AUGUST – Daily Bible Portions

 

AUGUST’S DAILY PORTIONS OF SCRIPTURE

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August 1

1 Chronicles 21-22, Acts 17:22-34, Psalm 86:1-7

Proverbs 18:5-7

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August 2

1 Chronicles 23-24, Acts 18:1-19:10, Psalm 86:8-17

Proverbs 18:8-10

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August 3

1 Chronicles 25-26, Acts 19:11-41, Psalm 87:1-2

Proverbs 18:11-12

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August 4

1 Chronicles 27-28, Acts 20:1-12, Psalm 87:3-7

Proverbs 18:13-14

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August 5

1 Chronicles 29, Acts 20:13-28, Psalm 88:1-6

Proverbs 18:15-16

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August 6

2 Chronicles 1-4, Acts 21:1-14, Psalm 88:7-18

Proverbs 18:17-19

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August 7

2 Chronicles 5-6, Acts 21:15-40, Psalm 89:1-4

Proverbs 18:20-22

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August 8

2 Chronicles 7:1-9:12, Acts 22, Psalm 89:5-9

Proverbs 18:23-24

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August 9

2 Chronicles 9:13–11:23, Acts 23:1–22, Psalm 89:10–15

Proverbs 19:1–2

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August 10

2 Chronicles 12–14, Acts 23:23–35, Psalm 89:16–24

Proverbs 19:3–5

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August 11

2 Chronicles 15–17, Acts 24, Psalm 89:25–30

Proverbs 19:6–7

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August 12

2 Chronicles 18–19, Acts 25:1–22, Psalm 89:31–37

Proverbs 19:8–10

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August 13

2 Chronicles 20–21, Acts 25:23–27, Psalm 89:38–46

Proverbs 19:11–13

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August 14

2 Chronicles 22–24, Acts 26, Psalm 89:47–52

Proverbs 19:14–15

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August 15

2 Chronicles 25–26, Acts 27:1–13, Psalm 90:1–7

Proverbs 19:16–18

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August 16

2 Chronicles 27:1–29:19, Acts 27:14–44, Psalm 90:8–17

Proverbs 19:19–21

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August 17

2 Chronicles 29:20–30:27, Acts 28, Psalm 91:1–4

Proverbs 19:22–23

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August 18

2 Chronicles 31–32, Romans 1:1–17, Psalm 91:5–9

Proverbs 19:24–26

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August 19

2 Chronicles 33–34, Romans 1:18–32, Psalm 91:10–16

Proverbs 19:27–29

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August 20

2 Chronicles 35–36, Romans 2:1–16, Psalm 92:1–5

Proverbs 20:1–2

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August 21

Ezra 1:1–2:39, Romans 2:17–29, Psalm 92:6–15

Proverbs 20:3–4

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August 22

Ezra 2:40–4:24, Romans 3, Psalm 93

Proverbs 20:5–7

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August 23

Ezra 5:1–7:10, Romans 4, Psalm 94:1–6

Proverbs 20:8-9

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August 24

Ezra 7:11–8:36, Romans 5, Psalm 94:7–13

Proverbs 20:10–12

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August 25

Ezra 9–10, Romans 6, Psalm 94:14–23

Proverbs 20:13–15

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August 26

Nehemiah 1–3, Romans 7, Psalm 95:1–4

Proverbs 20:16–17

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August 27

Nehemiah 4–5, Romans 8:1–25, Psalm 95:5–11

Proverbs 20:18–19

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August 28

Nehemiah 6, Romans 8:26–39, Psalm 96:1–7

Prov 20:20–21

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August 29

Nehemiah 7, Romans 9, Psalm 96:8–13

Proverbs 20:22–24

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August 30

Nehemiah 8–9, Romans 10, Psalm 97

Proverbs 20:25–27

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August 31

Nehemiah 10, Romans 11:1–16, Psalm 98

Proverbs 20:28–30

JULY – Daily Bible Portions

