Bible In A Year
BIBLE IN A YEAR

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January 1

Genesis 1
In the beginning
God turned void to all that is
And said, "It is good!"

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Genesis 2
God creates Eden,
Man and all the animals,
Then Eve for Adam.

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Genesis 3
Serpent temptation
To become a lot like God
Led to Eden lost

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Matthew 1
Families of God
Before the birth of Jesus.
Then Emmanuel.

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January 2

Genesis 4
God inquires of Cain,
"Where is your brother Abel?"
Origin of war

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Genesis 5
Humankind first lived
From one to nine hundred years
Like Methuselah

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Genesis 6
The spirit of God
Became lost in humankind.
Noah built an ark

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Matthew 2
The three wise men came
Like shepherds who saw a star.
Herod was afraid.

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January 3

Genesis 7
Noah's family,
Forty days and forty nights,
Sailed on the water.

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Genesis 8
The rain abated
And the dove did not return.
God vowed, "Naught again."

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Genesis 9
Ev'rything on earth
Be fruitful and multiply
Rainbows in the sky.

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Matthew 3
John wore camel's hair;
In the Jordan cried, "Repent!"
Jesus was baptized.

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January 4

Genesis 10
Shem, Ham, and Japheth
Produced genealogies
To populate earth.

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Genesis 11
Babel unity
In a tower to reach God
Scattered descendants.

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Genesis 12
Abram and Sarai,
With a covenant of God,
Deceive the Pharaoh.

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Matthew 4
In the wilderness
Satan tried to tempt Jesus.
Ministry begins.

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January 5

Genesis 13
Abram and Lot herds
Demanded separate lands.
Abram got Canaan.

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Genesis 14
War takes Lot captive.
Abram frees him and is blessed
By Melchizedek.

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Genesis 15
Abram counts the stars
And God promises to him
More than all of them.

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Matthew 5:1-26
The Beatitudes
Turn the world upon its head.
God's Law is explained.

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January 6

Genesis 16
Abram wants a son.
Hagar, Sarai's servant girl,
Bears him Ishmael.

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Genesis 17
Through circumcision,
God is bound forever with
Abram/Abraham.

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Matthew 5:27-48
The Beatitudes
Turn the world upon its head.
God's Law is explained.

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January 7

Genesis 18
Sarai/Sarah laughs
When God promises a son
While Sodom decays.

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Genesis 19
Wickedness destroys
Sodom and pillar of salt.
Lot lays with daughters.

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Matthew 6:1-18
Jesus preaches more.
Teaches us to fast and pray,
And rely on God.

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January 8

Genesis 20
Abraham again
Calls his wife his sister to
Fool Abimelech.

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Genesis 21
Laughter named Isaac,
And Hagar is sent away.
God blesses her child.

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Genesis 22
God tells Abraham,
"Use Isaac as sacrifice."
Then gives ram instead.

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Matthew 6:19-34
Jesus preaches more.
Teaches us to fast and pray,
And rely on God.

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January 9

Genesis 23
Abraham, in grief,
Buys Hittite field toward Hebron
To bury Sarah.

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Genesis 24
Abraham's servant
Finds Rebekah at the well.
She and Isaac wed.

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Matthew 7
Do not judge others.
Seeking God is first in life.
Be more than hearers.

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January 10

Genesis 25
Death of Abraham.
Esau and Jacob are born;
Esau sells birthright.

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Genesis 26
God blesses Isaac
With many wells of water.
Esau weds Hittites.

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Matthew 8:1-17
Jesus heals many,
Sends two demons into swine,
Stills the stormy sea.

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January 11

Genesis 27
Jacob fools Isaac;
Gets his father's first blessing,
Making Esau mad.

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Genesis 28
Esau spites Isaac;
Takes Ishmael's daughter as wife.
Jacob's ladder dream.

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Matthew 8:18-34
Jesus heals many,
Sends two demons into swine,
Stills the stormy sea.

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January 12

Genesis 29
Jacob loves Rachel.
Works for Laban fourteen years;
Leah must wed first.

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Genesis 30
Jacob's sons are born.
It was time to leave Laban;
Goat trick was needed.

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Matthew 9:1-17
Jesus calls Matthew
And explains about new wine.
Laborers are few.

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January 13

Genesis 31
Laban finds Jacob.
Rachel stole the household gods.
Each goes his own way.

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Genesis 32
Jacob fears Esau;
Sends him many flocks for peace.
God names Israel.

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Matthew 9:18-38
Jesus calls Matthew
And explains about new wine.
Laborers are few.

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January 14

Genesis 33
Jacob and Esau
Meet and kiss with tears of joy,
And then Jacob leaves.

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Genesis 34
Shechem rapes Dinah.
Jacob's sons avenge disgrace,
Taking Canaan's wealth.

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Genesis 35
Israel is named
And he takes all to Bethel.
Isaac, Rachel die.

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Matthew 10:1-20
The disciples learn
Of persecutions to come.
They must bear a cross.

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January 15

Genesis 36
Esau's descendants
Become the land of Edom
Where kings ruled, not God.

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Genesis 37
Joseph, favored one,
Dreams that all will bow to him.
To Egypt he's sold.

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Genesis 38
Tamar was widowed.
Judah is deceived by her;
Perez is their child.

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Matthew 10:21-42
The disciples learn
Of persecutions to come.
They must bear a cross.

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January 16

Genesis 39
Joseph in Egypt,
Deceived by his master's wife,
Is sent to prison.

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Genesis 40
Servants of Pharaoh
Have their dreams interpreted
By Joseph in jail.

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Matthew 11
John the Baptist sends
Messengers to ask Jesus
If he is the One.

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January 17

Genesis 41
Pharaoh has a dream.
Joseph tells Pharaoh the truth;
Becomes powerful.

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Genesis 42
Famine in the land
Brings Joseph's brothers to beg.
They do not know him.

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Matthew 12:1-21
Pharisees are mad.
Jesus heals on the Sabbath
And calls them vipers.

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January 18

Genesis 43
The brothers return
Bringing Benjamin with them.
Joseph serves a feast.

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Genesis 44
Joseph has a plan
To keep Benjamin with him.
Judah pleads, "Not so!"

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Genesis 45
Joseph shows himself
To his brothers; they all weep.
Pharaoh gives them wealth.

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Matthew 12:22-50
Pharisees are mad.
Jesus heals on the Sabbath
And calls them vipers.

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January 19

Genesis 46
God speaks to Jacob,
"Take all your kin to Egypt."
Goshen becomes home.

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Genesis 47
Jacob meets Pharaoh.
Joseph makes Pharaoh wealthy
Buying land for food.

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Genesis 48
Joseph brings his sons
To Jacob for a blessing;
The younger was first.

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Matthew 13:1-30
Speaking parables,
Jesus teaches those who hear
With an open heart.

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January 20

Genesis 49
Jacob calls his sons
To speak to each a blessing,
Then he breathed no more.

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Genesis 50
As Jacob had wished,
In Canaan he was buried.
Joseph died in peace.

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Matthew 13:31-58
Speaking parables,
Jesus teaches those who hear
With an open heart.

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January 21

Exodus 1
Many years have passed.
The Israelites are slaves
Oppressed in Egypt.

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Exodus 2
Babe in the river
Is found by Pharaoh's daughter
Who names him Moses.

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Exodus 3
At the mount of God
Moses sees a burning bush
And speaks with "I AM"

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Matthew 14:1-21
Walking on water,
Two fish and five loaves of bread
Will feed five thousand.

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January 22

Exodus 4
The Lord tells Moses
That he and Aaron will free
The Hebrew people.

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Exodus 5
"Make bricks without straw,"
Pharaoh said, when Moses said,
"Let my people go!"

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Exodus 6
The deliverance
Of families of Moses
Is assured by God.

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Matthew 14:22-36
Walking on water,
Two fish and five loaves of bread
Will feed five thousand.

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January 23

Exodus 7
Egypt shall know God,
So Pharaoh's heart was hardened.
The first plague of blood.

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Exodus 8
Then frogs, gnats and flies
Were three more plagues on Egypt
God made through Moses.

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Matthew 15:1-20
Who are hypocrites?
One who perseveres is blessed,
And four thousand fed.

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January 24

Exodus 9
The herds were diseased
And boils to prove God's power.
Then hail destroyed crops.

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Exodus 10
God hardened Pharaoh
Through locusts and then darkness
As plagues on Egypt.

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Exodus 11
One more plague to come,
The worst on all of Egypt,
All first born shall die.

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Matthew 15:21-39
Who are hypocrites?
One who perseveres is blessed,
And four thousand fed.

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January 25

Exodus 12
Death passes over
The houses of Israel
For a remembrance.

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Exodus 13
"Eat unleavened bread
And set apart your first born."
God was fire and clouds.

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Matthew 16
Peter calls Jesus
The Messiah, Son of God.
Jesus claims the cross.

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January 26

Exodus 14
The people rebel,
But Moses parts the Red Sea
And delivers them.

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Exodus 15
Moses sings a song
Giving glory to God, then
Leads to fresh water.

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Matthew 17
Transfiguration;
Faith the size of mustard seeds;
Jesus puzzles all.

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January 27

Exodus 16
The people complained,
"We are hungry! Take us home!"
God gave them manna.

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Exodus 17
The people shouted,
"Water!" From a rock it came.
God gives victory.

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Exodus 18
Jethro meets Moses
And advises him wisely
To appoint judges.

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Matthew 18:1-20
What is true greatness?
Leave the blessed to find the lost.
Forgiveness is prime.

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January 28

Exodus 19
God calls to Moses
From a cloud on Mount Sinai
In fire and in smoke.

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Exodus 20
The Ten Commandments
Came from thunder and lightning
To fearful people

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Matthew 18:21-35
What is true greatness?
Leave the blessed to find the lost.
Forgiveness is prime.

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January 29

Exodus 21
Laws concerning slaves,
Violence and property,
God gives to Moses.

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Exodus 22
Moses receives laws
Concerning restitution
And religion too.

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Matthew 19
Jesus teaches us,
"Let the children come to me.
Give your wealth away."

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January 30

Exodus 23
Give justice to all
And keep the Sabbath holy.
Follow God's angel.

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Exodus 24
Moses went alone
To the top of Mount Sinai
Forty days and nights.

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Matthew 20:1-16
Laborers are few
And the first must be the last.
Jesus heals the blind.

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January 31

Exodus 25
Instructions from God
For the temple and the ark,
Table and lampstand.

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Exodus 26
The tabernacle,
With its framework and curtain,
Described in detail.

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Matthew 20:17-34
Laborers are few
And the first must be the last.
Jesus heals the blind.

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February 1

Exodus 27
For burnt offerings,
Build an altar and a court.
Use lamp with pure oil.

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Exodus 28
Aaron and his sons
Shall be priests in the temple;
Clothe them properly.

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Matthew 21:1-22
Shouting, "Hosanna!"
Jesus in Jerusalem
Curses the temple.

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February 2

Exodus 29
Ordain the priesthood
With the blood of bulls and rams
As a sacrament.

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Exodus 30
Altar and basin
For incense oil and washing
And the atonement.

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Matthew 21:23-46
Shouting, "Hosanna!"
Jesus in Jerusalem
Curses the temple.

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February 3

Exodus 31
God appointed men
To build ev'rything, and gave
Two tablets of stone.

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Exodus 32
While Moses was gone,
People built a golden calf.
Levi's sons were blessed.

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Exodus 33
Moses spoke to God,
And God spoke to Moses in
The tent of meeting.

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Matthew 22:1-22
Who will be God's guests?
Sadducees and Pharisees
Try to stump Jesus.

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February 4

Exodus 34
Moses intercedes
For all the stiff-necked people.
Ev'rything renewed.

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Exodus 35
All people prepare
To give of their gifts, and keep
The Sabbath holy.

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Matthew 22:23-46
Who will be God's guests?
Sadducees and Pharisees
Try to stump Jesus.

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February 5

Exodus 36
Oholiab and
Bezalel were skilled to build
The tabernacle.

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Exodus 37
Covenantal ark
Made of acacia and gold
Wings of cherubim.

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Exodus 38
The tabernacle,
Altars, oils, courts, and curtains
Made with finest things.

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Matthew 23:1-22
Jesus speaks harsh words
To temple authorities;
"Woe to you," he says.

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February 6

Exodus 39
For Aaron and priests,
Ephods, breastplates, and jewels,
All as God had said.

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Exodus 40
When all was ready,
The temple was erected
With clouds and glory.

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Matthew 23:23-39
Jesus speaks harsh words
To temple authorities;
"Woe to you," he says.

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February 7

Leviticus 1
A burnt offering
Shall be animals without
Blemish for the Lord.

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Leviticus 2
Frankincense and oil
Shall be poured upon choice flour,
And use no leaven.

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Leviticus 3
A sheep or a goat,
Offerings of well-being,
Must have fat removed.

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Matthew 24:1-28
The end is coming.
Lawlessness will soon increase,
But remain faithful.

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February 8

Leviticus 4
Intentional sin
Requires a bull sacrifice
Slaughtered before God.

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Leviticus 5
Uncleanness brings guilt
And requires a sacrifice
Of sheep, goats, or birds.

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Matthew 24:29-51
The end is coming.
Lawlessness will soon increase,
But remain faithful.

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February 9

Leviticus 6
Repay plus one fifth.
When sacrifices are made
It is food for priests.

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Leviticus 7
Thanksgiving off'rings
Shall be eaten the same day
And use fat for smoke.

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Matthew 25:1-30
Keep your lamps burning.
Use God's gifts to you to share
With the weakest ones.

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February 10

Leviticus 8
Moses anointed
Aaron and tabernacle
With oil and with blood.

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Leviticus 9
Bull, lamb, ox, and ram
For well-being sacrifice
Will bless the people

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Leviticus 10
Two sons of Aaron
Offered an unholy flame,
So God consumed them.

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Matthew 25:31-46
Keep your lamps burning.
Use God's gifts to you to share
With the weakest ones.

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February 11

Leviticus 11
If it chews its cud
And has a divided hoof,
You may eat of it.

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Leviticus 12
Women giving birth
Require purification
And blood sacrifice.

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Matthew 26:1-25
"Not I," Judas said
While the Last Supper was served.
Then Gethsemane.

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February 12

Leviticus 13
A leprous person
After seven days shall be
Deemed by priests unclean.

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Matthew 26:26-50
"Not I," Judas said
While the Last Supper was served.
Then Gethsemane.

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February 13

Leviticus 14
Two clean living birds
And two lambs of atonement
Make a leper clean.

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Matthew 26:51-75
"Not I," Judas said
While the Last Supper was served.
Then Gethsemane.

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February 14

Leviticus 15
A man or woman
Shall be unclean seven days
For body discharge.

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Leviticus 16
Aaron must atone
For himself and the people
With bull sacrifice.

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Matthew 27:1-26
Jesus is silent
As Barabbas is set free.
Christ is crucified.

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February 15

Leviticus 17
Sacrifices must
Be at the altar of God,
And no blood eaten.

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Leviticus 18
Laws concerning sex
Make it for a man and wife,
And all else is sin.

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Matthew 27:27-50
Jesus is silent
As Barabbas is set free.
Christ is crucified.

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February 16

Leviticus 19
You shall be holy
By keeping God's commandments
And moral statutes.

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Leviticus 20
Penalties of death
For all in depravity
And idol worship.

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Matthew 27:51-66
Jesus is silent
As Barabbas is set free.
Christ is crucified.

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February 17

Leviticus 21
Priests shall be holy
In their body, clothing, life,
And without blemish.

