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

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April 1

Numbers 22, Luke 1:1–25, Psalm 37:22–29

Proverbs 7:26–27

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April 2

Numbers 23–24, Luke 1:26–45, Psalm 37:30–40

Proverbs 8:1–3

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April 3

Numbers 25–26, Luke 1:46–66, Psalm 38:1–3

Proverbs 8:4–6

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April 4

Numbers 25–26, Luke 1:46–66, Psalm 38:1–3

Proverbs 8:4–6

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April 5

Numbers 28, Luke 2:1–20, Psalm 38:11–22

Proverbs 8:10–11

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April 6

Numbers 29–30, Luke 2:21–52, Psalm 39:1–5

Proverbs 8:12–14

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April 7

Numbers 31, Luke 3:1–20, Psalm 39:6–13

Proverbs 8:15–17

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April 8

Numbers 32, Luke 3:21–38, Psalm 40:1–4

Proverbs 8:18–19

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April 9

Numbers 33, Luke 4:1–37, Psalm 40:5–9

Proverbs 8:20–22

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April 10

Numbers 34–36, Luke 4:38–5:11, Psalm 40:10–17

Proverbs 8:23–25

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April 11

Deuteronomy 1, Luke 5:12–39, Psalm 41:1–5

Proverbs 8:26–27

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April 12

Deuteronomy 2–3, Luke 6:1–19, Psalm 41:6–13

Proverbs 8:28–29

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April 13

Deuteronomy 4, Luke 6:20–45, Psalm 42:1–3

Proverbs 8:30–31

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April 14

Deuteronomy 5–6, Luke 6:46–7:17, Psalm 42:4–11

Proverbs 8:32–33

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April 15

Deuteronomy 7–8, Luke 7:18–39, Psalm 43

Proverbs 8:34–36

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April 16

Deuteronomy 9–10, Luke 7:40–8:15, Psalm 44:1–5

Proverbs 9:1–2

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April 17

Deuteronomy 11–12, Luke 8:16–39, Psalm 44:6–11

Proverbs 9:3–5

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April 18

Deuteronomy 13–14, Luke 8:40–56, Psalm 44:12–20,

Proverbs 9:6–8

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April 19

Deuteronomy 15–16, Luke 9:1–27, Psalm 44:21–26,

Proverbs 9:9–10

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April 20

Deuteronomy 17–19, Luke 9:28–45, Psalm 45:1–7

Proverbs 9:11–13

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April 21

Deuteronomy 20:1–22:12, Luke 9:46–62, Psalm 45:8–17

Proverbs 9:14–16

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April 22

Deuteronomy 22:13–23:25, Luke 10:1–29, Psalm 46:1–5

Proverbs 9:17–18

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April 23

Deuteronomy 24–25, Luke 10:30–42, Psalm 46:6–11,

Proverbs 10:1–2

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April 24

Deuteronomy 26:1–28:14, Luke 11:1–28, Psalm 47

Proverbs 10:3–5

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April 25

Deuteronomy 28:15–68, Luke 11:29–54, Psalm 48:1–3

Proverbs 10:6–7

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April 26

Deuteronomy 29:1–31:13, Luke 12:1–12, Psalm 48:4–7

Proverbs 10:8–10

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April 27

Deuteronomy 31:14–32:52, Luke 12:13–34, Palms 48:8–14

Proverbs 10:11–13

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April 28

Deuteronomy 33–34, Luke 12:35–59, Psalm 49:1–5

Prov 10:14–15

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April 29

Joshua 1–3, Luke 13:1–17, Psalm 49:6–11,

Proverbs 10:16–17

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April 30

Joshua 4–6, Luke 13:18–35, Psalm 49:12–20

Proverbs 10:18–20

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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

 

 

 

