FOCUS OF THE MONTH
Let Us Give Thanks Unto The Lord: Every Day Is A Day Of Thanksgiving
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. — 1 Chronicles 16:8 (KJV)
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! — 1 Chronicles 16:8 (ESV)
Friday End of Week Scripture – Ephesians 3:20-21 (KJV)
!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!
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***The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over the past half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale’s New Testament of 1526; marking its course were the King James Version of 1611 (KJV), the English Revised Version of 1885 (RV), the American Standard Version of 1901 (ASV), and the Revised Standard Version of 1952 and 1971 (RSV). In that stream, faithfulness to the text and vigorous pursuit of accuracy were combined with simplicity, beauty, and dignity of expression. Our goal has been to carry forward this legacy for a new century.
To this end each word and phrase in the ESV has been carefully weighed against the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, to ensure the fullest accuracy and clarity and to avoid under-translating or overlooking any nuance of the original text. The words and phrases themselves grow out of the Tyndale-King James legacy, and most recently out of the RSV, with the 1971 RSV text providing the starting point for our work. Archaic language has been brought to current usage and significant corrections have been made in the translation of key texts. But throughout, our goal has been to retain the depth of meaning and enduring language that have made their indelible mark on the English-speaking world and have defined the life and doctrine of the church over the last four centuries.
The ESV is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. It seeks to be transparent to the original text, letting the reader see as directly as possible the structure and meaning of the original. More about the ESV translation philosophy….***
Our Daily Bread Focus: God’s Love & Care
Reflect & Pray
When has an encounter with God made you tremble? How did He also communicate love?
God, at times I’ve approached You too casually, assumed too much. Thank You for Your patience with me. And thank You for Your love.
When have you experienced a passionate yearning to worship God? What keeps you from experiencing that more frequently?
Father, You’re my delight and my joy. I long to worship You without distraction or interruption.
Read “Pure Worship.”
Outside of Jesus, what’s your identity or role in life? When you follow Him, how does your identity change?
Father, when I struggle to know my true identity, remind me to follow You to discover in You my true self.
Reflect & Pray
How do you think God sees you? What does John 1:12 tell you about your relationship with Him? What comfort do you find in that knowledge?
Heavenly Father, I know You love me, accept me, and cherish me. Thank You for adopting me as Your child and loving me without conditions.
What brought you to your need to ask God to heal your brokenness? How do you need Him today?
God, thank You for being rich in mercy toward me! May I boast in You and Your gift of salvation through grace by faith.
In the midst of difficulty, where do you go for strength? How can you remind yourself to trust in God’s great love?
Father, help me to keep trusting You. Open my eyes so I can see Your love and faithfulness.
Our Daily Bread Focus: Eternal Life; Joy
Reflect & Pray
In your search for significance and excitement, what kinds of things have left you disappointed? How has Jesus made your life full?
Jesus, as I consider the full and abundant life You’ve provided for me, please help me resist turning from You to things I think will satisfy me.
God’s Mercy and Love Are New Every Morning
There is no expiration date on God’s mercy and love! They are new every morning in that they are always available to those in need. We have ups and downs, even the youth grow tired and weary, but God is faithful through it all.
With the dawn of each day comes a new batch of compassion made freshly available to us. God’s kindness pours out from an unlimited source; His mercies will never run out. Some mornings we get up “on the wrong side of the bed,” but even there, we find God’s mercy and love waiting for us.
God’s mercy is ready to forgive us our sins, and His love atoned for them by the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. We serve a great, loving, and merciful God. Even though God’s love is all-encompassing, we are not overwhelmed or consumed by it. Our God is for us, never against us.
In Jesus Christ, we have the fullest expression of God’s mercy and love, and He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
So let’s embrace each day, knowing that God’s mercy and love are new every morning!
“My friends, make time for God every day because He always has time for you.” — Sister Clovia
***The Daily Devotionals are taken from Our Daily Bread Ministries and the Scriptures are from the BibleGateway.***
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