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JULY 31

PSALMS: 31, 61, 91, 121

PROVERBS: 31

OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 35:1 – 36:32

NEW TESTAMENT: 1 TIMOTHY 5:1 – 25

PSALMS: 31

1 In you, LORD, do I take refuge.

Let me never be put to shame:

Deliver me in your righteousness. 

2 Bow down your ear to me.

Deliver me speedily.

Be to me a strong rock,

A house of defense to save me. 

3 For you are my rock and my fortress,

Therefore for your name’s sake lead me and guide me. 

4 Pluck me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me,

For you are my stronghold. 

5 Into your hand I commend my spirit.

You redeem me, LORD, God of truth.

6 I hate those who regard lying vanities,

But I trust in the LORD. 

7 I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness,

For you have seen my affliction.

You have known my soul in adversities. 

8 You have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy.

You have set my feet in a large place. 

9 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am in distress.

My eye, my soul, and my body waste away with grief. 

10 For my life is spent with sorrow,

My years with sighing.

My strength fails because of my iniquity.

My bones are wasted away. 

11 Because of all my adversaries

I have become utterly contemptible to my neighbors,

A fear to my acquaintances.

Those who saw me on the street fled from me. 

12 I am forgotten from their hearts like a dead man.

I am like broken pottery. 

13 For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side,

While they conspire together against me,

They plot to take away my life. 

14 But I trust in you, LORD.

I said, You are my God.

15 My times are in your hand.

Deliver me from the hand of my enemies,

and from those who persecute me. 

16 Make your face to shine on your servant.

Save me in your loving kindness. 

17 Let me not be put to shame, LORD,

for I have called on you.

Let the wicked be put to shame.

Let them be silent in She’ol. 

18 Let the lying lips be mute,

Which speak against the righteous insolently,

with pride and contempt. 

19 Oh how great is your goodness,

Which you have laid up for those who fear you,

‘Which you have worked for those who take refuge in you,

Before the sons of men! 

20 In the covert of your presence will you hide them from the plotting of man.

You will keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 

21 Praise be to the LORD,

For he has shown me his marvelous loving kindness in a strong city. 

22 As for me, I said in my haste,

“I am cut off from before your eyes.”

Nevertheless you heard the voice of my petitions when I cried to you. 

23 Oh love the LORD, all you his holy ones!

The LORD preserves the faithful,

And pays back him who deals proudly in full. 

24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage,

All you who hope in the LORD.

PSALMS: 61

1 Hear my cry, God.

Listen to my prayer. 

2 From the end of the eretz,

I will call to you, when my heart is overwhelmed.

Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 

3 For you have been a refuge for me,

A strong tower from the enemy. 

4 I will dwell in your tent forever.

I will take refuge in the shelter of your wings.

Selah. 

5 For you, God, have heard my vows.

You have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. 

6 You will prolong the king’s life;

His years shall be for generations. 

7 He shall be enthroned in God’s presence forever.

Appoint your loving kindness and truth,

that they may preserve him.

8 So I will sing praise to your name forever,

That I may fulfill my vows daily.

PSALMS: 91

1 He who dwells in the secret place of Ha`Elyon

Will rest in the shadow of Shaddai. 

2 I will say of the LORD,

“He is my refuge and my fortress;

My God, in whom I trust.” 

3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler,

From the deadly pestilence. 

4 He will cover you with his pinions.

Under his wings you will take refuge.

His truth is a shield and a buckler. 

5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night,

Nor of the arrow that flies by day; 

6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,

Nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday. 

7 A thousand may fall at your side,

And ten thousand at your right hand;

But it will not come near you. 

8 You will only look with your eyes,

And see the reward of the wicked. 

9 For you, LORD, are my refuge!

You have made Ha`Elyon your habitation. 

10 No evil shall happen to you,

Neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. 

11 For he will give his angels charge over you,

To guard you in all your ways.

12 They will bear you up in their hands,

So that you won’t dash your foot against a stone. 

13 You will tread on the lion and cobra.

You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot. 

14 “Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him.

I will set him on high, because he has known my name. 

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him.

I will be with him in trouble.

I will deliver him, and honor him. 

16 I will satisfy him with long life,

And show him my yeshu`ah.”

PSALMS: 121

1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills.

Where does my help come from? 

2 My help comes from the LORD,

Who made heaven and eretz. 

3 He will not allow your foot to be moved.

He who keeps you will not slumber. 

4 Behold, he who keeps Yisra’el

Will neither slumber nor sleep. 

5 The LORD is your keeper.

The LORD is your shade on your right hand. 

6 The sun will not harm you by day,

Nor the moon by night. 

7 The LORD will keep you from all evil.

He will keep your soul. 

8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in,

From this time forth, and forevermore.

PROVERBS: 31

1 The words of king Lemo’el;

the oracle which his mother taught him. 

2 “Oh, my son!” Oh, son of my womb!

Oh, son of my vows! 

3 Don’t give your strength to women,

Nor your ways to that which destroys kings. 

4 It is not for kings, Lemo’el;

it is not for kings to drink wine;

Nor for princes to say, ‘Where is strong drink?’ 

5 Lest they drink, and forget the law,

And pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted. 

6 Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish;

And wine to the bitter in soul: 

7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty,

And remember his misery no more. 

8 Open your mouth for the mute,

In the cause of all who are left desolate. 

9 Open your mouth, judge righteously,

And serve justice to the poor and needy.” 

10 Who can find a worthy woman?

For her price is far above rubies. 

11 The heart of her husband trusts in her.

He shall have no lack of gain. 

12 She does him good, and not harm,

All the days of her life. 

13 She seeks wool and flax,

And works eagerly with her hands. 

14 She is like the merchant ships.

She brings her bread from afar. 

15 She rises also while it is yet night,

Gives food to her household,

And portions for her servant girls. 

16 She considers a field, and buys it.

With the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard. 

17 She girds her loins with strength,

And makes her arms strong. 

18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.

Her lamp doesn’t go out by night.

19 She lays her hands to the distaff,

And her hands hold the spindle. 

20 She opens her arms to the poor;

Yes, she extends her hands to the needy. 

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household;

For all her household are clothed with scarlet. 

22 She makes for herself carpets of tapestry.

Her clothing is fine linen and purple. 

23 Her husband is respected in the gates,

When he sits among the Zakenim of the land. 

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,

And delivers sashes to the merchant. 

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing.

She laughs at the time to come. 

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom.

Faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She looks well to the ways of her household,

And doesn’t eat the bread of idleness. 

28 Her children rise up and call her blessed.

Her husband also praises her: 

29 “Many women do noble things,

But you excel them all.” 

30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain;

But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. 

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands;

Let her works praise her in the gates.

OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 35:1 – 36:32

35:1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD during the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: 2 “Go to the Rekabite family and invite them to come to one of the side rooms of the house of the LORD and give them wine to drink.” 

3 So I went to get Jaazaniah son of Jeremiah, the son of Habazziniah, and his brothers and all his sons—the whole family of the Rekabites. 4 I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the room of the sons of Hanan son of Igdaliah the man of God. It was next to the room of the officials, which was over that of Maaseiah son of Shallum the doorkeeper. 5 Then I set bowls full of wine and some cups before the Rekabites and said to them, “Drink some wine.” 6 But they replied, “We do not drink wine, because our forefather Jehonadab son of Rekab gave us this command: ‘Neither you nor your descendants must ever drink wine. 7 Also you must never build houses, sow seed or plant vineyards; you must never have any of these things, but must always live in tents. Then you will live a long time in the land where you are nomads.’ 8 We have obeyed everything our forefather Jehonadab son of Rekab commanded us. Neither we nor our wives nor our sons and daughters have ever drunk wine 9 or built houses to live in or had vineyards, fields or crops. 10 We have lived in tents and have fully obeyed everything our forefather Jehonadab commanded us. 11 But when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invaded this land, we said, ‘Come, we must go to Jerusalem to escape the Babylonian and Aramean armies.’ So we have remained in Jerusalem.” 12 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying: 13 “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go and tell the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘Will you not learn a lesson and obey my words?’ declares the LORD. 14 ‘Jehonadab son of Rekab ordered his descendants not to drink wine and this command has been kept. To this day they do not drink wine, because they obey their forefather’s command. But I have spoken to you again and again, yet you have not obeyed me. 15 Again and again I sent all my servants the prophets to you. They said, “Each of you must turn from your wicked ways and reform your actions; do not follow other gods to serve them. Then you will live in the land I have given to you and your ancestors.” But you have not paid attention or listened to me. 16 The descendants of Jehonadab son of Rekab have carried out the command their forefather gave them, but these people have not obeyed me.’ 

