Sat 25th Jun Psalm 82v5-8
[The author is speaking about those in power encouraging them to have humility]
5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I said, “You are gods,
sons of the Most High, all of you;
7 nevertheless, like men you shall die,
and fall like any prince.”
Fri 24th Jun Matthew 10v24-25
give us grace to be like our teacher Jesus today, even when things go badly
24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be like his teacher, and the servant like his lord.
If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household!
Thu 23rd Jun Isaiah 54v4-6
give us grace to love you with our whole heart today
4 “Don’t be afraid, for you will not be ashamed.more
Don’t be confounded, for you will not be disappointed.
For you will forget the shame of your youth.
You will remember the reproach of your widowhood no more.
5 For your Maker is your husband; Yahweh of Armies is his name.
The Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer.
He will be called…
Wed 22nd Jun 1 Peter 3v1-2
give us grace today so that we can be gracious to others, particularly when we not in a position of power
[previous chapter ends with slaves showing grace to their masters]
1 In the same way, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands;
so that, even if any don’t obey the Word, they may be won by the behaviour of their wives without a word,
2 seeing your pure behaviour in fear.
Tue 21st Jun Matthew 10v21-23
give us grace to be faithful today, whatever the circumstances
21 “Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child.more
Children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
22 You will be hated by all men for my name’s sake, but he who endures to the end will be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next, for most certainly I tell…
Mon 20th Jun Variety Ephesians 2:1-10
1 You were made alive when you were dead in transgressions and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience. 3 We also all once lived among them in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, for his…more
Sat 18th Jun Psalm 82v1-4
1 God has taken his place in the divine council;more
in the midst of the gods he holds judgement: [and speaks to the rulers of the nations, and also, by implication, to the electorate in democracies]
2 “How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked? …
Fri 17th Jun Matthew 10v17-20
give us grace to speak your words, particularly in any difficult situation we encounter today.
17 But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you.more
18 Yes, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
19 But when they deliver you up, don’t be anxious how or what you will say,
Thu 16th Jun Isaiah 54v1-3
give us grace to hear and your words of hope for ourselves and speak your words of hope to others
1 “Sing, barren, you who didn’t give birth;more
break out into singing, and cry aloud, you who didn’t travail with child:
for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife,” says Yahweh.
2 “Enlarge the place of your tent,
and let them stretch out the curtains of your habitations;…
Wed 15th Jun 1 Peter 2v24-25
give us grace today to die to sin and live to righteousness
24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,
that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness.
You were healed by his wounds.
25 For you were going astray like sheep;
but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
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