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Week 1

Day 1

I Thessalonians 4:11 …and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands.

Proverbs 4:23  Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Hebrews 12:11  No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Day 2

I Corinthians 12:18-19  But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.  If they were all one part, where would the body be?

Psalm 139:13  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

Romans 14:4  Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

 Day 3

Ecclesiastes 3:1  There is a time for everything,  and a season for every activity under the heavens.

Ecclesiastes 11:6  Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.

Matthew 6:25-27  Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Luke 13:19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.

Day 4

Matthew 11:28-30  Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Matthew 6:34  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Psalm 123:1-2
I lift up my eyes to you,
    to you who sit enthroned in heaven.
 As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,
    as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
    till he shows us his mercy.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths
 straight.

Day 5

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.

Ephesians 4:13-15 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.  Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Day 6

Proverbs 17:17  A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

2 Kings 2:2  And Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Please stay here, for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel.’ But Elisha said, ‘As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’

Ruth 1:16-18  Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.  Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.’ When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.


Week 2

Day 1

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Ecclesiastes 5:12  The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.

Day 2

Hebrews 13:12  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Isaiah 43:19  See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

1 Timothy 4:14-15  Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.

Isiah 56:3  Let no foreigner who is bound to the LORD say, ‘The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.’ And let no eunuch complain, ‘I am only a dry tree.’

Day 3

1 Corinthians 9:22  I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.

Luke 19:1-8  Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.  So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-figtree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”  So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”  But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

Hebrews 13:8  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Joshua 5:13-14  Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”

 Day 4

Psalm 63:6-7
On my bed I remember you;
    I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
    I sing in the shadow of your wings.

John 4:6  Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. 

Revelation 1:18  I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever!

Psalm 103:5  Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Matthew 18:2-4  He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Day 5

Psalm 27:10
Though my father and mother forsake me,
    the Lord will receive me.

Isaiah 49:15   Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

Psalm 55:12-14
For it is not an enemy who reproaches me, 
    Then I could bear it; 
Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me,
    Then I could hide myself from him. 
But it is you, a man my equal,
    My companion and my familiar friend;
We who had sweet fellowship together
    Walked in the house of God in the throng.

Mark 6:24  When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.

Colossians 3:12  Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Corinthians 1:3-5  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.  For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

Day 6

Rev 21:4-5  He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.  He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”

1 Colossians 1:15-17  The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.  He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Romans 8:22-24  We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.  For in this hope we were saved. 


Week 3

Day 1

Ecclesiastes 3:11  He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Psalm 139:13
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

Psalm 105:5
Remember the wonders he has done,
    his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced

Day 2

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Hebrews 12:7-11  Endure hardship as discipline…No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

 Day 3

1 Peter 4:12-13  Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

Hebrews 12:2  For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 Day 4

1 Peter 4:19  So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

John 16:22  Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

Day 5

Deuteronomy 19:4-7  This is the rule concerning anyone who kills a person and flees there for safety—anyone who kills a neighbor unintentionally, without malice aforethought.  For instance, a man may go into the forest with his neighbor to cut wood, and as he swings his ax to fell a tree, the head may fly off and hit his neighbor and kill him. That man may flee to one of these cities and save his life.  Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue him in a rage, overtake him if the distance is too great, and kill him even though he is not deserving of death, since he did it to his neighbor without malice aforethought. This is why I command you to set aside for yourselves three cities.

Jeremiah 31:3
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

Hebrews 12:3  For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Matthew 10:39  Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

Day 6

Genesis 1:26  Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."


Week 4

Day 1

Matthew 9:13  But go and learn what this means: “'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.”

James 1:27  Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

John 15:5  I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Day 2

Matthew 6:19-21  Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Exodus 13:21  By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.

Psalms 37:23-24  The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.

Day 3

Psalm 127:2  In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.

2 Corinthians 12:10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Romans 6:13-14  Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.  For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

 Day 4

Luke 17:21  Nor will people say, “Here it is,” or “There it is,” because the kingdom of God is in your midst.

John 18:36  Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

Mark 4:26  And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows--how, he himself does not know.

Day 5

Luke 7:18  For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 

Luke 2:19  But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

Day 6

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalms 59:16
But I will sing of your strength,
    in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
    my refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 139:13  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

John 10:10 I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.


Week 5

Day 1

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Philippians 1:6  And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Day 2

Matthew 13:31  He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches." 

Deuteronomy 33:25  The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength will equal your days.

Proverbs 12:28  In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.

Day 3

Isaiah 64:3  
For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,
    you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.

1 Corinthians 2:9
However, as it is written: 
“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—

Day 4

Ephesians 2:10  For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

1 Corinthians 12:7-11  Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Day 5

Luke 15:11-24  Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.  So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.  He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!  I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.”

Day 6

Mathew 26:6-13  While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.

 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.” Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

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