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Leviticus 22
Holy offerings,
Sacred donations to God,
Shall be perfection.

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Matthew 28
Joy on the third day;
Jesus rises from the dead
And commissions us.

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February 18

Leviticus 23
Festivals of weeks,
Booths, trumpets, unleavened bread,
First fruits, and Sabbath.

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Leviticus 24
Pure oil in a lamp
Shall burn throughout each night, and
Blasphemers shall die.

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Mark 1:1-22
Baptism was by fire;
First by John, then the desert,
Then healing begins.

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February 19

Leviticus 25
Rest land seventh year
And seven times seven years
Between Jubilees.

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Mark 1:23-45
Baptism was by fire;
First by John, then the desert,
Then healing begins.

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February 20

Leviticus 26
Rain, peace, strength, and crops
For obedience, or else
Plagues, terror and death.

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Leviticus 27
The worth of people,
Animals and land shall be
Holy to the Lord.

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Mark 2
A man through the roof,
And while eating with sinners,
Jesus heals with love.

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February 21

Numbers 1
Moses told to count
The twelve tribes of Israel
And all ancestors.

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Numbers 2
Each tribe is to camp;
Judah east and Reuben south,
Ephraim west, Dan north.

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Mark 3:1-19
Called the Son of God
And Beelzebul, by some,
Jesus confused all.

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February 22

Numbers 3
God chose the Levites
To care for the temple with
The sons of Aaron.

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Number 4
The Kohathites and
Gershonites and Merarites
Carry the temple.

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Mark 3:20-35
Called the Son of God
And Beelzebul, by some,
Jesus confused all.

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February 23

Numbers 5
An unfaithful wife
Shall be brought before the priest
To cleanse and set free.

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Numbers 6
A vow to the Lord
By Nazirites is special;
Setting them apart.

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Mark 4:1-20
Amid parables,
Seed on paths, rocks, thorns, and soil,
Jesus calms the sea.

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February 24

Numbers 7
For twelve special days
Offerings were made to God
To bless the altar.

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Numbers 8
The consecration
Of the Levites by Aaron
For service to God.

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Mark 4:21-41
Amid parables,
Seed on paths, rocks, thorns, and soil,
Jesus calms the sea.

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February 25

Numbers 9
After Passover
At Sinai, God led the tribes
By cloud and by fire.

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Numbers 10
Two silver trumpets
Were made and blown for warning,
Then they left Sinai.

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Numbers 11
Moses intercedes.
Seventy elders chosen,
Then God provides quails

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Mark 5:1-20
Jesus meets Legion
And heals on way to healing
A girl who was dead.

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February 26

Numbers 12
God hears jealousy
In Aaron and Miriam.
Moses Intercedes.

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Numbers 13
Spies sent to Canaan
Reported wealth and giants;
Only Caleb brave.

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Numbers 14
Because they rebelled,
God told the people they will
Suffer forty years

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Mark 5:21-43
Jesus meets Legion
And heals on way to healing
A girl who was dead.

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February 27

Numbers 15
In the promised land,
Make various offerings
And add fringe to clothes.

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Numbers 16
Some Levites rebel
Against Moses and Aaron.
God's wrath consumes them.

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Mark 6:1-29
Jesus rejected
By his home. He sends the twelve
While Herod kills John.

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February 28

Numbers 17
Each tribe placed a staff
To see which one God would choose.
Aaron's staff blossomed.

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Numbers 18
Levites serve the priests
Who shall have the offerings.
Levites keep the tithe.

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Numbers 19
Burn the red heifer
Outside the camp for cleansing
Those who touch dead things.

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Mark 6:30-56
Jesus rejected
By his home. He sends the twelve
While Herod kills John.

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March 1

Numbers 20
Moses strikes a rock
In anger at Meribah,
And then Aaron dies.

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Numbers 21
A snake on a pole
To give life and defeat kings
In Moab journey.

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Numbers 22
Balak calls Balaam
For protection, but Balaam
Hears the voice of God.

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Mark 7:1-13
Elder traditions
From the Laws of purity
Are less than pure love.

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March 2

Numbers 23

Balaam's oracles
Are against Balak because
God loves Israel.

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Numbers 24
Oracles reveal
What God has done and will do;
Making Balak mad.

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Numbers 25
People worshipped Baal
And men took Midian wives.
Phineas killed them.

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Mark 7:14-37
Elder traditions
From the Laws of purity
Are less than pure love.

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March 3

Numbers 26
New census reveals
Over six hundred thousand
To inherit land.

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Numbers 27
Women of Joseph
Become heirs, and Joshua
Will succeed Moses.

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Mark 8:1-21
Yeast of Pharisees
Cannot feed as Jesus fed.
"Do you understand?"

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March 4

Numbers 28
Offerings prescribed
For days, Sabbath, Passover;
Also months and weeks.

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Numbers 29
Keep a festival
For trumpets and atonement,
And eight days of booths.

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Numbers 30
The vows of women
Require approval by men;
Father or husband.

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Mark 8:22-38
Yeast of Pharisees
Cannot feed as Jesus fed.
"Do you understand?"

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March 5

Numbers 31
War with Midian
Brings booty to Israel.
All must give a tithe.

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Numbers 32
Reuben and Gadites
Wanted land in Gilead.
Moses tells them, "Wait."

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Numbers 33
Israel's journey
From Egypt to the Jordan,
To the promised land.

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Mark 9:1-29
Healing unbelief,
Jesus says the last are first
And that he must die.

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March 6

Numbers 34
Boundaries are set,
Divided by Joshua
And Eleazar.

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Numbers 35
Cities for Levites
And cities of refuge must
Be in all twelve tribes.

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Numbers 36
Joseph's ancestors
Were women who must marry
Paternal cousins.

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Mark 9:30-50
Healing unbelief,
Jesus says the last are first
And that he must die.

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March 7

Deuteronomy 1
History recalled:
Forty years in wilderness
Caused by rebellion.

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Deuteronomy 2
Avoid Esau's kin.
God made sure you lacked nothing
And gave victory.

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Mark 10:1-31
"You must be a child,
Give away your worldly wealth
And seek the last place."

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March 8

Deuteronomy 3
God gave Gilead
To Reuben and the Gadites.
Moses views Canaan.

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Deuteronomy 4
Moses reminds them
Of what God has done that they
Should teach their children.

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Mark 10:32-52
"You must be a child,
Give away your worldly wealth
And seek the last place."

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March 9

Deuteronomy 5
The Ten Commandments
Are recalled and do require
Strict obedience.

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Deuteronomy 6
Hear, O Israel,
You shall love the Lord your God
With heart, soul, and might.

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Deuteronomy 7
Do not show mercy
To the natives of Canaan.
God has chosen you.

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Mark 11:1-18
Riding on a colt
Jesus hears loud hosannas
In Jerusalem.

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March 10

Deuteronomy 8
The Lord provided
In your poverty; now in
Wealth remember Him.

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Deuteronomy 9
God goes before you.
Be grateful and remember
Costs of rebellion.

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Deuteronomy 10
Essence of the Law:
Love God, walk in His ways, and
Serve with heart and soul.

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Mark 11:19-33
Riding on a colt
Jesus hears loud hosannas
In Jerusalem.

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March 11

Deuteronomy 11
If you obey God,
You will gather grain and oil
In land God gives you.

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Deuteronomy 12
Destroy pagan gods
And worship in one place with
No idolatry.

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Deuteronomy 13
Worship only God.
Beware of false prophets and
Put them to the sword.

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Mark 12:1-27
The wicked tenants
Plan to trap the Son of God
Using trick questions.

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March 12

Deuteronomy 14
Eat what chews its cud
And has a divided hoof.
Always give a tithe.

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Deuteronomy 15
Ev'ry seventh year
Pardon the debts of neighbors
And set kin slaves free.

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Deuteronomy 16
Passover reviewed,
As well as the festivals
Of weeks and of booths.

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Mark 12:28-44
The wicked tenants
Plan to trap the Son of God
Using trick questions.

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March 13

Deuteronomy 17
Idol worshippers
Shall be killed; and priests shall serve
As kings and judges.

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Deuteronomy 18
No pagan beliefs.
The Levites inherit God
And a new prophet.

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Deuteronomy 19
Maintain three cities
For accidental killers
To find a refuge.

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Mark 13:1-20
Jesus speaks the truth
About death, figs and temple,
Warning, "Stay awake."

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March 14

Deuteronomy 20
Before starting war
Offer the town terms of peace;
And spare all fruit trees.

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Deuteronomy 21
Cleanse innocent blood.
Gives rights to firstborn sons, and
Kill a rebel child.

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Deuteronomy 22
Care for neighbor flocks
And obey sexual laws.
Marry a virgin.

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Mark 13:21-37
Jesus speaks the truth
About death, figs and temple,
Warning, "Stay awake."

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March 15

Deuteronomy 23
Edomites are kin.
Remain ritually clean.
Escaped slaves are free.

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Deuteronomy 24
Laws about divorce,
Pledges and slavery, and
Leaving a remnant.

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Deuteronomy 25
A man must marry
His dead brother's wife, or she
Can spit in his face.

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Mark 14:1-26
Sharing Passover,
The twelve betray and deny.
Jesus claims, "I AM"

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March 16

Deuteronomy 26
Tithe of your first fruits
As thanks for all God has done.
You are God's people.

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Deuteronomy 27
When you cross into
A land of milk and honey,
Build God an altar.

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Mark 14:27-53
Sharing Passover,
The twelve betray and deny.
Jesus claims, "I AM"

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March 17

Deuteronomy 28
Blessings will abound
On ev'rything you have, if
You obey God's Word.

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Deuteronomy 29
Remembering all
God has given and done, we
Renew covenant.

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Mark 14:54-72
Sharing Passover,
The twelve betray and deny.
Jesus claims, "I AM"

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March 18

Deuteronomy 30
You can be certain
Of God's love, faith, and heaven;
They are in your heart.

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Deuteronomy 31
God instructs Moses,
"Put the Law inside the ark.
Anoint Joshua."

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Mark 15:1-25
Jesus is condemned,
Mocked, crucified, and buried.
Then sealed in a tomb.

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March 19

Deuteronomy 32
The song of Moses,
"God is faithful, just and strong.
He will be your Rock."

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Deuteronomy 33
Moses, man of God,
Blesses tribes of Israel
Just as Jacob did.

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Deuteronomy 34
Moses at Pisgah
Looks at Canaan and then dies.
Thirty days they mourn.

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Mark 15:26-47
Jesus is condemned,
Mocked, crucified, and buried.
Then sealed in a tomb.

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March 20

Joshua 1
Joshua prepares
To cross the River Jordan.
The people obey.

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Joshua 2
Rahab hides the spies
Who will spare her family
When Israel comes.

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Joshua 3
The ark leads the way
As the Jordan is parted
Outside Jericho.

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Mark 16
After the Sabbath,
An angel tells three women.
"Jesus is risen!"

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March 21

Joshua 4
Twelve stones were set up
In Gilgal where they crossed the
Jordan on dry ground.

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Joshua 5
Re-circumcise men.
Observe Passover again.
This is holy ground.

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Joshua 6
Priests blowing trumpets -
People marched 'round Jericho -
With shouts the wall fell.

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Luke 1:1-25
Prophets and angels
Sent to prepare the way for
The Magnificat.

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March 22

Joshua 7
First defeat at Ai
For devoted things Achan
Hid within his tent.

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Joshua 8
Ai chased Israel
From their city, but more men
Came up from behind.

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Joshua 9
The kings of Canaan
Gather, but Gibeon sought
Peace through slavery.

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Luke 1:26-38
Prophets and angels
Sent to prepare the way for
The Magnificat.

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March 23

Joshua 10
Five kings of Canaan
Beaten when the sun stood still.
God gave victory.

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Joshua 11
Joshua then took
All the cities in the north.
Then was rest from war.

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Joshua 12
Moses conquered kings,
And then Joshua conquered
Thirty-one in all.

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Luke 1:39-56
Prophets and angels
Sent to prepare the way for
The Magnificat.

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March 24

Joshua 13
Reuben and Gadites
Received land east of Jordan
As Moses had said.

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Joshua 14
Nine and one half tribes
Received land west of Jordan;
Levites received none.

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Joshua 15
Judah's land described
With all of his families.
Caleb got Hebron.

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Luke 1:57-80
Prophets and angels
Sent to prepare the way for
The Magnificat.

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March 25

Joshua 16
The tribes of Joseph
Received two portions: Ephraim
And half Manesseh.

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Joshua 17
Joseph's firstborn son,
Manesseh, received land east
And west of Jordan.

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Joshua 18
There were seven tribes
That had not received their land.
Scouts were sent to see.

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Luke 2:1-24
The Christ child is born.
Simeon sees Messiah.
Young Jesus teaches.

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March 26

Joshua 19
When the scouts returned
Seven lands were divided
By lot in Shiloh.

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Joshua 20
Cities of refuge
For accidental slayers
Were made in six lands.

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Joshua 21
Levites received towns
To live in and for their flocks
As God commanded.

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Luke 2:25-52
The Christ child is born.
Simeon sees Messiah.
Young Jesus teaches.

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March 27

Joshua 22
The two tribes return
To their land east of Jordan.
They built an altar.

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Joshua 23
Joshua explains
How God kept His promises;
"Now you must keep yours."

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Joshua 24
In Shechem, people
Renew covenant with God.
Then Joshua dies.

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Luke 3
John the Baptist shouts,
"Prepare the way of the Lord."
Jesus is baptized.

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March 28

Judges 1
Judah first must fight
Canaan natives for their land,
But they let some live.

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Judges 2
Israel did not
Tear down all pagan altars.
Then Joshua died.

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Judges 3
God raised Othniel,
Ehud and Shamgar to judge
And lead Israel.

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Luke 4:1-30
Jesus tells his home,
"Scripture is fulfilled in me."
They reject; Christ heals.

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March 29

Judges 4
God gave Deborah,
With Barak, the victory
Over Sisera.

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Judges 5
"Awake, Deborah.
Sing a song of praise to God
For all He has done."

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Judges 6
God raised Gideon
To destroy altars of Baal.
Then a sign of fleece.

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Luke 4:31-44
Jesus tells his home,
"Scripture is fulfilled in me."
They reject; Christ heals.

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March 30

Judges 7
Three hundred trumpets
Blown for God and Gideon
Routed Midian.

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Judges 8
Midian's two kings
And idolatry were thorns
In Gideon's side.

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Luke 5:1-16
Healing a leper
And then a paralyzed man,
Christ speaks of new wine.

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March 31

Judges 9
Killed by a woman,
Abimelech was repaid
For his evil deeds.

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Judges 10
Jews abandoned God.
Then, oppressed by Ammon, they
Put false gods away.

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Luke 5:17-39
Healing a leper
And then a paralyzed man,
Christ speaks of new wine.

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April 1

Judges 11
Jephthah wins Ammon.
By a foolish vow to God
He kills his daughter.

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Judges 12
Jephthah fights Ephraim.
Ibzan, Elon and Abdon
Then judged Israel.

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Luke 6:1-26
Jesus calls the twelve,
Teaches about the Sabbath,
Love, judgment, and figs.

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April 2

Judges 13
An angel of God
Tells Manoah and his wife
She will bear Samson.

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Judges 14
Samson was betrayed
By his wife when she begged for
Solving his riddle.

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Judges 15
Samson burned the fields
Of the Philistines and then
Killed them with jawbone.

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Luke 6:27-49
Jesus calls the twelve,
Teaches about the Sabbath,
Love, judgment, and figs.