17 “Therefore this is what the LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Listen! I am going to bring on Judah and on everyone living in Jerusalem every disaster I pronounced against them. I spoke to them, but they did not listen; I called to them, but they did not answer.’ ” 18 Then Jeremiah said to the family of the Rekabites, “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘You have obeyed the command of your forefather Jehonadab and have followed all his instructions and have done everything he ordered.’ 19 Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Jehonadab son of Rekab will never fail to have a descendant to serve me.’ ”

36:1 In the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah and all the other nations from the time I began speaking to you in the reign of Josiah till now. 3 Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about every disaster I plan to inflict on them, they will each turn from their wicked ways; then I will forgive their wickedness and their sin.” 4 So Jeremiah called Baruch son of Neriah, and while Jeremiah dictated all the words the LORD had spoken to him, Baruch wrote them on the scroll. 5 Then Jeremiah told Baruch, “I am restricted; I am not allowed to go to the LORD’s temple. 6 So you go to the house of the LORD on a day of fasting and read to the people from the scroll the words of the LORD that you wrote as I dictated. Read them to all the people of Judah who come in from their towns. 7 Perhaps they will bring their petition before the LORD and will each turn from their wicked ways, for the anger and wrath pronounced against this people by the LORD are great.” 8 Baruch son of Neriah did everything Jeremiah the prophet told him to do; at the LORD’s temple he read the words of the LORD from the scroll. 9 In the ninth month of the fifth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, a time of fasting before the LORD was proclaimed for all the people in Jerusalem and those who had come from the towns of Judah. 10 From the room of Gemariah son of Shaphan the secretary, which was in the upper courtyard at the entrance of the New Gate of the temple, Baruch read to all the people at the LORD’s temple the words of Jeremiah from the scroll. 11 When Micaiah son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, heard all the words of the LORD from the scroll, 12 he went down to the secretary’s room in the royal palace, where all the officials were sitting: Elishama the secretary, Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Elnathan son of Akbor, Gemariah son of Shaphan, Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the other officials. 13 After Micaiah told them everything he had heard Baruch read to the people from the scroll, 14 all the officials sent Jehudi son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to say to Baruch, “Bring the scroll from which you have read to the people and come.” So Baruch son of Neriah went to them with the scroll in his hand. 

15 They said to him, “Sit down, please, and read it to us.” So Baruch read it to them. 16 When they heard all these words, they looked at each other in fear and said to Baruch, “We must report all these words to the king.” 17  Then they asked Baruch, “Tell us, how did you come to write all this? Did Jeremiah dictate it?” 18 “Yes,” Baruch replied, “he dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them in ink on the scroll.”19 Then the officials said to Baruch, “You and Jeremiah, go and hide. Don’t let anyone know where you are.” 20 After they put the scroll in the room of Elishama the secretary, they went to the king in the courtyard and reported everything to him. 21 The king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and Jehudi brought it from the room of Elishama the secretary and read it to the king and all the officials standing beside him. 22 It was the ninth month and the king was sitting in the winter apartment, with a fire burning in the firepot in front of him. 23 Whenever Jehudi had read three or four columns of the scroll, the king cut them off with a scribe’s knife and threw them into the firepot, until the entire scroll was burned in the fire. 24 The king and all his attendants who heard all these words showed no fear, nor did they tear their clothes. 25 Even though Elnathan, Delaiah and Gemariah urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them. 26 Instead, the king commanded Jerahmeel, a son of the king, Seraiah son of Azriel and Shelemiah son of Abdeel to arrest Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet. But the LORD had hidden them. 27 After the king burned the scroll containing the words that Baruch had written at Jeremiah’s dictation, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 28 “Take another scroll and write on it all the words that were on the first scroll, which Jehoiakim king of Judah burned up. 29 Also tell Jehoiakim king of Judah, ‘This is what the LORD says: You burned that scroll and said, “Why did you write on it that the king of Babylon would certainly come and destroy this land and wipe from it both man and beast?” 30 Therefore this is what the LORD says about Jehoiakim king of Judah: He will have no one to sit on the throne of David; his body will be thrown out and exposed to the heat by day and the frost by night. 31 I will punish him and his children and his attendants for their wickedness; I will bring on them and those living in Jerusalem and the people of Judah every disaster I pronounced against them, because they have not listened.’ ” 32 So Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to the scribe Baruch son of Neriah, and as Jeremiah dictated, Baruch wrote on it all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire. And many similar words were added to them.

NEW TESTAMENT: 1 TIMOTHY 5:1 – 25

Widows, Elders and Slaves

1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, 

2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. 

3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. 

4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God. 

5 The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. 

6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. 

7  Give the people these instructions, so that no one may be open to blame. 

8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 

9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,

10 and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds. 

11 As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry. 

12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge. 

13 Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to. 

14 So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander. 

15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan. 

16 If any woman who is a believer has widows in her care, she should continue to help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need. 

17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. 

18 For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” 

19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. 

20 But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning. 

21 I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism. 

22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure. 

23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses. 

24 The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. 

25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever.

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July 31

THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 31, 61, 91, 121

Proverbs: 31

Old Testament: Jeremiah 35:1 – 36:32

New Testament: 1 Timothy 5:1 – 25

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JULY 30

PSALMS: 30, 60, 90, 120, 150

PROVERBS: 30

OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 33:1 – 34:22

NEW TESTAMENT: 1 TIMOTHY 4:1 – 16

PSALMS: 30

1 I will extol you, LORD, for you have raised me up,

And have not made my foes to rejoice over me. 

2 LORD my God, I cried to you, and you have healed me. 

3 LORD, you have brought up my soul from She’ol.

You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 

4 Sing praise to the LORD, you holy ones of his.

Give thanks to his holy name. 

5 For his anger is but for a moment;

His favor is for a lifetime.

Weeping may stay for the night,

But joy comes in the morning. 

6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.” 

7 You, LORD, when you favored me, made my mountain to stand strong.

But when you hid your face, I was troubled. 

8 I cried to you, LORD.

To the LORD I made supplication: 

9 “What profit is there in my destruction, if I go down to the pit?

Shall the dust praise you?

Shall it declare your truth? 

10 Hear, LORD, and have mercy on me. LORD, be my helper.” 

11 You have turned my mourning into dancing for me.

You have removed my sackcloth, and clothed me with gladness, 

12 To the end that my heart may sing praise to you, and not be silent.

LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

PSALMS: 60

1 God, you have rejected us.

You have broken us down.

You have been angry.

Restore us to you, again. 

2 You have made the land tremble.

You have torn it.

Mend its fractures,

For it quakes. 

3 You have shown your people hard things.

You have made us drink the wine that makes us stagger. 

4 You have given a banner to those who fear you,

That it may be displayed because of the truth.

Selah.

5 So that your beloved may be delivered,

Save with your right hand, and answer us. 

6 God has spoken from his sanctuary:

“I will triumph.

I will divide Shekhem,

And measure out the valley of Sukkot.

7 Gil`ad is mine, and Menashsheh is mine.

Efrayim also is the defense of my head.

Yehudah is my scepter. 

8 Mo’av is my wash basin.

I will throw my shoe on Edom.

I shout in triumph over Peleshet.” 

9 Who will bring me into the strong city?

Who has led me to Edom? 

10 Haven’t you, God, rejected us?

You don’t go out with our armies, God. 

11 Give us help against the adversary,

For the help of man is vain. 

12 Through God we shall do valiantly,

For it is he who will tread down our adversaries.

PSALMS: 90

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place In all generations. 

2 Before the mountains were brought forth,

Or ever you had formed the eretz and the world,

Even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. 

3 You turn man to destruction, saying,

“Return, you children of men.” 

4 For a thousand years in your sight

Are but as yesterday when it is past,

As a watch in the night. 

5 You sweep them away as they sleep.

In the morning they sprout like new grass. 

6 In the morning it sprouts and springs up.

By evening, it is withered and dry.

7 For we are consumed in your anger.

We are troubled in your wrath. 

8 You have set our iniquities before you,

Our secret sins in the light of your presence. 

9 For all our days have passed away in your wrath.

We bring our years to an end as a sigh. 

10 The days of our years are seventy,

Or even by reason of strength eighty years;

Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow,

For it passes quickly, and we fly away. 

11 Who knows the power of your anger,

Your wrath according to the fear that is due to you? 

12 So teach us to number our days,

That we may gain a heart of wisdom. 

13 Relent, LORD! How long?

Have compassion on your servants. 

14 Satisfy us in the morning with your loving kindness,

That we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 

15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,

For as many years as we have seen evil. 

16 Let your work appear to your servants;

Your glory to their children. 

17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us;

Establish the work of our hands for us;

Yes, establish the work of our hands.

PSALMS: 120

1 The LORD says to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand,

Until I make your enemies your footstool for your feet.” 

2 The LORD will send forth the rod of your strength out of Tziyon.

Rule in the midst of your enemies. 

3 Your people offer themselves willingly in the day of your power,

In holy array.

Out of the womb of the morning,

you have the dew of your youth. 

4 The LORD has sworn, and will not change his mind:

“You are a Kohen forever in the order of Malki-Tzedek.” 

5 The Lord is at your right hand.

He will crush kings in the day of his wrath.

6 He will judge among the nations.

He will heap up dead bodies.

He will crush the ruler of the whole eretz. 

7 He will drink of the brook in the way;

Therefore will he lift up his head.

PSALMS: 150

1 Deliver me, LORD, from the evil man.

Preserve me from the violent man; 

2 Those who devise mischief in their hearts.

They continually gather themselves together for war. 

3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent.

Viper’s poison is under their lips. Selah. 

4 LORD, keep me from the hands of the wicked.

Preserve me from the violent men:

Who have determined to trip my feet. 

5 The proud have hidden a snare for me,

They have spread the cords of a net by the path.

They have set traps for me. Selah. 

6 I said to the LORD, “You are my God.”

Listen to the cry of my petitions, LORD. 

7 LORD, the Lord, the strength of my yeshu`ah,

You have covered my head in the day of battle. 

8 LORD, don’t grant the desires of the wicked.

Don’t let their evil plans succeed,

or they will become proud.

Selah. 

9 As for the head of those who surround me,

Let the mischief of their own lips cover them. 

10 Let burning coals fall on them.

Let them be thrown into the fire,

Into miry pits, from where they never rise. 

11 An evil speaker won’t be established in the eretz.

Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him. 

