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January 23—Brokenness The word for today is brokenness. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Ps. 34:18). “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Ps. 51:17). “‘Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?’ declares the Lord. ‘This is the one I esteem...

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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 20—Finishing The word for today is finishing. “I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do” (John 17:4). “When Jesus therefore had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’And He bowed His head, and gave up His spirit” (John 19:30). “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure ha...

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January 19—Flesh The word for today is flesh. “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please” (Gal. 5:16-17). “So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to l...

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January 18—A Pearl for Today “But holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience” (1 Tim. 3:9). “… seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron” (1 Tim. 4:2). SEARED OR CLEAR CONSCIENCE Don and I have five children. They are all grown, married, and on their own now. When they were young, I could have used a referee shirt and whistle on some days! Sometimes I wou...

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January 17—Witnessing The word for today is witnessing. “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matt....

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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 15—Perseverance The word for today is perseverance. “And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Rom. 5:3-5). “No...

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January 14—Surrender The word for today is surrender. “And He was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me’” (Luke 9:23). “And may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved” (Gen. 43:14). P...

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