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Prayer

YHWH, bless this nation from those that are already began to lift their heads in rhetorical hatred for the President to continue to do and make laws for the nation without prejudicial diversity. I pray that this nation return from hate to the love of Jesus Christ; first they must be saved; those that claim salvation, but, with diversity of love return to the Lord through true repentance and forgiveness to be "born again"! Without unity; there is division; with division. there is a falling away from the body--of the nation. Return to the Lord and be richly blessed or the nation will continue to disaster. In Jesus' name I pray. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy  P

Morning and Evening: Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition

Morning, January 23      Go To Evening Reading

 “I have exalted one chosen out of the people.”
         — Psalm 89:19

Why was Christ chosen out of the people? Speak, my heart, for heart-thoughts are best. Was it not that he might be able to be our brother, in the blest tie of kindred blood? Oh, what relationship there is between Christ and the believer! The believer can say, “I have a Brother in heaven; I may be poor, but I have a Brother who is rich, and is a King, and will he suffer me to want while heis on his throne? Oh, no! He loves me; he is my Brother.” Believer, wear this blessed thought, like a necklace of diamonds, around the neck of thy memory; put it, as a golden ring, on the finger of recollection, and use it as the King’s own seal, stamping the petitions of thy faith with confidence of success. He is a brother born for adversity, treat him as such.

Christ was also chosen out of the people that he might know our wants and sympathize with us.  He was tempted in all points l…

Pride in Disguise

January 23: Pride in Disguise
Matthew 26:57–27:31

Sometimes recognizing our sin for what it is can throw us into deep shame. In Matthew, we find that two of Jesus’ disciples experience this moment of remorse—Judas after he betrays Jesus, and Peter when he denies Jesus. From their responses, we learn what true repentance looks like.
Judas is remorseful when he realizes the enormity of his betrayal. But he doesn’t move from remorse to repentance. He tries to absolve his guilt by returning the payment he received for betraying Jesus—an attempt to buy back his innocence. And when the “blood money” is refused and he is unable to eliminate the guilt, Judas hangs himself (Matt 27:5).
Peter, the disciple with an impulsive, childlike loyalty to Jesus, denies hisLord when questioned by a mere servant girl. When Peter remembers Jesus’ prediction, he leaves, “weeping bitterly.” However, the Gospel of Johntells us that Peter glorified God in his death(John 21:15–19).
When sin is exposed, stopping at …