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Daily Bible reading strengthens our relationship with God, nourishes our spirits and equips us to live a fruitful, effective life for Him.

This month we’re reading a verse each day about patience taken from Major Themes from the Truth Version alongside a Psalm or a chapter from Proverbs. As we read the Word it’s important that we apply what we read and pray it out over our lives. One of the way you can do this is by using the acronym SOAP. To find out more about SOAP watch this video.

Below you’ll see what we’re reading today along with an extract from Major Themes about the love of God. To go forward or back a day in our reading plan use the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons.

Patience

  • Patience in the face of affliction and opposition.
  • Patience is part of the Holy Spirit’s work.
  • This is part of the fruit of the Holy Spirit within believers.
  • Patience is clearly linked with perseverance, which is ‘patient endurance’.
  • This is one of the virtues believers are to pursue.
  • We inherit God’s promises by faith with patience.
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Romans 15:4-5

4And we are to learn from what the scriptures say, even those things written long ago. God's truth will encourage us to persevere through the testing times and will help us to maintain our hope that we shall see the fulfilment of God's purposes.5-6God Himself enables this perseverance and gives us encouragement. So may He cause the Spirit of unity to be imparted to you so that you may give glory and honour to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ with both your hearts and mouths.

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)

Psalm 72

Of Solomon.1Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.2May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. 3May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.4May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.5May he endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations.6May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.7In his days may the righteous flourish and prosperity abound till the moon is no more. 8May he rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.9May the desert tribes bow before him and his enemies lick the dust.10May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him.May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts.11May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him. 12For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.13He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.14He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight. 15Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him.May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.16May grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway.May the crops flourish like Lebanon and thrive like the grass of the field.17May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed. 18Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.19Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory.Amen and Amen. 20This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.

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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