Verse of the Day

This page is where I will being sharing verses that I am reading in my daily devotions. I will also be talking a little about the verse and hope you enjoy!

Verse of the Day, 6/19/2017:
Isaiah 26:4
"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal."
We must obey and trust God everyday, because as this verse says "Trust in the Lord forever... The Lord, is the Rock eternal." No one has the right to say that they will obey and trust God everyday, why? Because there will be days when they might forget to trust God, but because God is merciful and forgiving, we can still trust him.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 6/18/2017
NOTE-Since I forgot again, I'll do three verses for today.
Isaiah 23:18
"Yet her profit and her earnings will be set apart for the Lord; they will not be stored up or hoarded. Her profits will go to those who live before the Lord, for abundant food and fine clothes."
Isaiah 24:21
"In that day the Lord will punish the powers in the heavens above and the kings on the earth below."
Isaiah 25:8
"He will swallow death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The Lord has spoken."
Many prophecies of hope, joy, and encouragement. God sure loves us that much. Imagine when the day comes, no tears, no pain, no fear, and we get to see Jesus face to face. That would be the best day of our lives. So, don't lose hope and trust in God, because you will see him someday.
Hoped you enjoyed these passages of the day!

Verse of the Day, 6/15/2017:
Isaiah 22:12
"The Lord, the Lord Almighty, called you on that day to weep and to wail, to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth."
Well, be thankful that you don't have to tear out your hair, I mean that would hurt! God was talking about what's going to happen to Jerusalem. I can't find anymore words to say.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 6/15/2017:
Isaiah 21:12
"The watchman replies, "Morning is coming but also the night. If you would ask, then ask; and come back yet again."
In my guess, the morning is something like a time of prosperity or something like a great time. And the night is something like dark times. I personally don't understand this verse that well, so I need to look into it more.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 6/14/2017:
Isaiah 20:5
"Those who trusted in Cush and boasted in Egypt will be afraid and put to shame."
Now this sounds like a very disappointing time for Cush and Egypt, because they relied on people instead of the Lord. So the Lord used the Assyrians as judgement. I don't understand the verse too well and there isn't much to be said.
Hoped you enjoyed the passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 6/13/2017:
Isaiah 19:18
"In that day five cities in Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord Almighty. One of them will be called the City of Destruction."
This is a prophecy about Egypt, and what God is telling Isaiah is that Egypt will later be the Lord's and Egypt will have five cities that will be speaking the language of the Canaanites. And one of them will be called the City of Destruction. Now why would God want to name a city Destruction? Well, all this is still yet to come and we don't know why he will call it Destruction.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 6/12/2017:
Isaiah 18:4
"This is what the Lord says to me: "I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the heat of harvest."
This sounds like what is happening today, but it's not! Yes, God is still watching us from his dwelling place, but either way, God will always be there for you no matter what happens to you, no matter what you do. He will be there to lift you up when you are down, to call for you when you aren't paying attention to him, forgive all your sins even when you think you don't deserve it. What a mighty and merciful God! Honor him by obeying him, and teach others to obey him too.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verses of the Day, 6/11/2017:
Isaiah 16:10
"Joy and gladness are taken away from the orchards; no one sings or shouts in the vineyard; no one treads out wine at the winepress, for I have put to an end to the shouting."
Isaiah 17:10
"You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress. Therefore, though you set out the finest plants and plant imported vines."
Chapter 16 is a prophecy against Moab, and chapter 17 is against Damascus. Now God was not just angry with the Israelites, he was also angry with Israel's neighboring nations. For both Israel and the neighboring nations have sinned severely against the Lord. So God told Isaiah to write down the prophecies against the nations, while the prophecies were mostly against Israel's neighbors, the warnings were for Israel. And because of the faith of King Hezekiah, Israel listened to the warnings, but once King Hezekiah died, the new king turned away from the warnings and because of his stubbornness, he was taken captive by the Assyrians. All because he disobeyed God.
Hoped you enjoyed these passages of the day!

Verses from the Week, 6/10/2017:
NOTE-I am disappointed in myself for not writing for a week, and to get back on track, I'll do eight verses for the day.
Isaiah 8:17
"I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in him."
Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 10:13
"For he says: 'By the strength of my hand I have done this, and by my wisdom, because i have understanding. I removed the boundaries of nations, I plundered their treasures; like a mighty one I subdued their kings."
Isaiah 11:15
"The Lord will dry up the gulf of the Egyptian sea; with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand over the Euphrates River. He will break it up into seven streams so that men can cross over in sandals."
Isaiah 12:2
"Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation."
Isaiah 13:11
"I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light."
Isaiah 14:7
"All the lands are at rest and at peace; they break into singing."
Isaiah 15:4
"Heshbon and Elealeh cry out, their voices are heard all the way to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab cry out, and their hearts are faint."
These verses talk about prophecies of nations and other stuff.
Hoped you enjoyed these passages of the week!

