Scriptures on Gratitude

Gratitude Scriptures

Colossians 2:7
having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

Psalm 118:24
This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

1 Chronicles 16:34
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

1 Corinthians 15:57
but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ruth 2:10
Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?”

Psalm 92:1
It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;

2 Samuel 9:1
Then David said, “Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

1 Chronicles 23:30
They are to stand every morning to thank and to praise the LORD, and likewise at evening,

Colossians 3:17
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Psalm 106:1
Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1-3
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary And gathered from the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.

1 Thessalonians 5:18
in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Kings 2:7
“But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table; for they assisted me when I fled from Absalom your brother.”

2 Kings 4:13
He said to him, “Say now to her, ‘Behold, you have been careful for us with all this care; what can I do for you? Would you be spoken for to the king or to the captain of the army?’” And she answered, “I live among my own people.”

Acts 24:3
we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.

February 23: Witchcraft

February 23
 Witchcraft

151.

“You shall not permit a sorceress to live.”

–Exodus 22:18

152.

“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God.”

–Leviticus 19:31

153.

When Saul saw the army of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly. And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets. Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.”

And his servants said to him, “Behold, there is a medium at Endor.”

–1 Samuel 28:5-7

 

154.

The Egyptians will lose courage. I will unravel their plans. They will turn to idols, ghosts, mediums, and fortunetellers.

–Isaiah 19:31001_Quotations_Bible_Passages_sml

You Hem Me In

(Psalm 139:5-6)
You Hem Me In

You hem me in
Behind, before;
You’ve laid your hand
On me, O Lord.

~Day Williams

SECOND CHRONICLES CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO

SECOND CHRONICLES CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO

1 After King Hezekiah had obeyed

What God had taught by doing all these things,

King Sennacherib of Assyria

Invaded Judah. He attacked the cities

Fortified and thought he would take them all.

2 As soon as Hezekiah learned about

King Sennacherib’s plans to strike against

Jerusalem, 3-4 the king and his officials

Worked out a plan to cut off the supply

Of water outside of the city, so

That the Assyrians would have no water

When they came to attack; officials put

Together a large work force that stopped up

               The springs and streams beside Jerusalem,

               5 And Hezekiah had his workers fix

The broken sections of the city wall,

Then they constructed towers for defense

And built an outer wall to help protect

The one already there. The landfill on

The eastern side of David’s City was

Strengthened, too, and he ordered me to make

A large supply of shields and weapons 6 and

Appointed army leaders over troops,

Then gathered troops in open space before

The city gate and said to them: 7 Be brave

 And confident! You have no cause to be

Scared of King Sennacherib and his army.

We are much stronger, 8 for the Lord our God

Fights on our side, while the Assyrians

Have to rely on human might alone.

These words encouraged Judah’s army. 9 When

               Sennacherib and his own troops were camped

Right at the town of Lachish, he sent out

A message to King Hezekiah and

The people in Jerusalem which said:

10 I am King Sennacherib of Assyria,

And I’ve enclosed Jerusalem with my

Whole army; do you think you can survive

My onslaught? 11 Your King Hezekiah is

Telling you that the Lord your God will save

You from me, but he’s lying, and you’ll die

Of thirst and hunger; 12 didn’t Hezekiah

Tear down all but one of God’s altars and

Places of worship? And did he not tell

You men of Judah and Jerusalem

To worship there? 13 You have heard what my fathers

               And I have done to other nations. Were

Gods of those nations able to defend

Their land against us? 14 None of those gods kept

Their people safe from the Assyrian kings.

Do you believe your God can do much better?

15 Do not be fooled by Hezekiah! For

No god of any nation has withstood

Assyria. Believe me, your own God

Can’t keep you safe! 16 Assyrian officials

Said awful things about the Lord God and

His servant Hezekiah. 17 Sennacherib’s

Own letter even mocked the Lord. It said,

“The gods of other nations could not save

Their people from Assyria’s army, and

The God that Hezekiah worships won’t

Either;” 18 and the officials said these things

In Hebrew, so that everybody who

Was listening from the city wall would hear            

And understand, be terrified and give

Up. 19 The officials talked about the Lord

God as if he were but a normal god             

Or else an idol that somebody made.

20 Hezekiah and Amoz’ son, the prophet

Isaiah asked the Lord for help, 21 and he

Sent them an angel down that killed each soldier

And each commander in th’Assyrian camp.