JULY’S DAILY PORTIONS OF SCRIPTURE

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July 1

1 Kings 16–17, John 20:19–31, Psalm 76:1–4

Proverbs 15:22–23

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July 2

1 Kings 18, John 21, Ps 76:5–12

Proverbs 15:24–26

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July 3

1 Kings 19:1–20:25, Acts 1, Psalm 77:1–5

Proverbs 15:27–28

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July 4

1 Kings 20:26–21:29, Acts 2:1–13, Psalm 77:6–11

Proverbs 15:29–30

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July 5

1 Kings 22, Acts 2:14–47, Psalm 77:12–20

Proverbs 15:31–33

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July 6

2 Kings 1–3, Acts 3, Psalm 78:1–4,

Proverbs 16:1–2

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July 7

2 Kings 4, Acts 4:1–12, Psalm 78:5–10,

Proverbs 16:3–5

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July 8

2 Kings 5–6, Acts 4:13–37, Psalm 78:11–19

Proverbs 16:6–8

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July 9

2 Kings 7:1–9:13, Acts 5:1–16, Psalm 78:20–25

Proverbs 16:9–11

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July 10

2 Kings 9:14–10:36, Acts 5:17–32, Psalm 78:26–32

Proverbs 16:12–14

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July 11

2 Kings 11–12, Acts 5:33–6:15, Psalm 78:33–41

Proverbs 16:15–17

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July 12

2 Kings 13–14, Acts 7:1–23, Psalm 78:42–45

Proverbs 16:18–19

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July 13

2 Kings 15–16, Acts 7:24–53, Psalm 78:46–52

Proverbs 16:20–21

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July 14

2 Kings 17:1–18:6, Acts 7:54–8:3, Psalm 78:53–57

Proverbs 16:22–23

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July 15

2 Kings 18:7–19:37, Acts 8:4–24, Psalm 78:58–63

Proverbs 16:24–26

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July 16

2 Kings 20–21, Acts 8:25–40, Psalm 78:64–72

Proverbs 16:27–29

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July 17

2 Kings 22–23, Acts 9:1–19, Psalm 79:1–5

Proverbs 16:30–31

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July 18

2 Kings 24–25, Acts 9:20–43, Psalm 79:6–13

Proverbs 16:32–33

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July 19

1 Chronicles 1, Acts 10:1–23, Psalm 80:1–6

Proverbs 17:1–3

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July 20

1 Chronicles 2, Acts 10:24–48, Psalm 80:7–13

Proverbs 17:4–5

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July 21

1 Chronicles 3:1–4:23, Acts 11, Psalm 80:14–19

Proverbs 17:6–8

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July 22

 1 Chronicles 4:24-5:26, Acts 12:1-19, Psalm 81:1-10

Proverbs 17:9-11

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July 23

1 Chronicles 6, Acts 12:20-13:15, Psalm 81:11-16

Proverbs 17:14-15

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July 24

1 Chronicles 7:1-19, Acts 13:16-43, Psalm 82

Proverbs 17:14-15

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July 25

1 Chronicles 7:20-8:40, Acts 13:44-52, Psalm 83:1-4

Proverbs 17:16-17

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July 26

1 Chronicles 9, Acts 14, Psalm 83:5-10

Proverbs 17:18-20

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July 27

1 Chronicles 10-11, Acts 15:1-12, Psalm 83:1-18

Proverbs 17:21-23

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July 28

1 Chronicles 12-13, Acts 15:13-35, Psalm 84:1-5

Proverbs 17:24-25

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July 29

1 Chronicles 14-15, Acts 15:36-16:13, Psalm 84:6-12

Proverbs 17:26-28

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July 30

1 Chronicles 16-17, Acts 16:14-40, Psalm 85:1-7

Proverbs 18:1-2

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July 31

1 Chronicles 18-20, Acts 17:1-21, Psalm 85: 8:13

Proverbs 18:3-4

 

 

 

 

Exalt His Name

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I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.

