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KJV Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Proverbs 31:31 KJV Translation: Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. NKJV Translation: Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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Psalm 119:93King James Version

I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

July 29
When It’s Really Urgent
2 Samuel 20:1–21:22; 2 Peter 3:14–18; Psalm 146:1–10

The urgency of God’s work is easily lost on us. But to the early church, Jesus’ return seemed imminent. We get a sense of this urgency in Peter’s second letter, where he writes that every moment between now and when Jesus returns is a moment of grace; therefore, believers must work harder than ever to bring others to Christ and grow in their relationship with Him.

Peter remarks, “Therefore, dear friends, because you are waiting for [Christ to return], make every effort to be found at peace, spotless and unblemished in him. And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation” (2 Pet 3:14–15). God wants to see more people come to Him—that is why He has not returned. When we feel like Peter’s audience does, wondering why Jesus hasn’t returned, Peter’s explanation can help us refocus and remember that it’s not really about us; it’s about others.

The Christian life is marked by a focus on God and our neighbors.…