Verse of the Day 5-3-13 Jeremiah 5:1-3

Verse of the Day

5 Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, look and take note! Search her squares to see if you can find a man one who does justice and seeks truth, that I may pardon her Though they say, “As the Lord lives,” yet they swear falsely. O Lord, do not your eyes look for truth? You have struck them down, but they felt no anguish; you have consumed them, but they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; they have refused to repent. Jeremiah 5:1-3 ESV

Jeremiah 5

English Standard Version (ESV)

Jerusalem Refused to Repent

5 Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,
look and take note!
Search her squares to see
if you can find a man,
one who does justice
and seeks truth,
that I may pardon her.
Though they say, “As the Lord lives,”
yet they swear falsely.
O Lord, do not your eyes look for truth?
You have struck them down,
but they felt no anguish;
you have consumed them,
but they refused to take correction.
They have made their faces harder than rock;
they have refused to repent.

Then I said, “These are only the poor;
they have no sense;
for they do not know the way of the Lord,
the justice of their God.
I will go to the great
and will speak to them,
for they know the way of the Lord,
the justice of their God.”
But they all alike had broken the yoke;
they had burst the bonds.

Therefore a lion from the forest shall strike them down;
a wolf from the desert shall devastate them.
A leopard is watching their cities;
everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces,
because their transgressions are many,
their apostasies are great.

“How can I pardon you?
Your children have forsaken me
and have sworn by those who are no gods.
When I fed them to the full,
they committed adultery
and trooped to the houses of whores.
They were well-fed, lusty stallions,
each neighing for his neighbor’s wife.
Shall I not punish them for these things?
declares the Lord;
and shall I not avenge myself
on a nation such as this?

10 “Go up through her vine rows and destroy,
but make not a full end;
strip away her branches,
for they are not the Lord’s.
11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah
have been utterly treacherous to me,
declares the Lord.
12 They have spoken falsely of the Lord
and have said, ‘He will do nothing;
no disaster will come upon us,
nor shall we see sword or famine.
13 The prophets will become wind;
the word is not in them.
Thus shall it be done to them!’”

The Lord Proclaims Judgment

14 Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of hosts:
“Because you have spoken this word,
behold, I am making my words in your mouth a fire,
and this people wood, and the fire shall consume them.
15 Behold, I am bringing against you
a nation from afar, O house of Israel,
declares the Lord.
It is an enduring nation;
it is an ancient nation,
a nation whose language you do not know,
nor can you understand what they say.
16 Their quiver is like an open tomb;
they are all mighty warriors.
17 They shall eat up your harvest and your food;
they shall eat up your sons and your daughters;
they shall eat up your flocks and your herds;
they shall eat up your vines and your fig trees;
your fortified cities in which you trust
they shall beat down with the sword.”

18 “But even in those days, declares the Lord, I will not make a full end of you. 19 And when your people say, ‘Why has the Lord our God done all these things to us?’ you shall say to them, ‘As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve foreigners in a land that is not yours.’”

20 Declare this in the house of Jacob;
proclaim it in Judah:
21 “Hear this, O foolish and senseless people,
who have eyes, but see not,
who have ears, but hear not.
22 Do you not fear me? declares the Lord.
Do you not tremble before me?
I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea,
a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;
though the waves toss, they cannot prevail;
though they roar, they cannot pass over it.
23 But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart;
they have turned aside and gone away.
24 They do not say in their hearts,
‘Let us fear the Lord our God,
who gives the rain in its season,
the autumn rain and the spring rain,
and keeps for us
the weeks appointed for the harvest.’
25 Your iniquities have turned these away,
and your sins have kept good from you.
26 For wicked men are found among my people;
they lurk like fowlers lying in wait.[a]
They set a trap;
they catch men.
27 Like a cage full of birds,
their houses are full of deceit;
therefore they have become great and rich;
28     they have grown fat and sleek.
They know no bounds in deeds of evil;
they judge not with justice
the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper,
and they do not defend the rights of the needy.
29 Shall I not punish them for these things?
declares the Lord,
and shall I not avenge myself
on a nation such as this?”

