Monday, March 31, 2014

By His Wounds

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. ~ Isaiah 53:5-6 (NIV)

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ~ Matthew 11:28 (ESV)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

His Love Is Made Complete in Us

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. ~ 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thanksgiving and Prayer

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. (NIV 2011)

We must always thank God for you, brothers. This is right, since your faith is flourishing and the love each one of you has for one another is increasing. (Holman Standard Christian Bible)

~ 2 Thessalonians 1:3

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Love Is Kind

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Love with Actions

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. ~ 1 John 3:18 (NIV)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Plan What is Good

Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. ~ Proverbs 14:22 (NIV) 

Monday, March 24, 2014

God is the Strength of My Heart

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ~ Psalm 73: 25-26 (NIV)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

He Sent His Son

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. ~ 1 John 4:9 (NIV)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Armor of God

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. ~ Ephesians 6:10-11 (NASB) 

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. ~ Psalm 23:1-3 (KJV)

Thursday, March 20, 2014


For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, ~ Titus 2:11-12 (NIV)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Be Strong and Courageous

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Greatest Commandments

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ~ Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Spirit of God

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Chosen of God

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; ~ Colossians 3:12 (NASB) 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Unsearchable Things

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. ~ Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Rejoice Always

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near." ~ Philippians 4:3-5 NIV

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Eternal Life

36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” ~ John 3:36 (NASB)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Deeds Will Be Exposed

20 For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” ~ John 3:20-21 (NASB)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

He Loves You

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. ~ John 3:16-17 (NASB)

Monday, March 10, 2014

You Should Pray

Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. ~ James 5:13-16 (NRSV)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

God Sent His Son

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. ~ Galatians 4:4-5 (NIV)

Listen to Him

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. ~ Deuteronomy 18:15

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Coming of the Lord is Near

Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. ~ James 5:7-8 (NRSV)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Search Me

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. ~ Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Treasure His Commands

My son, keep my words
    and treasure up my commandments with you;
keep my commandments and live;
    keep my teaching as the apple of your eye;
bind them on your fingers;
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
    and call insight your intimate friend,

~ Proverbs 7:1-4 (ESV)

Listen to Your Parents

20 My son, keep your father's commandment,
    and forsake not your mother's teaching.
21 Bind them on your heart always;
    tie them around your neck.
22 When you walk, they will lead you;
    when you lie down, they will watch over you;
    and when you awake, they will talk with you.
23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, ~ Proverbs 6:20-23 (ESV)

Six Things the Lord Hates

16 There are six things that the Lord hates,
    seven that are an abomination to him:
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
    and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked plans,
    feet that make haste to run to evil,
19 a false witness who breathes out lies,
    and one who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 6:16-19 (ESV)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Search Your Heart

Tremble and do not sin;
    when you are on your beds,
    search your hearts and be silent.

~ Psalm 4:4 (NIV)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


32 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
    and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
    and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

~ Proverbs 1:32-33 (NIV)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Perfect Peace

You will keep in perfect peace
    those whose minds are steadfast,
    because they trust in you. (NIV)

You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you. (ESV)

~ Isaiah 26:3

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Streams in the Desert

Behold, I am doing a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
    and rivers in the desert. (ESV)

See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland. (NIV)

~ Isaiah 43:19

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Godliness Has Value for All Things

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

~ 1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV)

From the Dust of the Earth

Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. ~ Genesis 2:7 (NIV)