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TODAY'S VERSE OF THE DAY

TODAY'S VERSE OF THE DAY Today's Verse of the Day is From Matthew 6:31 KJV Translation: Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? NKJV Translation: Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

THE KINGDOM OF LIGHT

THE KINGDOM OF LIGHTColossians  1:12 Excerpt ‎The kingdom of light is here a synonym for “the kingdom of God,” with emphasis on “the light,” that is, God’s own life, which shines on God’s people.
Bratcher, Robert G., and Eugene Albert Nida. A Handbook on Paul’s Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon. New York: United Bible Societies, 1993. Print. UBS Handbook Series.

BURNT offering

BURNT offering

Burnt offering
The different animals for the burnt offering were bullocks, sheep, goats, turtle doves, and young pigeons. The person making this voluntary offering, laid his hand on the head of the offering so that it was accepted on his behalf as an atonement, and then slew it. The priests took the blood and sprinkled it around the great altar. 
In Solomon’s Temple there was a red line half way up the sides of the great altar, and some of the blood was sprinkled above and some below this line. After the blood was sprinkled, the person who brought the offering skinned the animal and cut it in pieces. This was apparently changed later so that it was the priest that performed this task, sometimes helped by others when there were too many offerings, as shown in 2 Chronicles 29:34—“The priests, however, were too few to skin all the burnt offerings; so their kinsmen the Levites helped them until the task was finished and until other priests had been consecrated, for the Lev…

WE ARE WITH CHRIST

WE ARE WITH CHRISTCOLOSSIANS 3:3-4 Excerpt ‎At the moment of his salvation, a Christian died to the evil of the “flesh,” the sin nature (Rom. 6:3-8; Col. 2:11), and his life is now hidden with Christ in God. “Hidden” implies both concealment and safety; both invisibility and security. He is not yet glorified, but he is secure and safe in Christ. In fact, Christ is his very life. Christ said He was going where “the world will not see Me anymore” (John 14:19).

GOLDEN ROD AND BABYLONIAN COAT

GOLDEN ROD AND BABYLONIAN COAT ‎According to Josh 7:21, Achan did not hand over a beautiful Babylonian mantle (a cape with a special artistic design) and a bar of gold to the collected booty.
‎Josh 7:21

BE HUMBLE

BE HUMBLE Excerpt ‎But humility is the only acceptable posture of a person in relation to the God who gives a wide variety of gifts (v. 7a) on the basis of grace (v. 7b) and therefore alone is deserving of praise (v.7c; cf. 1:4-9). Paul underscored these truths in this series of rhetorical questions.
Lowery, David K. “1 Corinthians.”The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Ed. J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck. Vol. 2. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985. 513. Print.

HE DISARMED THE POWERS AND AUTHORITIES

HE DISARMED THE POWERS AND AUTHORITIESColossians 2:15 Excerpt ‎By fulfilling the demands of the Law, Christ disarmed the demonic powers and authorities (cf. 1:16; 2:10), triumphing over them (cf. 2 Cor. 2:14). As a result believers are delivered from these evil powers which inspire legalistic rules about foods and festivals. Geisler, Norman L. “Colossians.” The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Ed. J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck. Vol. 2. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985. 678. Print.

Subjection of Christ

Subjection of Christ Excerpt
‎“SanctifyChrist as Lord” is the best translation of v. 15. Put Him on the throne of your heart. If He controls our lives, then we will always have an answer when people ask about the hope we have in Him (Mark 13:11). A surrendered heart and a good conscience will together give peace when people accuse us falsely. ‎Sinners may accuse us, but God knows the heart; and we fear God, not men (Isa. 8:12–13). Again, Peter reminds them of the sufferings of Christ, that He was falsely accused yet left the matter with His Father.
Wiersbe, Warren W. Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1992. Print.

ARK of the COVENANT

ARK of the COVENANT

The Blessing of the Lord

The Blessing of the Lord Excerpt‎ God’s blessing on the righteous man brings trouble–free wealth. The thought is that when good fortune is a result of God’s blessing, we are free of the anxieties which come when we make our money wrongfully. When riches come bound up in the same bundle with worries and fear, they can never satisfy.
Richards, Lawrence O. The Bible Reader’s Companion. electronic ed. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1991. Print.

My Prayer for Today

PrayerMin. Lynwood F. Mundy Father, thank You for this days early rising to a new day. Hallelujah! Bless all peoples of the world no matter what their infirmities or other need(s) are. For those that are superstitious that this is Friday 13; Let them know that ALL DAYSARE YOUR DAYS AND SUPERSTITION IS OF SATAN. May we all learn to have unwavering faith in You knowing that it's Your will to do this or that in our lives. Bless my Jewish brothers and sisters as well as Seventh Day Adventist congregation that keep Your Sabbath. In Jesus' name is my prayer. Amen.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

December 13
Sage AdviceProverbs 19:1–29
Proverbs is full of sage advice, and some examples deserve special attention. No words could better describe the concept expressed here: “Better a poor person walking in integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool” (Prov 19:1).

When times get tough—especially when money runs out—integrity is often the first thing we sacrifice. Yet only those who have truly lived in poverty understand the trials it brings. We can’t begin to know how we would act if we had nothing. For this reason, we should mentally prepare for times of want. In doing so, we might better gauge whether we’re conducting ourselves appropriately in times of plenty.

I heard of a man who chose to live as a homeless person so that he could understand their plight. It’s easy for the rich person to call such an act foolish, but how much did that man learn as he was challenged to maintain his integrity during hard times? Does the rich person own that wisdom?

Proverbs 19:2 s…