Psalm 34:1-3


ADONAI: LORD

ELOHIM: GOD – CREATOR, MIGHTY, STRONG

EL, ELOAH: GOD – MIGHTY, STRONG, PROMINENT

EL BERITH: GOD OF THE COVENANT

EL ELYON: GOD MOST HIGH

EL GIBHOR: MIGHTY GOD

EL OLAM: EVERLASTING GOD

EL ROI: GOD WHO SEES ALL

EL SHADDAI: GOD ALMIGHTY, GOD THE MIGHTY ONE OF JACOB

EYALUTH:  STRENGTH

ELYASHIB: THE GOD WHO RESTORES

GAOL:  REDEEMER

HASHEM: THE NAME

KADOSH:  HOLY ONE

KANNA:  JEALOUS

MAGEN: SHIELD

MELEKH:  KING

NER TAMID: ETERNAL LIGHT

PALET:  DELIVERER

SHAPPHAT:  JUDGE

TSUR: ROCK

TSEMACH: BRANCH

YHWH / YAHWEH / JEHOVAH: LORD

YAHWEH ELOHIM: THE LORD GOD

YAHWEH-JIREH: THE LORD WILL PROVIDE

YAHWEH M’KADDESH: THE LORD WHO SANCTIFIES, MAKES HOLY

YAHWEH NISSI: THE LORD OUR BANNER

YAHWEH RAPHA: THE LORD WHO HEALS

YAHWEH ROHI: THE LORD OUR SHEPHERD

YAHWEH SABAOTH: THE LORD OF HOSTS

YAHWEH SHALOM: THE LORD OUR PEACE

YAHWEH SHAMMAH: THE LORD IS THERE

YAHWEH TSIDKENU: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS


“With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God.

I will give glory to your name forever.” -Psalm 86:12


POSTED BY

Linda A. Knowles

Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.

FAITH

faith 1“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” -Hebrews 11:1

The two words that stand out for me are, “sure” and “certain.”  When true faith is alive in a person, you’ll find they are certain, confident, and positive of what God has shown them will come to pass.  It might look bleak, and hopeless, but they’re not moved.  They’re absolutely convinced God will do as He has said.  Abraham was persuaded He who promised was faithful to bring it to pass.  God was to be trusted.  It didn’t matter Isaac wasn’t born yet, and he was 99 years old.  He knew God promised a son to be birthed through his wife, Sarah, who was a 90-year old woman.  For him, it was undeniable, irrefutable, and indisputable;  for sure, God was going to do it!   After all, “Is there anything too hard for the Lord God to do?”  Do we possess this kind of faith?

Faith can’t be explained!   I can’t explain to anyone the promises God has made me because they wouldn’t make sense to someone else.  Perhaps it might even make me seem crazy, and to be honest, I wouldn’t blame them.  However, this is what faith is all about.

Faith, as we know, is like a muscle.  It must be exercised.  There are running days when I know I’m pushing my exercise to the point of dying,  but I also know those days are important to build muscle. Yes, exercise hurts and is painful.  It also requires the commitment and the time to do it. It is the same with faith.  We want faith.  We want that “faith without borders,” but the truth is faith without borders is very painful.

God will take you deep into the ocean where you’ll experience the storms you’ll never see. However, He’ll keep you from drowning and show you the majestic waves. Not everyone is privileged to see these kinds of waves, and not everyone is prepared for them either.  I promise you, just like a body builder works hard to build those muscles, so we must work the muscle of our faith.  All the trials are worth it because we come to a place where nothing can satisfy us like our God.  Nothing can separate us from His love, and nothing can stand in the way of the promises of God.  Stand strong.  Believe the testing of your faith will produce an intimate relationship between you and your God.  Will you say with me,  “Give me this kind of faith, God?  I will stand certain, positive, convinced, confident, assured that you will do as you have promised.”

You must be confident in what you know and think of God. You must have absolute no doubt and know that you’re right on in with what you believe because He who promised is faithful to accomplish it.