12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,

And justice for the needy. 

13 Surely the righteous will give thanks to your name.

The upright will dwell in your presence.

PROVERBS: 30

1 The words of Agur the son of Yakeh, the oracle:

The man says to ‘Iti’el, To ‘Iti’el and Ucal: 

2 “Surely I am the most ignorant man,

And don’t have a man’s understanding. 

3 I have not learned wisdom,

Neither do I have the knowledge of the Holy One. 

4 Who has ascended up into heaven, and descended?

Who has gathered the wind in his fists?

Who has bound the waters in his garment?

Who has established all the ends of the eretz? ‘

What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if you know? 

5 “Every word of God is flawless.

He is a shield to those who take refuge in him. 

6 Don’t you add to his words,

Lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar. 

7 “Two things I have asked of you;

Don’t deny me before I die: 

8 Remove far from me falsehood and lies.

Give me neither poverty nor riches.

Feed me with the food that is needful for me; 

9 Lest I be full, deny you, and say,

‘Who is the LORD?’

Or lest I be poor, and steal,

And so dishonor the name of my God. 

10 “Don’t slander a servant to his master,

Lest he curse you, and you be held guilty. 

11 There is a generation that curses their father,

And doesn’t bless their mother. 

12 There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes,

Yet are not washed from their filthiness. 

13 There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes!

Their eyelids are lifted up. 

14 There is a generation whose teeth are like swords,

And their jaws like knives,

To devour the poor from the eretz,

and the needy from among men. 

15 “The leach has two daughters:

‘Give, give.’

“There are three things that are never satisfied;

Four that don’t say, ‘Enough:’ 

16 She’ol, the barren womb;

The eretz that is not satisfied with water;

The fire that doesn’t say, ‘Enough;’ 

17 And the eye that mocks at his father,

And scorns obedience to his mother:

The ravens of the valley shall pick it out,

The young eagles shall eat it. 

18 “There are three things which are too amazing for me,

Four which I don’t understand: 

19 The way of an eagle in the air;

The way of a serpent on a rock;

The way of a ship in the midst of the sea;

And the way of a man with a maiden. 

20 So is the way of an adulterous woman:

She eats and wipes her mouth,

And says, ‘I have done nothing wrong.’ 

21 “For three things the eretz tremble,

And under four, it can’t bear up: 

22 For a servant when he is king;

A fool when he is filled with food; 

23 For an unloved woman when she is married;

And a handmaid who is heir to her mistress.

24 “There are four things which are little on the eretz,

But they are exceeding wise: 

25 The ants are not a strong people,

Yet they provide their food in the summer; 

26 The conies are but a feeble folk,

Yet make they their houses in the rocks; 

27 The locusts have no king,

Yet they advance in ranks; 

28 You can catch a lizard with your hands,

Yet she is in kings’ palaces. 

29 “There are three things which are stately in their march,

Four which are stately in going: 

30 The lion, which is mightiest among animals,

And doesn’t turn away for any; 

31 The greyhound, the male goat also;

And the king against whom there is no rising up. 

32 “If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself,

Or if you have thought evil,

Put your hand over your mouth. 

33 For as the churning of milk brings forth butter,

And the wringing of the nose brings forth blood;

So the forcing of wrath brings forth strife.”

OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 33:1 – 34:22

33:1 While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the LORD came to him a second time: 2 “This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: 3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ 4 For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the sword 5 in the fight with the Babylonians : ‘They will be filled with the dead bodies of the people I will slay in my anger and wrath. I will hide my face from this city because of all its wickedness. 6 “ ‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. 7 I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. 8 I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. 9 Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.’ 10 “This is what the LORD says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without people or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more 11 the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD. 12 “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘In this place, desolate and without people or animals—in all its towns there will again be pastures for shepherds to rest their flocks. 13 In the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem and in the towns of Judah, flocks will again pass under the hand of the one who counts them,’ says the LORD. 14 “ ‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah. 15 “ ‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. 16 In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior.’ 17 For this is what the LORD says: ‘David will never fail to have a man to sit on the throne of Israel, 18 nor will the Levitical priests ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to present sacrifices.’ ” 19 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 20 “This is what the LORD says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, 21 then my covenant with David my servant—and my covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before me—can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne. 22 I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless as the stars in the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.’ ” 23 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 24 “Have you not noticed that these people are saying, ‘The LORD has rejected the two kingdoms he chose’? So they despise my people and no longer regard them as a nation. 25 This is what the LORD says: ‘If I have not made my covenant with day and night and established the laws of heaven and earth, 26 then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.’ ”

34:1 While Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army and all the kingdoms and peoples in the empire he ruled were fighting against Jerusalem and all its surrounding towns, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Go to Zedekiah king of Judah and tell him, ‘This is what the LORD says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will burn it down. 3 You will not escape from his grasp but will surely be captured and given into his hands. You will see the king of Babylon with your own eyes, and he will speak with you face to face. And you will go to Babylon. 4 “ ‘Yet hear the LORD’s promise to you, Zedekiah king of Judah. This is what the LORD says concerning you: You will not die by the sword; 5 you will die peacefully. As people made a funeral fire in honor of your predecessors, the kings who ruled before you, so they will make a fire in your honor and lament, “Alas, master!” I myself make this promise, declares the LORD.’ ” 6 Then Jeremiah the prophet told all this to Zedekiah king of Judah, in Jerusalem, 7 while the army of the king of Babylon was fighting against Jerusalem and the other cities of Judah that were still holding out—Lachish and Azekah. These were the only fortified cities left in Judah. 8 The word came to Jeremiah from the LORD after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom for the slaves. 9 Everyone was to free their Hebrew slaves, both male and female; no one was to hold a fellow Hebrew in bondage. 10 So all the officials and people who entered into this covenant agreed that they would free their male and female slaves and no longer hold them in bondage. They agreed, and set them free. 11 But afterward they changed their minds and took back the slaves they had freed and enslaved them again. 12 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 13 “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I made a covenant with your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. I said, 14 ‘Every seventh year each of you must free any fellow Hebrews who have sold themselves to you. After they have served you six years, you must let them go free.’ Your ancestors, however, did not listen to me or pay attention to me. 15 Recently you repented and did what is right in my sight: Each of you proclaimed freedom to your own people. You even made a covenant before me in the house that bears my Name. 16 But now you have turned around and profaned my name; each of you has taken back the male and female slaves you had set free to go where they wished. You have forced them to become your slaves again. 17 “Therefore this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom to your own people. So I now proclaim ‘freedom’ for you, declares the LORD—‘freedom’ to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth. 18 Those who have violated my covenant and have not fulfilled the terms of the covenant they made before me, I will treat like the calf they cut in two and then walked between its pieces. 19 The leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the court officials, the priests and all the people of the land who walked between the pieces of the calf, 20 I will deliver into the hands of their enemies who want to kill them. Their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals. 21 “I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials into the hands of their enemies who want to kill them, to the army of the king of Babylon, which has withdrawn from you. 22 I am going to give the order, declares the LORD, and I will bring them back to this city. They will fight against it, take it and burn it down. And I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there.”

NEW TESTAMENT: 1 TIMOTHY 4:1 – 16

4:1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 

2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 

3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 

4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 

5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. 

6 If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 

7  Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 

8 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.

9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 

10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. 

11 Command and teach these things. 

12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 

14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. 

15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 

16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – July 30 – Daily Post – Shabbat Shalom!   Leave a comment

Shabbat Shalom!

July 30

THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 30, 60, 90, 120, 150

Proverbs: 30

Old Testament: Jeremiah 33:1 – 34:22

New Testament: 1 Timothy 4:1 – 16

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and Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit)!

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THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – July 29 – Full Text – Happy Anniversary William Nolan and Pheadra Jarrett Thompson!   Leave a comment

JULY 29

PSALMS: 29, 59, 89, 119, 149

PROVERBS: 29

OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 31:27 – 32:44

NEW TESTAMENT: 1 TIMOTHY 3:1 – 16

PSALMS: 29

1 Ascribe to the LORD, you sons of the mighty,

Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 

2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to his name.

Worship the LORD in holy array. 

3 The voice of LORD is on the waters.

The God of glory thunders, even the LORD on many waters. 

4 The voice of the LORD is powerful.

The voice of the LORD is full of majesty. 

5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars.

Yes, the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Levanon. 

6 He makes them also to skip like a calf;

Levanon and Siryon like a young wild ox. 

7 The voice of the LORD strikes with flashes of lightning.

8 The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness.

The LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 

9 The voice of the LORD makes the deer calve,

And strips the forests bare.

In his temple everything says, “Glory!” 

10 The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood.

Yes, the LORD sits as King forever. 

11 The LORD will give strength to his people.

The LORD will bless his people with shalom.

PSALMS: 59

1 Deliver me from my enemies, my God.

Set me on high from those who rise up against me. 

2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity.

Save me from the bloodthirsty men. 

3 For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul.

The mighty gather themselves together against me,

Not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, LORD. 

4 I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me.

Rise up, behold, and help me! 

5 You, LORD God Tzva’ot, the God of Yisra’el,

Rouse yourself to punish the nations.

Show no mercy to the wicked traitors. Selah.

6 They return at evening, howling like dogs,

And prowl around the city. 

7 Behold, they spew with their mouth.

Swords are in their lips,

“For,” they say, “who hears us?” 

8 But you, LORD, laugh at them.

You scoff at all the nations. 

9 Oh, my Strength, I watch for you,

For God is my high tower. 

10 My God will go before me with his loving kindness.

God will let me look at my enemies in triumph. 

