Monday, October 31, 2016

Tishrei 29, 5777

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.
Isaiah 37:31-32

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Tishrei 28, 5777

Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it?
Or an image that teaches lies?
For he who makes it
trusts in his own creation;
he makes idols that cannot speak.
Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!'
Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!'
Can it give guidance?
It is covered with gold and silver;
there is no breath in it.
But the LORD is in His holy temple;
let all the earth
be silent before Him.
Habakkuk 2:18-20 N.I.V.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tishrei 27, 5777

For the customs of the peoples are worthless;
they cut a tree out of the forest,
and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.
They adorn it with silver and gold;
they fasten it with hammer and nails
so it will not totter.
Like a scarecrow in a melon patch,
their idols cannot speak;
they must be carried
because they cannot walk.
Do not fear them;
they can do no harm
nor can they do any good.
Jeremiah 10:3-5

Friday, October 28, 2016

Tishrei 26, 5777

" - I gave them this command:
Obey Me, and I will be your God
and you will be My people.
Walk in all the ways I command you,
that it may go well with you.
But they did not listen or pay attention;
instead, they 
followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts.
They went backward and not forward."
Jeremiah 7:23-24

When you tell them this, 
they will not listen to you;
when you call to them,
they will not answer.
 Therefore say to them,
'This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God
or responded to correction.
Truth has perished;
it has vanished from their lips.
Cut off your hair and throw it away;
take up lament on the barren heights,
for the LORD has rejected
and abandoned
this generation that is under His wrath.'"
Jeremiah 7:27-29

'They will not be gathered up or buried,
but will be like refuse lying on the ground.
Wherever I banish them,
all the survivors of this evil nation
will prefer death to life,
declares the LORD Almighty.'
Jeremiah 8:2:b

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tishrei 25, 5777

This is what the LORD says:
"Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom
or the strong man boast of his strength
or the rich man boast of his riches,
but let him who boasts boast about this:
that he understands and knows Me,
that I am the LORD, 
who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight," 
Jeremiah 9:23-24 N.I.V.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tishrei 23, 5777

I will heal their backsliding,
I will love them freely,
for My anger has turned away from him.
I will be like the dew to Israel;
he shall grow like the lily,
and lengthen his roots like Lebanon.
His branches shall spread;
His beauty shall be like an olive tree,
and his fragrance like Lebanon.
Those who dwell under his shadow shall return;
they shall be revived like grain,
and grow like a vine.
Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
Hosea 14:4-7

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Tishrei 21, 5777

Who can say,
'I have made my heart clean,
I am pure from my sin'?
Proverbs 20:9

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tishrei 20, 5777

"Behold, I will make you small
among the nations;
you shall be greatly despised.
The pride of your heart 
has deceived you,
you who dwell in the clefts of the rock,
whose habitation is high;
you who say in your heart,
'Who will bring me down to the ground?'
Though you ascend as high as the eagle,
and though you set your nest
among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,"
says the LORD.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Tishrei 19, 5777

You have increased the number of your merchants
till they are more than the stars of the sky,
but like locusts
they strip the land
and then fly away.
Nahum 3:16 N.I.V.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tishrei 18, 5777

Woe to the city of blood, full of lies,
full of plunder,
never without victims!
The crack of whips,
the clatter of wheels,
galloping horses and jolting chariots!
Charging cavalry,
flashing swords and glittering spears!
Many casualties,
piles of dead,
bodies without number,
people stumbling over the corpses -
all because of the wanton lust of a harlot,
the mistress of sorceries,
who enslaved nations by her prostitution
and peoples by her witchcraft.
Nahum 3:1-4 N.I.V.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tishrei 17, 5777

O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tishrei 16, 5777

" - who shut in the sea with doors,
when it burst forth and
issued from the womb;
when I made the clouds its garment,
and thick darkness its swaddling band;
when I fixed My limit for it,
and set bars and doors;
when I said,
'This far you may come,
but no farther,
and here your proud waves must stop!'"
Job 38:8-11

