January 16: Redemption

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
January 16
Redemption

43.
Just as we will die because of Adam, we will be raised to life because of Christ. Adam brought death to all of us, and Christ will bring life to all of us.
–1 Corinthians 15:21-22

44.
But Christ rescued us from the Law’s curse, when he became a curse in our place. This is because the Scriptures say that anyone who is nailed to a tree is under a curse. And because of what Jesus Christ has done, the blessing that was promised to Abraham was taken to the Gentiles. This happened so that by faith we would be given the promised Holy Spirit.
–Galatians 3:13-14

45.
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.
–Hebrews 10:4

Bible Verses about Returning to God

Bible Verses about Returning to God

Joel 2:13
And rend your heart and not your garments “ Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.

Hosea 14:1
Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity.

Zechariah 1:3
“Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, “Return to Me,” declares the LORD of hosts, “that I may return to you,” says the LORD of hosts.

Nehemiah 1:9
but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remote part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.

Amos 4:6
“But I gave you also cleanness of teeth in all your cities And lack of bread in all your places, Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.

Job 22:23
“If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored; If you remove unrighteousness far from your tent,

Jeremiah 24:7
I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.

Lamentations 3:40
Let us examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD.

Hosea 6:1
“Come, let us return to the LORD For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.”

Hosea 12:6
Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.
Joshua 7:20
So Achan answered Joshua and said, “Truly, I have sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel, and this is what I did:”

1 Samuel 15:24-25
Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned; I have indeed transgressed the command of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice. Now therefore, please pardon my sin and return with me, that I may worship the LORD.”

Matthew 27:3-4
Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to that yourself!”

Isaiah 59:20
“A Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” declares the LORD.

2 Chronicles 15:4
“But in their distress they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.

Jeremiah 4:1
“If you will return, O Israel,” declares the LORD, “Then you should return to Me And if you will put away your detested things from My presence, And will not waver,

Jeremiah 3:12
“Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say, ‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the LORD; ‘I will not look upon you in anger For I am gracious,’ declares the LORD; ‘I will not be angry forever.

Jeremiah 3:14
‘Return, O faithless sons,’ declares the LORD; ‘For I am a master to you, And I will take you one from a city and two from a family, And I will bring you to Zion.’

Jeremiah 3:22
“Return, O faithless sons, I will heal your faithlessness.” “Behold, we come to You; For You are the LORD our God.

Isaiah 31:6
Return to Him from whom you have deeply defected, O sons of Israel.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

Hosea 14:2
Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity And receive us graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.”

Malachi 3:7
“From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD of hosts. “But you say, ‘How shall we return?’”

Jeremiah 15:19
Therefore, thus says the LORD, “If you return, then I will restore you— before Me you will stand; And if you extract the precious from the worthless, You will become My spokesman. They for their part may turn to you, But as for you, you must not turn to them.”

Deuteronomy 4:30
“When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days you will return to the LORD your God and listen to His voice.’

Isaiah 19:22
The LORD will strike Egypt, striking but healing; so they will return to the LORD, and He will respond to them and will heal them.

Isaiah 10:21
A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God.

Psalm 51:13
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will be converted to You.

Deuteronomy 30:2
and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons,

1 Samuel 7:3
Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, “If you return to the LORD with all your heart, remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your hearts to the LORD and serve Him alone; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.”

James 4:8
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you; cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Acts 16:31
They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

January 15: Mourning

January 15
Mourning

40.
Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
–Psalms 30:5

41.
He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds.
–Psalms 147:3

42.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
–Matthew 5:4

Hebrews Chapter Seven

HEBREWS CHAPTER SEVEN

1 For this Melchizedek was Salem’s king,

Priest of God Most High, who met Abraham

When he returned from the defeat of kings,

 

And blessed him, 2 on whom Abraham conferred

A tenth of everything. First, his name means

“The king of righteousness”; then also, “king

 

Of Salem” means “the king of peace.” 3 Without

A father or a mother, or descent,

And having no beginning of his days

 

Or end of life, but like the Son of God

He stays a priest forever. 4 You see, then,

How great he was, that Abraham the first

And the most honored man among all of

God’s chosen people, gave to him one tenth

Of all his spoils of battle. 5 Now the law

 

Requires Levitical descendants who

Are members of the priesthood to collect

A tenth from their own countrymen, that is,

 

Their brothers, even though their brothers are

Descended too from Abraham. 6 This man,

Melchizedek, was not from Levi’s line,

 

And yet he took a tenth from Abraham

And blessed him who received God’s promises.