11 Don’t kill them, or my people may forget.

Scatter them by your power, and bring them down,

Lord our shield. 

12 For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips,

Let them be caught in their pride,

For the curses and lies which they utter. 

13 Consume them in wrath.

Consume them, and they will be no more.

Let them know that God rules in Ya`akov,

To the ends of the eretz.

Selah. 

14 At evening let them return.

Let them howl like a dog, and go around the city. 

15 They shall wander up and down for food,

And wait all night if they aren’t satisfied. 

16 But I will sing of your strength.

Yes, I will sing aloud of your loving kindness in the morning.

For you have been my high tower,

A refuge in the day of my distress. 

17  To you, my strength, I will sing praises.

For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.

PSALMS: 89

1 I will sing of the loving kindness of the LORD forever.

With my mouth, I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. 

2 I indeed declare, “Love stands firm forever.

You established the heavens.

Your faithfulness is in them.” 

3 “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,

I have sworn to David, my servant, 

4 ‘I will establish your seed forever,

And build up your throne to all generations.'”

Selah. 

5 The heavens will praise your wonders, LORD;

Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones. 

6 For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD?

Who among the sons of the heavenly beings is like the LORD, 

7 A very awesome God in the council of the holy ones,

To be feared above all those who are around him? 

8 LORD, God Tzva’ot, who is a mighty one, like you?

The LORD, your faithfulness is around you. 

9 You rule the pride of the sea.

When its waves rise up, you calm them. 

10 You have broken Rachav in pieces, like one of the slain.

You have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm. 

11 The heavens are yours, the eretz also is yours;

The world and its fullness.

You have founded them. 

12 The north and the south, you have created them.

Tavor and Hermon rejoice in your name. 

13 You have a mighty arm.

Your hand is strong, and your right hand is exalted. 

14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.

Loving kindness and truth go before your face. 

15 Blessed are the people who learn to acclaim you.

They walk in the light of your presence, LORD. 

16 In your name do they rejoice all day.

In your righteousness, they are exalted. 

17 For you are the glory of their strength.

In your favor, our horn will be exalted. 

18 For our shield belongs to the LORD;

Our king to the Holy One of Yisra’el. 

19 Then you spoke in vision to your holy ones,

And said, “I have bestowed strength on the warrior.

I have exalted a young man from the people.

20 I have found David, my servant.

I have anointed him with my holy oil, 

21 With whom my hand shall be established.

My arm will also strengthen him. 

22 No enemy will tax him.

No wicked man will oppress him. 

23 I will beat down his adversaries before him,

And strike those who hate him. 

24 But my faithfulness and my loving kindness will be with him.

In my name, his horn will be exalted.

25 I will set his hand also on the sea,

And his right hand on the rivers. 

26 He will call to me, ‘You are my Father,

My God, and the rock of my salvation!’ 

27 I will also appoint him my firstborn,

The highest of the kings of the eretz. 

28 I will keep my loving kindness for him forevermore.

My covenant will stand firm with him. 

29 I will also make his seed endure forever,

And his throne as the days of heaven.

30 If his children forsake my law,

And don’t walk in my ordinances;

31 If they break my statutes,

And don’t keep my mitzvot; 

32 Then I will punish their sin with the rod,

And their iniquity with stripes. 

33 But I will not completely take my loving kindness from him,

Nor allow my faithfulness to fail. 

34 I will not break my covenant,

Nor alter what my lips have uttered. 

35 Once have I sworn by my holiness,

I will not lie to David. 

36 His seed will endure forever,

His throne like the sun before me. 

37 It will be established forever like the moon,

The faithful witness in the sky.”

Selah. 

38 But you have rejected and spurned.

You have been angry with your anointed. 

39 You have renounced the covenant of your servant.

You have defiled his crown in the dust. 

40 You have broken down all his hedges.

You have brought his strongholds to ruin. 

41 All who pass by the way rob him.

He has become a reproach to his neighbors. 

42 You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries.

You have made all of his enemies rejoice. 

43 Yes, you turn back the edge of his sword,

And haven’t supported him in battle. 

44 You have ended his splendor,

And thrown his throne down to the ground. 

45 You have shortened the days of his youth.

You have covered him with shame.

Selah. 

46How long, LORD?

Will you hide yourself forever?

Will your wrath burn like fire? 

47 Remember how short my time is!

For what vanity have you created all the children of men! 

48 What man is he who shall live and not see death,

Who shall deliver his soul from the power of She’ol?

Selah. 

49 Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses,

Which you swore to David in your faithfulness? 

50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants,

How I bear in my heart the taunts of all the mighty peoples, 

51 With which your enemies have mocked, LORD,

With which they have mocked the footsteps of your anointed one. 

52 Blessed be the LORD forevermore.

Amein, and Amein.

PSALMS: 119

1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,

Who walk according to the law of the LORD. 

2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes,

Who seek him with their whole heart. 

3 Yes, they do nothing wrong.

They walk in his ways. 

4 You have commanded your precepts,

That we should fully obey them. 

5 Oh that my ways were steadfast

To obey your statutes! 

6 Then I wouldn’t be put to shame,

When I consider all of your mitzvot. 

7  I will give thanks to you with uprightness of heart,

When I learn your righteous judgments. 

8 I will observe your statutes.

Don’t utterly forsake me. 

9 How can a young man keep his way pure?

By living according to your word. 

10 With my whole heart, I have sought you.

Don’t let me wander from your mitzvot. 

11 I have hidden your word in my heart,

That I might not sin against you. 

12 Blessed are you, LORD.

Teach me your statutes.

13 With my lips, I have declared all the ordinances of your mouth.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies,

As much as in all riches. 

15 I will meditate on your precepts,

And consider your ways.

16 I will delight myself in your statutes.

I will not forget your word.

17 Do good to your servant.

I will live and I will obey your word.

18 Open my eyes,

That I may see wondrous things out of your law.

19 I am a stranger on the eretz.

Don’t hide your mitzvot from me.

20 My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times. 

21 You have rebuked the proud who are cursed,

Who wander from your mitzvot. 

22 Take reproach and contempt away from me,

For I have kept your statutes. 

23 Though princes sit and slander me,

Your servant will meditate on your statutes. 

24 Indeed your statutes are my delight,

And my counselors. 

25 My soul is laid low in the dust.

Revive me according to your word! 

26 I declared my ways, and you answered me.

Teach me your statutes. 

27  Let me understand the teaching of your precepts!

Then I will meditate on your wondrous works. 

28 My soul is weary with sorrow.

Strengthen me according to your word. 

29 Keep me from the way of deceit.

Grant me your law graciously! 

30 I have chosen the way of truth.

I have set my heart on your law. 

31 I cling to your statutes, LORD.

Don’t let me be put to shame. 

32 I run in the path of your mitzvot,

For you have set my heart free. 

33 Teach me, LORD, the way of your statutes.

I will keep them to the end. 

34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law.

Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart. 

35 Direct me in the path of your mitzvot,

For I delight in them. 

36 Turn my heart toward your statutes,

Not toward selfish gain. 

37 Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things.

Revive me in your ways. 

38 Fulfill your promise to your servant,

That you may be feared. 

39 Take away my disgrace that I dread,

For your ordinances are good.

40 Behold, I long for your precepts!

Revive me in your righteousness. 

41 Let your loving kindness also come to me, LORD,

Your yeshu`ah, according to your word. 

42 So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me,

For I trust in your word. 

43 Don’t snatch the word of truth out of my mouth,

For I put my hope in your ordinances. 

44 So I will obey your law continually,

Forever and ever.

45 I will walk in liberty,

For I have sought your precepts. 

46 I will also speak of your statutes before kings,

And will not be put to shame.

47 I will delight myself in your mitzvot,

Because I love them. 

48 I reach out my hands for your mitzvot, which I love.

I will meditate on your statutes. 

49 Remember your word to your servant,

Because you gave me hope. 

50 This is my comfort in my affliction,

For your word has revived me. 

51 The arrogant mock me excessively,

But I don’t swerve from your law. 

52 I remember your ordinances of old, LORD,

And have comforted myself. 

53 Indignation has taken hold on me,

Because of the wicked who forsake your law. 

54 Your statutes have been my songs,

In the house where I live. 

55 I have remembered your name, LORD, in the night,

And I obey your law.

56 This is my way,

That I keep your precepts. 

57 The LORD is my portion.

I promised to obey your words. 

58 I sought your favor with my whole heart.

Be merciful to me according to your word. 

59 I considered my ways,

And turned my steps to your statutes. 

60 I will hurry, and not delay,

To obey your mitzvot. 

61 The ropes of the wicked bind me,

But I won’t forget your law. 

62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you,

Because of your righteous ordinances. 

63 I am a friend of all those who fear you,

Of those who observe your precepts. 

64 The eretz is full of your loving kindness, LORD.

Teach me your statutes. 

65 Do good to your servant,

According to your word, LORD. 

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge,

For I believe in your mitzvot. 

67 Before I was afflicted, I went astray;

But now I observe your word. 

68 You are good, and do good.

Teach me your statutes. 

69 The proud have smeared a lie upon me.

With my whole heart,

I will keep your precepts. 

70 Their heart is as callous as the fat,

But I delight in your law. 

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted,

That I may learn your statutes. 

72 The law of your mouth is better to me

than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.

73 Your hands have made me and formed me.

Give me understanding, that I may learn your mitzvot. 

74 Those who fear you will see me and be glad,

Because I have put my hope in your word.

