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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 15—Pleasure The word for today is pleasure. “I thought in my heart, ‘Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.’ But that also proved to be meaningless. ‘Laughter,’ I said, ‘is foolish. And what does pleasure accomplish?’” (Eccles. 2:1-2). “But she who gives herself to wanton pleasure is dead even while she lives” (1 Tim. 5:6). “Treacherous, reck...

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June 10—Good Works The words for today are good works. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:8-10). “For you are all sons of God through faith...

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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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June 2—Dissatisfaction The word for today is dissatisfaction. “All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him” (1 Sam. 22:2). “The leech has two daughters. ‘Give! Give!’ they cry. There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, ‘Enough!’ the grave, the barren womb,...

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April 29—Money The word for today is money. “Naked a man comes from his mother’s womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand” (Eccles. 5:15). “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless” (Eccles. 5:10). “A stingy man is eager to get rich and is una...

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March 27—Waiting The word for today is waiting. “He waited seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and Saul’s men began to scatter. So he said, ‘Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.’ And Saul offered up the burnt offering. Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him. ‘What have you done?’ ...

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March 13—Listening The word for today is listening. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God” (Rev. 2:7). “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of p...

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February 10—Judgment The word for today is judgment. “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Gen. 18:25b). “Because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:31). “Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in t...

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