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April 3

Judges 16
Traitor Delilah
Learns from Samson his weakness.
Hair led to his death.

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Judges 17
A Levite became
A priest to Micah who built
A silver idol.

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Judges 18
Then five Danite men
Steal Micah's silver idol
And make it their own.

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Luke 7:1-30
A dead son is raised.
"Judge me by the works I do.
Your faith has saved you."

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April 4

Judges 19
A man's concubine
Is cut into twelve pieces
Sent through Israel.

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Judges 20
All the other tribes
Fought Benjamin for the death
Of the concubine.

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Judges 21
To save Benjamin
From extinction, Israel
Gave wives from Shiloh.

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Luke 7:31-50
A dead son is raised.
"Judge me by the works I do.
Your faith has saved you."

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April 5

Ruth 1
Naomi/Mara
Lost her husband and two sons.
Ruth would not leave her.

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Ruth 2
Ruth worked in the field
Of Boaz who noticed her.
He was next-of-kin.

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Ruth 3
Naomi prompts Ruth,
"Lay with Boaz in the field."
She laid at his feet.

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Ruth 4
Boaz redeemed Ruth
And took her to be his wife,
David's great grandma.

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Luke 8:1-25
Teaching parables,
Jesus calms a storm and says,
"Let your light shine bright."

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April 6

1 Samuel 1
Hannah had no child.
Bears a son named Samuel
And gives him to God.

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1 Samuel 2
Eli had two sons
Who had no regard for God.
Samu'l ministers.

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1 Samuel 3
The boy Samuel
Receives prophecy from God
And grows in Shiloh.

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Luke 8:26-56
Teaching parables,
Jesus calms a storm and says,
"Let your light shine bright."

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April 7

1 Samuel 4
Philistines prevail
Over Hebrews and then they
Take the ark of God.

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1 Samuel 5
With the ark of God,
Their god Dagon is destroyed.
People were afraid.

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1 Samuel 6
The ark was returned
To Levites at Beth-Shemesh
With great rejoicing.

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Luke 9:1-17
Five thousand are fed,
True greatness explained, and the
Transfiguration.

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April 8

1 Samuel 7
As judge, Samuel
Called Israel back to God,
And God gave them peace.

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1 Samuel 8
God warns Israel,
"Human kings will oppress you,"
But they wanted one.

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1 Samuel 9
While chasing donkeys,
Saul meets Samu'l, and the Lord
Said, "Anoint him king."

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Luke 9:18-38
Five thousand are fed,
True greatness explained, and the
Transfiguration.

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April 9

1 Samuel 10
Saul met with prophets.
Samu'l says that God is King,
Then points them to Saul.

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1 Samuel 11
God gave victory
To Saul when Nahash had said,
"Gouge out your right eyes."

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1 Samuel 12
You must obey God,
Heed His voice and not rebel.
Serve with all your heart.

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Luke 9:37-62
Five thousand are fed,
True greatness explained, and the
Transfiguration.

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April 10

1 Samuel 13
Samu'l did not come
So Saul burned an offering.
He did not trust God.

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1 Samuel 14
Saul's son, Jonathan,
(Led in battle, ate honey)
Saved by the people.

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Luke 10:1-24
Seventy are sent
To unrepentant cities.
Jesus praises them.

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April 11

1 Samuel 15
Saul spared King Agag,
Disobeying God's command,
And lost his kingdom.

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1 Samuel 16
Jesse had eight sons.
God chose David to be king;
Played the lyre for Saul.

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Luke 10:25-42
Seventy are sent
To unrepentant cities.
Jesus praises them.

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April 12

1 Samuel 17
Goliath was huge,
But David called upon God
And prevailed o'er him.

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1 Samuel 18
Saul became jealous
That the people loved David.
David weds Michal.

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Luke 11:1-28
Jesus teaches prayer
And denounces Pharisees
Who call him Satan.

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April 13

1 Samuel 19
Saul wants David dead,
But Jonathan and Michal
Help him to escape.

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1 Samuel 20
Saul's son loved David;
Saved his life with three arrows
Shot into a field.

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1 Samuel 21
Priests give holy bread
To feed David and his men
While he fled from Saul.

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Luke 11:29-54
Jesus teaches prayer
And denounces Pharisees
Who call him Satan.

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April 14

1 Samuel 22
Saul chases David;
Killed the priests who gave him bread
In the town of Nob.

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1 Samuel 23
David saves Keilah
From the Philistines, and then
Eludes Saul again.

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1 Samuel 24
David spares Saul's life,
Respecting God's anointed.
Saul speaks gratitude.

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Luke 12:1-34
Do not be afraid
If others do not believe.
You remain faithful.

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April 15

1 Samuel 25
David was angered
By Nabal, but Abigail
Pleaded for his life.

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1 Samuel 26
While Saul was sleeping,
David spares his life again,
Taking just his spear.

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Luke 12:35-59
Do not be afraid
If others do not believe.
You remain faithful.

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April 16

1 Samuel 27
When living in Gath,
David pillaged many towns
Of the Philistines.

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1 Samuel 28
Through a medium,
Samu'l tells Saul, "Tomorrow
You shall be with me."

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1 Samuel 29
Philistine's army
Does not want David with them
When they fight Jezreel.

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Luke 13:1-22
Telling parables,
Jesus heals and then laments
For Jerusalem.

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April 17

1 Samuel 30
The Amalekites
Sack Ziklag so David takes
Vengeance and much spoil.

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1 Samuel 31
Saul falls on his sword
And then men cut off his head.
Jabesh mourned for him.

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Luke 13:23-35
Telling parables,
Jesus heals and then laments
For Jerusalem.

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April 18

2 Samuel 1
The Amalekite
Who beheaded Saul is killed
By mourning David.

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2 Samuel 2
David becomes king
Of Judah, but Israel
Maintains their own king.

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Luke 14:1-24
"Take the lower place
At the great banquet." The cost
Of discipleship.

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April 19

2 Samuel 3
Abner switches sides
To be loyal to David,
But Joab kills him.

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2 Samuel 4
When they brought the head
Of Ishbaal to David he
Killed them at Hebron.

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2 Samuel 5
David then unites
Israel in one kingdom,
And fights Philistines.

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Luke 14:25-35
"Take the lower place
At the great banquet." The cost
Of discipleship.

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April 20

2 Samuel 6
David danced with joy
When they brought the ark of God
To Jerusalem.

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2 Samuel 7
Nathan tells David
God will bless him and to build
A house for the Lord.

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2 Samuel 8
David then subdues
Edom, Moab, Ammonites,
And the Philistines.

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Luke 15:1-10
Lost sheep and lost coins
Are like the prodigal son;
Joy when they return.

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April 21

2 Samuel 9
David wants to show
Saul's grandson Mephibosheth
Kindness and honor.

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2 Samuel 10
Because of Hanun,
David sent Joab to fight
The Arameans.

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2 Samuel 11
Bathsheba is seen
And taken by David who
Has Uriah killed.

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Luke 15:11-32
Lost sheep and lost coins
Are like the prodigal son;
Joy when they return.

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April 22

2 Samuel 12
Because of his sin,
David's house will have no peace.
Solomon is born.

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2 Samuel 13
Children of David:
Amnon raped Tamar and then
Absalom killed him.

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Luke 16
With little or much,
Be faithful with what God gives
For eternity.

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April 23

2 Samuel 14
Joab staged a play
To get Absalom back home;
Ignored for two years.

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2 Samuel 15
Absalom becomes
King in Hebron. David flees
From Jerusalem.

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Luke 17:1-19
The Kingdom of God
Is here when you forgive and
Exercise your faith.

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April 24

2 Samuel 16
David is abused
By Shimei and Absalom
And his concubines.

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2 Samuel 17
Hushai was a spy.
He warned David to escape
Across the Jordan.

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2 Samuel 18
Absalom is killed
By Joab who then sends word
To inform David.

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Luke 17:20-37
The Kingdom of God
Is here when you forgive and
Exercise your faith.

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April 25

2 Samuel 19
David fires Joab,
Then goes to Jerusalem
And shows much kindness.

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2 Samuel 20
Sheba would be king,
But Joab seizes power
And the head of him.

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Luke 18:1-17
Pursue justice and
Be merciful to all and
Be a little child.

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April 26

2 Samuel 21
Gibeon wanted
Seven sons of Saul to die.
David gathered bones.

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2 Samuel 22
The song of David
Thanking God for victory.
"Blessed be my rock."

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Luke 18:18-43
Pursue justice and
Be merciful to all and
Be a little child.

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April 27

2 Samuel 23
"One who rules justly
Is like the light of morning
In the fear of God."

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2 Samuel 24
After a census,
David asked that he alone
Bear the cost of sin.

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Luke 19:1-27
A guest of sinners,
Christ tells us to multiply
Gifts God has given.

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April 28

1 Kings 1
As David gets old,
Adonijah would be king
But for Solomon.

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1 Kings 2
"Beware of my foes,"
David warned before he died.
Solomon takes pow'r.

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Luke 19:28-48
A guest of sinners,
Christ tells us to multiply
Gifts God has given.

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April 29

1 Kings 3
Solomon's wisdom
Decides between two women
Fighting for a child.

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1 Kings 4
Solomon's kingdom
Became wealthy, and he was
Known for his wisdom.

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1 Kings 5
The king wants to build
A temple to worship God.
Hiram supplies wood.

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Luke 20:1-26
There was an owner
Of a vineyard with a son
Killed by the tenants.

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April 30

1 Kings 6
The temple was built
Lavishly. God will bless it
If all will obey.

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1 Kings 7
The king built his house,
And filled God's house with the things
From the old temple.

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Luke 20:27-47
There was an owner
Of a vineyard with a son
Killed by the tenants.

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May 1

1 Kings 8
The temple blessing:
"Hear in heav'n your dwelling place."
And then sacrifice.

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1 Kings 9
God appears again;
Warns the king to follow Him
So he can be blessed.

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Luke 21:1-19
The end will bring wars
And the Son of Man on clouds.
Be on guard and watch.

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May 2

1 Kings 10
The queen of Sheba
Visits Solomon to see
His wealth and wisdom.

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1 Kings 11
Many foreign wives
Led the king to worship gods;
Making God angry.

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Luke 21:20-38
The end will bring wars
And the Son of Man on clouds.
Be on guard and watch.

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May 3

1 Kings 12
After Solomon,
Northern tribes divide from south;
Each selects a king.

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1 Kings 13
When a man of God
Disobeyed God and ate food
A lion killed him.

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Luke 22:1-20
"This is my body.
This is my blood. Do this in
Remembrance of me."

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May 4

1 Kings 14
Prophet Ahijah
Said that God will curse the house
Of Jeroboam.

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1 Kings 15
Asa ruled Judah
Right with God, but King Baasha
Warred in Israel.

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Luke 22:21-46
"This is my body.
This is my blood. Do this in
Remembrance of me."

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May 5

1 Kings 16
King after king and
Sev'ral prophets come and go,
Then Ahab is king.

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1 Kings 17
Prophet Elijah
Fills a widow's jar with food
And revives her son.

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1 Kings 18
The prophets of Baal
Compete against Elijah,
But could not start fire.

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Luke 22:47-71
"This is my body.
This is my blood. Do this in
Remembrance of me."

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May 6

1 Kings 19
Elijah escapes
Jezebel, and then meets God
In a sheer silence.

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1 Kings 20
Ahab fought Aram
But did not kill Ben-hadad.
A prophet condemns.

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Luke 23:1-25
Shouting, "Crucify!"
They all sent Jesus to die
On a cross alone.

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May 7

1 Kings 21
Because Jezebel
Took the vineyard of Naboth
Dogs will lick her blood.

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1 Kings 22
King Jehoshaphat
And King Ahab fought Aram,
Urged by the prophets.

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Luke 23:26-56
Shouting, "Crucify!"e;
They all sent Jesus to die
On a cross alone.

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May 8

2 Kings 1
The Jews had no God
So fire killed a hundred men
When Elijah spoke.

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2 Kings 2
Elisha follows
When a whirlwind came from God
To take Elijah.

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2 Kings 3
Three kings united
Ask God for water when they
Defeated Moab.

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Luke 24:1-35
The stone rolled away,
("The Lord has risen indeed"),
Jesus granted peace.

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May 9

2 Kings 4
Four more miracles
Of Elisha: oil, feeding,
Life, and pot of stew.

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2 Kings 5
Naaman's leprosy
Was healed by Elisha, but
He refused a gift.

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2 Kings 6
God blinds Aram's men.
Then they feed Samarians
Who then ate their sons.

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Luke 24:36-53
The stone rolled away,
("The Lord has risen indeed"),
Jesus granted peace.

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May 10

2 Kings 7
Arameans flee.
Samaria comes to take
All their wealth away.

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2 Kings 8
Kings of Israel
Walked in the way of Ahab,
But God kept promise.

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2 Kings 9
Jehu kills Joram;
Becomes king of Israel
Anointed by God.

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John 1:1-28
In the beginning
Was the Word that became flesh
And is one with God.

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May 11

2 Kings 10
Ahab's descendants
And all worshippers of Baal
Jehu ordered killed.

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2 Kings 11
Joash becomes king.
Athaliah shouts, "Treason!"
Baal's house is destroyed.

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2 Kings 12
King Joash ordered
Money not to go to priests,
But to the workers.

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John 1:29-51
In the beginning
Was the Word that became flesh
And is one with God.

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May 12

2 Kings 13
Kings of Israel
Did what was evil to God,
And Elisha died.

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2 Kings 14
Israel went up
Against Judah and pillaged
The house of the Lord.

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John 2
Water turned to wine
And then tables overturned;
A gift, then warning.

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May 13

2 Kings 15
King Amaziah
Reigned with God while Israel
Had more evil kings.

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2 Kings 16
Judah's king Ahaz
Replaced the altar of God
With one of his own.

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John 3:1-21
God so loved the world
That He gave His only son
Born of the Spirit.

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May 14

2 Kings 17
Idols, high places
And sacred poles made God mad.
North was then captive.

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2 Kings 18
Hezekiah reigned
In Judah and tried to deal
With Assyria.

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John 3:22-38
God so loved the world
That He gave His only son
Born of the Spirit.

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May 15

2 Kings 19
The Lord hears the prayers
Of the king and Isaiah;
Kills Assyrians.

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2 Kings 20
God was with the king,
But he welcomed Babylon
And showed all his wealth.

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2 Kings 21
Manasseh rebuilt
High places and Baal's altars;
Causing God's anger.

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John 4:1-30
Jesus at a well
Explains living water and
He, the Messiah.

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May 16

2 Kings 22
The priest Hilkiah
Finds and brings the king the Law;
He was penitent.

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2 Kings 23
Josiah reforms
Judah by removing all
Altars to false gods.

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John 4:31-54
Jesus at a well
Explains living water and
He, the Messiah.

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May 17

2 Kings 24
Babylon came up
And besieged Jerusalem.
The exile begins.

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2 Kings 25
The house of the Lord
Was pilfered and then destroyed
By the Chaldeans.

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John 5:1-24
With authority,
Jesus heals a man to walk
And claims God's power.

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May 18

1 Chronicles 1
Adam to Noah,
Then descendants to Abram
Leading to Jacob.

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1 Chronicles 2
Jacob had twelve sons
Who were tribes of Israel
That had many sons.

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1 Chronicles 3
Among David's sons,
(Amnon, Daniel, Absalom),
There was Solomon.

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John 5:25-47
With authority,
Jesus heals a man to walk
And claims God's power.