75 LORD, I know that your judgments are righteous,

That in faithfulness you have afflicted me. 

76 Please let your loving kindness be for my comfort,

According to your word to your servant. 

77 Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live;

For your law is my delight. 

78 Let the proud be put to shame,

for they have overthrown me wrongfully.

I will meditate on your precepts. 

79 Let those who fear you turn to me.

They will know your statutes. 

80 Let my heart be blameless toward your decrees,

That I may not be put to shame.

81 My soul faints for your salvation.

I hope in your word. 

82 My eyes fail for your word.

I say, “When will you comfort me?” 

83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke.

I don’t forget your statutes.

84 How many are the days of your servant?

When will you execute judgment on those who persecute me? 

85 The proud have dug pits for me,

Contrary to your law. 

86 All of your mitzvot are faithful.

They persecute me wrongfully.

Help me! 

87 They had almost wiped me from the eretz,

But I didn’t forsake your precepts. 

88 Preserve my life according to your loving kindness,

So I will obey the statutes of your mouth. 

89 LORD, your word is settled in heaven forever. 

90 Your faithfulness is to all generations.

You have established the eretz, and it remains. 

91 Your laws remain to this day,

For all things serve you. 

92 Unless your law had been my delight,

I would have perished in my affliction. 

93 I will never forget your precepts,

For with them, you have revived me. 

94 I am yours. Save me,

For I have sought your precepts. 

95 The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me.

I will consider your statutes. 

96 I have seen a limit to all perfection,

But your commands are boundless. 

97 How love I your law!

It is my meditation all day. 

98 Your mitzvot make me wiser than my enemies,

For your mitzvot are always with me. 

99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,

For your testimonies are my meditation. 

100 I understand more than the aged,

Because I have kept your precepts. 

101 I have kept my feet from every evil way,

That I might observe your word. 

102 I have not turned aside from your ordinances,

For you have taught me. 

103 How sweet are your promises to my taste,

More than honey to my mouth! 

104 Through your precepts,

I get understanding;

Therefore I hate every false way.

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet,

And a light for my path. 

106 I have sworn, and have confirmed it,

That I will obey your righteous ordinances. 

107 I am afflicted very much.

Revive me, LORD, according to your word. 

108 Accept, I beg you, the willing offerings of my mouth.

LORD, teach me your ordinances. 

109 My soul is continually in my hand,

Yet I won’t forget your law. 

110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,

Yet I haven’t gone astray from your precepts.

111 I have taken your testimonies as a heritage forever,

For they are the joy of my heart. 

112 I have set my heart to perform your statutes forever,

Even to the end. 

113 I hate double-minded men,

But I love your law. 

114 You are my hiding place and my shield.

I hope in your word. 

115 Depart from me, you evildoers,

That I may keep the mitzvot of my God. 

116 Uphold me according to your word, that I may live.

Let me not be ashamed of my hope. 

117 Hold me up, and I will be safe,

And will have respect for your statutes continually. 

118 You reject all those who stray from your statutes,

For their deceit is in vain. 

119 You put away all the wicked of the eretz like dross.

Therefore I love your testimonies. 

120 My flesh trembles for fear of you.

I am afraid of your judgments. 

121 I have done what is just and righteous.

Don’t leave me to my oppressors. 

122 Ensure your servant’s well-being.

Don’t let the proud oppress me. 

123 My eyes fail watching for your yeshu`ah,

For your righteous word. 

124 Deal with your servant according to your loving kindness.

Teach me your statutes. 

125 I am your servant.

Give me understanding,

That I may know your testimonies. 

126 It is time to act, LORD,

For they break your law. 

127 Therefore I love your mitzvot more than gold,

Yes, more than pure gold. 

128 Therefore I consider all of your precepts to be right.

I hate every false way. 

129 Your testimonies are wonderful,

Therefore my soul keeps them. 

130 The entrance of your words gives light.

It gives understanding to the simple. 

131 I opened my mouth wide and panted,

For I longed for your mitzvot. 

132 Turn to me, and have mercy on me,

As you always do to those who love your name. 

133 Establish my footsteps in your word.

Don’t let any iniquity have dominion over me. 

134 Redeem me from the oppression of man,

So I will observe your precepts. 

135 Make your face to shine on your servant.

Teach me your statutes. 

136 Streams of tears run down my eyes,

Because they don’t observe your law.

137 You are righteous, LORD.

your judgments are upright. 

138 You have commanded your statutes in righteousness.

They are fully trustworthy. 

139 My zeal wears me out,

Because my enemies ignore your words. 

140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested,

And your servant loves them. 

141 I am small and despised.

I don’t forget your precepts. 

142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness.

Your law is truth. 

143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me.

Your mitzvot are my delight. 

144 Your testimonies are righteous forever.

Give me understanding, that I may live. 

145 I have called with my whole heart.

Answer me, LORD!

I will keep your statutes. 

146 I have called to you. Save me!

I will obey your statutes. 

147 I rise before dawn and cry for help.

I put my hope in your words. 

148 My eyes stay open through the night watches,

That I might meditate on your word. 

149 Hear my voice according to your loving kindness.

Revive me, LORD, according to your ordinances.

150 They draw near who follow after wickedness.

They are far from your law. 

151 You are near, LORD.

All your mitzvot are truth. 

152 Of old I have known from your testimonies,

That you have founded them forever. 

153 Consider my affliction, and deliver me,

For I don’t forget your law. 

154 Plead my cause, and redeem me!

Revive me according to your promise. 

155 Salvation is far from the wicked,

For they don’t seek your statutes. 

156 Great are your tender mercies, LORD.

Revive me according to your ordinances. 

157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries.

I haven’t swerved from your testimonies. 

158 I look at the faithless with loathing,

Because they don’t observe your word. 

159 Consider how I love your precepts.

Revive me, LORD, according to your loving kindness. 

160 All of your words are truth.

Every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever. 

161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause,

But my heart stands in awe of your words. 

162 I rejoice at your word,

As one who finds great spoil. 

163 I hate and abhor falsehood.

I love your law. 

164 Seven times a day, I praise you,

Because of your righteous ordinances. 

165 Those who love your law have great shalom.

Nothing causes them to stumble. 

166 I have hoped for your yeshu`ah, LORD.

I have done your mitzvot. 

167 My soul has observed your testimonies.

I love them exceedingly. 

168 I have obeyed your precepts and your testimonies,

For all my ways are before you. 

169 Let my cry come before you, LORD.

Give me understanding according to your word. 

170 Let my supplication come before you.

Deliver me according to your word. 

171 Let my lips utter praise,

For you teach me your statutes. 

172 Let my tongue sing of your word,

For all your mitzvot are righteousness. 

173 Let your hand be ready to help me,

For I have chosen your precepts.

174 I have longed for your yeshu`ah, LORD.

Your law is my delight.

175 Let my soul live, that I may praise you.

Let your ordinances help me. 

176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep.

Seek your servant, for I don’t forget your mitzvot.

PROVERBS: 29

1 He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck

Will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy. 

2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;

But when the wicked rule, the people groan. 

3 Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father;

But a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. 

4 The king by justice makes the land stable,

But he who takes bribes tears it down. 

5 A man who flatters his neighbor,

Spreads a net for his feet. 

6 An evil man is snared by his sin,

But the righteous can sing and be glad. 

7 The righteous care about justice for the poor.

The wicked aren’t concerned about knowledge. 

8 Mockers stir up a city,

But wise men turn away anger.

9 If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man,

The fool rages or scoffs, and there is no shalom. 

10 The bloodthirsty hate a man of integrity;

And they seek the life of the upright. 

11 A fool vents all of his anger,

But a wise man brings himself under control. 

12 If a ruler listens to lies,

All of his officials are wicked. 

13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common:

The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both. 

14 The king who fairly judges the poor,

His throne shall be established forever. 

15 The rod of correction gives wisdom,

But a child left to himself causes shame to his mother. 

16 When the wicked increase, sin increases;

But the righteous will see their downfall. 

17  Correct your son, and he will give you shalom;

Yes, he will bring delight to your soul. 

18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;

But one who keeps the law is blessed. 

19 A servant can’t be corrected by words.

Though he understands, yet he will not respond. 

20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?

There is more hope for a fool than for him. 

21 He who pampers his servant from youth

Will have him become a son in the end. 

22 An angry man stirs up strife,

And a wrathful man abounds in sin. 

23 A man’s pride brings him low,

But one who is of a lowly spirit gains honor. 

24 Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul.

He takes an oath, but dares not testify. 

25 The fear of man proves to be a snare,

But whoever puts his trust in the LORD is kept safe. 

26 Many seek the ruler’s favor,

But a man’s justice comes from the LORD. 

27 A dishonest man detests the righteous,

And the upright in their ways detest the wicked.

OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 31:27 – 32:44

31:27 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will plant the kingdoms of Israel and Judah with the offspring of people and of animals. 28 Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,” declares the LORD. 29 “In those days people will no longer say, ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’ 30 Instead, everyone will die for their own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—their own teeth will be set on edge. 31 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, ” declares the LORD. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” 35 This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the LORD Almighty is his name: 36 “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the LORD, “will Israel ever cease being a nation before me.” 37 This is what the LORD says: “Only if the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done,” declares the LORD. 38 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when this city will be rebuilt for me from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate. 39 The measuring line will stretch from there straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn to Goah. 40 The whole valley where dead bodies and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate, will be holy to the LORD. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished.”

