OYB August 11

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted 15 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Nehemiah 1-2, Nehemiah 3:1-14
NT: I Corinthians 7:1-24
Ps: Psalm 31:19-24
Pr: Proverbs 21:4

Today´s notable verse:

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

Psalm 31:24 (NIV)

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OYB August 10

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted 15 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Ezra 10
NT: I Corinthians 6
Ps: Psalm 31:9-18
Pr: Proverbs 21:3

Today´s notable verse:

19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

I Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:3 (NIV)

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OYB August 9

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Posted 14 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Ezra 8:21-35, Ezra 9
NT: I Corinthians 5
Ps: Psalm 31:1-8
Pr: Proverbs 21:1-2

Today´s notable verse:

All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.

Proverbs 21:2 (NIV)

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OYB August 8

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Posted 14 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Ezra 7, Ezra 8:1-20
NT: I Corinthians 4
Ps: Psalm 30
Pr: Proverbs 20:28-30

Today´s notable verse:

Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

I Corinthians 4:2 (NIV)

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OYB August 7

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Posted 14 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Ezra 4:24, Ezra 5-6
NT: I Corinthians 3:5-23
Ps: Psalm 29
Pr: Proverbs 20:26-27

Today´s notable verse:

Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?

I Corinthians 3:16 (NIV)

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OYB August 6

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Posted 14 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Ezra 3, Ezra 4:1-23
NT: I Corinthians 2:6-16, I Corinthians 3:1-4
Ps: Psalm 28
Pr: Proverbs 20:24-25

Today´s notable verse:

15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment: 16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

I Corinthians 2:15-16 (NIV)

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OYB August 5

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted 14 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Ezra 1-2
NT: I Corinthians 1:18-31, I Corinthians 2:1-5
Ps: Psalm 27:7-14
Pr: Proverbs 20:22-23

Today´s notable verse:

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

I Corinthians 2:2 (NIV)

How much better off the church today would be, if we took the same attitude and approach. Either we become prideful in the sophistication of our knowledge and understanding of theology, or else we become judgemental toward those who have a weaker faith, less understanding, or differing beliefs about matters that are entirely non-essential. I would much rather we focus ourselves on the one essential: Jesus Christ and Him cricified. Then, we truly could be united as one church - one body of believers.

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 27:13 (NIV)

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OYB August 4

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Posted 14 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: II Chronicles 35-36
NT: I Corinthians 1:1-17
Ps: Psalm 27:1-6
Pr: Proverbs 20:20-21

Today´s notable verse:

One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:4 (NIV)

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OYB August 3

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted 14 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: II Chronicles 33:14-25, II Chronicles 34
NT: Romans 16:10-27
Ps: Psalm 26
Pr: Proverbs 20:19

Today´s notable verse:

Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;

Psalm 26:2 (NIV)

Applying this verse would equate to the graduate, or perhaps post-doc, coursework of Christianity. If I truly want to reveal everything in my life to the cleansing light of truth, I must be willing to open myself so completely to God. He knows everything, anyway; but when I ask Him to test, to try, and to examine me, He will be faithful in doing so. Anything that is unclean, impure, or contrary to God's standard of holiness and perfection will be revealed. This process is a painful one, but either we subject ourselves to the refiner's fire now, willingly, or we will be subjected to it later, unwillingly. The former is an act of humility, for which we will be exalted in the end; the latter is a result of pride, which will be humbled in the end.

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OYB August 2

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted 14 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: II Chronicles 32, II Chronicles 33:1-13
NT: Romans 15:23-33, Romans 16:1-9
Ps: Psalm 25:16-22
Pr: Proverbs 20:16-18

Today´s notable verse:

Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel.

Proverbs 20:17 (NIV)

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