30 An appalling and horrible thing
has happened in the land:
31 the prophets prophesy falsely,
and the priests rule at their direction;
my people love to have it so,
but what will you do when the end comes?


  1. Jeremiah 5:26 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

Verse of the Day 3-31-13 Isaiah 55

Verse of the Day

 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardonFor my thoughts are not your thoughts,  neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:6-8 ESV

 Isaiah 55

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Compassion of the Lord

55 “Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love for David.
Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples,
a leader and commander for the peoples.
Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know,
and a nation that did not know you shall run to you,
because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel,
for he has glorified you.

“Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

12 “For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the Lord,
an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”


3-28-13 Forgive Others (Forgiveness)

Forgive others

  1. Matthew 6:14
    For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,

    Matthew 6:13-15 (in Context) Matthew 6 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  2. Matthew 6:15
    but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

    Matthew 6:14-16 (in Context) Matthew 6 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  3. Luke 6:37
    Judging Others ] “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;

    Luke 6:36-38 (in Context) Luke 6 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations


  1. Deuteronomy 30:1
    Repentance and Forgiveness ] “And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you,

    Deuteronomy 30:1-3 (in Context) Deuteronomy 30 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  2. Psalm 130:4
    But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.

    Psalm 130:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 130 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  3. Daniel 9:9
    To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him

    Daniel 9:8-10 (in Context) Daniel 9 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  4. Matthew 26:28
    for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

    Matthew 26:27-29 (in Context) Matthew 26 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  5. Mark 1:4
    John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

    Mark 1:3-5 (in Context) Mark 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  6. Mark 3:29
    but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—

    Mark 3:28-30 (in Context) Mark 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  7. Luke 1:77
    to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,

    Luke 1:76-78 (in Context) Luke 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  8. Luke 3:3
    And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

    Luke 3:2-4 (in Context) Luke 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  9. Luke 24:47
    and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

    Luke 24:46-48 (in Context) Luke 24 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  10. John 20:23
    If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

    John 20:22-24 (in Context) John 20 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

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  1. Today’s devotional: When it’s too late to tell someone “I’m sorry”
  2. Today’s devotional: more than just “I’m sorry”
  3. Forgiveness, in real life
  1. OF SAINTS » OF THE WICKED » Are for examples to others (Psalms 64:7-9; Zephaniah 3:6,7; 1 Corinthians 10:5,11; 2 Peter 2:6)
  2. BETRAYAL » Of others, foretold (Matthew 20:18;24:10)
  3. CHARACTER » OF THE WICKED » Delighting in the iniquity of others (Proverbs 2:14; Romans 1:32)
  4. DECEIT » Impose on others by (Romans 16:18; Ephesians 4:14)
  5. GLORIFYING GOD » Grace to others (Acts 11:18; 2 Corinthians 9:13; Galatians 1:24)
  6. GLORIFYING GOD » The holy example of the saints may lead others to (Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:12)
  7. HEART » INSTANCES OF HARDENED HEARTS » Others (1 Samuel 6:6)
  8. ISAIAH » PROPHECIES, REPROOFS, AND EXHORTATIONS OF » An obscure prophecy, supposed by some authorities to be directed against the Assyrians, by others against the Egyptians, and by others against the Ethiopians (Isaiah 18)
  9. JESUS, THE CHRIST » POWER OF, TO FORGIVE SINS (Matthew 9:2,6; Mark 2:5,10; Luke 5:20,24;7:47-50; Acts 5:31)
  10. PRESCIENCE OF » PRIESTHOOD OF » His sacrifice superior to all others (Hebrews 9:13,14,23)


Let US begin again. Now I want to talk about
“forgiveness.” Children, I want to speak to you about this matter of
forgiveness. MY children are unforgiving in their hearts storing up
grievances against each other. I cannot forgive those who don’t
forgive. Is this clear? How can I forgive you, if you, yourself cannot
forgive those around you? Does not MY Word speak of this?

Forgiveness is love. Unforgiveness leads to all kinds of sin:
bitterness, revenge, wrongful judging, and on and on. It gives a
foothold to the enemy to come in and destroy you. This keeps you
from closeness, intimacy with ME, your GOD, and keeps you from
receiving MY SPIRIT. This is serious.

