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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 4—Persecution The word for today is persecution. “And do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matt. 10:28). “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I c...

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June 3—Doubt The word for today is doubt. “And Peter answered Him and said, ‘Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.’ And He said, ‘Come!’ And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’ And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand a...

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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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June 1—Deception The word for today is deception. “No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence” (Ps. 101:7). “Do not testify against your neighbor without cause, or use your lips to deceive” (Prov. 24:28). “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jer. 17:9). “But I am afraid, lest ...

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May 31—Cleansing The word for today is cleansing. “‘Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool’” (Isa. 1:18). “Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies was...

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“But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at bringing others to Christ. Complete the ministry God has given you” (2 Tim. 4:5 NLT). T-T-T-TIMID? “For much of this century TIMIDITY disguised as HUMILITY has crouched in her corner while the spiritual quality of evangelical Christianity has become progressively worse year by year.”...

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May 29—Confession The word for today is confession. “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy” (Prov. 28:13). “And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his...

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May 28—Comfort The word for today is comfort.                                                  “My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, ‘When will you comfort me?’” (Ps. 119:82). “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matt. 5:4). “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they wil...

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May 27—Change The word for today is change. “The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you’” (Gen. 12:1). “Then the Lord said to Jacob, ‘Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you’” (Gen. 31:3). “So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beer...

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