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May 19

1 Chronicles 4
The sons of Judah
Are many and named. Then the
Sons of Simeon.

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1 Chronicles 5
First born son Reuben,
Gad and half of Manasseh
Were expert in war.

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1 Chronicles 6
The sons of Levi
And musicians of David;
Servants of the Lord.

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John 6:1-21
"You must eat of me,
For I am the bread of life."
Many turned away.

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May 20

1 Chronicles 7
Issachar, Asher,
Benjamin and Naphtali,
And sons of Ephraim.

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1 Chronicles 8
The Benjaminites
Became mighty warriors
For Jerusalem.

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1 Chronicles 9
By ancestral house,
There were priests and Levites and
Kindred of king Saul.

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John 6:22-44
"You must eat of me,
For I am the bread of life."
Many turned away.

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May 21

1 Chronicles 10
Saul was unfaithful
To the Lord so his kingdom
Was passed to David.

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1 Chronicles 11
David's mighty men
And the Three led by Joab
And thirty with him.

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1 Chronicles 12
David in Ziklag
Built an army then went to
Hebron to be king.

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John 6:45-71
"You must eat of me,
For I am the bread of life."
Many turned away.

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May 22

1 Chronicles 13
Uzzah touched the ark
So God killed him. The ark went
To Obed-edom.

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1 Chronicles 14
David took more wives.
God delivered Philistine
Into David's hands.

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1 Chronicles 15
David gathered priests
To bring the ark to Zion
With music and dance.

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John 7:1-31
"My teaching is God's,
And you know where I am from,
Like living water."

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May 23

1 Chronicles 16
Blessing of the ark:
Ascribe glory to the Lord.
Joy is in His place.

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1 Chronicles 17
Nathan tells David,
"You shall not build God a house."
He bows to the Lord.

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1 Chronicles 18
As his kingdom grows,
David dedicates to God
All the spoils of war.

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John 7:31-53
"My teaching is God's,
And you know where I am from,
Like living water."

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May 24

1 Chronicles 19
After Hanun's shame,
David and Joab defeat
Ammon and Aram.

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1 Chronicles 20
David took the crown
Of Milcom, then with Joab
Killed giants in Gath.

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1 Chronicles 21
God sent pestilence
Before David repented
For taking census.

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John 8:1-27
Jesus says to them,
"I am the light of the world.
God glorifies me."

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May 25

1 Chronicles 22
Because of his wars,
David said to Solomon,
"You shall build God's house."

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1 Chronicles 23
David organized
The Levites to serve the Lord
In Jerusalem.

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1 Chronicles 24
Eleazar and
Ithamar, sons of Aaron,
Father of the priests.

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John 8:31-59
Jesus says to them,
"I am the light of the world.
God glorifies me."

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May 26

1 Chronicles 25
The sons of Asaph
Exalted God with music
For generations.

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1 Chronicles 26
There were gatekeepers
Appointed, and treasurers,
Officers, judges.

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1 Chronicles 27
The military
Was divided, and leaders
Chosen for the tribes.

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John 9:1-23
God's work reveals that
The spiritually blind
Cannot see the Christ.

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May 27

1 Chronicles 28
David gives the plan
For the temple to be built;
All direct from God.

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1 Chronicles 29
David provided
All the things to build God's house,
Then said, "Bless the Lord."

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John 9:24-41
God's work reveals that
The spiritually blind
Cannot see the Christ.

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May 28

2 Chronicles 1
God tells Solomon,
"Ask what I should give to you."
He asks for wisdom.

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2 Chronicles 2
King Huram of Tyre
And thousands of men were used
To build the temple.

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2 Chronicles 3
On Mount Moriah
The temple was built with gold
Overlaid on walls.

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John 10:1-21
Jesus is the gate
For those who can hear his voice,
And the good shepherd.

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May 29

2 Chronicles 4
The gold furnishings:
Altar, tables, and lampstands,
Doors and implements.

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2 Chronicles 5
The ark of the Lord,
Under wings of cherubim,
Brought into God's house.

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2 Chronicles 6
"Please hear us, O God,
When we pray within your house,
And forgive our sin."

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John 10:22-42
Jesus is the gate
For those who can hear his voice,
And the good shepherd.

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May 30

2 Chronicles 7
Glory filled God's house
Dedication seven days.
"Obey me," God said.

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2 Chronicles 8
Solomon gained wealth
And power throughout the land,
And kept festivals.

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2 Chronicles 9
The queen of Sheba
Tested Solomon's wisdom
Surpassed by his wealth.

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John 11:1-27
Jesus tells Martha,
"I am the resurrection,"
Then Lazarus rose.

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May 31

2 Chronicles 10
King Rehoboam
Ignored advice from old men
And caused division.

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2 Chronicles 11
Judah is made strong.
Priests and Levites return home,
Leaving Israel.

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2 Chronicles 12
God saved Judah when
They repented from their sin.
Egypt took much wealth.

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John 11:28-57
Jesus tells Martha,
"I am the resurrection,"
Then Lazarus rose.

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June 1

2 Chronicles 13
Judah worshipped God.
Israel had many gods;
God defeated them.

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2 Chronicles 14
God gave Asa peace
For ten years, then war against
Ethiopia.

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John 12:1-26
Jesus cried aloud,
"Whoever sees me sees God!"
Many did not see.

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June 2

2 Chronicles 15
Asa led Judah
Back to God with heart and soul.
There was no more war.

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2 Chronicles 16
Asa asked Aram
To help defeat Israel.
This made the Lord mad.

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John 12:27-50
Jesus cried aloud,
"Whoever sees me sees God!"
Many did not see.

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June 3

2 Chronicles 17
King Jehoshaphat
Built strong cities in Judah
And taught them God's Law.

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2 Chronicles 18
Prophet Macaiah
Warned the kings about war with
Ramoth-gilead.

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John 13:1-20
Jesus washed their feet
And told them to love like this
As a new command.

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June 4

2 Chronicles 19
"In Jerusalem,
Fear the Lord in faithfulness
And with all your heart."

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2 Chronicles 20
Countries from the east
Attacked Judah, but God gave
Victory and joy.

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John 13:21-38
Jesus washed their feet
And told them to love like this
As a new command.

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June 5

2 Chronicles 21
Evil Jehoram
Led Judah away from God.
Elijah warns him.

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2 Chronicles 22
Wars between the kings
Lets Athaliah seize pow'r
Though she's a woman.

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John 14
The way and the truth
And the life is in Jesus
Sending God's spirit.

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June 6

2 Chronicles 23
Priest Jehoiada
Organized the house of God
And made Joash king.

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2 Chronicles 24
Joash collects funds
To repair the house of God,
But then turns away.

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John 15
"I am the true vine.
You are my fruit and branches.
The world hated me."

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June 7

2 Chronicles 25
King Amaziah
Tried for peace with Israel,
But it displeased God.

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2 Chronicles 26
Uzziah loved God
And did good until his pride
Caused apostasy.

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2 Chronicles 27
Jotham in Judah
Fought against the Ammonites
With God on his side.

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John 16
The Holy Spirit
Will turn their sorrow to joy
As Jesus gives peace.

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June 8

2 Chronicles 28
When Israel took
Judah captive, God said, "No,
Return your kindred."

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2 Chronicles 29
King Hezekiah
Cleansed and sanctified Judah
With burnt offerings.

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John 17
Jesus prays, "Father,
All mine are yours. Protect them
And sanctify them."

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June 9

2 Chronicles 30
The great Passover
Was held in Jerusalem
With hearts turned to God.

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2 Chronicles 31
Judah tore down shrines
As they brought their tithes to God
And restored the priests.

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John 18:1-18
Betrayed by Judas,
Denied by Peter; Jesus
Sent to die alone.

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June 10

2 Chronicles 32
When Assyria
Came to take Judah captive,
God's angel prevailed.

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2 Chronicles 33
After he rebuilt
Altars to Baal, Manasseh
Suffered then restored.

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John 18:19-40
Betrayed by Judas,
Denied by Peter; Jesus
Sent to die alone.

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June 11

2 Chronicles 34
When the Law was found,
The king called the people to
Renew covenant.

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2 Chronicles 35
Josiah renewed
Passover and festivals
Of unleavened bread.

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2 Chronicles 36
After some bad kings,
Judah was in Babylon
Until Cyrus reigned.

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John 19:1-22
Jews cried, "Crucify!"
On the cross Christ bled and died.
Joseph gave a tomb.

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June 12

Ezra 1
God stirred King Cyrus
To build a temple for Him
In Jerusalem.

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Ezra 2
The names of exiles
Returning along with priests,
Levites and singers.

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John 19:23-42
Jews cried, "Crucify!"
On the cross Christ bled and died.
Joseph gave a tomb.

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June13

Ezra 3
Worship was restored
And the foundation was laid
For the house of God.

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Ezra 4
Natives of the land
Stopped the Jews from rebuilding
Beyond the River.

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Ezra 5
Rebuilding resumed
When prophets of God sent word
To King Darius.

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John 20
Mary Magdalene
Brought disciples to the tomb.
Jesus spoke to them.

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June 14

Ezra 6
The temple was built
By decrees from Persian kings.
Passover restored.

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Ezra 7
King Artaxerxes
Sends Ezra, Jews and their wealth
Beyond the River.

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Ezra 8
With fasting and prayer
And division of the wealth,
Israel returned.

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John 21
Jesus appearing,
Gives abundance and forgives,
Then says, "Follow me."

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June 15

Ezra 9
This is Ezra's prayer:
"Thank you God for our remnant.
Keep our bloodline pure."

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Ezra 10
The people respond
By rejecting foreign wives;
Sending them away.

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Acts 1
You will be baptized
By the Holy Spirit with
Jesus ascending.

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June 16

Nehemiah 1
Nehemiah prays
For the people, and that he
Be God's good servant.

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Nehemiah 2
King Artaxerxes
Grants that Nehemiah lead
Rebuilding Judah.

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Nehemiah 3
To rebuild the wall,
Many families built gates
Next to each other.

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Acts 2:1-21
Day of Pentecost;
All were amazed and perplexed.
Three thousand repent.

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June 17

Nehemiah 4
While some people worked
On the wall, others guarded
Against enemies.

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Nehemiah 5
Nehemiah stopped
Jews oppressing their kindred,
And was generous.

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Nehemiah 6
Amid plots and schemes
By enemies of Judah
The wall was finished.

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Acts 2:22-47
Day of Pentecost;
All were amazed and perplexed.
Three thousand repent.

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June 18

Nehemiah 7
Guards are appointed
At the gates, and a census
Of returned exiles.

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Nehemiah 8
Ezra reads God's Law,
From morning until midday,
Aloud to people.

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Nehemiah 9
Ezra praises God
And remembers all He's done
While Israel sinned.

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Acts 3
Peter heals and speaks
In the name of Jesus who
Fulfills prophecy.

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June 19

Nehemiah 10
People sign an oath
To obey God's commandments
And to tithe first fruits.

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Nehemiah 11
The holy city
Housed one tenth of the people,
The rest lived in towns.

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Acts 4:1-22
Arrested by Jews
For bold speaking and prayer, they
Share everything.

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June 20

Nehemiah 12
The priests and Levites
Resumed duties as servants
In the house of God.

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Nehemiah 13
Nehemiah said,
"Keep the Sabbath day holy,
And remember me."

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Acts 4:23-37
Arrested by Jews
For bold speaking and prayer, they
Share everything.

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June 21

Esther 1
King Ahasuerus
Decreed that a man should be
Master of his house.

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Esther 2
Beautiful Esther
Replaced Vashti as the queen
And saved the king's life.

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Acts 5:1-21
While healing many
They were persecuted, but
Proclaimed Jesus Lord.

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June 22

Esther 3
All Jews will be killed
Because they would not bow down
As Haman had said.

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Esther 4
A fast for Esther
When Mordecai seeks her help
To save all the Jews.

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Esther 5
Esther plans a feast;
Invites the king and Haman
Who hates Mordecai.

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Acts 5:22-42
While healing many
They were persecuted, but
Proclaimed Jesus Lord.

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June 23

Esther 6
Haman advises
The king who wants to honor
One who saved his life.

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Esther 7
Esther tells the king
That Haman had deceived him
And planned to kill her.

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Esther 8
Along with Esther,
Mordecai pleads with the king
Who had Haman hung.

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Acts 6
Seven were chosen
To devote their lives to prayer.
Many priests repent.

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June 24

Esther 9
The feast of Purim
Remembers how Jews were saved
By Esther's wisdom.

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Esther 10
King Ahasuerus
Gave power to Mordecai,
A Jew, with honor.

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Acts 7:1-21
Stephen speaks with pow'r
Telling Jews that they had killed
The true Son of God.

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June 25

Job 1
Satan roams the earth;
Wants to test the faith of Job.
God gives permission.

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Job 2
Job is inflicted.
His wife says he should curse God.
Three friends visit him.

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Acts 7:22-43
Stephen speaks with pow'r
Telling Jews that they had killed
The true Son of God.

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June 26

Job 3
"I am not at ease
And curse the day I was born."
Job's groaning pours out.

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Job 4
Eliphaz then speaks,
"God puts no trust in humans
Who have no wisdom."

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Acts 7:44-60
Stephen speaks with pow'r
Telling Jews that they had killed
The true Son of God.

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June 27

Job 5
God will deliver.
You shall not fear destruction
In your ripe old age.

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Job 6
"Unrelenting pain,
Crush me and cut me off. My
Friends are melting snow."

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Job 7
"My life is a breath.
You terrify me with dreams
And I loathe my life."

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Acts 8:1-25
Saul watched Stephen die.
Philip proclaims the Good News,
Teaches and baptized.

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June 28

Job 8
Bildad says, "Repent.
Our days are but a shadow.
God loves the blameless."

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Job 9
God is wise in heart.
Though I am innocent, I
Cannot answer Him.

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Job 10
Do not condemn me.
Remember you fashioned me
With skin, flesh and bone.

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Acts 8:26-40
Saul watched Stephen die.
Philip proclaims the Good News,
Teaches and baptized.

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June 29

Job 11
Zophar thinks Job mocks
God by saying he is pure.
"Quit iniquity."

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Job 12
"Yes, I am blameless.
Animals, birds, plants, and fish
Know what God has done."

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Job 13
"Let me have silence.
I am like a wind blown leaf.
I'll defend my ways."

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Acts 9:1-21
Saul is struck with light,
Hears Jesus, goes blind, and then
Sees the truth of Christ.

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June 30

Job 14
The mountains crumble.
Water washes soil away.
God destroys mortals.

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Job 15
Then friend Eliphaz
Says Job turns from God's spirit
With deceitful heart.

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Job 16
"You speak windy words.
My face is red with weeping
And my prayer is pure."

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Acts 9:22-43
Saul is struck with light,
Hears Jesus, goes blind, and then
Sees the truth of Christ.

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July 1

Job 17
"My grave is ready.
My friends lack understanding.
Where then is my hope?"

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Job 18
Traps for the wicked
Consume their light and children;
Their branches wither.

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Job 19
"Ten times you wrong me;
Have pity on me, my friends.
My flesh shall see God."

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Acts 10:1-23
Peter in a trance
Learns that God makes all things clean
Even the Gentiles.

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July 2

Job 20
The godless perish
And darkness is their treasure
The day of God's wrath.

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Job 21
The wicked live on
Desiring not to know God.
Worms will cover them.

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Acts 10:24-48
Peter in a trance
Learns that God makes all things clean
Even the Gentiles.

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July 3

Job 22
God will come to you
If you treat gold like dust, and
Take His Word to heart.

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Job 23
"I have kept God's way
And His Word in my bosom,
Yet my heart is faint."

