DECEMBER 31

Proverbs 29:23: "A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit."

DECEMBER 30

Proverbs 21:17: "He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich."

DECEMBER 29

Titus 2:11-12: "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;"

DECEMBER 28

John 9:1-7: "And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle [saliva], and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing."

DECEMBER 27

1 Thessalonians 5:18: "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

DECEMBER 26

Jeremiah 1:4-5: "Then the word of the LORD came unto me [Jeremiah], saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."

DECEMBER 25

Luke 2:8-14: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David [Bethlehem] a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

DECEMBER 24

Psalm 28:7: "The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."

DECEMBER 23

Proverbs 17:15: "He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD."

DECEMBER 22

Galatians 4:4-7: "But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son [Jesus], made of a woman [Mary], made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law [sinners], that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye [born-again Christians] are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."

DECEMBER 21

2 Corinthians 1:3-4: "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."

DECEMBER 20

Job 1:6-22: "Now there was a day when the sons of God [angels] came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought [nothing]? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God [probably lightning] is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: And, behold, there came a great wind [tornado] from the wilderness, and smote [struck] the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. Then Job arose, and rent his mantle [tore apart his garment], and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped [God], And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly."

DECEMBER 19

1 John 4:4: "Ye are of God, little children [born-again Christians], and have overcome them [false teachers and prophets]: because greater is he that is in you [God, as the Holy Spirit, dwelling in your heart], than he that is in the world [Satan]."

DECEMBER 18

1 Thessalonians 2:18: "Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered [prevented] us."

DECEMBER 17

Philippians 2:5-8: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."

DECEMBER 16

1 Peter 4:17: "For the time is come that judgment [calamities, trials, persecution] must begin at the house of God [with born-again Christians]: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?"

DECEMBER 15

Revelation 13:16-18: "And he [the second beast] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save [except] he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six [666]."

DECEMBER 14

Jeremiah 32:26-27: " Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying, Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?"

DECEMBER 13

1 Corinthians 3:5-9: "Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed [the gospel], even as the Lord gave to every man? I [Paul] have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase [saved souls]. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward [in heaven] according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's  husbandry, ye are God's building."

DECEMBER 12

1 Corinthians 15:33: "Be not deceived: evil communications [companionship] corrupt good manners."

DECEMBER 11

Matthew 1:18-21: "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise [in this manner]: When as his mother Mary was espoused [engaged to be married] to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily [secretly]. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."

DECEMBER 10

Isaiah 64:8: "But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand."

DECEMBER 9

James 5:13: "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms."

DECEMBER 8

Psalm 34:9: "O fear the LORD [reverence him, honor him], ye his saints [born-again Christians]: for there is no want to them that fear him."

DECEMBER 7

Luke 14:12-15: "Then said he [Jesus] also to him that bade [invited] him [to his house to eat], When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen [relatives], nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed [people with severe injuries or missing limbs], the lame [people who limp or walk with difficulty], the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense [repay] thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God [heaven]."

DECEMBER 6

Ephesians 4:26: "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:"

DECEMBER 5

Proverbs 23:22: "Hearken unto [listen to] thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old."

DECEMBER 4

Luke 2:41-52: "Now his parents [Jesus' earthly parents, Mary and Joseph] went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he [Jesus] was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk [relatives] and acquaintance [neighbors]. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father [Joseph] and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not [didn't you know] that I must be about my Father's [God's] business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature [age, maturity], and in favour with God and man."

DECEMBER 3

James 2:15-16: "If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of [lacking] daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?"

DECEMBER 2

Matthew 18:10 [Jesus, speaking to his disciples]: "Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones
[born-again Christians]; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father [God] which is in heaven."

DECEMBER 1

Luke 12:15-21: "And he [Jesus] said unto them [his disciples], Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
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