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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Av 26, 5776

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, August 29, 2016

Av 25, 5776

And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.
But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me,
"Do not be afraid;
I am the First and the Last.
I am He who lives, and was dead,
and behold,
I am alive forevermore.  Amen.
And I have the keys of Hades and of Death."
Revelation 1:17-18

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Av 24, 5776

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him
and dine with him,
and he with Me."
Revelation 3:20

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Then Jesus said to them again,
"Most assuredly, I say to you,
I am the door of the sheep.
All who ever came before Me
are thieves and robbers,
but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door.
If anyone enters by Me,
he will be saved,
and will go in and out and find pasture."
John 10:7-9

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Av 23, 5776

For the bed is too short to stretch out on,
and the covering so narrow
that one cannot wrap himself in it.
Isaiah 28:20

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Av 21, 5776

When the Lord has washed away
the filth of the daughters of Zion,
and purged
the blood of Jerusalem from her midst,
by the spirit of judgment
and by the spirit of burning,
then the LORD will create
above every dwelling place of Mount Zion,
and above her assemblies,
a cloud and smoke by day
and the shining of a flaming fire by night.
For over all the glory
there will be a covering.
And there will be a tabernacle for shade
in the daytime from the heat,
for a place of refuge,
and for a shelter from storm and rain.
Isaiah 4:4-6

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Av 20, 5776

For exaltation comes
neither from the east
nor from the west
nor from the south,
but God is the Judge;
He puts down one,
and exalts another.
Psalm 75:6-7

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Av 19, 5776

"And the remnant who have escaped
of the house of Judah
shall again take root downward,
and bear fruit upward.
For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant,
and those who escape from Mount Zion.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts
will do this.
2 Kings 19:30-31

Monday, August 22, 2016

Av 18, 5776

Now unto Him who is able
to keep you from stumbling,
and to present you faultless
before the presence of His glory
with exceeding joy,
to God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
be glory and majesty,
dominion and power,
both now and forever.
Amen.
Jude 24-25

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Av 17, 5776

Enter by the narrow gate;
for wide is the gate and broad is the way
that leads to destruction,
and there are many who go in by it.
Because narrow is the gate
and difficult is the way
which leads to life,
and there are few who find it.
Matthew 7:13-14

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Av 16, 5776

When we had come to the end of those days,
we departed and went on our way;
and they all accompanied us,
with wives and children,
till we were out of the city.
And we knelt down on the shore and prayed.
Acts 21:5

Friday, August 19, 2016

Av 15, 5776


Photograph by: Joseph Buttice


Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
'Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
with the recompense of God;
He will come and save you.'
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the dumb sing.
For waters shall burst forth
in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert.
The parched ground shall become a pool,
and the thirsty land springs of water;
In the habitation of jackals,
where each lay,
there shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
Isaiah 35:4-7

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Av 14, 5776

Jesus answered them,
'Most assuredly, I say to you,
whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
And a slave does not abide in the house forever,
but a son abides forever.
Therefore if the Son makes you free,
you shall be free indeed.'
John 8:34-36

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Av 13, 5776

Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me!
Psalm 66:20

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Av 9, 5776

Drawing by Stephen Prophater

"Israel is like scattered sheep;
the lions have driven him away.
First the king of Assyria devoured him;
now at last
this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon
has broken his bones."
Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts,
the God of Israel:
"Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon
and his land,
as I have punished the king of Assyria.
But I will bring back Israel to his home,
and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan;
his soul shall be satisfied
on Mount Ephraim and Gilead."
Jeremiah 50:17-19

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Av 6, 5776

There is no truth or mercy
or knowledge of God in the land.
By swearing and lying, killing and stealing
and committing adultery,
they break all restraint,
with bloodshed upon bloodshed.
Therefore the land will mourn;
and everyone who dwells there 
will waste away
with the beasts of the field
and the birds of the air;
even the fish of the sea
will be taken away.
Hosea 4:1b-3

Monday, August 8, 2016

Av 4, 5776

I have gone astray
like a lost sheep;
seek Your servant,
for I do not forget Your commandments.
Psalm 119:176

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Av 3, 5776

Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow
a nest for herself, where she may lay her young -
even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,
my King and my God.
Blessed are those
who dwell in Your house;
they will still be praising You.  Selah
Psalm 84:3-4

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Av 2, 5776

"I overthrew some of you,
as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
and you were like a firebrand
plucked from the burning;
Yet you have not returned unto Me,"
says the LORD.
"Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel;
because I will do this to you,
prepare to meet your God, O Israel!"
For behold,
He who forms mountains,
and creates the wind,
Who declares to man what His thought is,
and makes the morning darkness,
Who treads the high places of the earth -
The LORD God of hosts is His name.
Amos 4:11-13

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tammuz 27, 5776

Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
Sing praises on the harp to our God,
Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who prepares rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
Psalm 147:7-8

Monday, August 1, 2016

Tammuz 26, 5776

Then, as soon as they had come to land,
they saw a fire of coals there,
and fish laid on it, and bread.
Jesus said to them,
'Bring some of the fish which you have just caught.'
Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land,
full of large fish,
one hundred and fifty-three;
and although there were so many,
the net was not broken.
Jesus said to them,
'Come and eat breakfast.'
Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him,
'Who are You?' -
knowing that it was the Lord.
Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them,
and likewise the fish.
This is now the third time 
Jesus showed Himself to His disciples
after He was raised from the dead.
John 21:9-14