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The more rooted we are in God and in His Word, the more fruitful we become in His purposes

This month we’re focusing our daily readings on scriptures about Honour alongside reading a chapter from the Old & New Testaments.

Let’s spend some time everyday reading, applying and praying these scriptures over our lives so that we can go deeper and further in His purposes for us. Below you’ll see what we’re reading today. To go forward or back a day in our reading plan use the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons.


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Proverbs 9:10

10The beginning of wisdom is to live in awe of the Lord. Knowing the Holy One gives true understanding.

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE TRUTH VERSION. Copyright © 2009 by Colin Urquhart. All rights reserved worldwide. (The Truth New Testament)

Matthew 14

Account of John the Baptist's death1About that time Herod, the district ruler, heard reports about Jesus2and said to his staff: "This must be John the Baptist risen from the dead. This is why such miraculous powers are working through Him."3-4John had been arrested and imprisoned by Herod through the influence of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, for John had openly declared: "It is unlawful for you to have her as your wife."5Herod had wanted to kill John, but was afraid to do so because the people regarded him as a prophet.6-7However, Herodias' daughter danced for the guests on Herod's birthday and this pleased him so much he swore on oath that he would give her anything she asked.8Her mother prompted her to say: "Give me the head of John the Baptist on a plate."9This concerned the king, but because he had given his oath before his dinner guests, he commanded that her desire should be fulfilled.10-11So John was beheaded in the prison and his head was carried on a plate and given to the girl, who in turn presented it to her mother.12Meanwhile John's disciples came and took his body for burial before going to tell Jesus what had happened.Five loaves and two fish13On hearing this news, Jesus went away privately by boat, wanting to be alone. Aware of His departure, crowds of people from the surrounding towns went on foot around the lake and were waiting for Him when He landed.14When He saw such a vast crowd, His heart went out to them with compassion and He healed the sick among them.15When evening approached, His disciples came and said: "It is getting late and this is such a remote place that You had better send the crowds away so they can go and buy food in the villages."16"There is no need for them to leave," Jesus replied. "You provide food for them."17But they answered: "All we have between us is five loaves of bread and two fish."18"Well, bring them to Me," Jesus said.19After telling the people to sit on the grass, He took the five loaves and two fish, looked up to heaven and gave thanks to God. He then broke the loaves into pieces and gave them to the disciples to distribute among the people.20-21They all ate as much as they wanted and when the disciples collected what remained, they filled twelve baskets; yet about five thousand men, plus women and children, had eaten.Peter comes to Jesus on the lake22Immediately after this, Jesus ordered the disciples to board the boat and go on ahead of Him to the other side of the lake, while He sent the crowds home.23Having done this, He went up on the side of a mountain alone to pray. He was still there by Himself as it grew dark.24The boat was by now some way from the land, but was being buffeted by strong head winds.25About three o'clock in the morning, Jesus walked towards them on the surface of the lake.26When the disciples saw Him walking on top of the water, they were scared. "It must be a ghost," they said and cried out in alarm.27Immediately Jesus called out to them: "Have faith! It is I. Don't be afraid."28Peter said: "Lord, if it really is You, command me to come to You walking on the water."29"Come," said Jesus. Peter climbed out of the boat and began to walk on the water towards Jesus.30However, he became conscious of the force of the wind and began to fear. Immediately he began to sink and cried out: "Save me, Lord!"31Jesus reached out His hand and caught hold of Peter. He said to him: "Why did you doubt? Is your faith so weak?"32As soon as they had climbed together into the boat, the wind died down.33The others in the boat worshipped Him, saying: "You really are God's Son."34Having crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret.35-36The local residents recognised Jesus and sent word around the surrounding district. People brought all the sick to Him, pleading with Him to let them merely touch the edge of His robe. And everyone who touched Him was healed!

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE TRUTH VERSION. Copyright © 2009 by Colin Urquhart. All rights reserved worldwide. (The Truth New Testament)

Joshua 12

1These are the kings of the land whom the Israelites had defeated and whose territory they took over east of the Jordan, from the Arnon Gorge to Mount Hermon, including all the eastern side of the Arabah: 2Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.

He ruled from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge—from the middle of the gorge—to the Jabbok River, which is the border of the Ammonites. This included half of Gilead. 3He also ruled over the eastern Arabah from the Sea of Galilee to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea), to Beth Jeshimoth, and then southward below the slopes of Pisgah. 4And the territory of Og king of Bashan, one of the last of the Rephaites, who reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei.

5He ruled over Mount Hermon, Salekah, all of Bashan to the border of the people of Geshur and Maakah, and half of Gilead to the border of Sihon king of Heshbon. 6Moses, the servant of the Lord, and the Israelites conquered them. And Moses the servant of the Lord gave their land to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh to be their possession.

7Here is a list of the kings of the land that Joshua and the Israelites conquered on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir. Joshua gave their lands as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel according to their tribal divisions. 8The lands included the hill country, the western foothills, the Arabah, the mountain slopes, the wilderness and the Negev. These were the lands of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. These were the kings:9the king of Jericho - onethe king of Ai (near Bethel) - one10the king of Jerusalem - onethe king of Hebron - one11the king of Jarmuth - onethe king of Lachish - one12the king of Eglon - onethe king of Gezer - one13the king of Debir - onethe king of Geder - one14the king of Hormah - onethe king of Arad - one15the king of Libnah - onethe king of Adullam - one16the king of Makkedah - onethe king of Bethel - one17the king of Tappuah - onethe king of Hepher - one18the king of Aphek - onethe king of Lasharon - one19the king of Madon - onethe king of Hazor - one20the king of Shimron Meron - onethe king of Akshaph - one21the king of Taanach - onethe king of Megiddo - one22the king of Kedesh - onethe king of Jokneam in Carmel - one23the king of Dor (in Naphoth Dor) - onethe king of Goyim in Gilgal - one24the king of Tirzah - onethirty-one kings in all.

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. All rights reserved worldwide. (New International Version Bible Online)


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