Teresa Allissa Citro

Founder and President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Holy Astonishment – Written By Pastor Michael Heil

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“When these things had been done, the Jewish leaders came to me and said, ‘Many of the people of Israel, and even some of the priests and Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the other peoples living in the land. They have taken up the detestable practices of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites  For the men of Israel have married women from these people and have taken them as wives for their sons. So the holy race has become polluted by these mixed marriages. Worse yet, the leaders and officials have led the way in this outrage.’  When I heard this, I tore my cloak and my shirt, pulled hair from my head and beard, and sat down utterly shocked.” -Ezra 9:1-3

Our church worships God often by singing a song called “Hosanna.”  It is such a beautiful song and brings me to tears of reverence every time we sing it.  One phrase in the song moves me deeply, a truth that needs to happen often in the saints of God; the phrase is “break my heart for what breaks yours.”

May the Lord fill my heart and the heart of all His saints with such an intimacy and reverence and may we, His church, fall on our faces and repent any time our heart senses the smallest affront to our Lord.

This holy humbling, this sacred shocking, far from being wrong, is innate within us. It is what instantly sprung up in Ezra.  It is what immediately grieved Paul (Acts 17:16), and it is what moved Jesus to drive the money changers from the temple (Matthew 21:12).  Let the world call us extremist because our heart is so completely interwoven with the heart of God.  Let others giggle and mock behind our backs because our eyes fill with tears when our Lord demeaned.  If the world didn’t understand our Lord, it won’t understand us. Oh, Brothers and Sisters, what a joy to be identified with He who loves us.

Like I said, far from being wrong, may the Spirit of God place this instant upsetting within us.  It is what will drive us to holiness in our walk before God, ripping and dragging all the cancers of the flesh out of our lives.  It is what will move us to spread into society the honor and reverence for Jehovah God.  After Ezra mourned, he and the leaders publically directed the nation to separate themselves unto God.  Revival broke out, and Israel returned to the Lord.  I firmly believe the times we live in are shocking to our spirit.  Every day it seems new depth of depravity happens often driven by our President and national leaders. May you and I, the saints of God, be like Ezra and confront these doors to destruction for the honor and glory of our God, for the hope of a peaceful, Godly life for all.

 Written by Michael Heil

Discernment – Written By Pastor Michael Heil

Fruit 1“But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil.”  -Hebrews 5:14

In the garden, there was a tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  God told Adam and Eve they were not to eat of it.  On the other hand, in Hebrews 5:14, the Lord reveals to us He wants us to have discernment or the ability to know the difference between good and evil.  What is the difference between these two scriptures?  How is it that in creation God limited the knowledge of the good and evil, but later reveals it is an example of spiritual maturity in the saints?  The answer to this dilemma lies in the way a person receives knowledge.

There is knowledge of good and evil which comes through self-indulgence.  God doesn’t want this for us. When we casually follow the prodding of our flesh, with no thought about God, we gain knowledge of pain and destruction. We tell a lie, and then, quickly we need to tell another lie to cover our first lie.  Soon our trail of lies ends up hurting others and destroying relationships.  Did we gain knowledge of what is good and what is evil?  Yes, but at such a cost!
However, there is a right way to learn the difference between good and evil, and that way is through the teaching of the Word of God.  By daily meditating on God’s word, by faithfully attending worship, by anointed pastors and teachers, we receive the ministry of the Word as seed in good soil it grows within.  As we walk in the revelation the Word brings, the ways of God take root in our life, and proper discernment of good and evil fills our mind and conscience.  Satan said knowing good and evil would make us like gods in the garden.  God said He would make us into the image of His Son so we would not partake of evil.  As we walk in God’s Word, our ability to sense in the spirit grows.  Our ability to sense of the Lord is magnified.  This maturity is what God intends for all His children, a maturity that keeps us safe from destruction and a maturity that makes us like Christ.

Written by Michael Heil

Grace & Glory

Now the Lord is the Spirit,

and where the Spirit of the Lord is,

there is freedom.

And we,

who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord,

are being transformed into His image

with intensifying glory,

which comes from the Lord,

who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:17-19

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