spoken from his sanctuary: “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.  (8)  Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter.  (9)  Moab is my washbasin, on Edom I toss my sandal; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”  (10)  Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?  (11)  Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us and no longer go out with our armies?  (12)  Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless.  (13)  With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



17 December 2017 Verse of the Day

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.  Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. (Ephesians 5:3-4 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.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Tell of All His Wonderful Works
Psa 105:1-45  Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.  (2)  Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.  (3)  Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.  (4)  Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.  (5)  Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,  (6)  you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.  (7)  He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.  (8)  He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,  (9)  the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.  (10)  He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:  (11)  “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.”  (12)  When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,  (13)  they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.  (14)  He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:  (15)  “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”  (16)  He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;  (17)  and he sent a man before them— Joseph, sold as a slave.  (18)  They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons,  (19)  till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true.  (20)  The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.  (21)  He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed,  (22)  to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.  (23)  Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob resided as a foreigner in the land of Ham.  (24)  The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes,  (25)  whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants.  (26)  He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen.  (27)  They performed his signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham.  (28)  He sent darkness and made the land dark— for had they not rebelled against his words?  (29)  He turned their waters into blood, causing their fish to die.  (30)  Their land teemed with frogs, which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.  (31)  He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country.  (32)  He turned their rain into hail, with lightning throughout their land;  (33)  he struck down their vines and fig trees and shattered the trees of their country.  (34)  He spoke, and the locusts came, grasshoppers without number;  (35)  they ate up every green thing in their land, ate up the produce of their soil.  (36)  Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land, the firstfruits of all their manhood.  (37)  He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold, and from among their tribes no one faltered.  (38)  Egypt was glad when they left, because dread of Israel had fallen on them.  (39)  He spread out a cloud as a covering, and a fire to give light at night.  (40)  They asked, and he brought them quail; he fed them well with the bread of heaven.  (41)  He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it flowed like a river in the desert.  (42)  For he remembered his holy promise given to his servant Abraham.  (43)  He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy;  (44)  he gave them the lands of the nations, and they fell heir to what others had toiled for—  (45)  that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the LORD.
 
Give Thanks to the Lord, for He Is Good
Psa 106:1-48  Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.  (2)  Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?  (3)  Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.  (4)  Remember me, LORD, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them,  (5)  that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise.  (6)  We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.  (7)  When our ancestors were in Egypt, they gave no thought to your miracles; they did not remember your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.  (8)  Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, to make his mighty power known.  (9)  He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; he led them through the depths as through a desert.  (10)  He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.  (11)  The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived.  (12)  Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.  (13)  But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold.  (14)  In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wilderness they put God to the test.  (15)  So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them.  (16)  In the camp they grew envious of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.  (17)  The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it buried the company of Abiram.  (18)  Fire blazed among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.  (19)  At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped an idol cast from metal.  (20)  They exchanged their glorious God for an image of a bull, which eats grass.  (21)  They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt,  (22)  miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.  (23)  So he said he would destroy them— had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.  (24)  Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise.  (25)  They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the LORD.  (26)  So he swore to them with uplifted hand that he would make them fall in the wilderness,  (27)  make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.  (28)  They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;  (29)  they aroused the LORD’s anger by their wicked deeds, and a plague broke out among them.  (30)  But Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.  (31)  This was credited to him as righteousness for endless generations to come.  (32)  By the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;  (33)  for they rebelled against the Spirit of God, and rash words came from Moses’ lips.  (34)  They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,  (35)  but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.  (36)  They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.  (37)  They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods.  (38)  They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.  (39)  They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.  (40)  Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.  (41)  He gave them into the hands of the nations, and their foes ruled over them.  (42)  Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power.  (43)  Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.  (44)  Yet he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;  (45)  for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.  (46)  He caused all who held them captive to show them mercy.  (47)  Save us, LORD our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.  (48)  Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



16 December 2017 Verse of the Day

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.  (Proverbs 22:6 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 me in 2 years:

Bless the Lord, O My Soul
Psa 103:1-22  Of David. Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.  (2)  Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—  (3)  who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,  (4)  who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,  (5)  who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.  (6)  The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.  (7)  He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:  (8)  The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.  (9)  He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;  (10)  he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.  (11)  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;  (12)  as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.  (13)  As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;  (14)  for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.  (15)  The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field;  (16)  the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.  (17)  But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—  (18)  with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.  (19)  The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.  (20)  Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.  (21)  Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.  (22)  Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, my soul.
 
O Lord My God, You Are Very Great
Psa 104:1-35  Praise the LORD, my soul. LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.  (2)  The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent  (3)  and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.  (4)  He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.  (5)  He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.  (6)  You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.  (7)  But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;  (8)  they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.  (9)  You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.  (10)  He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.  (11)  They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.  (12)  The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.  (13)  He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.  (14)  He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate— bringing forth food from the earth:  (15)  wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.  (16)  The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.  (17)  There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers.  (18)  The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.  (19)  He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.  (20)  You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.  (21)  The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.  (22)  The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.  (23)  Then people go out to their work, to their labor until evening.  (24)  How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.  (25)  There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small.  (26)  There the ships go to and fro, and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.  (27)  All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time.  (28)  When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.  (29)  When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.  (30)  When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.  (31)  May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works—  (32)  he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.  (33)  I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.  (34)  May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.  (35)  But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, my soul. Praise the LORD.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



15 December 2017 Verse of the Day

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  (Proverbs 31:8 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.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

I Will Walk with Integrity
Psa 101:1-8  Of David. A psalm. I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing praise.  (2)  I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.  (3)  I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.  (4)  The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil.  (5)  Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.  (6)  My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.  (7)  No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.  (8)  Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD.
 