Monday, October 17, 2016

Tishrei 15, 5777

TEKEL:  You have been weighed in the balances,
and found wanting;
Daniel 5:27

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tishrei 14, 5777 - Erev Sukkot

And Jacob journeyed to Succoth,
built himself a house,
and made booths for his livestock.
Therefore the name of this place
is called Succoth.
Genesis 33:17

You shall keep it as a feast to the LORD
for seven days in the year.
It shall be a statute forever in your generations.
You shall celebrate it
in the seventh month.
You shall dwell in booths for seven days.
All who are native Israelites
shall dwell in booths,
that your generations may know
that I made the children of Israel
dwell in booths
when I brought them out of the land of Egypt:
I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 23:41-43

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tishrei 13, 5777

I saw heaven standing open
and there before me was a white horse,
whose rider is called Faithful and True.
With justice he judges and makes war.
His eyes are like blazing fire,
and on his head are many crowns.
He has a name written on him
that no one knows but himself.
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood,
and his name is the Word of God.
The armies of heaven were following him,
riding on white horses
and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
Out of his mouth 
comes a sharp sword
with which to strike down the nations.
He will rule them with an iron scepter.
He treads the winepress of the fury
of the wrath of God Almighty.
On his robe and on his thigh
he has this name written:

Revelation 19:11-16

Friday, October 14, 2016

Tishrei 12, 5777

The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you,
before you were born
I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet
to the nations."
Jeremiah 1:4-5 N.I.V.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tishrei 11, 5777

It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in princes.
Psalm 118:8-9 N.I.V

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tishrei 10, 5777

One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.
Psalm 27:4-5 N.I.V.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tishrei 9, 5777 - Erev Yom Kippur

And every priest stands ministering daily
and offering repeatedly
the same sacrifices,
which can never take away sins.
But this Man, after He had offered 
one sacrifice for sins forever,
sat down at the right hand of God,
from that time waiting
till His enemies are made His footstool.
For by one offering
He has perfected forever
those who are being sanctified.
Hebrews 10:11-14

Monday, October 10, 2016

Tishrei 8, 5777

For Zion's sake I will not keep silent,
for Jerusalem's sake
I will not remain quiet,
till her righteousness shines out like the dawn,
her salvation like a blazing torch.
Isaiah 62:1 N.I.V.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Tishrei 7, 5777

Pictured: The Witness Tree

This is what the LORD says:
"Maintain justice and do what is right,
for my salvation is close at hand
and my righteousness
will soon be revealed.
Blessed is the man who does this, 
the man who holds it fast,
who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it,
and keeps his hand
from doing any evil."
N.I.V. Isaiah 56:1-2

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Tishrei 6, 5777

Stand in the ways and see,
and ask for the old paths,
where the good way is,
and walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls.
Taken from: Jeremiah 6:16

Friday, October 7, 2016

Tishrei 5, 5777

They do not know nor understand;
for He has shut their eyes,
so that they cannot see,
and their hearts,
so that they cannot understand.
And no one considers in his heart,
nor is there knowledge 
nor understanding to say,
'I have burned half of it in the fire,
Yes, I have also baked bread on its coals;
I have roasted meat and eaten it;
and shall I make the rest of it an abomination?
Shall I fall down before a block of wood?'
Isaiah 44:18-19

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tishrei 4, 5777

Those who make an image,
all of them are useless,
and their precious things shall not profit;
they are their own witnesses;
they neither see nor know,
that they may be ashamed.
Who would form a god or mold an image
that profits him nothing?
Isaiah 44:9-10

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tishrei 3, 5777 -

Lift up your eyes on high,
and see who has created these things,
who brings out their host by number;
He calls them all by name,
by the greatness of His might
and the strength of His power;
not one is missing.
Isaiah 40:26