7 There is no doubt the one who blesses is

 

Greater than any person who is blessed.

8 The Jewish priests, though mortal, took in tithes,

But with Melchizedek, they were received

 

By him who is declared to be alive,

9 And you might say when Abraham paid him

The tenth, 10 that Levi, whose descendants take

 

The tenth, paid it too. He was not yet born

But in a sense was in the body of

His ancestor when this Melchizedek

 

Met Abraham. 11 Now if perfection could

Have been attained through Jewish priests and laws

(The law was given to the people on

 

The basis of the Levite’s priesthood), why

Was there a need for yet another priest

To come− and not in Aaron’s order but

 

One in the order of Melchizedek?

12 For when the priesthood has a change, the law

Must also change. 13 Our Lord, of whom these things

 

Are said, was in another tribe; none

Belonging to that tribe has ever served

As altar priest, 14 for it is clear our Lord

 

Was born in Judah’s tribe, and Moses did

Not mention Judah when he spoke of priests;

15 And what we’ve said is even clearer if

 

Another priest, one like Melchizedek,

Appears, 16 one not made priest by human rules

But on the basis of the power which

 

Is flowing from an endless life, 17 for it’s

Declared, “You are a priest forever in

The order of Melchizedek.” 18 Because

 

The former rule was weak and useless 19 (for

The law made nothing perfect), it is set

Aside. But now we have a better hope

 

By which we may draw near to God, 20 and it

Was not without an oath. 21 God took an oath

That Christ would always be a priest, although

 

He never said that of the other priests.

Only to Christ he said, “The Lord has sworn

And never will he change his mind: You are

 

A priest forever in the order of

Melchizedek.” 22 Because of God’s oath, Christ

Can guarantee forever the success

 

Of this new covenant. 23 Those other priests

Were many, for they died and could not stay

In office for their work, 24 but Jesus lives

 

Forever and continues as a priest,

So no one else is needed. 25 He can save

Completely all who come to God through him,

 

Because he lives to intercede for them.

                  26 Such a high priest does meet our need—one who

Is holy, blameless, pure, set off from sinners,

 

Lifted above the heavens. 27 Unlike other

High priests, he need not offer sacrifices

Day after day, first for his own sins, and

 

Then for the people’s sins. He sacrificed

For their sins once and for all when he offered

Himself, 28 because the law appoints as high

 

Priests men in all their weakness; but the oath,

Which was made later than the law, decreed

The Son, who’s been perfected endlessly.

 

S.D.G.

 

Bible Verses about Evil

Bible Verses about Evil

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21 | NIV |

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Psalm 121:7-8 | NIV |

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Ephesians 6:11 | NIV |

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:12 | NIV |

I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
Romans 16:17 | NIV |

To fear the Lord is to hate evil;
I hate pride and arrogance,
evil behavior and perverse speech.
Proverbs 8:13 | NIV |

He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
Mark 7:20-23 | NIV |

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Romans 12:9 | NIV |

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
Ephesians 4:26-27 | NIV | sin anger

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
Genesis 50:20 | NIV | God life

But test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 | NIV | understanding prophecy
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 | NIV | blameless righteousness
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
Proverbs 3:7-8 | NIV |

Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs.
Proverbs 10:12 | NIV |

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.
Psalm 97:10 | NIV |

My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
John 17:15 | NIV |

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:5 | NIV |

This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
Zechariah 7:9-10 | NIV |

Wash and make yourselves clean.
Take your evil deeds out of my sight;
stop doing wrong.
Isaiah 1:16 | NIV |

Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
Psalm 34:14 | NIV |

Direct my footsteps according to your word;
let no sin rule over me.
Psalm 119:133 | NIV |

Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
James 1:21 | NIV |

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9 | NIV |

The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
2 Timothy 4:18 | NIV |

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
Matthew 6:13 | NIV |

January 14: Passover

January 14
Passover

37.
After you have entered the country promised to you by the LORD, you and your children must continue to celebrate Passover each year. Your children will ask you, “What are we celebrating?”
And you will answer, “The Passover animal is killed to honor the LORD. We do these things because on that night long ago the LORD passed over the homes of our people in Egypt. He killed the first-born sons of the Egyptians, but he saved our children from death.”
–Exodus 12:25-27

38.
These are the LORD’s appointed times, holy occasions, which you will celebrate at their appointed times: The LORD’s Passover is on the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight.
–Leviticus 23:4-5

39.
The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him and said: “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
–John 1:29

 

1001_Quotations_Bible_Passages_sml

Scriptures about Being a Good Leader

Being A Good Leader

Titus 1:7-14 ESV

For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. …

Proverbs 16:9 ESV

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Proverbs 16:7 ESV

When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies be at peace with him.