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Job 24
"The wicked are free
And friends of the deep darkness.
Who will prove me wrong?"

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Acts 11
The uncircumcised
Receive the Holy Spirit.
Church in Antioch.

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July 4

Job 25
Dominion is God's.
Stars are not pure in His sight.
Mortals are maggots.

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Job 26
God covers the moon
With His clouds, and stills the sea
With winds of heaven.

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Job 27
"The spirit of God
Is my integrity that
I will not conceal."

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Acts 12
James killed by the sword.
Peter is set free from jail
By the Lord's angel.

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July 5

Job 28
Where is wisdom found?
Not in mortals, gold or sea,
But in God alone.

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Job 29
"In the months of old,
Nobles and princes listened
For me as for spring."

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Acts 13:1-25
Paul and Barnabus
Spread the Good News in Cyprus
And in Antioch.

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July 6

Job 30
"They mock me in song.
I'm in the roar of the storm,
And in sunless gloom."

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Job 31
"God sees all my ways.
I have not let my mouth sin
Nor had pride in wealth."

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Acts 13:26-52
Paul and Barnabus
Spread the Good News in Cyprus
And in Antioch.

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July 7

Job 32
Elihu answers,
"Age does not bring wisdom, and
No one answered Job."

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Job 33
"God speaks in a dream;
Turning man away from pride
To the light of life."

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Acts 14
Paul bit by a snake.
Greeks thought he was a god, but
Then tried to stone him.

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July 8

Job 34
There is none like Job.
God's eyes are upon mortals
To judge us justly.

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Job 35
God makes us wiser.
His anger does not punish.
Job speaks empty talk.

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Acts 15:1-21
In Jerusalem,
They decided that Gentiles
Not be circumcised.

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July 9

Job 36
God gives hope to kings
And distills His mist in rain.
Surely God is good.

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Job 37
God's voice is thunder
That speaks to snow, rain and clouds;
All God's majesty.

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Acts 15:22-41
In Jerusalem,
They decided that Gentiles
Not be circumcised.

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July 10

Job 38
God finally speaks;
"I will question you. Tell me,
Who creates nature?"

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Job 39
"Who makes animals
And gives each its character?
Is it your wisdom?"

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Job 40
"Is your arm like God,
With strength like the Behemoth
Whose limbs are iron?"

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Job 41

The Leviathon
Leaves a shining wake behind
Its awesome power.

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Acts 16:1-21

Macedonians
See Paul freed from prison by
Angels of the Lord.

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July 11

Job 42
God can do all things.
Job's fortune is twice restored
With lovely daughters.

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Acts 16:22-40
Macedonians
See Paul freed from prison by
Angels of the Lord.

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July 12

Psalm 1
Meditating streams
Prosper and delight in God
Every season.

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Psalm 2
Wisdom’s heritage
Will laugh on a holy hill
Like the potter’s clay.

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Psalm 3
Glory raising up
Ten thousand shields to lift heads
For deliverance.

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Acts 17:1-15
Jesus is proclaimed
And debated with the great
Greek philosophers.

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July 13

Psalm 4
Silent light shines peace.
Grace abounds to ponder joy
Set apart for prayer.

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Psalm 5
In the morning sigh,
There is abundant refuge
With rejoicing song.

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Psalm 6
Deliverance grace,
Languishing in steadfast love,
Can heal forever.

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Acts 17:16-34
Jesus is proclaimed
And debated with the great
Greek philosophers.

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July 14

Psalm 7
Awake and sing praise!
The Most High has gathered up
Integrity flames.

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Psalm 8
Fingers of the sky
Crowned with the moon and the stars
Are God’s majesty.

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Psalm 9
Zion equity.
Exalted wonderful deeds
Enthroned forever.

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Acts 18
Corinth, Antioch,
Achaia, and Ephesus
Receive the Good News.

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July 15

Psalm 10
Orphan hearts and grief
In your hands forever, Lord,
Seek strength and prosper.

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Psalm 11
Behold, righteous gaze,
The upright throne of heaven
And the face of God.

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Psalm 12
Faithful promises
Are purified and refined
For generations.

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Acts 19:1-20
Paul, in Ephesus,
Says idols of Artemis
Have no pow'r at all.

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July 16

Psalm 13
Sing, bountiful soul,
And consider steadfast love
As light forever.

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Psalm 14
The bread of heaven,
Restoring glad company,
Calls wisdom fortune.

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Psalm 15
Innocence dwelling
In tents of honor and truth
Abide blamelessly.

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Acts 19:21-41
Paul, in Ephesus,
Says idols of Artemis
Have no pow'r at all.

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July 17

Psalm 16
God's chosen portion
Delights in pleasant places
Noble and secure.

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Psalm 17
Wing shadows of God
Satisfy wonderful prayer
Guarding ear and eye.

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Acts 20:1-16
Paul's farewell to Greece;
"Be alert, receive God's grace;
You are sanctified."

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July 18

Psalm 18
Humble girded love
Delivered triumphant strength
With loyal brightness

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Psalm 19
God's voice enlightens
Meditations of the heart
And the firmament.

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Acts 20:17-38
Paul's farewell to Greece;
"Be alert, receive God's grace;
You are sanctified."

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July 19

Psalm 20
Anointed heaven
Remembers joy and favors
What the heart desires.

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Psalm 21
Crown of heart's desire,
Rich in majesty, be praised
With lips of fine gold.

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Psalm 22
Holy vows of awe
Enthroning trust in the womb
Of God's dominion.

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Acts 21:1-17
Paul is warned in Tyre,
"Jerusalem is not safe."
He is arrested.

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July 20

Psalm 23
Mercy overflows
With goodness by still waters
Where the shepherd dwells.

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Psalm 24
Holy ancient doors
Ascend to the face of God
Like gates to the sea.

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Psalm 25
Mindful covenant
Teaches faithfulness to soul
And integrity.

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Acts 21:18-40
Paul is warned in Tyre,
"Jerusalem is not safe."
He is arrested.

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July 21

Psalm 26
Wondrous heart and mind
Walk and abide in the Lord
Singing steadfast love.

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Psalm 27
A shelter of light
Is a home for the living
Beauty of the Lord.

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Psalm 28
Anointed shepherd,
Be forever blessed in song
And sanctuary.

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Acts 22
Paul defends himself.
He tells how he heard Jesus;
And he is Roman.

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July 22

Psalm 29
The God of glory
Ascribes to the waters peace,
Power and splendor.

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Psalm 30
God's people give thanks
While dancing in faithfulness
And prosperity.

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Acts 23:1-15
Paul creates chaos
With debate among the scribes
And escapes ambush.

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July 23

Psalm 31
Fortress of spirit,
Shine and be gracious refuge
For abundant love.

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Psalm 32
In God's hiding place
Mighty waters shout for joy
And deliverance.

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Acts 23:16-35
Paul creates chaos
With debate among the scribes
And escapes ambush.

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July 24

Psalm 33
Sing praise and rejoice,
Awesome heritage of God,
With strings, lyre and soul.

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Psalm 34
Radiant angels
Bless and magnify children
Humbled and redeemed.

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Acts 24
The resurrection
Is the reason for Paul's trial
And his custody.

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July 25

Psalm 35
Rise up evermore,
Mighty throngs. Rejoice in wind
Waking up the soul.

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Psalm 36
The fountain of life
Flies on wings of delight like
Precious steadfast love.

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Acts 25
Paul says to Festus,
"I am innocent by law."
Sent to Aggripa.

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July 26

Psalm 37
Generosity,
Wisdom and posterity
Shine in faithful hearts.

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Psalm 38
God of salvation
Will answer with sound advice
And make haste with help.

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Psalm 39
The shadow of prayer,
Silent and still as a smile,
Guards the breath of life.

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Acts 26
"I am first a Jew
Who met Jesus and was changed,
And I pray for you."

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July 27

Psalm 40
Great congregations
Proclaim mercy and glad news
Singing songs of praise.

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Psalm 41
Everlasting Lord;
Triumphant integrity
Forever. Amen

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Psalm 42
Throngs and flowing streams
Behold waves and festivals
Shouting from the deep.

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Acts 27:1-26
Paul sets sail for Rome.
A storm at sea wrecks his ship;
He swims to Malta.

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July 28

Psalm 43
Refuge, light and truth
Dwelling with exceeding joy
On God's holy hill.

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Psalm 44
Secrets of the heart
Rise up and give victory
To God's countenance.

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Psalm 45
Gladness overflows
As glory and grace endure
Victoriously.

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Acts 27:27-44
Paul sets sail for Rome.
A storm at sea wrecks his ship;
He swims to Malta.

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July 29

Psalm 46
Mountains shake; be still.
Waters roar and foam; be still.
Morning dawns; be still.

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Psalm 47
The trumpets shout praise
For the awesome heritage
Singing songs of joy.

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Psalm 48
Rejoice with great joy!
Ponder the elevation
Of God's victory.

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Acts 28
Finally in Rome,
Paul says salvation belongs
To Jews and Gentiles.

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July 30

Psalm 49
Music of the harp
Provides a home for the soul
And ancient wisdom.

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Psalm 50
Faithful ones honor
The perfection of heaven
And keep covenant.

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Romans 1
Grace to you and peace
The righteous will live by faith.
Fools claim to be wise.

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July 31

Psalm 51
Delight of clean hearts,
Renew abundant mercy
With blameless spirit.

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Psalm 52
The green olive tree
Will laugh in the house of God
With good steadfast love.

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Psalm 53
Wise people rejoice.
Be glad of deliverance
And seek after good.

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Romans 2
God's righteous judgment
Shows no partiality
When He views our heart.

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August 1

Psalm 54
God is triumphant
And mighty in faithfulness
Saving youthful souls.

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Psalm 55
In the house of God,
Fly away on wings unharmed
And attend to prayer.

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Psalm 56
Gracious light of life,
O Most High deliverer,
Trust our vows of praise.

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Romans 3
The power of sin
Can only be silenced by
Righteousness through faith.

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August 2

Psalm 57
Harp and lyre extend
With glory over the earth
Heaven's melody.

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Psalm 58
Bathed in righteousness,
Our Lord will fairly decree
A sure rejoicing.

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Psalm 59
Laugh and sing aloud.
The fortress of love and strength
Protects the morning.

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Romans 4
Abraham could not
Boast of his works. Abraham
Was righteous by faith.

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August 3

Psalm 60
Love's exultation
Fortifies sanctuary
And restores promise.

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Psalm 61
The generations
Abide on wings of the heart
Enduring in prayer.

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Psalm 62
Silence in the soul,
Like a fortress not shaken,
Will be God's refuge.

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Romans 5
While we were sinners
Christ died to set us free from
The death of Adam.

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August 4

Psalm 63
In sanctuary,
Even the shadows rejoice
And praise God's glory.

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Psalm 64
Hear what God has done;
The upright heart finds refuge
And ponders glory.

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Psalm 65
The meadows are crowned
And filled with rich grain to be
A river of God.

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Romans 6
When we die with Christ
We share his resurrection
And freedom from sin.

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August 5

Psalm 66
Make a joyful noise
With awesome praise forever
Blessing steadfast love.

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Psalm 67
The nations sing joy
Revering God's equity,
Power and blessing.

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Romans 7
Life in the spirit
Conflicts with life in the flesh.
Christ will rescue us.

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August 6

Psalm 68
Mighty mountains sing
Tidings of jubilant praise
Joyful in the clouds.

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Psalm 69
Magnify the Lord
Who revives children of zeal
With fasting and prayer.

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Romans 8:1-21
Free from sin and death,
All hope depends on God's love
That will not leave us.

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August 7

Psalm 70
Rejoice! God is great
Forever, and is always
Pleased to deliver.

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Psalm 71
Strong fortress of hope,
Continually comfort
With more and more joy.

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Romans 8:22-39
Free from sin and death,
All hope depends on God's love
That will not leave us.

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August 8

Psalm 72
Sun and moon blossom
On fields of prosperity.
Amen and Amen

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Psalm 73
The pure heart of God
Guides and desires the upright
In sanctuary.

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Romans 9:1-15
Children of promise
Are heirs to God's grace, and Christ
Is the cornerstone.

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August 9

Psalm 74
God's luminaries
Dwell in the holy places
Formed in days of old.

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Psalm 75
Foaming wine sings praise.
God's inhabitants give thanks.
Rejoice forever.

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Psalm 76
Inspired vows uttered
On everlasting mountains
Know God's name is great.

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Romans 9:16-33
Children of promise
Are heirs to God's grace, and Christ
Is the cornerstone.

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August 10

Psalm 77
Holy steadfast love
Promises mighty waters
And wonders of old.

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Psalm 78
Drink God's covenant
Established abundantly
With glorious deeds.

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Romans 10
For your salvation
Call on the name of the Lord
With all of your heart.

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August 11

Psalm 79
The bosom of God
Preserves sevenfold glory
For inheritance.

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Psalm 80
Enthroned cherubim,
Restore the land and make strong
With life shining forth.

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Romans 11:1-18
Jews and Gentiles are
From God, through God, and to God.
All are grafted in.

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August 12

Psalm 81
The sweet lyre and harp
Sing loud on the festal day
God's own secret place.

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Psalm 82
The divine council
Of the Most High gives justice
To children nations.

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Psalm 83
Whirling dust be still
In the peace of the Most High
Over all the earth.

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Romans 11:19-36
Jews and Gentiles are
From God, through God, and to God.
All are grafted in.

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August 13

Psalm 84
Sparrows and swallows
Sing joy at the place of springs
Anointed by God.

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Psalm 85
Faithful steadfast love
Springs up to kiss salvation
For those who speak peace.

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Psalm 86
Devoted glory
Teaching undivided hearts
To bow down in prayer

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Romans 12
We are one in Christ,
All members of one body
Ardent in spirit.

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August 14

Psalm 87
Singers and dancers
Born in the springs of Zion
Speak glorious things.

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Psalm 88
Prayers of the morning
Call on the Lord with spread hands
To be saving help.

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Romans 13
Love one another
And respect authority.
Become Christ's body.

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August 15

Psalm 89
Heavenly beings,
Like the raging of the sea,
Exalt God. Amen

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Psalm 90
Everlasting Lord,
Dreams, like a watch in the night,
Satisfy the soul.

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Romans 14
We live to the Lord
As we do not pass judgment.
We'll stand before God.

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August 16

Psalm 91
Satisfied refuge
In love with the Almighty
Shelters the angels.

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Psalm 92
Palm trees, lute and harp
Sing for joy and give you thanks
Joyfully, O Lord.

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Psalm 93
Mighty waters wave
And lift up in holiness
A majestic robe.

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Romans 15:1-13
Live in harmony.
Be filled with hope and all joy.
In Jesus we boast.

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August 17

Psalm 94
Shine on humankind
Consolations for the soul
And cheerful wisdom.

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Psalm 95
The mountains above
Sing and make a joyful noise
To hands that formed them.

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Psalm 96
Truth and glory are
Marvelous sanctuaries
That sing to the Lord.

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Romans 15:14-33
Live in harmony.
Be filled with hope and all joy.
In Jesus we boast.

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August 18

Psalm 97
Far above Zion
Love proclaims a holy name
And light dawns with joy.

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Psalm 98
The floods clap their hands
Together in victory
With a joyous song.

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Psalm 99
Like pillars of clouds,
Awesome lovers of justice
Stand with cherubim.

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Romans 16
Paul commends servants
For a holy kiss. Glory
To Christ forever.

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August 19

Psalm 100
Pastures of gladness
Sing praise of enduring love
With a joyful noise.

