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May 2015
MAY 31

Psalm 9:17: "The wicked [evil, sinful people, who are morally bad in principle and practice] shall be turned into [sent to] hell, and all the nations that forget [to remember and honor] God."

MAY 30

1 Corinthians 10:13: "There hath [has] no temptation [an urge or desire to do something unwise, wrong, or immoral] taken [hold of] you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer [allow] you to be tempted above that ye are able [to resist]; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape [the temptation], that ye may be able to bear it [endure it]."

MAY 29

Psalm 119:105 [a prayer to God]: "Thy word [the Bible] is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path [to guide my way, prevent me from being led astray, and protect me from danger]."

MAY 28

Hebrews 11:1: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for [i.e., faith is the belief that things which have been promised will eventually come true, and], the evidence of things not seen [i.e., the belief that what you have been told is true, even though you don't have visible proof]."

MAY 27

Acts 20:35 [the apostle Paul, speaking to the elders of the church at Ephesus]: "I have shewed [showed] you all things, how that so labouring [ministering to the needs of others, as I have done] ye ought to support the weak [members of your congregation who are old, sick, and/or weak], and to remember [for encouragement] the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive [i.e., the giver is more blessed, or happier, than the receiver]."

MAY 26

Hebrews 9:27: "And as it is appointed [by God] unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"

MAY 25

John 15:13: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

MAY 24

Proverbs 15:1: "A soft answer [kind response] turneth away wrath [anger, fury, rage]: but grievous [provoking, offensive] words stir up anger."

MAY 23

1 John 3:22: "And whatsoever we ask [in prayer], we receive of him [God], because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight."

MAY 22

Matthew 7:3-5 [Jesus was referring to sin]: "And why beholdest thou [why do you see or observe] the mote [tiny speck of something, such as dust] that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam [a large piece of squared timber] that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite [a person who engages in the same behaviors that he or she condemns others for], first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."

[Concerning hypocrites, I found an excellent quote from GotQuestions.org: "It must be noted that hypocrisy is not the same as taking a stand against sin. For example, it is not hypocrisy to teach that drunkenness is a sin, unless the one teaching against drunkenness gets drunk every weekend--that would be hypocrisy." If you want to read the entire article ("What does the Bible say about hypocrisy?"), here's the link:www.gotquestions.org/Bible-hypocrisy.html.

MAY 21

John 1:3: "All things [in the universe] were made by him [Jesus Christ, the Son of God]; and without him was not any thing made that was made."

MAY 20

1 Peter 5:8-9: "Be sober [not drunk; having a sound mind], be vigilant [watchful]; because your adversary [enemy] the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about [on the earth], seeking whom he may devour [eat, consume, destroy]: Whom resist [oppose] stedfast [unwavering] in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions [things that cause  pain, suffering, or distress] are accomplished in your brethren [fellow Christians] that are in the world."

MAY 19

Proverbs 28:9: "He that turneth away his ear from hearing [and obeying] the law [of Moses, in Old Testament times, and God's word (the Bible) today], even his prayer shall be abomination [to God]."

[Note: Salem Bible Church has an excellent commentary on this verse, especially the second half. If you want to read it, here's the link: http://www.salembible.org/biblestudies/proverbs_notes/ch28_html/Prov.28.9.htm.]

MAY 18

Proverbs 16:7: "When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."

MAY 17

Hebrews 9:24-26: "For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands [referring to the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle of Moses and the temple built by King Solomon, where the Jewish high priest would enter once a year and sprinkle the blood of animals on the mercy seat], which are the figures of the true [actual holy places in heaven]; but [Jesus entered] into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should [neither should he] offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others [of calves and goats]; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared [in human form] to put away sin [remove the punishment for sin] by the sacrifice of himself [on the cross]."

MAY 16

Psalm 119:11 [a prayer to God, believed to have been written by King David]: "Thy word [Bible verses] have I hid in mine heart [memorized], that I might not sin against thee."

MAY 15

Psalm 53:1: "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity [wickedness, evil]: there is none that doeth good [i.e., everyone has sinned]."

