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June 29—Quiet The word for today is quiet. “But let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God” (1 Pet. 3:4). “It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord” (Lam. 3:26). “Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife” (Prov. 17:1). “But whoev...

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June 23—Meekness The word for today is meekness. “Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!” (2 Cor. 10:1). “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way” (Ps. 25:9). “But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace” (Ps. 37:11). “But flee from these t...

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June 7—Experience The word for today is experience. “I thought to myself, ‘Look, I have grown and increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.’ Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind” (Eccles. 1:16-17). ...

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June 5—Envy The word for today is envy. “And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man’s envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (Eccles. 4:4). “Therefore, putting aside all malice and all guile and hypocrisy and envy and all slander” (1 Pet. 2:1). “Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong” (Ps. 37:1). “Re...

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May 11—Substitution The word for today is substitution. “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us...

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May 8—Discipline The word for today is discipline. “But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (1 Tim. 4:7-8). “But I buffet my body...

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May 7—Sensitivity The word for today is sensitivity. “Being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality, for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness” (Eph. 4:18-19). “But realize this, that in the last...

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May 2—A Pearl for Today “… clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time” (1 Pet. 5:5, 6). HUMILITY Several years ago, a friend of ours brought out a line of clothing called Get off Your High Horse. It was, of course, a s...

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April 22—Hope The word for today is hope. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you” (1 Pet. 1:3-4). “For the grace of God has a...

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April 17—Grief The word for today is grief. “You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry” (Ps. 10:17). “In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may b...

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