JUL 18: The Existence of the Universe

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[Jesus] is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

He upholds the universe by the word of his power. 

Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3 (ESV)


JUL 11: The Lord Will Be Your Confidence

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You are God's people.

You are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.

If you lie down, you will not be afraid;
    when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

For the Lord will be your confidence.

1 Peter 2:10; 1 Peter 4:14; Psalm 121:7; Proverbs 3:24; Proverbs 3:26 (ESV)


JUL 3: My Hope

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I know that my Redeemer lives,
    and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
    yet in my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see for myself...
    My heart faints within me!

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

Job 19:25-27; 1 Corinthians 13:12 (ESV)


Jun 30: Spiritual Blessings

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 1:3 (ESV)


JUN 28: We Trust in Our God

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We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.

Psalm 33:20-22 (NIV)


JUN 22: Trees Planted by the Lord

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The godly will flourish like palm trees
    and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.

For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house.
    They flourish in the courts of our God.

Psalm 92:12-13 (NLT)


JUN 12: Blessed Are the Meek

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Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

In just a little while, the wicked will be no more;
    though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.
11 But the meek shall inherit the land
    and delight themselves in abundant peace.

Matthew 5:5; Psalm 37:10-11 (ESV)


JUN 10: The Encouragement of the Scriptures

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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom.

The word of his grace...is able to build you up.

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Colossians 3:16; Acts 20:32; Romans 5:4 (ESV)


JUN 3: Love One Another

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Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart.

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter 4:8 (NASB)