December 13

MORNING

Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. II Tim. 2:1

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power. Col. 1:11

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Col. 2:67

Trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. Isa. 61:3

Built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God through the Spirit. Eph. 2:20-22

I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Acts 20:32

Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Phil. 1:11

Fight the good fight of faith. I Tim. 6:12

In nothing terrified by your adversaries. Phil. 1:28

EVENING

Thou Tenderest to every man according to his work. Psa. 62:12

Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. I Cor. 3:11, 14, 15

We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. II Cor. 5:10

When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. Matt. 6:34

After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. Matt. 25:19

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God. II Cor. 3:5

LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us. Isa. 26:12

December 12

MORNING

The Lord is in the midst of thee. Zeph. 3:15

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isa. 41:10

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Isa. 35:34

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zeph. 3:17

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Psa. 27:14

I heard a great voice out of heaven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. Rev. 21:34

EVENING

Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward. Exo. 14:15

Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight. I Chron. 19:13

We made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night. Neh. 4:9

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matt. 7:21

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God. John 7:17

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD. Hos. 6:3

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. Matt. 26:41

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. I Cor. 16:13

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. Rom. 12:11

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not. Isa. 35:34

December 11

MORNING

Let not your good be evil spoken of. Rom. 14:16

Abstain from all appearance of evil. I Thess. 5:22

Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. II Cor. 8:21

For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. I Pet. 2:15

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. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. I Pet. 4:1516

Brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Gal. 5:13

Take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. I Cor. 8:9

Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matt. 18:6

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matt. 25:40

EVENING

Awake thou that steepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Eph. 5:14

It is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Rom. 13:11

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night: and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. I Thess. 5:6-8

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people, but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. Isa. 60:12

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. I Pet. 1:13

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord. Luke 12:3536

December 10

MORNING

No man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. John 10:29

I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. II Tim. 1:12

The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom. II Tim. 4:1

We are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom. 8:37-39

Your life is hid with Christ in God. Col. 3:3

Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? James 2:5

Our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. II Thess. 2:1617

EVENING

The perfect law of liberty. James 1:25

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:32-3436

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Gal. 5:11314

Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Rom. 6:18

For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. Rom. 7:2

The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Rom. 8:2

I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. Psa. 119:45

December 9

MORNING

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Prov. 21:3

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8

Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. I Sam. 15:22

To love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. Mark 12:33

Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually. Hos. 12:6

Mary … sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. One thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:3942

It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Phil. 2:13

EVENING

The spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Ecc. 12:7

The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Gen. 2:7

There is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Job 32:8

The first man Adam was made a living soul. I Cor. 15:45

The spirit of man that goeth upward. Ecc. 3:21

Whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. We are confident…. and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. II Cor. 5:68

With Christ; which is far better. Phil. 1:23

I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. I Thess. 4:1314

I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:23

December 8

MORNING

By love serve one another. Gal. 5:13

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Gal. 6:12

Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. James 5:1920

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. I Pet. 1:22

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Rom. 13:8

Be kindly affectioned one to another in brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. Rom. 12:10

Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. I Pet. 5:5

We … that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Rom. 15:1

EVENING

The dust shall return to the earth as it was. Ecc. 12:7

It is sown in corruption; it is sown in dishonour; it is sown in weakness; it is sown a natural body. I Cor. 15:42-44

The first man is of the earth, earthy. I Cor. 15:47

Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. Gen. 3:19

One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet. And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure. They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them. Job 21:232526

My flesh … shall rest in hope. Psa. 16:9

Though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. Job 19:26

The Lord Jesus Christ shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Phil. 3:2021

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Psa. 39:4

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psa. 90:12

December 7

MORNING

He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. II Cor. 5:21

The LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isa. 53:6

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. I Pet. 2:24

As by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Rom. 5:19

After that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Rom. 8:1

The LORD our Righteousness. Jer. 23:6

EVENING

I will be as the dew unto Israel. Hos. 14:5

The meekness and gentleness of Christ. II Cor. 10:1

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench. Isa. 42:3

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. Luke 4:18192122

And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter, and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out and wept bitterly. Luke 22:6162

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Isa. 40:11

December 6

MORNING

It is God which worketh in you. Phil. 2:13

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God. II Cor. 3:5

A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. John 3:27

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:44

And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever. Jer. 32:39

Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. James 1:16-18

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Eph. 2:10

LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us. Isa. 26:12

EVENING

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matt. 26:41

In the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early. Isa. 26:89

I know that in me, (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Rom. 7:182223

The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. Gal. 5:17

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil. 4:13

Our sufficiency is of God. II Cor. 3:5

My grace is sufficient for thee. II Cor. 12:9

December 5

MORNING

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. Psa. 119:71

Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. Heb. 5:8

We suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Rom. 8:1718

He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Job 23:1011

Thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. Deut. 8:256

EVENING

By strength shall no man prevail. I Sam. 2:9

Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone. I Sam. 17:454950

There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy. Psa. 33:1618

Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. I Chron. 29:12

I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. II Cor. 12:910

December 4

MORNING

Where shall wisdom be found? Job 28:12

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. James 1:56

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Prov. 3:56

The only wise God. I Tim. 1:17

Be not wise in thine own eyes. Prov. 3:7

Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. Jer. 1:6-8

Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:2324

All things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matt. 21:22

EVENING

I would not live alway. Job 7:16

And I said, O that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. Psa. 55:68

In this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. II Cor. 5:24

Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better. Phil. 1:23

Let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Heb. 12:1-3

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27