Monday, 28 January 2013

Bible in a Year - Day 245

Day 239 - Psalm 128, 129, 130 & 131; 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
But the Lord is righteous;    he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked. (Psalm 129:4)
But with you there is forgiveness,    so that we can, with reverence, serve you. (Psalm 130:4)
Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
    for with the Lord is unfailing love
    and with him is full redemption. 

He himself will redeem Israel    from all their sins. (Psalm 130:7-8)

Monday, 21 January 2013

Bible in a Year - Day 238

Day 232 - Psalm 112, 113, 114 & 115; 1 Corinthians 1
He raises the poor from the dust
    and lifts the needy from the ash heap;

he seats them with princes,
    with the princes of his people. 

He settles the childless woman in her home     
as a happy mother of children. (Psalm 113:7-9)

Day 233 - Psalm 116, 117 & 118; 1 Corinthians 2
I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
    he heard my cry for mercy. 

Because he turned his ear to me,    I will call on him as long as I live. (Psalm 116:1-2)
The Lord is gracious and righteous;
    our God is full of compassion.

 The Lord protects the unwary;    when I was brought low, he saved me. (Psalm 116:5-6)
For great is his love toward us,    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. (Psalm 117:2)
When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
    he brought me into a spacious place. 

The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
    What can human beings do to me? 

The Lord is with me; he is my helper.    I look in triumph on my enemies. (Psalm 118:5-7)

Day 234 - Psalm 119:1-48; 1 Corinthians 3
I run in the path of your commands,    for you have set my heart free. (Psalm 119:32)

Day 235 - Psalm 119:49-104; 1 Corinthians 4
Your hands made me and formed me;    
give me understanding to learn your commands. (Psalm 119:73)
Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
    you established the earth, and it endures.
(Psalm 119:90) 

Day 236 - Psalm 119:105-176; 1 Corinthians 5
You are my refuge and my shield;    I have put my hope in your word. (Psalm 119:114)
You are righteous, Lord,    and your laws are right. (Psalm 119:137)
Yet you are near, Lord,    and all your commands are true. (Psalm 119:151)
Your compassion, Lord, is great;    preserve my life according to your laws. (Psalm 119:156)

Day 237 - Psalm 120, 121, 122 & 123; 1 Corinthians 6
I call on the Lord in my distress,
    and he answers me.
(Psalm 120:1)
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.
(Psalm 121)

The Lord has done great things for us,    and we are filled with joy. (Psalm 126:3)
Children are a heritage from the Lord,    offspring a reward from him. (Psalm 127:3)

Monday, 14 January 2013

Bible in a Year - Day 231

Day 225 - Psalm 93, 94 & 95; Romans 11:22-36
For the Lord will not reject his people;     
he will never forsake his inheritance. (Psalm 94:14)
When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
    your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. 

When anxiety was great within me,     
your consolation brought me joy. (Psalm 94:18-19)
Day 226 - Psalm 96, 97 & 98; Romans 12
The Lord has made his salvation known     
and revealed his righteousness to the nations. (Psalm 98:2)
He will judge the world in righteousness    
 and the peoples with equity. (Psalm 98:9)

Day 227 - Psalm 99, 100, 101 & 102; Romans 13
The King is mighty, he loves justice. (Psalm 99:4) 
Lord our God,
    you answered them;
you were to Israel a forgiving God,

though you punished their misdeeds. (Psalm 99:8)

Monday, 7 January 2013

Bible in a Year - Day 224

Returning to the Bible in a Year after a break for December's Jesse Tree and Christmas celebrations.

Day 218 - Psalm 75, 76 & 77; Romans 6
With your mighty arm you redeemed your people,
the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. (Psalm 77:15)
Your path led through the sea,
    your way through the mighty waters,
    though your footprints were not seen.

You led your people like a flock    by the hand of Moses and Aaron. (Psalm 77:19-20)
If we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. (Romans 6:5-7)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)