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January 1

Micah 5-7, Revelation 11:15-12:17, Psalm 145:13-21

Proverbs 31:5-7

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January 2

Nahum 1-3, Revelation 13, Psalm 146:1-4

Proverbs 31:8-9

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January 3

Habakkuk 1-3, Revelation 14, Psalm 146:5-10

Proverbs 31:10-12

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January 4

Zephaniah 1-3, Revelation 15-16, Psalm 147:1-7

Proverbs 31:13-15

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January 5

Haggai 1-2, Revelation 17, Psalm 147:8-12

Proverbs 31:16-17

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January 6

Zechariah 1-4, Revelation 18, Psalm 147:13-20

Proverbs 31:18-20

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January 7

Zechariah 5-8, Revelation 19, Psalm 148:1-7

Proverbs 31:21-23

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January 8

Zechariah 9-11, Revelation 20:1-21:9, Psalm 148:8-14

Proverbs 31:24-25

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January 9

Zechariah 12-14, Revelation 21:10-27, Psalm 149

Proverbs 31:26-28

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January 10

Malachi 1-4, Revelation 22, Psalm 150

Proverbs 31:29-31

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January 11

Genesis 1–2, Matthew 1:1–17, Psalm 1

Proverbs 1:1–2

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January 12

Genesis 3–4, Matthew 1:18–2:12, Psalm 2

Proverbs 1:3–4

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January 13

Genesis 5–6, Matthew 2:13–3:12, Psalm 3,

Proverbs 1:5–7

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January 14

Genesis 7–8, Matthew 3:13–4:17, Psalm 4:1–2

Proverbs 1:8–9

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January 15

Genesis 9–10, Matthew 4:18–5:12, Psalm 4:3–8

Proverbs 1:10–12

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January 16

Genesis 11–12, Matthew 5:13–48, Psalm 5:1–6

Proverbs 1:13–14

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January 17

Genesis 13–15, Matthew 6:1–15, Psalm 5:7–12

Proverbs 1:15–16

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January 18

Genesis 16–17, Matthew 6:16–34, Psalm 6

Proverbs 1:17–19

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January 19

Genesis 18:1–19:29, Matthew 7:1–23, Psalm 7:1–4

Proverbs 1:20–21

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January 20

Genesis 19:30–21:34, Matthew 7:24–8:13, Psalm 7:5–9

Proverbs 1:22–24

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January 21

Genesis 22–23, Matthew 8:14–34, Psalm 7:10–17

Proverbs 1:25–27

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January 22

Genesis 24:1–61, Matthew 9:1–17, Psalm 8:1–3

Proverbs 1:28–29

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January 23

Genesis 24:62–25:34, Matthew 9:18–38, Psalm 8:4–9

Proverbs 1:30–31

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January 24

Genesis 26:1–27:29, Matthew 10:1–23, Psalm 9:1–5

Proverbs 1:32–33

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January 25

Genesis 27:30–28:22, Matthew 10:24–42, Psalm 9:6–11

Proverbs 2:1–3

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January 26

Genesis 29:1–30:24, Matthew 11, Psalm 9:12–20

Proverbs 2:4–6

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January 27

Genesis 30:25–31:42, Matthew 12:1–21, Psalm 10:1–5

Proverbs 2:7–8

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January 28

Genesis 31:43–32:32, Matthew 12:22–45, Psalm 10:6–10

Proverbs 2:9–11

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January 29

Genesis 33–34, Matthew 12:46–13:17, Psalm 10:11–18

Proverbs 2:12–14

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January 30

Genesis 35–36, Matthew 13:18–35, Psalm 11,

Proverbs 2:15–16

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January 31

Genesis 37, Matthew 13:36–58, Psalm 12

Proverbs 2:17–19

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October 1
Isaiah 1, 2 Corinthians 5, Psalm 107:1–9
Proverbs 23:14–16

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October 2
Isaiah 2–3, 2 Corinthians 6, Psalm 107:10–15
Proverbs 23:17–18

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October 3
Isaiah 4–6, 2 Corinthians 7, Psalm 107:16–22
Proverbs 23:19–21

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October 4
Isaiah 7–9, 2 Corinthians 8–9, Psalm 107:23–32
Proverbs 23:22–24

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October 5
Isaiah 10–11, 2 Corinthians 10, Psalm 107:33–43
Proverbs 23:25–26

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October 6
Isaiah 12–14, 2 Corinthians 11, Psalm 108:1–5
Proverbs 23:27–29

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October 7
Isaiah 15–18, 2 Corinthians 12, Psalm 108:6–13
Proverbs 23:30–32

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October 8
Isaiah 19–21, 2 Corinthians 13, Psalm 109:1–4
Proverbs 23:33–35

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October 9
Isaiah 22–24, Galatians 1, Psalm 109:5–10
Proverbs 24:1–2

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October 10
Isaiah 25–27, Galatians 2, Psalm 109:11–19
Proverbs 24:3–5

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 October 11
Isaiah 28–29, Galatians 3:1–14, Psalm 109:20–24
Proverbs 24:6–7

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October 12
Isaiah 30–31, Galatians 3:15–29, Psalm 109:25–31
Proverbs 24:8–9

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October 13
Isaiah 32–34, Galatians 4, Psalm 110
Proverbs 24:10–11

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October 14
Isaiah 35:1–37:13, Galatians 5, Psalm 111:1–4
Proverbs 24:12–14

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October 15
Isaiah 37:14–39:8, Galatians 6, Psalm 111:5–10
Proverbs 24:15–17

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October 16
Isaiah 40–41, Ephesians 1, Psalm 112
Proverbs 24:18–19

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October 17
Isaiah 42–43, Ephesians 2, Psalm 113:1–3
Proverbs 24:20–21

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October 18
Isaiah 44–45, Ephesians 3, Psalm 113:4–9
Proverbs 24:22–24

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October 19
Isaiah 46–48, Ephesians 4:1–16, Psalm 114
Proverbs 24:25–26

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October 20
Isaiah 49–51, Ephesians 4:17–32, Psalm 115:1–8
Proverbs 24:27–29

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October 21
Isaiah 52–55, Ephesians 5, Psalm 115:9–18
Proverbs 24:30–32

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October 22
Isaiah 56–59, Ephesians 6, Psalm 116:1–6
Proverbs 24:33–34

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October 23
Isaiah 60–63, Philippians 1:1–11, Psalm 116:7–12
Proverbs 25:1–2

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October 24
Isaiah 64–66, Philippians 1:12–30, Psalm 116:13–117:2
Proverbs 25:3–5

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October 25
Jeremiah 1–2, Philippians 2, Psalm 118:1–6
Proverbs 25:6–7

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October 26
Jeremiah 3:1–4:18, Philippians 3, Psalm 118:7–13,
Proverbs 25:8–10

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October 27
Jeremiah 4:19–5:31, Philippians 4, Psalm 118:14–23
Proverbs 25:11–13

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October 28
Jeremiah 6–7, Colossians 1, Psalm 118:24–29
Proverbs 25:14–15

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October 29
Jeremiah 8–9, Colossians 2, Psalm 119:1–8
Proverbs 25:16–17

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October 30
Jeremiah 10–11, Colossians 3:1–17, Psalm 119:9–16
Proverbs 25:18–20

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October 31
Jeremiah 12–13, Colossians 3:18–4:18, Psalm 119:17–24
Proverbs 25:21–22

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