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Psalm 101
Faithful loyalty,
Like integrity of heart,
Ministers and sings.

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Psalm 102
Worship, little owl,
The Lord enthroned in Zion
With endless glory.

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1 Corinthians 1
We belong to Christ,
Stumbling block to the foolish,
But wisdom from God.

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August 20

Psalm 103
Covenant angels
And the flowers of the field
Bless the Mighty One.

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Psalm 104
Flow, wings of the wind.
Gush forth, majesty of God.
Rejoice, glad waters.

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1 Corinthians 2
Christ is all I know;
God's secret hidden wisdom
Known by the spirit.

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August 21

Psalm 105
Our great heritage
(Cloud by day and fire by night)
Deserves thanks and praise.

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Psalm 106
Mighty deeds of God
For ancestors of gladness
Are everlasting.

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1 Corinthians 3
Jealousy and such
Are of the flesh, but we are
One in Jesus Christ.

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August 22

Psalm 107
Song of joy give heed;
The waves of the sea were hushed
For pools of water.

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Psalm 108
Melodies of dawn
Awaken heaven's glory
For sanctuary.

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Psalm 109
Silent love will bless
The throng continually
In prayer and fasting.

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1 Corinthians 4
We are fools for Christ,
Dregs of all things, so that God
Has all the power.

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August 23

Psalm 110
Like Melchizedek,
Willingly drink from the Lord
Dew of the morning.

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Psalm 111
In God's company,
Wisdom gains delight in deeds
Mindful of wonder.

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Psalm 112
Mighty and gracious,
Merciful and with firm heart,
Give praise to the Lord.

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1 Corinthians 5
Throw out the old yeast
And be a new batch of bread,
Sexually pure.

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August 24

Psalm 113
Servants of heaven
Are joyous and forever
Seated in glory.

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Psalm 114
God's dominion
Over mountain, hill and sea
Turns rock to water.

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Psalm 115
Small and great increase
In silence, trust and glory
As children of love.

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1 Corinthians 6
Sanctified by Christ,
Our body is meant for God
To be a temple.

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August 25

Psalm 116
Precious souls of love
Bountifully deliver
The Lord's gracious voice.

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Psalm 117
All nations extol
The steadfast love of the Lord
Forever. Give praise!

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Psalm 118
In God’s broad refuge,
The exalted cornerstone
Endures forever.

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1 Corinthians 7:1-19
Married or single,
Lead the life that God assigns
And keep covenant.

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August 26

Psalm 119:1-88
Revere with whole heart
The promises of God's Word
Continually.

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1 Corinthians 7:20-40
Married or single,
Lead the life that God assigns
And keep covenant.

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August 27

Psalm 119:89-176
Revere with whole heart
The promises of God's Word
Continually.

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1 Corinthians 8
The food for idols
Means nothing to God, but may
Cause the weak to fall.

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August 28

Psalm 120
Deliver Kedar,
O Lord, from coals and arrows
To dwellings for peace.

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Psalm 121
Keeper of heaven,
Like the sun that never sleeps,
Shines forevermore.

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Psalm 122
The house of the Lord,
Full of glad feet at the throne,
Prospers together.

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1 Corinthians 9
We share in the crop
That is sown in the temple
Sharing the Gospel.

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August 29

Psalm 123
The master and maid
Are both enthroned in heaven
In the eyes of God.

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Psalm 124
Heaven, like a bird
Blessing the name of the Lord,
Helps above the earth.

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Psalm 125
The righteous abide
Forever on Mount Zion
Trusting upright hearts.

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1 Corinthians 10:1-18
Learn from history.
Do not provoke God's anger,
But seek unity.

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August 30

Psalm 126
The watercourses
Were restored and filled with joy
And shouts of laughter.

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Psalm 127
Womb, house and city
Rise up early to reward
Happy heritage.

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Psalm 128
Ev'ryone within
A house that the Lord has blessed
Walks a life of peace.

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1 Corinthians 10:19-33
Learn from history.
Do not provoke God's anger,
But seek unity.

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August 31

Psalm 129
The grass of blessing
On the housetops of Zion
Need youth for plowing.

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Psalm 130
Voice of the morning,
Be attentive to the soul
In the depths of love.

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Psalm 131
A mother and child,
Quieted and lifted up,
Hope forevermore.

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1 Corinthians 11:1-16
At the Lord's table,
Remember that the body
And blood are holy.

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September 1

Psalm 132
Rise up, Mighty One!
Pour favor from your faithful
Crown of righteousness.

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Psalm 133
Precious unity,
Like robes of dew on mountains,
Bless forevermore.

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Psalm 134
In one holy house,
Heaven, earth and Zion are
Servants of the Lord.

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1 Corinthians 11:17-34
At the Lord's table,
Remember that the body
And blood are holy.

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September 2

Psalm 135
Gracious compassion,
Full of great praise and wonder,
Pours forth from heaven.

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Psalm 136
The great heritage
Of steadfast love and wonder
Endures forever.

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1 Corinthians 12
There are many gifts
Given by the spirit, but
We are one body.

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September 3

Psalm 137
Daughters of Zion,
Play your harps by the willows
And sing highest joy.

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Psalm 138
The whole heart of love
Endures with high faithfulness,
Singing praise, O Lord.

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Psalm 139
Light of the spirit
Ascends the womb of morning
On heavenly wings.

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1 Corinthians 13
Love, the greatest gift,
Bears all things, believes all things,
And will never end.

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September 4

Psalm 140
The upright give ear.
The righteous maintain justice.
All give thanks, O Lord.

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Psalm 141
The incense of prayer
Is pleasant refuge with God
Guarding faithful lips.

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Psalm 142
The voice of spirit
Will bountifully pour out
Portions of refuge.

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1 Corinthians 14:1-20
Seek to prophesy
In speech that builds up the church
And teaches others.

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September 5

Psalm 143
Meditating hearts
Remember the days of old
And teach steadfast love.

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Psalm 144
Shadow breaths on high
And smoke fingers of refuge
Are full grown in song.

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Psalm 145
Unsearchable God
And everlasting glory
Endures forever.

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1 Corinthians 14:21-40
Seek to prophesy
In speech that builds up the church
And teaches others.

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September 6

Psalm 146
God reigns forever
With hope and faith in heaven,
Giving life to souls.

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Psalm 147
Stars make melody
With abundant pow'r and praise
To delight the Lord.

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Psalm 148
All created things
From earth to highest heaven
Sing praise to the Lord.

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Psalm 149
Children of Zion,
Assemble with joy and sing
A new song of praise.

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Psalm 150
Trumpet, harp and strings;
Clanging cymbals, lute and pipe;
All give praise to God!

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1 Corinthians 15
The resurrection
Is of the seeds that are sown
To be one with God.

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September 7

Proverbs 1
Beginning knowledge;
Love wisdom and learn God's Law,
Only fools hate truth.

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Proverbs 2
Turn your heart to God
So that wisdom can enter.
Keep your sacred vows.

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1 Corinthians 16
Gather collections,
Keep alert, stand firm in faith,
Do all things in love.

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September 8

Proverbs 3
More precious than gold;
Be not wise in your own eyes,
And bless your neighbor.

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Proverbs 4
Learn from your parents.
Their wisdom is like garlands
Placed upon your head.

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Proverbs 5
Maintain purity
In your body and your soul,
Also loyalty.

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2 Corinthians 1
You will always be
Consoled in your suffering.
Christ always says, "Yes."

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September 9

Proverbs 6
Work diligently,
Listen to your parents, and
Be true to your wife.

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Proverbs 7
Let wisdom keep you
From the temptations of lust
And its cunning ways.

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2 Corinthians 2
Love and forgiveness
Outwit Satan so that we
Can be God's fragrance.

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September 10

Proverbs 8
Wisdom calls to you
From the beginning of time
Off'ring happiness.

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Proverbs 9
Live and walk wisely.
Knowledge of God is insight.
Folly leads to death.

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2 Corinthians 3
With unveiled faces,
Our competence is from God
Written on our hearts.

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September 11

Proverbs 10
A child of wisdom
Avoids poverty and strife,
And a winking eye.

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Proverbs 11
Seek righteousness first
For good and integrity
In the tree of life.

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Proverbs 12
Avoid wickedness;
It is a deadly ambush
And a trap for fools.

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2 Corinthians 4
The god of this world
Hides the light of the Gospel,
But we live by faith.

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September 12

Proverbs 13
Seek after true wealth
In the presence of wisdom
And good discipline.

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Proverbs 14
The folly of fools
Is clever, but knows nothing
Of tranquility.

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Proverbs 15
The tongue of wisdom
Reveals a glad gentle heart,
Humble in the Lord.

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2 Corinthians 5
In this tent we groan,
But Christ died so we can be
A new creation.

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September 13

Proverbs 16
One must always choose
Between following the Lord
Or a prideful mind.

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Proverbs 17
To practice wisdom,
Let go of anger and strife,
And be more silent.

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Proverbs 18
The lips of a fool
Ensnare the speaker in strife,
But the wise are free.

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2 Corinthians 6
Open wide your hearts.
Now's the day of salvation.
You are God's temple.

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September 14

Proverbs 19
False witness, anger,
Laziness, and ignorance
Are the ways of fools.

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Proverbs 20
The lips of knowledge
Speak of loyalty, honor,
And integrity.

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Proverbs 21
The wicked prosper
In their haughty selfish ways,
But justice brings joy.

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2 Corinthians 7
In a godly grief,
Find repentance, but not guilt;
Earnestness, not death.

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September 15

Proverbs 22
Listen to wisdom;
Do not make friends with anger
And trust in the Lord.

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Proverbs 23
Eat and drink wisely
For your body, mind and soul
To avoid sorrow.

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Proverbs 24
Two things you should know;
Wisdom is too high for fools,
And sleep brings no wealth.

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2 Corinthians 8
Excel in giving
To become like Jesus who
Became poor for us.

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September 16

Proverbs 25
Seek to be humble
And a faithful messenger
With generous heart.

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Proverbs 26
A fool with wisdom
Is like a drunk with a thorn
And a whisperer.

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2 Corinthians 9
Sharing gen'rously,
God loves a cheerful giver
Who will be enriched.

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September 17

Proverbs 27
Avoid jealousy
While you tend your own fig tree
And know well your herds.

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Proverbs 28
A wicked ruler
Oppresses the poor, and will
Fall into the Pit.

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Proverbs 29
Reproof gives wisdom
And discipline brings delight
To a child's parents.

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2 Corinthians 10
You belong to Christ.
Build each other up and boast
Only in the Lord.

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September 18

Proverbs 30
Find refuge in God
And wonderful things to know
Not exalting self.

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Proverbs 31
A capable wife
Is girded with skill and strength,
And a love of God.

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2 Corinthians 11:1-15
The serpent fooled Eve
As false teachers claim to be
Apostles of Christ.

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September 19

Ecclesiastes 1
All is vanity.
All that is, was, and will be
Chasing after wind.

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Ecclesiastes 2
All matter of wealth,
Eating and drinking match not
Seeking to please God.

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Ecclesiastes 3
To ev'ry season,
A beginning and an end;
And God owns it all.

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2 Corinthians 11:16-33
The serpent fooled Eve
As false teachers claim to be
Apostles of Christ.

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September 20

Ecclesiastes 4
Those who are alone
Toil with no comfort or joy
From a valued friend.

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Ecclesiastes 5
Let your words be few
And your vows fulfilled quickly
So more blessings come.

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Ecclesiastes 6
Enjoy what God gives
Or it would have been better
To not live at all.

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2 Corinthians 12
Paul shares a vision
Of a man in paradise
Stricken with a thorn.

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September 21

Ecclesiastes 7
Disillusionment
And futility arise
From not knowing God.

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Ecclesiastes 8
Troubles lie heavy
On mortals. The ways of God
Are inscrutable.

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Ecclesiastes 9
Eat, drink, be merry;
The same fate comes to us all,
But wisdom triumphs.

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2 Corinthians 13
With the pow'r of God,
Examine yourselves to see
Jesus is in you.

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September 22

Ecclesiastes 10
Folly and wisdom
Each reap their own just reward
In an unknown time.

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Ecclesiastes 11
Sow in the morning
And rejoice when you are young,
For God has a plan.

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Ecclesiastes 12
The Teacher explained
That when all is said and done
Breath returns to God.

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Galatians 1
There is one Gospel
We received from Jesus Christ;
All others are false.

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September 23

Song 1
Let his kiss and love
Be on her, and her beauty
Be like myrrh on him.

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Song 2
He refreshes me
And says, "Arise, my fair one.
Let me see your face."

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Song 3
I seek him in dreams,
Awake not love 'til ready,
On my bed at night.

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Galatians 2
Paul spoke to Gentiles,
Peter to Jews; all are saved
By belief in Christ.

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September 24

Song 4
The beautiful bride
Ravishes him with her lips,
Body and perfume.

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Song 5
A sensuous dream
Of intimate touch and love
With the beloved.

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Galatians 3
God's law was given
To prepare our hearts for Christ
And faith in Spirit.

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September 25

Song 6
My love is perfect.
She is flawless and happy,
And bright as the sun.

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Song 7
How fair and pleasant
Your kiss, your breasts, and your scent.
I give you my love.

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Song 8
I will bring you home.
Love is strong as death, and so
Make haste, beloved.

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Galatians 4
You are known by God
As the ones born by Sarah;
Children of promise.

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September 26

Isaiah 1
God is tired of you.
Make yourselves clean and do good
And redeem Zion.

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Isaiah 2
Swords into plowshares
And idols shall pass away
When God has His day.

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Galatians 5
In Christ is freedom
From works of the flesh to bear
Fruit of the Spirit.

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September 27

Isaiah 3
Judah has fallen.
God's people are oppressed and
Shall fall by the sword.

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Isaiah 4
The branch of the Lord
Surviving in Zion as
Shelter from the storm.

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Galatians 6
You reap what you sow
In the Spirit and in Christ.
Boast not in the flesh.

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September 28

Isaiah 5
God's vineyard has died.
Evil is called good, and young
Lions seize their prey.

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Isaiah 6
A vision of God
With seraphs touching hot coals
To my unclean lips.

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Ephesians 1
You are adopted
And destined to accomplish
Work begun by Christ.

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September 29

Isaiah 7
Isaiah calms fears;
Ahaz sees Immanuel
Who will bring blessings.

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Isaiah 8
Strong Assyria
Will sweep into Judah, but
God is still with us.

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Ephesians 2
We who were once dead
By grace through faith are alive
As Christ's one body.

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September 30

Isaiah 9
People in darkness
Have seen a great light that will
Bring peace and justice.

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Isaiah 10
Assyria is
The rod of God's anger, but
Suffers arrogance.

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Ephesians 3
"I am a servant
Of God's grace, and pray that you
Be grounded in love."

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October 1

Isaiah 11
A stump of Jesse,
Bringing peace to wolf and lamb,
Resides in Judah.

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Isaiah 12
Give thanks to the Lord.
Proclaim His exalted name,
O royal Zion.

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Isaiah 13
Once great Babylon,
Full of glory and splendor,
Shall be desolate.

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Ephesians 4
We are one body
With gifts that we all must share
In true holiness.

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October 2

Isaiah 14
The proud Philistines
And Assyrians will fall.
God founded Zion.

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Isaiah 15
Moab is undone.
Wailing and weeping are heard
And fugitives flee.

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Isaiah 16
When war is no more,
On the throne of steadfast love,
A faithful ruler.

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Ephesians 5:1-20
Be fruit of the light.
Understand the will of God
Singing songs of praise.

