Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: February 2016
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)

Monday, February 29, 2016

Today's verse

For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.

Jeremiah 16:17 (KJV)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Today's verse

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Luke 6:31 (KJV)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Today's verse

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20 (KJV)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Today's verse

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:6 (KJV)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Today's verse

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Psalm 147:4 (KJV)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Today's verse

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV)

The devil doesn't take vacations, so always be on guard. Call upon the Lord, and He will defend you!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Today's verse

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Philippians 4:4 (KJV)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Today's verse

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Psalm 43:1 (KJV)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Today's verse

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelations 21:4 (KJV)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Today's verse

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Psalm 91:5-7 (KJV)

Nothing can separate us from the love of God!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Today's verse

[W]hatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4:8 (KJV)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Today's verse

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 95:1-5 (KJV)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Today's verse

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

1 Peter 4:8 (KJV)

Friday, February 12, 2016

Today's verse

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 10:8-10 (KJV)

We cannot earn salvation. It is a gift freely given to us by a loving God. Call out to God and He will hear you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Today's verse

I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

Psalm 108:3 (KJV)

Monday, February 08, 2016

Today's verse

O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psalm 38:1 (KJV)

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Reading list

Dinosaur Planet, by Anne McCaffrey.

Today's verse

The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

Exodus 14:14 (KJV)

We are in a spiritual battle that we cannot possibly win by ourselves. So why not let God fight for you?

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Today's verse

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:1 (KJV)

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Today's verse

I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

I am an expert sinner. And I deserve punishment because I have willingly separated myself from God with my sin. But Jesus has taken away my guilt and reconciled me to God! How can I help but rejoice at receiving this wonderful gift that I could not possibly earn by my own efforts? Praise God!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Today's verse

Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: but when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

Mark 4:30-32 (KJV)