FEBRUARY – Daily Bible Portions

FEBRUARY’S DAILY PORTIONS OF SCRIPTURE

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February 1

Genesis 38–39, Matthew 14:1–21, Psalm 13
Proverbs 2:20–22

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February 2

Genesis 40:1–41:37, Matthew 14:22–36, Psalm 14

Proverbs 3:1–2

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February 3

Genesis 41:38–42:38, Matthew 15:1–28, Psalm 15

Proverbs 3:3–4

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February 4

Genesis 43, Matthew 15:29–16:12, Psalm 16:1–4

Proverbs 3:5–6

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February 5

Genesis 44–45, Matthew 16:13–28, Psalm 16:5–11

Proverbs 3:7–9

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February 6

Genesis 46:1–47:19, Matthew 17, Psalm 17:1–7

Proverbs 3:10–12

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February 7

Genesis 47:20–49:33, Matthew 18:1–20, Psalm 17:8–15

Proverbs 3:13–14

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February 8

Genesis 50, Matthew 18:21–35, Psalm 18:1–4

Proverbs 3:15–16

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February 9

Exodus 1–3, Matthew 19, Psalm 18:5–11

Proverbs 3:17–19

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February 10

Exodus 4–5, Matthew 20:1–19, Psalm 18:12–17

Proverbs 3:20–21

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February 11

Exodus 6–7, Matthew 20:20–21:11, Psalm 18:18–24

Proverbs 3:22–24

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February 12

Exodus 8:1–9:17, Matthew 21:12–32, Psalm 18:25–34

Proverbs 3:25–27

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February 13

Exodus 9:18–10:29, Matthew 21:33–46, Psalm 18:35–38

Proverbs 3:28–29

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February 14

Exodus 11–12, Matthew 22:1–22, Psalm 18:39–43

Proverbs 3:30–32

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February 15

Exodus 13–14, Matthew 22:23–46, Psalm 18:44–50

Proverbs 3:33–35

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February 16

Exodus 15–16, Matthew 23:1–12, Psalm 19:1–6

Proverbs 4:1–2

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February 17

Exodus 17–18, Matthew 23:13–39, Psalm 19:7–14

Proverbs 4:3–4

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February 18

Exodus 19–20, Matthew 24:1–31, Psalm 20

Proverbs 4:5–7

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February 19

Exodus 21:1–22:15, Matthew 24:32–51, Psalm 21:1–5

Proverbs 4:8–9

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February 20

Exodus 22:16–23:33, Matthew 25:1–30, Psalm 21:6–13

Proverbs 4:10–11

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February 21

Exodus 24:1–26:6, Matthew 25:31–46, Psalm 22:1–7

Proverb 4:12–14

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February 22

Exodus 26:7–27:21, Matthew 26:1–19, Psalm 22:8–14

Proverbs 4:15–16

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February 23

Exodus 28:1–29:30, Matthew 26:20–46, Psalm 22:15–21

Proverbs 4:17–19

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February 24

Exodus 29:31–30:38, Matthew 26:47–68, Psalm 22:22–31

Proverbs 4:20–22

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February 25

Exodus 31–32, Matthew 26:69–27:10, Psalm 23

Prov 4:23–24

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February 26

Exodus 33–34, Matthew 27:11–32, Psalm 24:1–4

Proverbs 4:25–27

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February 27

Exodus 35–36, Matthew 27:33–56, Psalm 24:5–10

Prov 5:1–2

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February 28

Exodus 37-39, Matthew 27:57–Mark 1:13,  Psalm 25:1–15

Proverbs 5:3–7

 

 

 

As We Begin To Wrap Up Our January Theme of Defining Moments…

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All month we have gone along the theme of Defining Moments, and as the month of January is about to be wrapped up, REMEMBER ONLY GOD’S APPROVAL OF YOU MATTERS & YOU ARE SO VALUABLE HE BOUGHT YOU WITH A HIGH PRICE – CHRIST PAID THE RANSOM ON THE CROSS OF CALVARY.  Look to Him always.  Trust Him.  Keep your focus on Him, and just run the race placed before you.

 

May you all have a very blessed day and may you be blessed by and find comfort and hope from the passage found in John 17:6-26.

“I have revealed you[a] to the ones you gave me from this world. They were always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you, for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me.

“My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. 10 All who are mine belong to you, and you have given them to me, so they bring me glory. 11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name; now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are. 12 During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me. I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.

13 “Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy. 14 I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15 I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. 16 They do not belong to this world any more than I do. 17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. 19 And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.

20 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.

22 “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 23 I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. 24 Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!

25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.”

 

Much love to you all,

Linda A. Knowles

Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Have A Blessed Saturday

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PROVERBS 31

A Wife of Noble Character

10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
    She is more precious than rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her,
    and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.

13 She finds wool and flax
    and busily spins it.
14 She is like a merchant’s ship,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
    and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.

16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
    with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She is energetic and strong,
    a hard worker.
18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
    her lamp burns late into the night.

19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,
    her fingers twisting fiber.
20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
    and opens her arms to the needy.
21 She has no fear of winter for her household,
    for everyone has warm clothes.

22 She makes her own bedspreads.
    She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
23 Her husband is well known at the city gates,
    where he sits with the other civic leaders.
24 She makes belted linen garments
    and sashes to sell to the merchants.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
    and she laughs without fear of the future.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
    and she gives instructions with kindness.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household
    and suffers nothing from laziness.

28 Her children stand and bless her.
    Her husband praises her:
29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
    but you surpass them all!”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
    but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
31 Reward her for all she has done.
    Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

 

 

Your Army Uniform

 

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The Whole Armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-17

10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 

From The Desk of L.A. Knowles…

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These words were on my heart when I was awoken this morning and so I’m sharing them with you.  Much love to you all.

“RISE UP,

CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD!

Be strong and courageous for I have not given you a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  I have made you more than a conqueror, and you are my children.

When my word goes out, it does not come back void.

Do not be afraid for I am with you.

If I am for you, who can be against you?

If I open the door for you, who can shut it?

I will make a way for you.  Take courage for I the Lord your God am with you wherever you go.

Listen to my instructions, and obey them.  I have plans for you that will not harm you but to give you a hope and a future.

Wait on me.  Call out to me, and I will answer you.”

 

Yes, You Are A Soldier… In The Army of the Lord…

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As soldiers of Jesus,

we seek the approval of the One who enlisted us.

YOU ARE DEFINED AS:

A GOOD SOLDIER OF CHRIST JESUS.

That’s right!

YOU ARE IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD!

So strap on the Armor of God…

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Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus. 2 You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.

3 Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules. And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things.

8 Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach. 9 And because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained. 10 So I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus to those God has chosen.

11 This is a trustworthy saying:

If we die with him,
    we will also live with him.
12 If we endure hardship,
    we will reign with him.
If we deny him,
    he will deny us.
13 If we are unfaithful,
    he remains faithful,
    for he cannot deny who he is.

14 Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God’s presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them.

2 Timothy 2:1-14

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Be encouraged, Friends.

Greater is He that is in you than

he that is in the world.

May God abundantly bless you.

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Much love to you all,

Linda A. Knowles

Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Made Brand New

Children of God,

Remember you are defined by your Creator.

He defines you as a New Creation.

You are alive in Christ,

The One Who Died To Set You Free!

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I hope the words of the passage below

encourage you in your walk with God

and pray the joy of the Lord fills you with strength

as you remember Your Creator,

the One who defines you.


Romans 6:1-23


1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.

5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. 6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. 9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.

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12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.

15 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.

19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.

20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. 21 And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. 22 But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.


Much Love To You All,

Linda A. Knowles

Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.