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October 3

Isaiah 17
Damascus will cease
For she has forgotten God.
The people thunder.

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Isaiah 18
Land of whirring wings,
God looks down and hews away
Ethiopia.

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Isaiah 19
God comes to Egypt
And creates a civil war;
Leaving a remnant.

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Ephesians 5:21-33
Be fruit of the light.
Understand the will of God
Singing songs of praise.

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October 4

Isaiah 20
Naked for three years,
Isaiah shows the shame of
Egyptian exiles.

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Isaiah 21
Fallen Babylon,
Edom and Arabia
Will come to an end.

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Isaiah 22
O Jerusalem,
The Lord weeps for you in the
Valley of vision.

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Ephesians 6
Be strong in the Lord
With the whole armor of God.
Keep alert and pray.

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October 5

Isaiah 23
Wail, ships of Tarshish,
For your exultant city;
A fortress destroyed.

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Isaiah 24
God makes desolate
Earth, sun, moon, priest and people
For our transgressions.

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Isaiah 25
God will wipe away
Tears, disgrace and death to be
Refuge forever.

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Philippians 1
We share in God's grace
Proclaiming and rejoicing
Side by side in faith.

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October 6

Isaiah 26
Judah sings to God,
"Lord, we wait for you to fill
Our soul's deep desire."

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Isaiah 27
God's pleasant vineyard
Will be restored by His hand.
Exiles will return.

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Philippians 2
Be of the same mind
That imitates Christ Jesus
Shining in the world.

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October 7

Isaiah 28
The Lord is laying
A precious cornerstone so
Death will be annulled.

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Isaiah 29
O Jerusalem,
God plans to lift you up from
Your gloom and darkness.

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Philippians 3
Beware of the dogs
Who demand circumcision.
Conform to Jesus.

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October 8

Isaiah 30
Trust not in Egypt;
She is worthless and empty.
Trust in God's mercy.

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Isaiah 31
Egypt is not God,
Nor the idols you have made.
Return to the Lord.

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Philippians 4
Rejoice in the Lord
Through whom I can do all things
When he strengthens me.

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October 9

Isaiah 32
Like streams of water,
Princes will rule with justice
In the fruitful field.

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Isaiah 33
"Now I will arise.
Now I will lift myself up
And be exalted."

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Colossians 1
Be filled with knowledge,
Glorious pow'r and patience
With Christ over all.

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October 10

Isaiah 34
The Lord has a sword
And princes shall be nothing
In "No Kingdom There."

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Isaiah 35
"Be strong; do not fear."
Streams in the desert shall be
Called the Holy Way.

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Isaiah 36
Judah is threatened
By Assyria mocking
King Hezekiah.

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Colossians 2
Treasures of wisdom
And fullness of deity
Erase all your sin.

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October 11

Isaiah 37
Hezekiah prays
After word from Isaiah
That the Lord has heard.

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Isaiah 38
"He breaks all my bones
And I moan like a dove," writes
King Hezekiah.

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Colossians 3
You are raised with Christ.
Put away things of the flesh.
Clothe yourselves with love.

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October 12

Isaiah 39
Then Isaiah said,
"Babylon will take away
The house of David."

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Isaiah 40
"Comfort my people.
Prepare the way of the Lord
On wings of eagles."

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Colossians 4
Devoted to prayer,
Be gracious to strangers and
Finish the Lord's work.

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October 13

Isaiah 41
"I, the Lord, am first.
You, Jacob, are my servant.
I will strengthen you."

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Isaiah 42
"Here is my servant,"
Sing to the Lord a new song,
"He will not grow faint."

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1 Thessalonians 1
God has chosen you.
Imitate the Lord with joy
And serve the true God.

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October 14

Isaiah 43
When you walk through fire
You shall not be burned. The Lord
Will do a new thing.

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Isaiah 44
Streams on the dry ground
Are not made by your idols.
The Lord has done it.

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1 Thessalonians 2
We speak to please God,
Urging you to lead a life
Worthy of glory.

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October 15

Isaiah 45
"Cyrus, my servant,
Though he does not know me, will
Set my exiles free."

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Isaiah 46
"I will carry you
And fulfill my intention."
All idols fall down.

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1 Thessalonians 3
For the sake of faith,
We suffer persecution.
Be strong in your heart.

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October 16

Isaiah 47
Shameful Babylon,
You shall sit as a widow
And ruin shall come.

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Isaiah 48
"I have refined you.
I am the first and the last."
Hear this and draw near.

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Isaiah 49
"You are my servant.
Kings shall stand and princes bow."
Sing joy, O heavens.

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1 Thessalonians 4
Live in holiness,
Waiting to be caught up in
Clouds to meet the Lord.

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October 17

Isaiah 50
God opened my ear.
I did not hide from insult.
God vindicates me.

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Isaiah 51
"Listen and awake;
Rouse yourself, Jerusalem.
You are my people."

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Isaiah 52
The messenger who
Announces peace and good news
Shall be very high.

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1 Thessalonians 5
You're children of light.
Keep awake and be sober.
Pray without ceasing.

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October 18

Isaiah 53
A man of suff'ring
Has borne our infirmities.
We have gone astray.

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Isaiah 54
Sing, O barren one.
Your Maker is your husband
Who shall not depart.

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Isaiah 55
God's thoughts are higher;
Mountains shall burst into song,
And trees clap their hands.

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2 Thessalonians 1
We boast about you
For the suff'ring you endure
Worthy of God's call.

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October 19

Isaiah 56
"Those who keep Sabbath,
Joyful in my house of prayer,
I will gather in."

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Isaiah 57
Who are you mocking
With Molech, oil and perfume?
They will not help you.

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Isaiah 58
If you share your bread,
Your light shall break forth like dawn
And delight the Lord.

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2 Thessalonians 2
The lawless one comes
From Satan to deceive you
Before Christ returns.

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October 20

Isaiah 59
Your iniquities
Have hidden God's face from you.
Thus, you walk in gloom.

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Isaiah 60
The Lord will arise.
The sun and moon will not shine
For God is your light.

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Isaiah 61
The spirit of God
Will make an everlasting
Covenant with us.

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2 Thessalonians 3
Avoid idleness.
Don't be weary doing right
And please pray for us.

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October 21

Isaiah 62
Glory of Zion,
God shall rejoice over you.
"Your salvation comes."

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Isaiah 63
Recount God's mercy
And Moses at the Red Sea.
God is our Father.

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Isaiah 64
We fade like a leaf.
Zion has been burned by fire.
Will God keep silent?

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1 Timothy 1
Love from a pure heart
And be grateful for mercy.
Jesus came to save.

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October 22

Isaiah 65
"My servant shall eat
And sing for gladness of heart
In my new heaven."

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Isaiah 66
"Earth is my footstool.
I will give prosperity.
I will comfort you."

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1 Timothy 2
Pray for ev'ryone.
Jesus was ransom for all.
Lift up holy hands.

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October 23

Jeremiah 1
"I am just a boy.
I see an almond tree branch."
"You see well," said God.

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Jeremiah 2
What wrong is in God
That Israel would rebel
And seek other gods?

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1 Timothy 3
People who lead us
Must have boldness in their faith
And live Christ-like lives.

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October 24

Jeremiah 3
"You have played the whore.
Repent," says the Lord. "Because
I am your Master."

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Jeremiah 4
Circumcise you heart;
Wash it clean of wickedness.
Your doom is coming.

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Jeremiah 5
A lion and wolf
Shall kill them. Other nations
Shall eat their fig tree.

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1 Timothy 4
Be an example
Of love, faith and purity
To save your hearers.

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October 25

Jeremiah 6
Prophet and priest say,
"Peace, peace," when there is no peace.
They no longer blush.

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Jeremiah 7
"Let me dwell with you.
Amend your ways and doings."
They stiffen their necks.

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Jeremiah 8
Bones brought out of tombs.
"My joy is gone. There is no
Balm in Gilead."

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1 Timothy 5
Care for the widows.
Let the elders be honored.
Good works will be done.

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October 26

Jeremiah 9
They refuse to know
God and will be fed wormwood.
A wailing is heard.

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Jeremiah 10
Idols are scarecrows,
But the Lord is the true God.
Exile is coming.

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Jeremiah 11
"They serve other gods.
I will not listen to them.
Disaster will come."

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1 Timothy 6
The love of money
Distracts from true faith in God
And the Lord of lords.

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October 27

Jeremiah 12
Why does evil thrive?
"Will you compete with horses?
They will be ashamed."

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Jeremiah 13
The linen loincloth
And drunkenness from wine-jars
Portend the exile.

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Jeremiah 14
They find no water.
God says, "Do not pray for them."
Fake prophet, Beware!

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2 Timothy 1
Do not be ashamed
And hold fast to what you've learned
Living in Spirit.

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October 28

Jeremiah 15
The four destroyers:
Sword, dogs, birds, wild animals.
Jeremiah spared

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Jeremiah 16
"You shall have no wife
Nor children who will suffer
When I teach my might."

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Jeremiah 17
The Lord tests the mind
And searches the heart to give
Justly to their ways.

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2 Timothy 2
Strong soldiers of Christ
Die, endure and rise with him
As approved by God.

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October 29

Jeremiah 18
"You are the potter,
We are the clay. Give heed, Lord,
They plot to kill me."

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Jeremiah 19
An earthenware jug
Shattered like Jerusalem
With their stiffened necks.

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2 Timothy 3
Beware! The last days
Will be overwhelmed by sin.
Hold fast to God's Word.

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October 30

Jeremiah 20
"Ev'ryone mocks me,
But the Lord is with me so
They will not prevail."

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Jeremiah 21
"I am against you,"
Says the Lord. "You shall bow to
Nebuchadrezzar."

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2 Timothy 4
Proclaim the message;
Convince, rebuke, encourage
In good times and bad.

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October 31

Jeremiah 22
God judges the kings
And asks Judah to repent.
This is to know God.

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Jeremiah 23
"The shepherds have failed.
I shall raise a Righteous Branch."
Avoid false prophets.

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Titus 1
For leaders in Crete;
To the pure all things are pure.
Avoid Jewish myth.

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November 1

Jeremiah 24
Two baskets of figs;
The good figs shall return, but
Others shall be cursed.

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Jeremiah 25
Exile is foretold.
Drink the wine of wrath, all kings,
God roars from on high.

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Jeremiah 26
Micah, Uriah
And Jeremiah spoke truth.
People would not hear.

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Titus 2
By the grace of God,
Jesus gave himself for us,
Making us his own.

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November 2

Jeremiah 27
You shall wear a yoke,
Serve the king of Babylon,
Before you return.

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Jeremiah 28
Then Hananiah
Broke the yoke and spoke falsely.
Hananiah died.

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Jeremiah 29
"A future with hope;
Search and seek me with your heart.
I will restore you."

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Titus 3
We were once foolish,
But the Spirit through Jesus
Justifies by grace.

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November 3

Jeremiah 30
"I will break the yoke.
Jacob shall return with ease.
I will be your God."

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Jeremiah 31
"You shall plant and dance
And have a new covenant
Written on your heart."

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Philemon
An appeal of love
To restore relationship
As brothers in Christ.

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November 4

Jeremiah 32
Buy a field for proof
That God intends to restore
And forgive Judah.

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Jeremiah 33
There will be healing,
Prosperity and cleansing,
And a Righteous Branch.

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Hebrews 1
Wind and fire angels
Worship and serve God's own Son;
His years never end.

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November 5

Jeremiah 34
The Jubilee Year
Was ignored, so God will make
Judah desolate.

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Jeremiah 35
All the Rechabites
Drank no wine and stayed faithful
Standing before God.

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Jeremiah 36
God's condemning scroll,
Read in temple and palace,
Burned, but then replaced.

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Hebrews 2
By his suffering,
Jesus rose above angels
And freed us from death.

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November 6

Jeremiah 37
King Zedekiah
Asks for prayer and grants mercy
To Jeremiah.

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Jeremiah 38
Drawn from a cistern,
Jeremiah tells the king,
"Surrender and live."

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Jeremiah 39
Jerusalem falls.
Jeremiah remembers
Ebed-melech's grace.

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Hebrews 3
If you hear his voice,
Become a partner with Christ.
Harden not your heart.

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November 7

Jeremiah 40
Jeremiah stays
With Jews in Mizpah as they
Gathered wine and fruit.

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Jeremiah 41
Mizpah invaded
By the Chaldeans, and they
Killed Gedaliah.

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Jeremiah 42
The Jews were afraid
To stay in Mizpah, so they
Disobeyed the Lord.

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Hebrews 4
Sabbath rest remains.
God's Word is a two-edged sword
At the throne of grace.

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November 8

Jeremiah 43
Running to Egypt
God tells the Jews, "Babylon
Will take you captive."

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Jeremiah 44
The people pour out
Libations for Egypt's god,
The queen of heaven.

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Jeremiah 45
Jeremiah spoke
To Baruch to comfort him,
"Your life will be blessed."

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Hebrews 5
Not taking honor,
Christ through suff'ring was perfect
Like Melchizedek.

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November 9

Jeremiah 46
The day of the Lord
Will bring an end to Egypt.
Jacob will survive.

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Jeremiah 47
People shall cry out
From the Philistines when God
Puts them to the sword.

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Hebrews 6
Move to perfection
As God shows us a steadfast
Anchor of the soul.

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November 10

Jeremiah 48
Moab is no more
And their god Chemosh ashamed.
Hearts moan like a flute.

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Jeremiah 49
Ammon and Edom
Shall be laid waste by the Lord;
Also many lands.

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Hebrews 7
Jesus is high priest
Through whom we can approach God;
Perfect forever.

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November 11

Jeremiah 50
"I am against you,"
Says the Lord to Babylon.
"You shall be destroyed."

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Hebrews 8
Jesus has obtained
By the throne of Majesty
A new covenant.

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November 12

Jeremiah 51
Flee from Babylon.
Wail for her for she is doomed.
Israel avenged.

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Jeremiah 52
The fall of Judah
Is retold, and the rise of
King Jehoiachin.

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Hebrews 9
By the blood of Christ,
We are cleansed because he is
Greater and perfect.

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November 13

Lamentations 1
With tears on her cheeks
Her foes have become masters.
Jerusalem groans.

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Lamentations 2
God poured out fury
And prophets have no vision.
Where is bread and wine?

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Hebrews 10:1-18
Beyond burnt off'rings,
Jesus came to do God's will.
Now we must endure.

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November 14

Lamentations 3
Though now desolate,
God won't reject forever.
God's love is steadfast.

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Lamentations 4
Zion's children, priests
And prophets are scattered wide
By uncovered sin.

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Lamentations 5
Our crown has fallen,
Our hearts are sick, and eyes dim.
Restore us, O Lord.

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Hebrews 10:19-39
Beyond burnt off'rings,
Jesus came to do God's will.
Now we must endure.

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November 15

Ezekiel 1
Four living creatures
(Human, lion, ox, eagle);
Four wheels in a dome.

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Ezekiel 2
"O mortal, stand up.
You live among scorpions.
Eat this written scroll."

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Hebrews 11:1-22
Heritage of faith:
Assurance and conviction
Made from things unseen.

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November 16

Ezekiel 3
"Speak to Israel,
But they will not hear my voice,
Therefore be silent."

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Ezekiel 4
Lying in his yard,
He portrayed the woe to come
With bricks, bread and dung.

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Hebrews 11:23-40
Heritage of faith:
Assurance and conviction
Made from things unseen.

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November 17

Ezekiel 5
His hair in three piles;
The city burned, people killed,
People in exile.