Do Not Hide Your Face from Me
Psa 102:1-28  A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the LORD. Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you.  (2)  Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.  (3)  For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.  (4)  My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.  (5)  In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones.  (6)  I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.  (7)  I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.  (8)  All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.  (9)  For I eat ashes as my food and mingle my drink with tears  (10)  because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.  (11)  My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.  (12)  But you, LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations.  (13)  You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.  (14)  For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.  (15)  The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.  (16)  For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.  (17)  He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.  (18)  Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:  (19)  “The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,  (20)  to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”  (21)  So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem  (22)  when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the LORD.  (23)  In the course of my life he broke my strength; he cut short my days.  (24)  So I said: “Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations.  (25)  In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.  (26)  They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded.  (27)  But you remain the same, and your years will never end.  (28)  The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.”

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



14 December 2017 Verse of the Day

You have today declared the LORD to be your God, and that you would walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments and His ordinances, and listen to His voice.  (Deuteronomy 26:17 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.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Lord Our God Is Holy
Psa 99:1-9  The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.  (2)  Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.  (3)  Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy.  (4)  The King is mighty, he loves justice— you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.  (5)  Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.  (6)  Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them.  (7)  He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.  (8)  LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.  (9)  Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.
 
His Steadfast Love Endures Forever
Psa 100:1-5  A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.  (2)  Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  (3)  Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  (4)  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  (5)  For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



13 December 2017 Verse of the Day

For this reason You are great, O Lord GOD; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.  (2 Samuel 7:22 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.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Lord Reigns
Psa 97:1-12  The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.  (2)  Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.  (3)  Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.  (4)  His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.  (5)  The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.  (6)  The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.  (7)  All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols— worship him, all you gods!  (8)  Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, LORD.  (9)  For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.  (10)  Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.  (11)  Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.  (12)  Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
 
Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord
Psa 98:1-9  A psalm. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.  (2)  The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.  (3)  He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.  (4)  Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;  (5)  make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing,  (6)  with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn— shout for joy before the LORD, the King.  (7)  Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.  (8)  Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy;  (9)  let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



12 December 2017 Verse of the Day

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, (Luke 1:46-47 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.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Let Us Sing Songs of Praise
Psa 95:1-11  Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.  (2)  Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.  (3)  For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.  (4)  In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.  (5)  The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.  (6)  Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;  (7)  for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,  (8)  “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,  (9)  where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.  (10)  For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.’  (11)  So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.'”
 
Worship in the Splendor of Holiness
Psa 96:1-13  Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.  (2)  Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.  (3)  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.  (4)  For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.  (5)  For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.  (6)  Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.  (7)  Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.  (8)  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.  (9)  Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.  (10)  Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.  (11)  Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.  (12)  Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.  (13)  Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 



11 December 2017 Verse of the Day

Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.  (Psalms 27:14 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.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Lord Reigns
Psa 93:1-5  The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.  (2)  Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.  (3)  The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.  (4)  Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the LORD on high is mighty.  (5)  Your statutes, LORD, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.
 
The Lord Will Not Forsake His People
Psa 94:1-23  The LORD is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth.  (2)  Rise up, Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve.  (3)  How long, LORD, will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant?  (4)  They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting.  (5)  They crush your people, LORD; they oppress your inheritance.  (6)  They slay the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.  (7)  They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.”  (8)  Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?  (9)  Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?  (10)  Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?  (11)  The LORD knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.  (12)  Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;  (13)  you grant them relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.  (14)  For the LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.  (15)  Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.  (16)  Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?  (17)  Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.  (18)  When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.  (19)  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.  (20)  Can a corrupt throne be allied with you— a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?  (21)  The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.  (22)  But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.  (23)  He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



10 December 2017 Verse of the Day

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.  (Isaiah 1:17 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.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

My Refuge and My Fortress
Psa 91:1-16  Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  (2)  I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  (3)  Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.  (4)  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  (5)  You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,  (6)  nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.  (7)  A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  (8)  You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.  (9)  If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,  (10)  no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.  (11)  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;  (12)  they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.  (13)  You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.  (14)  “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  (15)  He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  (16)  With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
 
How Great Are Your Works
Psa 92:1-15  A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day. It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High,  (2)  proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,  (3)  to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.  (4)  For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.  (5)  How great are your works, LORD, how profound your thoughts!  (6)  Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand,  (7)  that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.  (8)  But you, LORD, are forever exalted.  (9)  For surely your enemies, LORD, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.  (10)  You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.  (11)  My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.  (12)  The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;  (13)  planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.  (14)  They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,  (15)  proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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