Verse of the Day, 6/1/2017:
Isaiah 7:14
"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."
Isaiah is predicting the birth of Jesus, who is to come around 650 years later. Isaiah predicts hope in the future of Israel, even though Jesus already came to earth to die for us, he will come back again once and for all to wipe out evil, the Devil, the dragon. You can get information in Revelations.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/31/2017:
Isaiah 6:10
"Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed."
The Apostle Paul quoted this verse in Rome (Acts 28:27) because the Christians in Rome weren't following God wholeheartedly. And besides that, in Isaiah's time, Israel was turning away from God's Word and disobeying the laws set before them since Moses's time. Isaiah was to preach to the disobedient Israelites and also warn them that their sin will not go unpunished. God decided to use the Assyrians as the punishment. But because of Hezekiah's willingness to follow and obey God, God spared Israel from the Assyrians.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/30/2017:
Isaiah 5:2
"He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit."
The vineyard represents Israel, the watchtower represents God protecting it, and the good grapes represent the people who obeyed God, and the bad grapes represented the disobedience of Israel. Now why did the vineyard/Israel yield ONLY bad grapes? Because at that time the people of Israel were more evil than the nations God helped them wiped out before them. They sinned by disobeying God and not keeping his word, they threw it away and replaced it with idols, wealth, and fame. Now why didn't God destroy them? Because of his promise to Abraham, if it wasn't for the promise, Israel could have been destroyed. I hope that you will continue to obey God.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/29/2017:
Isaiah 4:2
"In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel."
This verse is about what is to come, and that branch is Jesus. He will come to die for the sins of the world, and about 800 years later, Jesus came and died on the cross for our sins. And he rose again three days later, God always keeps his promises. What a great God we have!
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verses of the Day, 5/28/2017:
NOTE-I'm sorry I didn't write sooner, and because of my lateness I'll do three verses of three chapters.
Isaiah 1:9
"Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom; listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah!"
Jerusalem was acting as wicked as Sodom, but because they were God's people, he spared them. They didn't notice that God could have destroyed them from the face of the earth, but because God remembered his promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel, he gave grace to them. What a great and merciful God we have!
Isaiah 2:22
"Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?"
 Man or other people, can't give you everything you need. They aren't always there to help you, only God is there for you always, so put your trust in him that he will always be there no matter what happens to you.
Isaiah 3:5
 "People will oppress each other-- man against man, neighbor against neighbor. The young will rise up against the old, the base against the honorable."
This sounds like is a very sad time for Israel, they became more rebellious than the neighboring nations. Why did they rebel against their God? Well, it was because of the Fall of Man that they were this way.
Hoped you enjoyed these passages of the day!