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Ezekiel 6
"I hate their idols.
Clap your hands and stamp your foot;
Signs of my fury."

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Ezekiel 7
The end is coming.
Because of iniquity,
All will be profaned.

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Hebrews 12
Do not grow weary.
You're among angels in a
Cloud of witnesses.

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November 18

Ezekiel 8
Abominations
In the temple of the Lord
Portrayed in visions.

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Ezekiel 9
Six men to slaughter
All but those who have the mark.
God had no pity.

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Ezekiel 10
Cherubim and wheels
Went out from the house of God
In Jerusalem.

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Hebrews 13
Sanctified by Christ,
Be content with what you have
And give God glory.

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November 19

Ezekiel 11
"Prophesy, mortal.
I will judge Israel and
Remove hearts of stone."

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Ezekiel 12
Baggage of exile
Digging through a wall; a sign
That the end is near.

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Ezekiel 13
There will be no peace.
The false prophets have painted
Whitewash on a wall.

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James 1
Always ask in faith
To receive the crown of life
While doing God's Word.

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November 20

Ezekiel 14
Deceiving prophets
Shall bear their punishment for
Idols in the heart.

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Ezekiel 15
The wood of the vine
Is used for nothing except
Kindling for the fire.

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James 2
Make no distinction
Between people; and your faith
Without works is dead.

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November 21

Ezekiel 16
"Naked at your birth,
I bathed, clothed and married you.
You became a whore."

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Ezekiel 17
A vine uprooted
Will not thrive or produce fruit,
Except what God grows.

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James 3
The tongue is a fire
That must be bridled to seek
Wisdom from above.

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November 22

Ezekiel 18
"Are my ways unfair?"
God will judge each person by
His or her own sins.

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Ezekiel 19
A strong young lion
Was taken to Babylon
And was silenced there.

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James 4
Be only with God,
Like a mist that vanishes,
Not judging the world.

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November 23

Ezekiel 20
"Throughout history
You repaid my love with sin,
But I will save you."

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Ezekiel 21
A sword is sharpened
To satisfy God's fury,
But returned to sheath.

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James 5
You must be patient
And let your "Yes" be yes while
Praying faithfully.

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November 24

Ezekiel 22
The city of blood
Shall be melted by God's wrath
For profaning Him.

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Ezekiel 23
They both have become
Like whores to God; Oholah
And Oholibah.

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1 Peter 1
In life you rejoice
Through the precious blood of Christ
Imperishable.

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November 25

Ezekiel 24
In a boiling pot,
God's wrath will cleanse Israel,
Pining with no tears.

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Ezekiel 25
Ammon and Moab,
Edom and Philistia
Shall know God's vengeance.

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Ezekiel 26
The city of Tyre,
With her beautiful coastlands,
Shall tremble and fall.

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1 Peter 2
Like newborn infants,
Come to Christ, a living stone,
Giving you freedom.

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November 26

Ezekiel 27
A lamentation
For the once abundant Tyre
Now wrecked by the sea.

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Ezekiel 28
Tyre's king and Sidon
Shall know that God is the Lord
Gath'ring Israel.

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Ezekiel 29
Pharaoh thought the Nile
Was his, so God reclaimed it
And plundered Egypt.

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1 Peter 3
All husbands and wives,
In unity of Spirit,
Keep your conscience clear.

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November 27

Ezekiel 30
"Alas for the day!"
Babylon destroyed Egypt
And all her idols.

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Ezekiel 31
Cedar in the clouds
Now fallen with broken boughs
In the world below.

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Ezekiel 32
The lights of heaven
Will be darkened above you,
Dragon of the seas.

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1 Peter 4
Stewards of God's grace,
Glorify God in all things;
Even tests of fire.

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November 28

Ezekiel 33
They listen to a
Singer of love songs while you
Warn them they will die.

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Ezekiel 34
Shepherds feed themselves,
So God will search for His sheep
And shower blessings.

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1 Peter 5
Tend the flock of God.
Like a shepherd, be humble;
Steadfast in your faith.

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November 29

Ezekiel 35
Curses on Mount Seir
Because they planned to possess
All of Israel.

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Ezekiel 36
"Because you suffered
I will lift you up again
For my holy name."

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2 Peter 1
Escape corruption
Through knowledge of Jesus Christ
And his majesty.

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November 30

Ezekiel 37
"Can these dry bones live?"
Lord, you know better than I.
"Receive my spirit."

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Ezekiel 38
The grand plans of Gog
Roused God's jealousy and wrath
And great holiness.

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Ezekiel 39
Gog and his people
Became food for animals.
"Know that I am God."

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2 Peter 2
Avoid false prophets
Because God will judge rightly
Even the angels.

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December 1

Ezekiel 40
Upon a mountain,
God showed me the dimensions
Of the new temple.

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Ezekiel 41
Measuring cubits,
God showed me the nave and rooms
And carvings on walls.

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2 Peter 3
The day of the Lord
Will dissolve the earth with fire
For a new heaven.

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December 2

Ezekiel 42
Next were the chambers
For the holy offerings
Brought there by the priests.

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Ezekiel 43
God's glory returned
To the temple and altar
For the offerings.

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Ezekiel 44
Levitical priests
Shall maintain and teach people
God's laws and statutes.

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1 John 1
This is what we've seen:
God is light so we have light
Confessing our sin.

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December 3

Ezekiel 45
God defined measures,
Weights, offerings, holy lands,
And the festivals.

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Ezekiel 46
On the Sabbath day,
The prince enters the east gate
To make sacrifice.

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1 John 2
Christ, our advocate,
Said the world will pass away.
Watch for antichrists.

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December 4

Ezekiel 47
Water was flowing
From the temple to refresh
And define bound'ries.

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Ezekiel 48
The tribal portions
Of Israel were defined
And distributed.

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1 John 3
You're children of God
Called to be pure just like Him.
Love one another.

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December 5

Daniel 1
Daniel would not eat
Food given by the king, but
Became healthier.

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Daniel 2
God gave Daniel pow'r
To interpret the king's dream.
"God is God of gods."

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1 John 4
All who confess Christ
Know and abide in God's love
In which there's no fear.

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December 6

Daniel 3
Daniel and his friends
Would not bow to a statue.
They survived the fire.

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Daniel 4
The king dreams again.
Daniel tells him to atone
After banishment.

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1 John 5
What is born of God
(Spirit, water, and the blood)
Will conquer the world.

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December 7

Daniel 5
Writing on the wall;
"Mene, Tekel and Peres"
Your kingdom will end.

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Daniel 6
From the lion's den
For not bowing to the king
God is glorified.

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Daniel 7
Four kings shall arise
And a beast will bring judgment;
Then come holy ones.

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2 John
There is one teaching:
Love and obey commandments
Taught by Jesus Christ.

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December 8

Daniel 8
A ram and a goat
Portray the end that will come
Not by human hands.

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Daniel 9
Daniel confesses
The sins of the people and
Asks for God's mercy.

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Daniel 10
While fasting, Daniel
Saw a vision of Michael
And the end of days.

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3 John
Walking in the truth
With your friends and with strangers
Testifies to love.

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December 9

Daniel 11
An angel describes
Endless war between nations
With no one to help.

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Daniel 12
The wise shall awake
And shine like the day and stars
At the end of time.

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Jude
We share salvation,
But beware of false teachers
Casting up their shame.

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December 10

Hosea 1
Take for wife a whore.
Name your children how God feels
About sinful Jews.

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Hosea 2
Because she's a whore,
God will lay waste her fig trees
'Til she is faithful.

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Hosea 3
Love an adult'ress
Just as God loves Israel.
Remain pure with her.

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Hosea 4
No knowledge of God
Changed glory to shame and sin
And idolatry.

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Revelation 1
To seven churches,
The Alpha and Omega
Alive forever.

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December 11

Hosea 5
They will not find God
And He cannot heal their wound
As their punishment.

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Hosea 6
God will raise us up
On the third day like spring rains
That water the earth.

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Hosea 7
"The kings have fallen.
I will cast a net o'er them.
They have strayed from me."

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Hosea 8
Samaria sows
Wind for a whirlwind. Ephraim
Has altars for sin.

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Revelation 2
Messages from Christ
Like a sword and flames of fire
Shining with full force.

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December 12

Hosea 9
God found Israel
Like first fruit on the fig tree,
But they worshipped Baal.

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Hosea 10
They utter mere words
And are a wayward people
Eating fruit of lies.

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Hosea 11
When Ephraim was young,
God led them with words of love,
And they will return.

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Revelation 3
Words of the Amen
Say you do not know the hour
God will come to you.

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December 13

Hosea 12
Jacob strove with God,
But Ephraim said, "I am rich."
Now God will repay.

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Hosea 13
Through Baal Ephraim died.
God will be like a lion
That will devour them.

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Hosea 14
"I will love freely.
You shall blossom like the vine.
I look after you."

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Revelation 4
I could see heaven
And one seated on the throne
To whom creatures sang.

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December 14

Joel 1
Wake up, weep and wail,
Put on sackcloth and lament;
Joy withers away.

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Joel 2
Blow the trumpet now;
Let the bridegroom leave his room.
Old men shall dream dreams.

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Joel 3
Let soldiers draw near.
Beat your plowshares into swords.
God dwells in Zion.

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Revelation 5
Angels surrounded
The throne and sang glory to
The Lamb with a scroll.

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December 15

Amos 1
For three and for four,
God will not revoke judgment
Against enemies.

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Amos 2
God's name is profaned
Despite His deliverance.
Prophets were silenced.

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Amos 3
The lion has roared,
"They don't know how to do right."
Some will be rescued.

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Revelation 6
Each of seven seals
When broken brought humankind
Closer to the end.

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December 16

Amos 4
"You did not return
Even though I punished you."
Prepare to meet God.

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Amos 5
Maiden Israel,
Seek God so that you may live;
Let justice roll down.

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Amos 6
O Zion beware,
While you eat, sing and anoint,
Enemies arise.

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Revelation 7
Twelve times twelve thousand
Servants will receive the seal,
And those washed in blood.

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December 17

Amos 7
Jacob is so small.
God is setting a plumb line
Within Israel.

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Amos 8
Like the summer fruit,
Songs become lamentations
Mourning for a child.

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Amos 9
Not one shall escape
Though they dig and try to hide,
But God will restore.

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Revelation 8
With the seventh seal
There was silence, then trumpets
Blown by the angels.

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December 18

Obadiah
The pride of Edom
And its slaughter of Jacob
Shall be its demise.

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Revelation 9
From smoke and a pit
Horse-like locusts scourged the earth.
Plagues then killed a third.

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December 19

Jonah 1
"Go to Nineveh,"
God said; then Jonah in a
Belly of a fish.

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Jonah 2
"Your waves over me
And weeds wrapped around my head."
God spewed Jonah out.

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Jonah 3
Now in Nineveh,
Jonah says they must repent.
They put on sackcloth.

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Jonah 4
God gave Jonah shade
When he sulked because God saved
All of Nineveh.

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Revelation 10
Angel in a cloud
Said, "There will be no delay.
Eat this bitter scroll."

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December 20

Micah 1
The mountains will melt.
Images and idols burn.
Like eagles, be bald.

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Micah 2
When the morning dawns,
Hear bitter lamentation
Before they return.

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Micah 3
Because they hate good,
The sun goes down on prophets.
Zion shall be plowed.

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Revelation 11
The two witnesses
With supreme authority
Will receive new life.

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December 21

Micah 4
A stream of Zion
Shall not learn war anymore.
They shall be redeemed.

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Micah 5
From you, Bethlehem,
Shall come one who is to rule
In God's majesty.

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Revelation 12
Michael in heaven
Casts the dragon to the earth
Where it wars with God.

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December 22

Micah 6
What does God require?
Justice, kindness, humble walk,
And put lies away.

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Micah 7
The faithful vanish
And hear God's indignation
Before compassion.

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Revelation 13
A blasphemous beast
And a beast that bows to it
Known as six, six, six.

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December 23

Nahum 1
In whirlwind and storm,
Those who find refuge in God
Fulfill all their vows.

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Nahum 2
Chariots of fire
Dart like lightning through the streets
Within Nineveh.

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Nahum 3
Like a prostitute
With her skirt over her face,
God looks on your shame.

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Revelation 14
The song of the Lamb
And three angels tell people,
"Hold fast to your faith."

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December 24

Habakkuk 1
God roused Chaldean's
Horses, menacing as wolves,
To bring violence.

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Habakkuk 2
Wealth is treacherous.
Stones will cry out from the wall
Of iniquity.

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Habakkuk 3
The sun raised its hands
When God crushed the wicked house.
The Lord is my strength.

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Revelation 15
By a sea of glass,
Seven angels sang, "Glory!"
Then begins the end.

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December 25

Zephaniah 1
God will judge Judah,
Punish violence and fraud,
And consume with fire.

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Zephaniah 2
Seacoasts and houses
That are enemies of God
Shall be desolate.

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Zephaniah 3
Pure speech will come to
The remnant of Israel;
Changing shame to praise.

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Revelation 16
The bowls of God's wrath
Destroy all the earth and bring
In Armageddon.

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December 26

Haggai 1
"Go and gather wood
To rebuild the house of God."
Thus the prophet said.

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Haggai 2
God will shake nations
And fill His house with splendor
Built with honest hands.

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Revelation 17
There was a great whore
And a beast from the pit, but
The Lamb will prevail.

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December 27

Zechariah 1
Man on a red horse
God sent to patrol the earth,
And horns of terror.

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Zechariah 2
Measuring Judah,
You're the apple of God's eye
O daughter Zion.

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Zechariah 3
Rebuking Satan,
Angels cleanse Joshua's clothes;
Omen of a Branch.

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Zechariah 4
"I see a lampstand,
A bowl and two olive trees."
The grace of God's Word.

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Revelation 18
She was glorified,
But then a stone in the sea;
Fallen Babylon.

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December 28

Zechariah 5
A flying scroll cursed.
A maid sits in a basket.
This is wickedness.

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Zechariah 6
Horses, like the wind,
(Red, black, white, and dapple gray)
Come before the Branch.

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Zechariah 7
"Do you fast for God?
Do you eat and drink for God?"
They have stopped their ears.

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Zechariah 8
Jealous for Zion,
God will bring back a remnant
That shall fast with joy.

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Revelation 19
Sing, "Hallelujah!"
A rider Faithful and True
Named "The Word of God."

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December 29

Zechariah 9
Enemies of God
Shall be destroyed before He
Sets the pris'ners free.

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Zechariah 10
The house of Judah
Will bring forth a cornerstone
To save and strengthen.

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Zechariah 11
There are two shepherds
Named Favor and Unity
For flocks that are doomed.

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Zechariah 12
Like a heavy stone,
Jerusalem shall be strong.
Mourn for the pierced one.

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Revelation 20
For a thousand years,
The first resurrection souls,
Then comes Satan's doom.

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December 30

Zechariah 13
Just as the shepherd
Is struck, one-third sheep remain
As gold is tested.

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Zechariah 14
Living water flows
To the east and to the west
When the Lord is King.

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Revelation 21
Death will be no more
And all pain will pass away
In God's holy light.

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December 31

Malachi 1
Priests despise God's name
With their impure sacrifice.
Shut the temple doors.

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Malachi 2
Tears on God's altar
Because they broke covenant
God made with Levi.

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Malachi 3
The Lord does not change.
He listens to the faithful
And opens heaven.

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Malachi 4
The day is coming
With a healing in its wings,
Bringing Elijah.

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Revelation 22
The river of life
Flowing from the throne of God
Trustworthy and true.

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