Hebrews 13:7 ESV

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

Romans 12:8 ESV

The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

John 13:13-17 ESV

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Mark 10:42-45 ESV

And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

1 Timothy 3:13 ESV

For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 7:12 ESV

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Philippians 4:13 ESV

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Titus 2:1-15 ESV

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Matthew 23:11 ESV

The greatest among you shall be your servant.

1 Peter 3:14 ESV

But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

Romans 8:28 ESV

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

John 13:34-35 ESV

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Joshua 1:1-9 ESV

After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.

Psalm 46:10 ESV

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

1 Timothy 4:8 ESV

For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Psalm 37:5 ESV

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

Isaiah 55:4 ESV

Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples.

James 4:10 ESV

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

John 14:1 ESV

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

1 Corinthians 10:33 ESV

Just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

Deuteronomy 18:15 ESV

“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen—

Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, …

Philippians 2:15 ESV

That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

John 17:19 ESV

And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

Isaiah 35:4 ESV

Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”

Romans 5:3 ESV

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.

Philippians 2:5 ESV

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

James 1:12 ESV

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Proverbs 22:29 ESV

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Leviticus 18:1-30 ESV

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord.

Matthew 20:25-28 ESV

But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Hebrews 12:2 ESV

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Proverbs 17:1-28 ESV

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished. …

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

John 8:24 ESV

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Revelation 11:18 ESV

The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”

1 John 1:9 ESV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

James 3:1 ESV

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

Ezra 7:10 ESV

For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.

2 Timothy 2:4 ESV

No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.

Ephesians 1:1-23 ESV

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.

Daniel 6:4 ESV

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him.

Galatians 5:16-26 ESV

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions.

Romans 1:20 ESV

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

John 3:30 ESV

He must increase, but I must decrease.

John 3:16-17 ESV

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

Galatians 6:9 ESV

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Luke 9:48 ESV

And said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”

Luke 2:52 ESV

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ.

Luke 16:10-13 ESV

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

1 Samuel 2:1-3 ESV

And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; my strength is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. “There is none holy like the Lord; there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

1 Timothy 3:1-13 ESV

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? …

Colossians 1:16 ESV

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Mark 10:41-45 ESV

And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Genesis 47:6 ESV

The land of Egypt is before you. Settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land. Let them settle in the land of Goshen, and if you know any able men among them, put them in charge of my livestock.”

Philippians 1:5 ESV

Because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

John 21:17 ESV

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

John 3:16 ESV

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Jeremiah 3:15 ESV

“‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Genesis 1:28 ESV

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

1 Timothy 4:16 ESV

Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Romans 12:9-10 ESV

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

John 21:15-17 ESV

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

John 13:1-38 ESV

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. …

1 Samuel 12:1-5 ESV

And Samuel said to all Israel, “Behold, I have obeyed your voice in all that you have said to me and have made a king over you. And now, behold, the king walks before you, and I am old and gray; and behold, my sons are with you. I have walked before you from my youth until this day. Here I am; testify against me before the Lord and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? Testify against me and I will restore it to you.” They said, “You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man’s hand.” And he said to them, “The Lord is witness against you, and his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything in my hand.” And they said, “He is witness.”

Luke 9:10-17 ESV

On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida. When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing. Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.” But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.” For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” …

Titus 1:7-9 ESV

For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

Proverbs 27:23-24 ESV

Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?

Romans 12:3 ESV

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Ephesians 6:8-10 ESV

Knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Psalm 78:72 ESV

With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.

 

January 12: Help

January 12
Helptruth shall make you free

33.
The LORD replied, “I’ll go myself, and I’ll help you.”
–Exodus 33:14

34.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; let your good Spirit lead me into a level country and into the land of uprightness.
–Psalms 143: 101001_Quotations_Bible_Passages_sml

January 3: God’s Image

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
January 3
God’s Image

7.

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”

–Genesis 1:26