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

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A Blank Only God Can Fill

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Excerpt from

“The Word For You Today”

Maranatha Bible Church


“The heart is a God-shaped blank, and only God can fill it.” In “Through the Valley of the Kwai: From Death-Camp Despair to Spiritual Triumph,” Ernest Gordon writes about American soldiers who were captured, tortured, and starved by the Japanese in the Malay Peninsula in World War II. As a result they started acting like animals, clawing, fighting, and stealing food. In an effort to turn things around, the group decided to start reading the New Testament. And as Gordon read it to them, they were converted to Christ, and this community of animals was transformed into a community of love. That’s because God lives in Jesus, and Jesus is willing to live in the hearts of those who trust Him. He offers joy, peace, a transformed life, and assurance of eternal life to all those who place their trust in His atoning death. So what are you using to try to fill the void in your life? Material possessions? Mood-altering substances? Sex? Career success? The pursuit of intellectual growth? Excitement? You may as well give it up now–it won’t work! Paul explained it like this to the philosophers in Athens: “God…made the world and everything in it…He…gives life…to everything…He satisfies every need…His purpose was (that we should) seek after God…feel (our) way toward Him and find Him–though He is not far from…us. For in Him we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:24-28). In the words of the time-honored hymn: “Now none but Christ can satisfy; none other Name for me. There’s love, and life, and lasting joy, Lord Jesus, found in Thee.”

No Worries

Don't Worry


Pray more, worry less.  God takes care of the birds and the beasts, the flowers and all of nature… what makes you think He won’t take care of you?  Worry will not add anything positive to your life!


See what Matthew 6:25-34 has to say.

  • 25“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  26Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?  27Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?  28And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,  29yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  30And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?  31So don’t worry about these things, saying, What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’  32These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.  33Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.  34So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

 


 

Change your thoughts; Change your life!

Ruth Strait

Vice President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Grace & Mercy

HAVE THE ATTITUDE OF CHRIST

“Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ?  Any comfort from his love?  Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?  Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.  Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.  Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.  You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” -Philippians 2:1-5

Grace and Mercy
Do everything in life as Jesus wants you to do as He is right there by you.  Do it all with excellence.  Be merciful, full of grace, and be kind.  Be firm as needed and do it with love.  Do it all with the best interest of others and not for selfish gain.  Take care of others like you want to be.


Ruth Strait

Vice President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

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

 

 

 

 

Forgive Others

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” -Matthew 6:14-15

Jesus was tortured, mocked, and hung on a cross.  You’d think He would hate them because of what they did, but no, instead He said, “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”  He didn’t hate them or spite them.  And so, you must forgive as Jesus did, for the Bible says to strive to be perfect like your Lord Jesus Christ.

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Exchanged For A Crown of Glory

 

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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 3:17-18

 

“We are all handed a crown of thorns.  It looks like this:  sickness, financial crisis, loss of job, discord, death, family issues, etc.;  But it is in these very things that God wants to show Himself powerful in your situations and exchange it for a crown of Glory.  God uses our trials to showcase Himself strong in the hearts and lives of those who fear Him.  Today, keep in mind that your crown of thorns is about to be exchanged for a crown of glory in your heartache.”

 

Teresa Allissa Citro

Founder & President, Thread Of Hope, Inc.