JANUARY 31

Proverbs 22:1: "
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold."

JANUARY 30

Psalm 78:58: "For they [the children of Israel] provoked him [God] to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images [idols]."

JANUARY 29

Proverbs 16:19: "Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil [goods stolen or taken forcibly from a person or place] with the proud."

JANUARY 28

Genesis 18:20-21: "And the LORD said [to Abraham], Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin [homosexuality] is very grievous [serious]; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know."

JANUARY 27

Psalm 46:1: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

JANUARY 26

Matthew 5:42: "Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away."

JANUARY 25

Proverbs 11:12: "He that is void of wisdom despiseth [hates] his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace."

JANUARY 24

Romans 6:15-16 [the Apostle Paul, referring to born-again Christians]: "What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"

JANUARY 23

2 Timothy 2:15: "Study to shew [show] thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

JANUARY 22

Ezekiel 22:12-13 [Ezekiel's prophecy concerning Jerusalem]: "In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood;
thou hast taken usury [lent money at unreasonably high rates of interest] and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion [obtained something, especially money, through force or threats], and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD. Behold, therefore I [God] have smitten [struck] mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee."

JANUARY 21

Proverbs 19:4: "Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour."

JANUARY 20

Luke 17:3-4: "Take heed to yourselves [carefully consider this]: If thy brother trespass [sin] against thee, rebuke him [tell him what he did, and seek an explanation]; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him."

JANUARY 19

Proverbs 18:6: "A fool's lips enter into contention [an argument or disagreement], and his mouth calleth for strokes [hitting or striking someone]."

JANUARY 18

John 3:14-15: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent [of brass--see below] in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man [Jesus] be lifted up [on the cross]: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."

Numbers 21:5-9: "And the people [Israelites] spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread [manna]. And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld [looked at] the serpent of brass, he lived."

JANUARY 17

Hebrews 12:28: "Wherefore we [born-again Christians] receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence [great respect] and godly fear:"

JANAUARY 16

John 16:24 [Jesus, to his disciples]: "Hitherto [until now] have ye asked nothing in my name: ask [in prayer], and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."

JANUARY 15

Ephesians 4:28: "Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth."

JANUARY 14

James 1:1-3: "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes [of Israel] which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience."

JANUARY 13

Romans 12:14: "Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not."

JANUARY 12

1 John 4:19: "We love him [God], because he first loved us."

JANUARY 11

Ephesians 6:4: "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath [anger]: but bring them up in the nurture [education, instruction, discipline] and admonition [counseling, warning] of the Lord."

JANUARY 10

Leviticus 19:31: "Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them:
I am the LORD your God."

JANUARY 9

Jeremiah 17:14: "Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my  praise."

JANUARY 8

Proverbs 20:3: "It is an honour for a man to cease from strife [quarreling]: but every fool will be meddling [interfering in other people's business]."

JANUARY 7

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3: "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail  [labor] upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."

JANUARY 6

Proverbs 13:22: "A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just."

JANUARY 5

Revelation 12:12: "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."

JANUARY 4

Matthew 8:23-27: "And when he [Jesus] was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest [violent storm] in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!"

JANUARY 3

Romans 5:1: "Therefore being justified by faith, we [born-again Christians] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"

JANUARY 2

Psalm 50:10 [God speaking]: "For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills."

JANUARY 1

Revelation 21:1 [the apostle John, referring to a vision he had concerning events that will occur in the future]: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea."

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