Category Archives: Hope

Psalm 124: 1-8 – The snare is broken and we have escaped

Psalm 124:1-8 1If it had not been the LORD who was on our side — let Israel now say — 2if it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when our enemies attacked us, 3then they would … Continue reading

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Esther 7 – What is your petition?

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22 1So the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. 2On the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted … Continue reading

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Mark 9:30-37 – Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all

Mark 9:30-37 30They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and … Continue reading

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James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a – Who is wise and understanding among you?

James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a 13Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. 14But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be … Continue reading

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Psalm 1 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked

Psalm 1 1Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; 2but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on … Continue reading

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Proverbs 31:10-31 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain

Proverbs 31:10-31 10A capable wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. 11The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. 12She does him good, and not harm, all the … Continue reading

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Mark 8:27-38 – You are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things

Mark 8:27-38 27Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and … Continue reading

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Psalm 19 – What do you desire from Wisdom today?

Psalm 19:1-14 1The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. 3There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not … Continue reading

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Psalm 125 – Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion

Psalm 125:1-5 1Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. 2As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time on and forevermore. 3For the scepter of … Continue reading

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Ephesians 6: 10-20 Put on the whole armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-20 10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. 11Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For our struggle is … Continue reading

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