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June 16—Holiness The word for today is holiness. “I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground. I am the Lord who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy” (Lev. 11:44-45). “For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, bu...

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June 8—Flattery The word for today is flattery. “But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues” (Ps. 78:36). “For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin” (Ps 36:2). “Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet” (Prov. 29:5). “A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much” (Pr...

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May 23—A Pearl for Today “Pray continually” (1 Thess. 5:17 NIV). PRAYER: THE POWER LINE “Satan trembles when even the weakest saint is on his knees,” so the old saying goes. The following quotation sits on my desk to remind me of the importance of prayer: “He who fails to pray, limits himself to his own ability.” Perhaps you’ve also heard, “A day hemmed in prayer is less likely t...

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April 13—Encouragement The word for today is encouragement. “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord” (Rom. 12:10-11). “And Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means, Son of Encouragement), and who owned a tract of ...

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April 1—Resurrection The word for today is resurrection.  “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear shall live” (John 5:25). “Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother shall rise again.’ Martha said to Him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I a...

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March 30—Ambition The word for today is ambition. “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to t...

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January 22—Rapture The word for today is rapture. “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this ...

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January 21—Rewards The word for today is rewards. “Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire; and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built upon it remains, he shall receive a rewar...

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January 16—The Spirit The word for today is the Spirit. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you” (John 14:26). “Who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge” (2 Cor. 1:22). “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of t...

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January 12—The Word The word for today is the word. “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty” (Jer. 15:16). “And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God’s message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also ...

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