July 17: Holy Bible

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July 17
Holy Bible

546.

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

~Book of Acts 20:35

 

547.

Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance. Then let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and let them guard it. Let the food become as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine.

~Genesis 41:34–36

 

548.

All day long he is gracious and lends, and his descendants are blessed.

~Psalm 37:26

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July 17: Holy Bible

July 17
Holy Bible

546.

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

~Isaiah 7:14

 

547.

Immediately after the distress of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

~Matthew 24:29-31

 

548.

No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

~Matthew 24:36-37

 

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I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America

Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville was the famous 19th century French statesman, historian and social philosopher. He traveled to America in the 1830s to discover the reasons for the incredible success of this new nation. He published his observations in his classic two-volume work, Democracy in America. He was especially impressed by America’s religious character. Here are some startling excerpts from Tocqueville’s great work:

Upon my arrival in the United States the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more I perceived the great political consequences resulting from this new state of things. In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions. But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country.

Religion in America . . . must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does not impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of it. Indeed, it is in this same point of view that the inhabitants of the United States themselves look upon religious belief.

I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion — for who can search the human heart? But I am certain that they hold it to be indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.

In the United States, the sovereign authority is religious . . . there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.

In the United States, the influence of religion is not confined to the manners, but it extends to the intelligence of the people . . .

Christianity, therefore, reigns without obstacle, by universal consent . . .

I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors . . . ; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.

Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.

America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom.

The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other

Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts — the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.

Tocqueville gives this account of a court case in New York:

While I was in America, a witness, who happened to be called at the assizes of the county of Chester (state of New York), declared that he did not believe in the existence of God or in the immortality of the soul. The judge refused to admit his evidence, on the ground that the witness had destroyed beforehand all confidence of the court in what he was about to say. The newspapers related the fact without any further comment. The New York Spectator of August 23rd, 1831, relates the fact in the following terms:“The court of common pleas of Chester county (New York), a few days since rejected a witness who declared his disbelief in the existence of God. The presiding judge remarked, that he had not before been aware that there was a man living who did not believe in the existence of God; that this belief constituted the sanction of all testimony in a court of justice: and that he knew of no case in a Christian country, where a witness had been permitted to testify without such belief.”

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Book of Ruth in Blank Verse

Book of First Samuel in Blank Verse

Book of Second Samuel in Blank Verse

Kings in Blank Verse: First and Second Kings
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Chronicles in Blank Verse: First and Second Chronicles (Bible in Blank Verse Book 12) Kindle Edition

Book of Ezra in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 13) Kindle Edition

Book of Nehemiah in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 14) Kindle Edition

Book of Esther in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 15) Kindle Edition

Book of Job in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 16)

Book of Psalms: In Iambic Tetrameter (Bible in Blank Verse) (Volume 17)

Book of Proverbs in Blank Verse

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Song of Songs in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse Book 20) Kindle Edition

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July 13: Kindness

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July 13
 Kindness

529.

Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today. Show your kindness to Abraham.”

–Genesis 24:12

530.

As the Syrian army came closer, Elisha prayed, “LORD, make those soldiers blind!” And the LORD blinded them with a bright light.Elisha told the enemy troops, “You’ve taken the wrong road and are in the wrong town. Follow me. I’ll lead you to the man you’re looking for.” Elisha led them straight to the capital city of Samaria.When all the soldiers were inside the city, Elisha prayed, “LORD, now let them see again.” The LORD let them see that they were standing in the middle of Samaria.

The king of Israel saw them and asked Elisha, “Should I kill them, sir?”

“No!” Elisha answered. “You didn’t capture these troops in battle, so you have no right to kill them. Instead, give them something to eat and drink and let them return to their leader.”

The king ordered a huge meal to be prepared for Syria’s army, and when they finished eating, he let them go.

–2 Kings 6:18-23

 

531.

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

–Luke 6:35

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July 12: Hope

July 12
 Hope

526.

But I will hope continually, and will yet praise Thee more and more.

–Psalms 71:14

 

527.

That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.

–Psalms 78:7

528.

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

–Romans 12:12

 

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July 10: The Jews

July 10
The Jews

521.
I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
–Genesis 17:7

522.
Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.
–Exodus 19:5, 6

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523.
Salvation comes through the Jews.
–John 4:22