32:1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar. 2 The army of the king of Babylon was then besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was confined in the courtyard of the guard in the royal palace of Judah. 3 Now Zedekiah king of Judah had imprisoned him there, saying, “Why do you prophesy as you do? You say, ‘This is what the LORD says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will capture it. 4 Zedekiah king of Judah will not escape the Babylonians but will certainly be given into the hands of the king of Babylon, and will speak with him face to face and see him with his own eyes. 5 He will take Zedekiah to Babylon, where he will remain until I deal with him, declares the LORD. If you fight against the Babylonians, you will not succeed.’ ” 6 Jeremiah said, “The word of the LORD came to me: 7Hanamel son of Shallum your uncle is going to come to you and say, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth, because as nearest relative it is your right and duty to buy it.’ 8 “Then, just as the LORD had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and said, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. Since it is your right to redeem it and possess it, buy it for yourself.’ “I knew that this was the word of the LORD; 9 so I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel and weighed out for him seventeen shekels of silver. 10 I signed and sealed the deed, had it witnessed, and weighed out the silver on the scales. 11 I took the deed of purchase—the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions, as well as the unsealed copy— 12 and I gave this deed to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel and of the witnesses who had signed the deed and of all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard. 13 “In their presence I gave Baruch these instructions: 14 ‘This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Take these documents, both the sealed and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time. 15 For this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land.’ 16 “After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah, I prayed to the LORD: 17 “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. 18 You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the parents’ sins into the laps of their children after them. Great and mighty God, whose name is the LORD Almighty, 19 great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind; you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve. 20 You performed signs and wonders in Egypt and have continued them to this day, in Israel and among all mankind, and have gained the renown that is still yours. 21 You brought your people Israel out of Egypt with signs and wonders, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with great terror. 22 You gave them this land you had sworn to give their ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey. 23 They came in and took possession of it, but they did not obey you or follow your law; they did not do what you commanded them to do. So you brought all this disaster on them. 24 “See how the siege ramps are built up to take the city. Because of the sword, famine and plague, the city will be given into the hands of the Babylonians who are attacking it. What you said has happened, as you now see. 25 And though the city will be given into the hands of the Babylonians, you, Sovereign LORD, say to me, ‘Buy the field with silver and have the transaction witnessed.’ ” 26 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 27 “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? 28 Therefore this is what the LORD says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the Babylonians and to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, who will capture it. 29 The Babylonians who are attacking this city will come in and set it on fire; they will burn it down, along with the houses where the people aroused my anger by burning incense on the roofs to Baal and by pouring out drink offerings to other gods. 30 “The people of Israel and Judah have done nothing but evil in my sight from their youth; indeed, the people of Israel have done nothing but arouse my anger with what their hands have made, declares the LORD. 31 From the day it was built until now, this city has so aroused my anger and wrath that I must remove it from my sight. 32 The people of Israel and Judah have provoked me by all the evil they have done—they, their kings and officials, their priests and prophets, the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem. 33 They turned their backs to me and not their faces; though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline. 34 They set up their vile images in the house that bears my Name and defiled it. 35 They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek, though I never commanded—nor did it enter my mind—that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin. 36 “You are saying about this city, ‘By the sword, famine and plague it will be given into the hands of the king of Babylon’; but this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 37 I will surely gather them from all the lands where I banish them in my furious anger and great wrath; I will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety. 38 They will be my people, and I will be their God. 39 I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them. 40 I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. 41 I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul. 42 “This is what the LORD says: As I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised them. 43Once more fields will be bought in this land of which you say, ‘It is a desolate waste, without people or animals, for it has been given into the hands of the Babylonians.’ 44 Fields will be bought for silver, and deeds will be signed, sealed and witnessed in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, because I will restore their fortunes, declares the LORD.”

NEW TESTAMENT: 1 TIMOTHY 3:1 – 16

Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons

3:1 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 

2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 

3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 

4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. 

5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 

6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 

7  He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap. 

8 In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 

9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 

10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 

11 In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. 

12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 

13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

Reasons for Paul’s Instructions

14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 

15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. 

16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit,was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – July 29 – Daily Post – Happy Anniversary William Nolan and Pheadra Jarrett Thompson!   Leave a comment

July 29

Happy Anniversary William Nolan and Phaedra Jarrett Thompson!

THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 29, 59, 89, 119, 149

Proverbs: 29

Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:27 – 32:44

New Testament: 1 Timothy 3:1 – 16

I am a Jewish Believer, a believer in

Father G-D (Abba Father), Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ),

and Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit)!

We offer various ways for you to study the Holy Bible:

through my blogs and site @

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At any of the blogs or site, please pick the current date or any day

you want to study and enjoy growing with the living word of G-D.

You never know when the LORD will call you home – for judgment!

Yours in Yeshua!

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July 28

THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 28, 58, 88, 118, 148

Proverbs: 28

Old Testament: Jeremiah 30:1 – 31:26

New Testament: 1 Timothy 2:1 – 15

I am a Jewish Believer, a believer in

Father G-D (Abba Father), Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ),

and Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit)!

We offer various ways for you to study the Holy Bible:

through my blogs and site @

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At any of the blogs or site, please pick the current date or any day

you want to study and enjoy growing with the living word of G-D.

You never know when the LORD will call you home – for judgment!

Yours in Yeshua!

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THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – July 27 – Full Text   Leave a comment

JULY 27

PSALMS: 27, 57, 87, 117, 147

PROVERBS: 27

OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 28:1 – 29:32

NEW TESTAMENT: 1 TIMOTHY 1:1 – 20

Psalms 27

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation.

Whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the strength of my life.

Of whom shall I be afraid? 

2 When evil-doers came at me to eat up my flesh,

Even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell. 

3 Though a host should encamp against me,

My heart shall not fear.

Though war should rise against me,

Even then I will be confident. 

4 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after,

That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,

To see the beauty of the LORD,

And to inquire in his temple. 

5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion.

In the covert of his tent will he hide me.

He will lift me up on a rock. 

6 Now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies around me.

I will offer sacrifices of joy in his tent.

I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. 

7 Hear, LORD, when I cry with my voice.

Have mercy also on me, and answer me. 

8 When you said, “Seek my face,”

My heart said to you,

“I will seek your face, LORD.” 

9 Don’t hide your face from me.

Don’t put your servant away in anger.

You have been my help.

Don’t abandon me, neither forsake me,

God of my salvation. 

10 When my father and my mother forsake me,

Then the LORD will take me up. 

11 Teach me your way, LORD.

Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.

12 Don’t deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries,

For false witnesses have risen up against me,

Such as breathe out cruelty. 

13 I am still confident of this:

I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 

14 Wait for the LORD.

Be strong, and let your heart take courage.

Yes, wait for the LORD.

PSALMS: 57

1 Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me,

For my soul takes refuge in you.

Yes, in the shadow of your wings,

I will take refuge,

Until disaster has passed. 

2 I cry out to El `Elyon,

To God who accomplishes my requests for me. 

3 He will send from heaven, and save me,

He rebukes the one who is pursuing me.

Selah.

God will send out his loving kindness and his truth. 

4 My soul is among lions.

I lie among those who are set on fire,

Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows,

And their tongue a sharp sword. 

5 Be exalted, God, above the heavens!

Let your glory be above all the eretz! 

6 They have prepared a net for my steps.

My soul is bowed down.

They dig a pit before me.

They fall into the midst of it themselves.

Selah. 

7 My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast.

I will sing, yes,

I will sing praises. 

8 Wake up, my glory!

Wake up, psaltery and harp!

I will wake up the dawn. 

9 I will give thanks to you, Lord, among the peoples.

I will sing praises to you among the nations. 

10 For your great loving kindness reaches to the heavens,

And your truth to the skies. 

11 Be exalted, God, above the heavens.

Let your glory be over all the eretz.

PSALMS: 87

1 His foundation is in the holy mountains. 

2 The LORD loves the gates of Tziyon More than all the dwellings of Ya`akov. 

3 Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God.

Selah. 

4 I will record Rachav and Bavel among those who acknowledge me.

Behold, Peleshet, Tzor, and also Kush:

“This one was born there.” 

5 Yes, of Tziyon it will be said,

“This one and that one was born in her;”

The Elyon himself will establish her. 

6 The LORD will count, when he writes up the peoples,

“This one was born there.”

Selah. 

7 Those who sing as well as those who dance say, “

All my springs are in you.”

PSALMS: 117

1 Praise the LORD, all you nations!

Extol him, all you peoples! 

2 For his loving kindness is great toward us.

The LORD’s faithfulness endures forever.

Praise the LORD!

PSALMS: 147

1 Praise the LORD,

For it is good to sing praises to our God;

For it is pleasant and fitting to praise him. 

2 The LORD builds up Yerushalayim.

He gathers together the outcasts of Yisra’el. 

3 He heals the broken in heart,

And binds up their wounds. 

4 He counts the number of the stars.

He calls them all by their names. 

5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power.

His understanding is infinite. 

6 The LORD upholds the humble.

He brings the wicked down to the ground.

7  Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving.

Sing praises on the harp to our God, 

8 Who covers the sky with clouds,

Who prepares rain for the eretz,

Who makes grass grow on the mountains. 

9 He provides food for the cattle,

And for the young ravens when they call. 

10 He doesn’t delight in the strength of the horse.

He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. 

11 The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him,

In those who hope in his loving kindness. 

12 Praise the LORD, Yerushalayim!

Praise your God, Tziyon! 

13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates.

He has blessed your children within you. 

14He makes shalom in your borders.

He fills you with the finest of the wheat. 

15 He sends out his mitzvah on eretz.

His word runs very swiftly. 