Matthew 6:14. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly
FATHER will also forgive you. But if ye forgive not men their
trespasses, neither will your FATHER forgive your trespasses.

If you are unforgiving, you cannot be ready for MY Soon Return.
This will hold you back. It separates US.
Leave this unforgiveness behind. Forgive each other. Lay down
your anger toward each other. What do you gain when you harbor
anger toward someone else? You suffer more than the person you
are angry with, can you not see this? Is your eternal salvation worth
harboring anger toward another?

Mark 11:25. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought
against any: that your FATHER also which is in heaven may forgive
you your trespasses.

You must search your heart and ask this question. What is worth
losing your eternal soul over, a petty dispute? Forgive and walk
away and feel a dark cloud lift. Even if the other person won’t forgive
you, pray for them, yes pray for your enemies. Pray for them with a
sincere heart and I will warm your heart to those who harm you. I
will give you a heart of flesh.

How can you expect those who do not walk in MY Way and those
who do not possess MY HOLY SPIRIT to treat you as if they do?
You must render patience, kindness, longsuffering to those who do
not know ME. It is impossible for those who do not know ME, truly
know ME, to behave as if they do. Can you not see this? You
cannot expect this from those who walk apart from ME.

Matthew 5:44-45. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless
them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for
them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may
be the children of your FATHER which is in heaven: for HE maketh
HIS sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the
just and on the unjust.

The world thinks it can run apart from its GOD. It fools itself. Only I
hold everything together. Only I bring the right way to live, to men.
This world, that shuns ME, lives under false direction and evil
deception. It all has become so evil.
There is no truth, only compromise and deceit. Apart from MY
Perfect Ways, mankind lives under deception and corruption.
Nothing or no one can be trusted.

Only MY bride, who remains in the earth and walks in MY Perfect
Will, is on the straight path. Only she is stable and true. All others
walk the unreliable path of evil—unstable in all its ways.
Soon the bride will be removed and the world will lose all its light.
Darkness will be all consuming. This day approaches.
Forgiveness: the key to making your way back to ME. Forgive
everyone. There is no unforgiveness worth losing your very soul

Luke 6:37. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and
ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Daughter, this is your LORD Speaking. Let US begin: Now I want to
offer instruction in living with others.

Too many have disregard for each other – little patience, little
respect. This is all leading to strife. It leads to discontent, hurt
feelings. MY children are selfish. They want to be first in all things.
They are very insensitive to the needs of others; they fall short in
caring for others. This leads to arguments, anger.
Children I am saddened by this, but the crux of the problem stems
from self- centeredness. This comes from a lack of humility.

Proverbs 15:33. The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Only from a humble heart will you be able to live among each other
You must lay down your desires and give so those around you
remain content.
This requires taking a back seat to all those around you. This is the
way of the humble. This produces fruit: peace, contentment,
pleasant environment.
Few learn to live like this. Few find this Truth. But it is the way of
peace, MY Way.

I give these rules for life so that MY children can live in peace and
contentment, yet they choose their own way and ultimately have
strife and much discontent.
When will they learn MY Road is the best Road to travel? I know
everything. I know how MY children can best live together. I give
rules and precepts to guide MY children into homes of peaceful
dwelling and contentment. This, of course, requires that MY children
lay down their ways and desires and follow MY Rules.

Psalms 34:14. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and
pursue it.

Selfish choices lead to unhappy homes. Let ME Rule over your
home. Let ME Reign in your hearts. MY Way is Calm, Peace, Love.

I will bring your home into the happy dwelling I meant for MY
children. Submit your hearts to ME willingly and I will rain down
Your household will exude quiet assurance, love, and peaceful
living. Walk in paths of quiet contentment, humility, and caring for
others’ feelings bring fruit of satisfaction. Let ME rule over your
household and I will deliver a home of gladness and joy.

Psalms 37:11. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight
themselves in the abundance of peace.

Verse of the Day 1-5-13

“Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.” Isaiah 1:16-17 KJV

Isaiah 1

King James Version (KJV)

1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

18 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.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

24 Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:

26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed.

29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.

31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.