Disgraced, King Sennacherib went back to

Assyria, and then one day he went

Into the temple of his god, where

Some of his own sons killed him, 22 so the Lord

Saved Hezekiah and the people of

Jerusalem from Sennacherib and

Also protected them from other foes,

23 And people brought their offerings into

Jerusalem for God and pricey gifts

For Hezekiah, and from that day on,

Each nation on the earth respected King

Hezekiah. 24 About this same time, King

Hezekiah got sick, was almost dead,

And so he prayed, and God gave him a sign

He would recover, 25 but King Hezekiah

Was proud, so proud that he refused to thank

The Lord for all that he had done for him.

This angered God, who punished Hezekiah

And people of Jerusalem and Judah.

26 King Hezekiah and the people later

Felt sorry and they asked God to forgive

Them, so God did not punish them as long

As Hezekiah was the king. 27 Now King

Hezekiah was rich, and everyone

Respected him; and he built special rooms

To store the silver, gold, the precious stones

And spices, shields, and other priceless items.

28 Some storehouses were also built for his

               Supply of grain and wine, and olive oil;

               His workers built some cattle barns, and built

Some sheep pens. 29 God made Hezekiah quite        Wealthy, so he bought even more sheep, goats,

And cattle, and he built some towns where he

Could keep these animals. 30 King Hezekiah

Did build a tunnel, and it carried water

From Gihon Spring into the city of

Jerusalem, and indeed, everything

He did succeeded! 31 Even when the leaders

Of Babylonia sent messengers

To ask King Hezekiah about God’s

Sign to him, God let Hezekiah give

His own reply to test him, to see if

He would stay faithful. 32 Everything else that

Hezekiah did while he was the king,

Including how he was so faithful to

The Lord, is in the records that Isaiah

               The prophet kept, which have been written in

The History of Kings of Judah and

Of Israel. 33 When Hezekiah died,

The workers buried him in royal tombs

Within the area that was reserved

For the most respected kings, and everyone

In Judah and Jerusalem gave honor

To him. His son Manasseh then became

The king, a goal for which the man had aimed.

Scriptures about Jews As God’s Chosen People

Scriptures about Jews As God’s Chosen People

Exodus 19:5
‘Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;

Deuteronomy 7:6-8
“For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. “The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 14:2

“For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 26:17-19
“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. “The LORD has today declared you to be His people, a treasured possession, as He promised you, and that you should keep all His commandments; and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, for praise, fame, and honor; and that you shall be a consecrated people to the LORD your God, as He has spoken.”

2 Samuel 7:23-24
“And what one nation on the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people and to make a name for Himself, and to do a great thing for You and awesome things for Your land, before Your people whom You have redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, from nations and their gods? “For You have established for Yourself Your people Israel as Your own people forever, and You, O LORD, have become their God.

1 Kings 8:53
“For You have separated them from all the peoples of the earth as Your inheritance, as You spoke through Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers forth from Egypt, O Lord GOD.”

1 Kings 10:9
“Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel; because the LORD loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness.”

1 Chronicles 17:20-21
“O LORD, there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears. “And what one nation in the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make You a name by great and terrible things, in driving out nations from before Your people, whom You redeemed out of Egypt?

Psalm 105:8-15
He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations, The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac. Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
Psalm 135:4

For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own possession.

Isaiah 41:8

“But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend,

Isaiah 43:1-3
But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. “For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.

Isaiah 44:21
“Remember these things, O Jacob, And Israel, for you are My servant; I have formed you, you are My servant, O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.”

Jeremiah 31:1-4
“At that time,” declares the LORD, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.” Thus says the LORD, “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness—Israel, when it went to find its rest.” The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.”

Jeremiah 31:9-11
“With weeping they will come, And by supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk by streams of waters, On a straight path in which they will not stumble; For I am a father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn.” Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, And declare in the coastlands afar off, And say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him And keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.” For the LORD has ransomed Jacob And redeemed him from the hand of him who was stronger than he.

Jeremiah 46:27-28
“But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear, Nor be dismayed, O Israel! For, see, I am going to save you from afar, And your descendants from the land of their captivity; And Jacob will return and be undisturbed And secure, with no one making him tremble. “O Jacob My servant, do not fear,” declares the LORD, “For I am with you For I will make a full end of all the nations Where I have driven you, Yet I will not make a full end of you; But I will correct you properly And by no means leave you unpunished.”

Ezekiel 36:24-28
“For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land. “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 37:21-25
“Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms. “They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God.

Joel 3:1-2
“For behold, in those days and at that time, When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.