16 He gives snow like wool,

And scatters frost like ashes.

17  He hurls down his hail like pebbles.

Who can stand before his cold? 

18 He sends out his word, and melts them.

He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow. 

19 He shows his word to Ya`akov;

His statutes and his ordinances to Yisra’el. 

20 He has not done this for any nation;

They don’t know his ordinances.

Praise the LORD!

PROVERBS: 27

1 Don’t boast about tomorrow;

For you don’t know what a day may bring forth. 

2 Let another man praise you,

And not your own mouth;

A stranger, and not your own lips. 

3 A stone is heavy, And sand is a burden;

But a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. 

4 Wrath is cruel,

And anger is overwhelming;

But who is able to stand before jealousy? 

5 Better is open rebuke Than hidden love. 

6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend;

Although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

7 A full soul loathes a honeycomb;

But to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet. 

8 As a bird that wanders from her nest,

So is a man who wanders from his home. 

9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart;

So does earnest counsel from a man’s friend. 

10 Don’t forsake your friend and your father’s friend.

Don’t go to your brother’s house in the day of your disaster:

Better is a neighbor who is near than a distant brother. 

11 Be wise, my son,

And bring joy to my heart,

Then I can answer my tormentor. 

12 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge;

But the simple pass on, and suffer for it:

13 Take his garment when he puts up collateral for a stranger;

Hold it for a wayward woman! 

14 He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning,

It will be taken as a curse by him.

15 A continual dropping on a rainy day

And a contentious wife are alike: 

16 Restraining her is like restraining the wind,

Or like grasping oil in his right hand. 

17 Iron sharpens iron;

So a man sharpens his friend’s countenance. 

18 Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit.

He who looks after his master shall be honored. 

19 As water reflects a face,

So a man’s heart reflects the man. 

20 She’ol and Avaddon are never satisfied;

And a man’s eyes are never satisfied.

21 The crucible is for silver,

And the furnace for gold;

But man is refined by his praise. 

22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain,

Yet his foolishness will not be removed from him. 

23 Know well the state of your flocks,

And pay attention to your herds: 

24 For riches are not forever,

Nor does even the crown endure to all generations. 

25 The hay is removed, and the new growth appears,

The grasses of the hills are gathered in. 

26 The lambs are for your clothing,

And the goats are the price of a field. 

27 There will be plenty of goats’ milk for your food,

For your family’s food,

And for the nourishment of your servant girls.

OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 28:1 – 29:32

28:1  In the fifth month of that same year, the fourth year, early in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, who was from Gibeon, said to me in the house of the LORD in the presence of the priests and all the people: 2 “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. 3 Within two years I will bring back to this place all the articles of the LORD’s house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed from here and took to Babylon. 4 I will also bring back to this place Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon,’ declares the LORD, ‘for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.’ ” 5 Then the prophet Jeremiah replied to the prophet Hananiah before the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD. 6 He said, “Amen! May the LORD do so! May the LORD fulfill the words you have prophesied by bringing the articles of the LORD’s house and all the exiles back to this place from Babylon. 7 Nevertheless, listen to what I have to say in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people: 8 From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against many countries and great kingdoms. 9 But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the LORD only if his prediction comes true.” 10 Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it, 11  and he said before all the people, “This is what the LORD says: ‘In the same way I will break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon off the neck of all the nations within two years.’ ” At this, the prophet Jeremiah went on his way. 12 After the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 13 “Go and tell Hananiah, ‘This is what the LORD says: You have broken a wooden yoke, but in its place you will get a yoke of iron. 14 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will put an iron yoke on the necks of all these nations to make them serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I will even give him control over the wild animals.’ ” 15 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Listen, Hananiah! The LORD has not sent you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies. 16 Therefore this is what the LORD says: ‘I am about to remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you are going to die, because you have preached rebellion against the LORD.’ ” 17 In the seventh month of that same year, Hananiah the prophet died.

29:1 This is the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 2 (This was after King Jehoiachin and the queen mother, the court officials and the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the skilled workers and the artisans had gone into exile from Jerusalem.) 3 He entrusted the letter to Elasah son of Shaphan and to Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. It said: 4 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. 7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” 8 Yes, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. 9 They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the LORD. 10 This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”15 You may say, “The LORD has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,” 16 but this is what the LORD says about the king who sits on David’s throne and all the people who remain in this city, your fellow citizens who did not go with you into exile— 17 yes, this is what the LORD Almighty says: “I will send the sword, famine and plague against them and I will make them like figs that are so bad they cannot be eaten. 18 I will pursue them with the sword, famine and plague and will make them abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse and an object of horror, of scorn and reproach, among all the nations where I drive them. 19 For they have not listened to my words,” declares the LORD, “words that I sent to them again and again by my servants the prophets. And you exiles have not listened either,” declares the LORD. 20 Therefore, hear the word of the LORD, all you exiles whom I have sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon. 21 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says about Ahab son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying lies to you in my name: “I will deliver them into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will put them to death before your very eyes. 22 Because of them, all the exiles from Judah who are in Babylon will use this curse: ‘May the LORD treat you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon burned in the fire.’ 23 For they have done outrageous things in Israel; they have committed adultery with their neighbors’ wives, and in my name they have uttered lies—which I did not authorize. I know it and am a witness to it,” declares the LORD. 24 Tell Shemaiah the Nehelamite, 25 “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You sent letters in your own name to all the people in Jerusalem, to the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah, and to all the other priests. You said to Zephaniah, 26 ‘The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the LORD; you should put any maniac who acts like a prophet into the stocks and neck-irons. 27  So why have you not reprimanded Jeremiah from Anathoth, who poses as a prophet among you? 28 He has sent this message to us in Babylon: It will be a long time. Therefore build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.’ ” 29 Zephaniah the priest, however, read the letter to Jeremiah the prophet. 30 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 31 “Send this message to all the exiles: ‘This is what the LORD says about Shemaiah the Nehelamite: Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, even though I did not send him, and has persuaded you to trust in lies, 32 this is what the LORD says: I will surely punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants. He will have no one left among this people, nor will he see the good things I will do for my people, declares the LORD, because he has preached rebellion against me.’ ”

NEW TESTAMENT: 1 TIMOTHY 1:1 – 20

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 

2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Timothy Charged to Oppose False Teachers

3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer 

4 or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith. 

5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 

6 Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 

7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm. 

8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 

9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,

10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 

11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

The Lord’s Grace to Paul

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 

13Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.

14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 

15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 

16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.

17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

The Charge to Timothy Renewed

18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, 

19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. 

20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – July 27 – Daily Post   Leave a comment

July 27

THEINC-HIM DAILY BIBLE MEDITATION

Psalms: 27, 57, 87, 117, 147

Proverbs: 27

Old Testament: Jeremiah 28:1 – 29:32

New Testament: 1 Timothy 1:1 – 20

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THEinc-HIM Daily Bible Meditation – July 23 – Full Text – Shabbat Shalom!   Leave a comment

JULY 23

PSALMS: 23, 53, 83, 113, 143

PROVERBS: 23

OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 19:1 – 21:14

NEW TESTAMENT: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:4 – 28

PSALMS: 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd:

I shall lack nothing. 

2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters. 

3 He restores my soul.

He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil, for you are with me.

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me 

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You have anointed my head with oil.

My cup runs over. 

6 Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life,

And I shall dwell in the LORD’s house forever.

PSALMS: 53

1 The fool has said in his heart,

“There is no God.”

They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity.

There is no one who does good. 

2 God looks down from heaven on the children of men,

To see if there are any who understood, Who seek after God. 

3 Every one of them has gone back.

They have become filthy together.

There is no one who does good, no, not one. 

4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge,

Who eat up my people as they eat bread,

And don’t call on God? 

5 There they were in great fear, where no fear was,

For God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you.

You have put them to shame,

Because God has rejected them.

6 Oh that the yeshu`ah of Yisra’el would come out of Tziyon!

When God brings back the captivity of his people,

Then shall Ya`akov rejoice.

Yisra’el shall be glad.

PSALMS: 83

1 God, don’t keep silent.

Don’t keep silent, and don’t be still, God. 

2 For, behold, your enemies are stirred up.

Those who hate you have lifted up their heads. 

3 They conspire with cunning against your people.

They plot against your cherished ones. 

4 “Come,” they say, “and let us destroy them as a nation,

That the name of Yisra’el may be remembered no more.” 

5 For they have conspired together with one mind.

They form an alliance against you. 

6 The tents of Edom and the Yishme`elim;

Mo’av, and the Hagrim; 

7 Geval, `Ammon, and `Amalek;

Peleshet with the inhabitants of Tzor; 

8 Ashshur also is joined with them.

They have helped the children of Lot.

Selah. 

9 Do to them as you did to Midyan,

As to Sisera, as to Yavin, at the river Kishon; 

10 Who perished at `En-Dor,

Who became as dung for the eretz. 

11 Make their nobles like `Orev and Ze’ev;

Yes, all their princes like Zevach and Tzalmunnah; 

12 Who said, “Let us take possession

Of God’s pasturelands.” 

13 My God, make them like tumbleweed;

Like chaff before the wind. 

14 As the fire that burns the forest,

As the flame that sets the mountains on fire,

15 So pursue them with your tempest,

Terrify them with your storm.

16 Fill their faces with confusion,

That they may seek your name, LORD. 

17 Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever.

Yes, let them be confounded and perish; 

18 That they may know that you alone, whose name is the LORD,

Are Ha`Elyon over all the eretz.

