Readings

December 17, 2020

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1 John 3:1-10 1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when...

December 16, 2020

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1 Corinthians 13 1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3...

December 15, 2020

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Isaiah 7:10-17 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz: 11 “Ask a sign of the Lord your[a] God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” 12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.” 13 And he[b] said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it...

December 14, 2020

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Matthew 1:18-25 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame...

December 13, 2020

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Psalm 38 1 O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath!2 For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation;there is no health in my bones because of my sin.4 For my iniquities have gone...

December 12, 2020

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Proverbs 29 1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.3 He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.4...

December 11, 2020

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James 1:19-27 19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is...

December 10, 2020

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James 1:1-18 1 James, a servant[a] of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Testing of Your Faith2 Count it all joy, my brothers,[b] when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4...

December 9, 2020

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Job 38:31-41 31 “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion?32 Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth[a] in their season, or can you guide the Bear with its children?33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth? 34 “Can...

December 8, 2020

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Job 38:12-30 12 “Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place,13 that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it?14 It is changed like clay under the seal, and its features stand out like a garment.15...