Verses of the Day, 5/23/2017:
NOTE-I'm sharing two verses to make sense of the other verse.
Ecclesiastes 12:11-12
"11-The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails--given by one Shepherd. 12-Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body." 
To this day, many "Christian" religions like Orthodoxy, Catholic, Mormonism, etc. They add and remove stuff from the Bible to make sense of their beliefs. Verse 12 warning has been coming true since the beginning of A.D. (Anno Domini, Latin for "year of our Lord") We need to pray for people that are trapped in these false beliefs, that they would come to Christ as their Savior.
Hoped you enjoyed these passages of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/22/2017:
Ecclesiastes 11:7
"Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun."
Being outside in the sun is very healthy for your body, but of course if you are in the sun too long then you get sunburn. Indeed being in the light is better than the darkness.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/21/2017:
Ecclesiastes 10:10
"If an ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success."
Imagine that, having a dull ax to chop down a tree that would be really hard to cut down. But as long as you learn, you would be successful.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/20/2017:
Ecclesiastes 9:12
"Moreover, no man knows when his hour will come:
As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them."
And as true as it is, we don't know what is going to happen to us. We might suddenly learned that we had cancer or a car suddenly goes crashing into the side of the car that you are on. This could happen to anyone at anytime. That's why we need to be prepared by using our one, and only life to serve and obey him, no matter what happens.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/19/2017:
Ecclesiastes 8:5
"Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time and produce."
 We know that obeying God's commands is important, and having a wise heart is also important, but not as important as obeying commands. It will take time and patience to know what God has in plan for you.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/18/2017:
Ecclesiastes 7:15
"In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: a righteous man perishing in his righteousness, and a wicked man living long in his wickedness."
It's kind of sad to think that the righteous die and the wicked live long. That's because the righteous are killed for their faith in countries that forbid the Word of God. And the wicked aren't persecuted in countries that forbid the Word of God. This is indeed a unfair and evil world, but no matter how long you live, live in the name of Christ.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/17/2017:
Ecclesiastes 6:6
"Even if he lived a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place?"
Even if you could live forever, you'll still die someday. But I'm not saying that we could live forever on earth, but once we die, we could either live forever with Christ or live forever in torture.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/16/2017:
Ecclesiastes 5:10
"Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless."
 No matter how much you want to be rich or have money, you may never get it. If you only wish that you had the money to do stuff, then it's only a poor man's dream. You have to work for that money to support yourself. It's best to take small steps of providing enough money to live, than big steps to failure.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/15/2017:
Ecclesiastes 4:9
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work."
Imagine if you and a best friend of yours were in battle, fighting armies of the enemy. Both of you have your swords, back to back. Indeed it would be better to have two than one, I mean what would happen if you were alone fighting the enemy? You don't have someone to watch your back, if you fall you won't have someone help you up. Jesus is our strength and courage, and that's why he has your back, to help you fight till the very end.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/14/2017:
Ecclesiastes 3:19
"Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless."
Interesting how the verse says it, that "man has no advantage over the animal." I have no idea what that is suppose to means. All that I know what it means is that, everything and everybody are going to die someday.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verses of the Day, 5/13/2017:
NOTE-I'm going to share three verses from three chapters in my daily devotions today.
Proverbs 31:10
"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies."
In Bible times women did important work for their families. They made thread on a spindle and wove cloth. With the cloth they made clothing for their families to wear, and they made clothing to sell for money. Life is good when men and women both do important things. (from the NIV The Adventure Bible 1994).
Ecclesiastes 1:14
"I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind."
Interesting that King Solomon would say that "all things that are done under the sun" are meaningless, that would mean:work is meaningless, riches are meaningless, and wisdom is meaningless. What King Solomon probably means is that we should think more about God and his Word than work, riches, fame, and wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 2:16
"For the wise man, like the fool, will not be long remembered; in days to come both will be forgotten. Like the fool, the wise man too must die!"
 Everybody is going to die someday, both the wise and the foolish, and they will be forgotten in time. But the wise, ones that follow and obey Christ, will go to eternal peace. And the foolish, ones that don't follow, obey, or even know Christ, could go to eternal torture. That is why we need to obey God by reaching others.
Hoped you enjoyed these passages of the today!

Verse of the Day, 5/10/2017:
Proverbs 30:4
"Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hand? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know!
The author of this verse, Agur son of Jakeh, must have had questions about God. The first and the last verses are like predictions. The first, who has gone up and down? That could have easily been Jesus when he died and rose again. The last, what is is name, and the name of his son? God and Jesus. These are just guesses of what they could mean.
Hoped you enjoyed the passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/9/2017:
Proverbs 29:12
"If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked."
 This is more of a warning to rulers of countries, organizations, etc. A leader needed advisers to to give him advice about how to run some stuff. I believe that if a ruler does listens to lies, then his officials may betray him or give him bad counsel.
Hoped you enjoyed the passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/8/2017:
Proverbs 28:12
"When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding."
The word "elation" means happiness, and the part of the "wicked rise to power" is a symbol of evil rulers in countries where the Bible is illegal and Christians persecuted, imprisoned, or even killed. We need more leaders who obey God, and more "righteous triumph(s)"
Hoped you enjoyed the passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/7/2017:
Sorry I didn't write yesterday.
Proverbs 27:17
"As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend."
Now I believe that "sharpens" mean encourage or inspire. So in a way of say it, "so a friend 'encourages' a friend".
try to be an example to your friends by loving and encouraging them.
today may have been smaller than two days ago, but it still means something.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

Verse of the Day, 5/5/2017:
Proverbs 25:21-22
"If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you."
Now these verses are about loving your enemy and if you are wondering what "heaping burning coals on his head" mean, here is an example:
In Bible times, people had coal to cook their food and keep their homes warm. The poor people barely had any coal so they can't get warm enough or get enough cooked food, and about the "heaping burning coals" part, if a neighbor of a poor man has extra coal and decides to give it to the poor man so that he can cook his food and keep warm. He would put hot, burning coals in a basket on his head, and when he gets to the poor man's house he'd put the burning coals in his fire pit, that way the poor man can cook food and keep warm.
Hoped you enjoyed this passage of the day!

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