Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: January 2015
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

Psalm 88:1-2 (NKJV)

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Reading list

Black Boy, by Richard Wright.

Today's verse

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Today's verse

It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:22-26 (KJV)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Today's verse

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matthew 18:20 (KJV)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Today's verse

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27:1 (KJV)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Today's verse

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 2:10-11 (KJV)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Today's verse

To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?

Isaiah 40:18 (KJV)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Today's verse

It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Today's verse

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:1 (KJV)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Today's verse

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 (KJV)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Today's verse

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

James 1:27 (KJV)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Today's verse

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

James 2:14 (KJV)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today's verse

Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 (KJV)

Monday, January 19, 2015

I have a dream

Today's verse

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

1 Corinthians 10:21 (KJV)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Today's verse

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalm 100 (KJV)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

What would you do?

Do you wait for someone to solve your problems for you - or do you try to to help yourself first?

It's your call.

Today's verse

Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Philippians 2:14-16 (KJV)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Today's verse

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Isaiah 55:6-7 (KJV)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Today's verse

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7 (KJV)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Today's verse

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Today's verse

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Romans 15:13 (KJV)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Today's verse

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Ephesians 4:4-6 (KJV)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Today's verse

There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

Proverbs 19:21 (KJV)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Today's verse

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Colossians 2:8 (KJV)

Friday, January 09, 2015

Today's verse

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Psalm 53:1 (KJV)

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Reading list

Treason's Harbour, by Patrick O'Brian.

Today's verse

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 16:25 (KJV)

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Today's verse

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Psalm 146:3 (KJV)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Today's verse

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)

Monday, January 05, 2015

Today's verse

O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

Psalm 92:5 (KJV)

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Today's verse

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: and they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.

Amos 8:11-12 (KJV)

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Today's verse

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)

Friday, January 02, 2015

2014 Liberty Bowl

Final score: Texas A&M 45, West Virginia 37.

Playoffs?!

It's time for the playoffs! And even though I am no longer a fan of the NFL, this is still a favorite clip:

Today's verse

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Corinthians 3:16 (KJV)

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Reading list

One, Two, Three, by David Berlinski.

Today's verse

Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

Psalm 149:1 (KJV)