PSALMS: 113

1 Praise the LORD!

Praise, you servants of the LORD,

Praise the name of the LORD. 

2 Blessed be the name of the LORD,

From this time forth and forevermore. 

3 From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same,

The LORD’s name is to be praised. 

4 The LORD is high above all nations,

His glory above the heavens. 

5 Who is like the LORD, our God,

Who has his seat on high, 

6 Who stoops down to see in heaven and in the eretz? 

7 He raises up the poor out of the dust.

Lifts up the needy from the ash heap; 

8 That he may set him with princes,

Even with the princes of his people. 

9 He settles the barren woman in her home,

As a joyful mother of children.

Praise the LORD!

PSALMS: 143

1 Hear my prayer, LORD.

Listen to my petitions.

In your faithfulness and righteousness, relieve me. 

2 Don’t enter into judgment with your servant,

For in your sight no man living is righteous. 

3 For the enemy pursues my soul.

He has struck my life down to the ground.

He has made me live in dark places,

as those who have been long dead. 

4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me.

My heart within me is desolate. 

5 I remember the days of old.

I meditate on all your doings.

I contemplate the work of your hands. 

6 I spread forth my hands to you.

My soul thirsts for you, like a parched land.

Selah. 

7 Hurry to answer me, LORD.

My spirit fails.

Don’t hide your face from me,

So that I don’t become like those who go down into the pit. 

8 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning,

For I trust in you.

Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,

For I lift up my soul to you. 

9 Deliver me, LORD, from my enemies.

I flee to you to hide me. 

10 Teach me to do your will,

For you are my God.

Your Spirit is good.

Lead me in the land of uprightness. 

11 Revive me, LORD, for your name’s sake.

In your righteousness, bring my soul out of trouble. 

12 In your loving kindness, cut off my enemies,

And destroy all those who afflict my soul,

For I am your servant.

PROVERBS: 23

1 When you sit to eat with a ruler,

Consider diligently what is before you; 

2 Put a knife to your throat,

If you are a man given to appetite.

3 Don’t be desirous of his dainties,

Seeing they are deceitful food.

4 Don’t weary yourself to be rich.

In your wisdom, show restraint 

5 Why do you set your eyes on that which is not?

For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky. 

6 Don’t eat the food of him who has a stingy eye,

And don’t crave his delicacies: 

7 For as he thinks about the cost, so he is.

“Eat and drink!” he says to you,

But his heart is not with you. 

8 The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up,

And lose your good words. 

9 Don’t speak in the ears of a fool,

For he will despise the wisdom of your words. 

10 Don’t move the ancient boundary stone.

Don’t encroach on the fields of the fatherless: 

11 For their Defender is strong.

He will plead their case against you. 

12 Apply your heart to instruction,

And your ears to the words of knowledge. 

13 Don’t withhold correction from a child.

If you punish him with the rod, he will not die. 

14 Punish him with the rod,

And save his soul from She’ol 

15 My son, if your heart is wise,

Then my heart will be glad, even mine: 

16 Yes, my heart will rejoice,

When your lips speak what is right. 

17 Don’t let your heart envy sinners;

But rather fear the LORD all the day long. 

18 Indeed surely there is a future hope,

And your hope will not be cut off. 

19 Listen, my son, and be wise,

And keep your heart on the right path 

20 Don’t be among ones drinking too much wine,

Or those who gorge themselves on meat: 

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor;

And drowsiness clothes them in rags 

22 Listen to your father who gave you life,

And don’t despise your mother when she is old. 

23 Buy the truth, and don’t sell it:

Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding. 

24 The father of the righteous has great joy.

Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him. 

25 Let your father and your mother be glad!

Let her who bore you rejoice! 

26 My son, give me your heart;

And let your eyes keep in my ways. 

27 For a prostitute is a deep pit;

And a wayward wife is a narrow well. 

28 Yes, she lies in wait like a robber,

And increases the unfaithful among men. 

29 Who has woe?

Who has sorrow?

Who has strife?

Who has complaints?

Who has needless bruises?

Who has bloodshot eyes?

30 Those who stay long at the wine;

Those who go to seek out mixed wine. 

31 Don’t look at the wine when it is red,

When it sparkles in the cup,

When it goes down smoothly: 

32 At the last it bites like a snake,

And poisons like a viper. 

33 Your eyes will see strange things,

And your mind will imagine confusing things. 

34 Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the midst of the sea,

Or as he who lies on top of the rigging: 

35 “They hit me, and I was not hurt;

They beat me, and I don’t feel it!

When will I wake up?

I can do it again.

I can find another.”

OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 19:1 – 21:14

19:1 This is what the LORD says: “Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. Take along some of the elders of the people and of the priests 2 and go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom, near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. There proclaim the words I tell you, 3 and say, ‘Hear the word of the LORD, you kings of Judah and people of Jerusalem. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Listen! I am going to bring a disaster on this place that will make the ears of everyone who hears of it tingle. 4 For they have forsaken me and made this a place of foreign gods; they have burned incense in it to gods that neither they nor their ancestors nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent. 5 They have built the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal—something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind. 6 So beware, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when people will no longer call this place Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter. 7 “ ‘In this place I will ruin the plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies, at the hands of those who want to kill them, and I will give their carcasses as food to the birds and the wild animals. 8 I will devastate this city and make it an object of horror and scorn; all who pass by will be appalled and will scoff because of all its wounds. 9 I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another’s flesh because their enemies will press the siege so hard against them to destroy them.’ 10“Then break the jar while those who go with you are watching, 11 and say to them, ‘This is what the LORD Almighty says: I will smash this nation and this city just as this potter’s jar is smashed and cannot be repaired. They will bury the dead in Topheth until there is no more room. 12 This is what I will do to this place and to those who live here, declares the LORD. I will make this city like Topheth. 13 The houses in Jerusalem and those of the kings of Judah will be defiled like this place, Topheth—all the houses where they burned incense on the roofs to all the starry hosts and poured out drink offerings to other gods.’ ” 14 Jeremiah then returned from Topheth, where the LORD had sent him to prophesy, and stood in the court of the LORD’s temple and said to all the people, 15 “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Listen! I am going to bring on this city and all the villages around it every disaster I pronounced against them, because they were stiff-necked and would not listen to my words.’ ”

20:1 When the priest Pashhur son of Immer, the official in charge of the temple of the LORD, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things, 2 he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the LORD’s temple. 3 The next day, when Pashhur released him from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “The LORD’s name for you is not Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side. 4 For this is what the LORD says: ‘I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; with your own eyes you will see them fall by the sword of their enemies. I will give all Judah into the hands of the king of Babylon, who will carry them away to Babylon or put them to the sword. 5 I will deliver all the wealth of this city into the hands of their enemies—all its products, all its valuables and all the treasures of the kings of Judah. They will take it away as plunder and carry it off to Babylon. 6 And you, Pashhur, and all who live in your house will go into exile to Babylon. There you will die and be buried, you and all your friends to whom you have prophesied lies.’ ” 7 You deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived ; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me. 8 Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction. So the word of the LORD has brought me insult and reproach all day long. 9 But if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. 10 I hear many whispering, “Terror on every side! Denounce him! Let’s denounce him!” All my friends are waiting for me to slip, saying, “Perhaps he will be deceived; then we will prevail over him and take our revenge on him.” 11 But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten. 12 LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause. 13 Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked. 14 Cursed be the day I was born! May the day my mother bore me not be blessed! 15 Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, who made him very glad, saying, “A child is born to you—a son!” 16 May that man be like the towns the LORD overthrew without pity. May he hear wailing in the morning, a battle cry at noon. 17  For he did not kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever. 18 Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame?

21:1 The word came to Jeremiah from the LORD when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur son of Malkijah and the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah. They said: 2 “Inquire now of the LORD for us because Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is attacking us. Perhaps the LORD will perform wonders for us as in times past so that he will withdraw from us.” 3 But Jeremiah answered them, “Tell Zedekiah, 4 ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I am about to turn against you the weapons of war that are in your hands, which you are using to fight the king of Babylon and the Babylonians who are outside the wall besieging you. And I will gather them inside this city. 5 I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and a mighty arm in furious anger and in great wrath. 6 I will strike down those who live in this city—both man and beast—and they will die of a terrible plague. 7 After that, declares the LORD, I will give Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague, sword and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to their enemies who want to kill them. He will put them to the sword; he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.’ 8 “Furthermore, tell the people, ‘This is what the LORD says: See, I am setting before you the way of life and the way of death. 9 Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, famine or plague. But whoever goes out and surrenders to the Babylonians who are besieging you will live; they will escape with their lives. 10 I have determined to do this city harm and not good, declares the LORD. It will be given into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will destroy it with fire.’ 11 “Moreover, say to the royal house of Judah, ‘Hear the word of the LORD. 12 This is what the LORD says to you, house of David: “ ‘Administer justice every morning; rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done— burn with no one to quench it. 13 I am against you, Jerusalem, you who live above this valley on the rocky plateau, declares the LORD— you who say, “Who can come against us? Who can enter our refuge?” 14 I will punish you as your deeds deserve, declares the LORD. I will kindle a fire in your forests that will consume everything around you.’ ”

NEW TESTAMENT: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:4 – 28

5:4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 

5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.

6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 

7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 

8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 

9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 

11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Final Instructions

12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 

13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 

14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. 

16 Rejoice always, 

17 pray continually, 

18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 

19 Do not quench the Spirit. 

20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt

21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 

22 reject every kind of evil. 

23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 

25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us. 

26 Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss. 

27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters. 

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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