September 19, 2021 John 13:1–17 (NKJV) 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. 2 And supper being ended, the devil having already … Continue reading S.E.R.V.E.
11 Fierce witnesses rise up;They ask me things that I do not know.12 They reward me evil for good,To the sorrow of my soul.13 But as for me, when they were sick,My clothing was sackcloth;I humbled myself with fasting;And my prayer would return to my own heart.14 I paced about as though he were my … Continue reading Psalm 35:11–18 (NKJV)
1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with those who strive with me;Fight against those who fight against me.2 Take hold of shield and buckler,And stand up for my help.3 Also draw out the spear,And stop those who pursue me.Say to my soul,“I am your salvation.”4 Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonorWho … Continue reading Psalm 35:1–10 (NKJV)
Matthew 13:24–30 (NKJV) 24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So … Continue reading The Wheat and the Tares
11 Come, you children, listen to me;I will teach you the fear of the LORD.12 Who is the man who desires life,And loves many days, that he may see good?13 Keep your tongue from evil,And your lips from speaking deceit.14 Depart from evil and do good;Seek peace and pursue it.Psalm 34:11-14 Lord, teach me to … Continue reading Psalm 34:11–22 (NKJV)
Matthew 13:1–23 (NKJV, also appearing in Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15) 13:1 On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3 Then He spoke many things to … Continue reading The Sower
1 I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;The humble shall hear of it and be glad.3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me,And let us exalt His name together.Psalm 34:1-3 Lord, You are so mighty and awesome, I … Continue reading Psalm 34:1–10 (NKJV)
Matthew 12:38–50 (NKJV, also appearing in Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-20, 11:24-32) 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” 39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign … Continue reading Give Me a Sign!
O LORD, save me from my enemies.Save me for Your name's sake.Idolaters are around me everywhere, and I hate their actions!But I will trust in You.You will deliver me in Your mercy.At times, I am broken and I waste away in grief.In those times, I put my life in Your hands and trust You completely.Your … Continue reading Reflections on Psalms 31-33
Matthew 12:22–37 (NKJV, also appearing in Mark 3:20-30; Luke 11:14-23) 22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” 24 Now when the Pharisees heard … Continue reading Blasphemy