Sometimes the wicked seem to get everything they want and we get nothing of what we want. Don’t be envious of them. God knows your desires too. He’ll take care of you.

Sometimes the wicked seem to get everything they want and we get nothing of what we want. Don’t be envious of them. God knows your desires too. He’ll take care of you.

BibleGateway: Psalm 37:1-24 ESV Text: Psalm 37:1-24 Psalm 37:1–24 (Listen) He Will Not Forsake His Saints 1 Of David. 37:1   Fret not yourself because of evildoers;    be not envious of wrongdoers!2   For they will soon fade like the grass    and wither like the green herb. 3   Trust in the LORD, and do good;    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.24   Delight yourself in the LORD,    and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5   Commit your way to the LORD;    trust in him, and he will act.6   He will…

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Now when Jesus turned the tables on the Pharisees and asked them a question, they had no answer. Jesus had the word of God on His side and they did not!

Now when Jesus turned the tables on the Pharisees and asked them a question, they had no answer. Jesus had the word of God on His side and they did not!

BibleGateway: Matthew 22:41-46 ESV Text: Matthew 22:41-46 Matthew 22:41–46 (Listen) Whose Son Is the Christ? 41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying, 44   “‘The Lord said to my Lord,  “Sit at my right hand,    until I put your enemies under your…

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The Pharisees tried to trap Jesus, but Jesus avoided their traps each time by responding with an appropriate word of God—something like He had responded to Satan in the wilderness.

The Pharisees tried to trap Jesus, but Jesus avoided their traps each time by responding with an appropriate word of God—something like He had responded to Satan in the wilderness.

BibleGateway: Matthew 22:15-40 ESV Text: Matthew 22:15-40 Matthew 22:15–40 (Listen) Paying Taxes to Caesar 15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words. 16 And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.1 17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes…

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It’s bad news for those who reject Christ’s forgiveness, but He will go out and bring others in to share His heavenly banquet and they will be blessed!

It’s bad news for those who reject Christ’s forgiveness, but He will go out and bring others in to share His heavenly banquet and they will be blessed!

BibleGateway: Matthew 22:1-14 ESV Text: Matthew 22:1-14 Matthew 22:1–14 (Listen) The Parable of the Wedding Feast 22:1 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3 and sent his servants1 to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my…

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David’s prayer is ours too: may the ungodly wicked never overtake us, but may the Lord preserve us with His unfailing love!

David’s prayer is ours too: may the ungodly wicked never overtake us, but may the Lord preserve us with His unfailing love!

BibleGateway: Psalm 36 ESV Text: Psalm 36 Psalm 36 (Listen) How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the LORD. 36:1   Transgression speaks to the wicked    deep in his heart;1  there is no fear of God    before his eyes.2   For he flatters himself in his own eyes    that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.3   The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;    he has ceased to act wisely and do good.4   He plots trouble while on his bed;    he sets himself…

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David’s enemies were also the Lord’s enemies so in his prayer for their defeat he was not seeking personal vengeance, but rather victory for the Lord.

David’s enemies were also the Lord’s enemies so in his prayer for their defeat he was not seeking personal vengeance, but rather victory for the Lord.

BibleGateway: Psalm 35 ESV Text: Psalm 35 Psalm 35 (Listen) Great Is the Lord Of David. 35:1   Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me;    fight against those who fight against me!2   Take hold of shield and buckler    and rise for my help!3   Draw the spear and javelin1    against my pursuers!  Say to my soul,    “I am your salvation!” 4   Let them be put to shame and dishonor    who seek after my life!  Let them be turned back and disappointed    who devise evil against me!5   Let them be like chaff before the…

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Joseph’s test of his brothers’ love revealed that they were not in the habit of treating the youngest (Benjamin) as badly as they had treated him.

Joseph’s test of his brothers’ love revealed that they were not in the habit of treating the youngest (Benjamin) as badly as they had treated him.

BibleGateway: Genesis 44:1-34 ESV Text: Genesis 44:1-34 Genesis 44 (Listen) Joseph Tests His Brothers 44:1 Then he commanded the steward of his house, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money in the mouth of his sack, 2 and put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, with his money for the grain.” And he did as Joseph told him. 3 As soon as the morning was…

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The sixth commandment stands, but v. 9 also gives us a gospel-based reason for remaining married: God has joined you to your spouse, so you know she/he is the “right one.”

The sixth commandment stands, but v. 9 also gives us a gospel-based reason for remaining married: God has joined you to your spouse, so you know she/he is the “right one.”

BibleGateway: Mark 10:1-12 ESV Text: Mark 10:1-12 Mark 10:1–12 (Listen) Teaching About Divorce 10:1 And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them. 2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write…

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Days of suffering and sorrow were coming for Jesus. Remembering this event on the mountain would reassure both Jesus and His disciples of brighter days ahead.

Days of suffering and sorrow were coming for Jesus. Remembering this event on the mountain would reassure both Jesus and His disciples of brighter days ahead.

BibleGateway: Matthew 17:1-13 ESV Text: Matthew 17:1-13 Matthew 17:1–13 (Listen) The Transfiguration 17:1 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are…

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Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of the living God, but He did not come in godly terror. Rather He came with healing in His wings to lay down His life for sinners.

Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of the living God, but He did not come in godly terror. Rather He came with healing in His wings to lay down His life for sinners.

BibleGateway: Matthew 16:13-28 ESV Text: Matthew 16:13-28 Matthew 16:13–28 (Listen) Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son…

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