MAY 14

Revelation 3:14-20 [Laodicea was an actual place in Bible times, but this passage applies universally to all churches that are in the same condition as the Laodicean church]: "And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans [referring to professed Christians, or people who claim to be saved, or born again] write; These things saith the Amen [the Lord Jesus Christ], the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God [i.e., the Creator, and head of the church]; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert [prefer that you were] cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm [indifferent to the things of God], and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee [vomit you] out of my mouth. [In other words, many members of this church are in danger of being rejected and cast aside by God.] Because thou sayest, I am rich [with worldly things], and increased with goods [possessions], and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked [all in a spiritual sense]: I counsel thee to buy of me [pure] gold tried [refined] in the fire, that thou mayest be rich [have spiritual riches]; and white raiment [white robes, or garments of salvation], that thou mayest be clothed [with the righteousness of Christ], and that the shame of thy [your soul's] nakedness do not appear [in heaven]; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see [the truth, and understand the gospel]. As many as I love, I rebuke [reprimand] and chasten [discipline]: be zealous [enthusiastic, full of zeal] therefore, and repent [change your thinking]. Behold, I stand at the door [to your heart], and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him [and save him--from hell], and will sup [dine, or have fellowship/companionship] with him, and he with me."

MAY 13

Matthew 9:35-38: "And Jesus went about all the cities and villages [of Galilee], teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes [large crowds], he was moved with compassion on [pity and concern for] them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest [people seeking spiritual guidance and salvation] truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest [the Holy Spirit], that he will send forth labourers [Christian workers, missionaries, soul winners, etc.] into his harvest."

MAY 12

James 1:8: "A double minded man [someone who is confused, full of doubts, and can't make up his mind] is unstable in all his ways."

MAY 11 - The Ten Commandments

Exodus 20:2-17: "I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee [children of Israel] out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
[1] Thou shalt have no other gods before me [Almighty God].
[2] Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image [idols made of wood, stone, or metal], or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity [sins] of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing [showing] mercy unto thousands [of generations] of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
[3] Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. [This includes false oaths, common swearing where the name of God is used, making jokes about God, etc.]
[4] Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day [Saturday] is the sabbath [day of rest after labor] of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it [made it holy].
[5] Honour [love, respect, and obey] thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
[6] Thou shalt not kill [intentionally murder someone due to hatred or revenge].
[7] Thou shalt not commit adultery [refers to voluntary intercourse between a married person and someone who is not his or her spouse].
[8] Thou shalt not steal.
[9] Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour [give false testimony in court, spread gossip, tell lies about someone, etc.].
[10] Thou shalt not covet [yearn to possess or have] thy neighbour's house [or land or possessions], thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass [donkey], nor any thing that is thy neighbour's."

MAY 10

Proverbs 31:28 [referring to a virtuous woman]: "Her children arise up [stand, out of respect and honor], and call her blessed [by God]; her husband also [calls her blessed], and he praiseth her."

MAY 9

Deuteronomy 22:5: "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man [is designed specifically for men], neither shall a man put on a woman's garment [item of clothing]: for all that do so are abomination [hateful, detestable, disgusting] unto the LORD thy God."

MAY 8

Matthew 5:27-28 [Jesus, speaking to his disciples]: "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery [the seventh commandment]: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."

MAY 7

Proverbs 6:16-19: "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea [yes], seven are an abomination [disgusting] unto him: [1] A proud look [pride], [2] a lying tongue, and [3] hands that shed innocent blood [commit murder], [4] An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations [has evil thoughts], [5] feet that be swift in running to mischief [doing bad things], [6] A false witness that speaketh lies [a person who gives false testimony], and [7] he that soweth discord among brethren [someone who spreads gossip or rumors]."

MAY 6

2 Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore if any man [person] be in Christ [has been saved, or born again], he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things [thoughts, principles, practices] are become new."

MAY 5

1 Peter 5:7: "Casting all your care [anxiety, worries, troubles, etc.] upon him [God]; for he careth for you."

MAY 4

1 Peter 4:15: "But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters."

MAY 3

Romans 2:1-3: "Therefore thou art inexcusable [you are not to be excused], O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things [as the people you're judging]. But we are sure [we know] that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this [do you think], O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest [does] the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?"

MAY 2

1 John 1:9-10: "If we confess our sins [to God through prayer], he [God] is faithful and just [keeps his promise] to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [purify our hearts, remove the guilt]. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."

MAY 1

1 Corinthians 10:32: "Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles [people who are not Jewish], nor to the church of God [Christians]:" [In other words, don't offend anyone.]

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