Amos 3:1-2
Hear this word which the LORD has spoken against you, sons of Israel, against the entire family which He brought up from the land of Egypt: “You only have I chosen among all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”

Romans 11:1-2
I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel?

Hebrews 8:8-13
For finding fault with them, He says, “BEHOLD, DAYS ARE COMING, SAYS THE LORD, WHEN I WILL EFFECT A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH; NOT LIKE THE COVENANT WHICH I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS ON THE DAY WHEN I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO LEAD THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT; FOR THEY DID NOT CONTINUE IN MY COVENANT, AND I DID NOT CARE FOR THEM, SAYS THE LORD. “FOR THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR MINDS, AND I WILL WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS. AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE..

February 22: Humor

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.

February 22
Humor
 146.

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

~Earl Wilson

 

147.

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

~Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; 1935), American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician whose career spans over half a century.

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Save Me, O Lord

(Psalm 119:41, 107, 116)
Save Me, O Lord

Save me, O Lord,
I am in pain,
You’re gracious, Lord,
Your word sustains.

~Day Williams

SECOND CHRONICLES CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE

SECOND CHRONICLES CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE

1 After the Festival, the people went

To every town in Judah and they smashed

Stone images of foreign gods and cut

Down sacred poles for worshiping the goddess

Asherah; they destroyed all local shrines

And foreign altars throughout Judah, as

Well as those in the territories of

Benjamin, Ephraim, and West Manasseh,

Then everybody went home. 2 Hezekiah

Divided priests and Levites into groups,

According to their duties, and then he

Assigned them the responsibilities

Of offering the sacrifices to

Please God and sacrifices to ask his

Blessing, and he appointed people to

Serve at the temple and sing praises at

The temple gates, 3 and Hezekiah gave

Some animals from his own herds and flocks

To use for sacrifices in the morning

And evening, and for sacrifices during

The Sabbath celebrations, the New Moon

Festivals, and the other holy feasts

God’s Law requires. 4 He told the people of

Jerusalem to bring the offerings

For priests and Levites, so they would have time

To serve the Lord with all their work. 5 As soon

As people heard what the king wanted, they

Brought in a tenth of everything they owned,

Including their best grain, wine, olive oil,

Honey, and other crops. 6 The people from

The other towns of Judah brought a tenth

From herds and flocks that they owned,

  as well as

One-tenth of anything they’d dedicated

To God. 7 The people started bringing their

               Offerings to Jerusalem in month

               Three; the last ones arrived four months

   on. 8  When

Hezekiah and his officials saw

These offerings, they thanked the Lord

and all

The people. 9 Hezekiah asked the priests

And Levites as to how enormous was

The whole amount of offerings. 10 At that

Time the high priest was Azariah, from

The line of Zadok, who said, “Ever since

People have brought us offerings, we’ve had

More than enough supplies and food. The Lord

Has blessed his people. Look at how much remains!”

11 The king gave orders for the men to build

Some storerooms in the temple, and when they

Were finished, 12-13 all the extra offerings

Were taken to them; Hezekiah and

Azariah appointed Conaniah

The Levite to watch over storerooms, and

His brother Shimei assisted him,

With Levites following to work with them:

Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath and

Asahel, Jerimoth and Jozabad,

Eliel, Ismachiah, Mahath, and

Benaiah. 14 The son of Imnah, Kore,

Was picked to guard the East Gate, and he was

Assigned to take the offerings that people

Gave voluntarily to God and of

Dividing them among the priests and Levites.

15-16 He had six helpers who were tasked to see

That priests in other towns of Judah also

Received their share of all these offerings.

The towns were Eden, Amariah and

Jeshua, Miniamin, Shemaiah,

               And Shecaniah. Every priest and Levite

               Over the age of thirty who worked daily

Within the temple would receive a part

Out of these offerings, according to

Their duties. 17 Now the priests were listed in

Official records by their clans, and Levites

Twenty years old and older were put down

By duties. 18 The official records also

Mentioned their wives and children,

for they had

Been faithful also in remaining clean

And decent to serve God. 19 King Hezekiah

Also appointed other men to take

Food and supplies to priests and Levites whose

Homes were in pastureland around the towns

Of Judah, but the priests had to

   be Aaron’s

Descendants, and the Levites had to be

               Listed in the official records. 20-21 All

King Hezekiah did as Judah’s king,

Including everything the king did for

               The temple in Jerusalem, was right

And good, and was successful as the king,

For he obeyed the Lord in everything.

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