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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 goodness 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 8:28-32

28We can be sure, then, that in everything God is working for the welfare of those who love Him, those He has called according to His purpose.29He knew who would be His, because He decided before He created us that He would have a people who would be like His Son, those who would live as His brothers and sisters.30This is why He called you as part of His eternal purpose. This is why, having called you, He made you totally acceptable to Him. This is why you are destined for the glory that is already yours in Christ!31How can we respond to such wonderful truths? If we are part of God's divine will, how can any opposition prevent His purposes for us?32-34So intent is He on seeing His plans fulfilled, He did not protect His Son from the necessary cost of giving His life for us all, because through His grace He wanted to give us everything that belongs to Christ. Yes, what He has, we are to have. He died, was raised back to life and is now seated in glory at God's right hand, all for our benefit. His blood liberates us. His Spirit enables us and speaks on our behalf.

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 119:1-32

א Aleph1Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.2Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—3they do no wrong but follow his ways.4You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.5Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!6Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.7I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.8I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.ב Beth9How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.10I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.11I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.12Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees.13With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.14I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.15I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.16I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.ג Gimel17Be good to your servant while I live, that I may obey your word.18Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.19I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.20My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.21You rebuke the arrogant, who are accursed, those who stray from your commands.22Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.23Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.24Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.ד Daleth25I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.26I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.27Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.28My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.29Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law.30I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.31I hold fast to your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame.32I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding.

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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