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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tevet 2, 5777

Therefore He says:
'Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ
will give you light.'
Ephesians 5:14

Friday, December 30, 2016

Tevet 1, 5777

"I have come as a light into the world,
that whoever
believes in Me
should not abide in darkness."
John 12:46

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Kislev 29, 5777

For with You
is the fountain of life;
in Your light we see light.
Psalm 36:9

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Kislev 28, 5777

So the Light of Israel
will be for a fire,
and his Holy One for a flame;
it will burn and devour
his thorns and his briers in one day.
Isaiah 10:17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Kislev 27, 5777

The day is Yours,
the night also is Yours;
You have prepared the light and the sun.
Psalm 74:16

Monday, December 26, 2016

Kislev 26, 5777

Speak to Aaron, and say to him,
'When you arrange the lamps,
the seven lamps shall give light
in front of the lampstand.'
Numbers 8:2

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Kislev 25, 5777

So it came between
the camp of the Egyptians
and the camp of Israel.
Thus it was a cloud and darkness to one,
and it gave light by night to the other,
so that the one
did not come near the other
all that night.
Exodus 14:20

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Kislev 24, 5777

And God saw the light,
that it was good;
and God divided the 
light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:4

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Kislev 22, 5777

And there will be signs
in the sun,
in the moon,
and in the stars;
and on the earth distress of nations,
with perplexity,
the sea
and the waves roaring;
Luke 21:25

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Kislev 21, 5777

God is in the midst of her,
she shall not be moved;
God shall help her,
just at the break of dawn.
Psalm 46:5

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Kislev 20, 5777

All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned, 
every one,
to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on Him
the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:6

Monday, December 19, 2016

Kislev 19, 5777

Like the cold of snow in time of harvest
is a faithful messenger
to those who send him,
for he refreshes 
the soul of his masters.
Proverbs 25:13

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Kislev 17, 5777

For this we say to you
by the word of the Lord,
that we who are alive and remain
until the coming of the Lord
will by no means precede those who are asleep.
For the Lord Himself
will descend from heaven
with a shout,
with the voice
of an archangel,
and with the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them
in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air.
And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
I Thessalonians 4:15-17

Now this I say, brethren,
that flesh and blood cannot inherit 
the kingdom of God;
nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
Behold, I tell you a mystery:
We shall not all sleep,
but we shall all be changed -
in a moment,
in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound,
and the dead will be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible
must put on incorruption,
and this mortal
must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible
has put on incorruption,
and this  mortal
has put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass
the saying that is written:
'Death is swallowed up in victory.'
I Corinthians 15:50-54

Friday, December 16, 2016

Kislev 16, 5777

The harvest is past,

the summer is ended,

and we are not saved!
Jeremiah 8:20

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kislev 13, 5777

"All flesh is grass,
and all its loveliness
is like the flower of the field.
The grass withers,
the flower fades,
because the breath of the LORD 
blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers,
the flower fades,
but the word of our God stands forever."
Isaiah 40:6b-8

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Kislev 10, 5777

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you, say the LORD,
thoughts of peace and not of evil,
to give you a future and a hope.
Then you will call upon Me
and go and pray to Me,
and I will listen to you.
And you will seek Me
and find Me,
when you search for Me
with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:11-13

Friday, December 9, 2016

Kislev 9, 5777

Buy the truth,
and do not sell it,
also wisdom and instruction
and understanding.
Proverbs 23:23

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Kislev 8, 5777

"This is the covenant I will make
with the house of Israel
after that time," declares the LORD.
"I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
No longer will a man teach his neighbor,
or a man his brother, saying,
'Know the LORD,'
because they will all know me,
from the least of them
to the greatest, 
for I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more."
Jeremiah 31:33-34 N.I.V.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Kislev 7, 5777

This is what the LORD says:
'A voice is heard in Ramah,
mourning and great weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because her children are no more.'
This is what the LORD says:
'Restrain your voice from weeping
and your eyes from tears,
for your work will be rewarded,' 
declares the LORD.
'They will return from the land of the enemy.
So there is hope for your future,' declares the LORD.
'Your children will return to their own land.'
Jeremiah 31:15-17 N.I.V.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Kislev 4, 5777

A righteous man
regards the life of his animal,
but the tender mercies of the wicked
are cruel.
Proverbs 12:10

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Kislev 3, 5777

I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.
I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:

Because of the LORD'S  great love
we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself,
'The LORD  is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.'
Lamentations 3:19-24 N.I.V.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Kislev 2, 5777

For the LORD has redeemed Jacob,
and ransomed him
from the hand 
of one stronger than he.
Therefore they shall come and sing
in the height of Zion,
streaming to
the goodness of the LORD -
for wheat and new wine and oil,
for the young of the flock
and the herd;
their souls shall be
like a well-watered garden,
and they shall sorrow no more at all.
Jeremiah 31:11-12 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cheshvan 29, 5777

He sends out His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes;
He casts out His hail like morsels;
Who can stand before His cold?
He sends out His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow,
and the waters flow.
Psalm 147:15-18

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cheshvan 28, 5777

Honor the LORD 
with your possessions,
and with the firstfruits
of all your increase;
so your barns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will overflow
with new wine.
Proverbs 3:9-10

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cheshvan 26, 5777

Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive blessing from the LORD,
and righteousness
from the God of his salvation.
This is Jacob, the generation of those
who seek Him,
who seek Your face.  Selah
Psalm 24:3-6

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cheshvan 25, 5777

I thank my God,
making mention of you always in my prayers,
hearing of your love and faith
which you have toward the Lord Jesus
and toward all the saints,
that the sharing of your faith
may become effective
by the acknowlegment
of every good thing which is in you
in Christ Jesus.
For we have great joy and consolation
in your love,
because the hearts of the saints
have been refreshed by you, brother.
Philemon 4-7

Friday, November 25, 2016

Cheshvan 24, 5777

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
even though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains be
carried into the midst of the sea;
though its waters roar and be troubled,
though the mountains shake 
with its swelling.  Selah
Psalm 46:1-3

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cheshvan 23, 5777

PHOTO BY:  Joseph Buttice
If any of you lacks wisdom,
let him ask of God,
who gives to all liberally
and without reproach,
and it will be given to him.
James 1:5