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October 12


Jeremiah 9:1-26
1. If my head were water, my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and night over the slain of my dear people.
2. If only I had a traveler's lodging place in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a solemn assembly of treacherous people.
3. They bent their tongues [like] their bows; lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land, for they proceed from one evil to another, and they do not take Me into account. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
4. Everyone has to be on guard against his friend. Don't trust any brother, for every brother will certainly deceive, and every friend spread slander.
5. Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong.
6. You live in [a world] of deception. In [their] deception they refuse to know Me. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
7. Therefore, this is what the LORD of Hosts says: I am about to refine them and test them, for what else can I do because of My dear people?
8. Their tongues are deadly arrows-- they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peaceably with his friend, but inwardly he sets up an ambush.
9. Should I not punish them for these things? [This is] the LORD's declaration. Should I not take My revenge against a nation such as this?
10. I will raise weeping and a lament over the mountains, a dirge over the wilderness grazing land, for they have been so scorched that no one passes through. The sound of cattle is no longer heard. From the birds of the sky to the animals, [everything] has fled-- they have gone away.
11. I will make Jerusalem a heap of rubble, a jackals' den. I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, an uninhabited place.
12. Who is the man wise enough to understand this? Who has the LORD spoken to, that he may explain it? Why is the land destroyed and scorched like a wilderness, so no one can pass through?
13. The LORD said, "It is because they abandoned My law I set in front of them and did not obey My voice or walk according to it.
14. Instead, they followed the stubbornness of their hearts and the Baals, as their fathers taught them."
15. Therefore, this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "I am about to feed this people wormwood and give them poisonous waters to drink.
16. I will scatter them among nations that they and their fathers have not known. I will send a sword after them until I have finished them off."
17. This is what the LORD of Hosts says: Consider, and summon the women who mourn; send for the skillful women.
18. Let them come quickly to raise a lament over us so that our eyes may overflow with tears, our eyelids soaked with weeping.
19. For a sound of lamentation is heard from Zion: How devastated we are. We are greatly ashamed, for we have abandoned the land; our dwellings have been torn down.
20. Now hear the word of the LORD, you women. Pay attention to the word of His mouth. Teach your daughters a lament and one another a dirge,
21. for Death has climbed through our windows; it has entered our fortresses, cutting off children from the streets, young men from the squares.
22. Speak as follows: This is what the LORD says: Human corpses will fall like manure on the surface of the field, like newly cut grain after the reaper with no one to gather [it].
23. This is what the LORD says: The wise must not boast in his wisdom; the mighty must not boast in his might; the rich must not boast in his riches.
24. But the one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Me-- that I am the LORD, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
25. "The days are coming"-- the LORD's declaration-- "when I will punish all the circumcised yet uncircumcised:
26. Egypt, Judah, Edom, the Ammonites, Moab, all those who clip the hair on their temples and reside in the wilderness. All these nations are uncircumcised, and the whole house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart."

Jeremiah 10:1-25
1. Hear the word that the LORD has spoken to you, house of Israel.
2. This is what the LORD says: Do not learn the way of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, although the nations are terrified by them,
3. for the customs of the peoples are worthless. Someone cuts down a tree from the forest; [it is] worked by the hands of a craftsman with a chisel.
4. He decorates it with silver and gold. It is fastened with hammer and nails, so it won't totter.
5. Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch, their idols cannot speak. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them for they can do no harm-- and they cannot do any good.
6. LORD, there is no one like You. You are great; Your name is great in power.
7. Who should not fear You, King of the nations? It is what You deserve. For among all the wise people of the nations and among all their kingdoms, there is no one like You.
8. They are both senseless and foolish, instructed by worthless idols [made of] wood!
9. Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz from the hands of a goldsmith, the work of a craftsman. Their clothing is blue and purple, all the work of skilled artisans.
10. But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and eternal King. The earth quakes at His wrath, and the nations cannot endure His rage.
11. You are to say this to them: The gods that did not make the heavens and the earth will perish from the earth and from under these heavens.
12. He made the earth by His power, established the world by His wisdom, and spread out the heavens by His understanding.
13. When He thunders, the waters in the heavens are in turmoil, and He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses.
14. Everyone is stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith is put to shame by [his] carved image, for his cast images are a lie; there is no breath in them.
15. They are worthless, a work to be mocked. At the time of their punishment they will be destroyed.
16. Jacob's Portion is not like these because He is the One who formed all things. Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; the LORD of Hosts is His name.
17. Gather up your belongings from the ground, you who live under siege.
18. For this is what the LORD says: Look, I am slinging out the land's residents at this time and bringing them such distress that they will feel it.
19. Woe to me because of my brokenness-- I am severely wounded! I exclaimed, "This is my intense suffering, but I must bear it."
20. My tent is destroyed; all my tent cords are snapped. My sons have departed from me and are no more. [I have] no one to pitch my tent again or to hang up my curtains.
21. For the shepherds are stupid: they don't seek the LORD. Therefore they have not prospered, and their whole flock is scattered.
22. Listen! A noise-- it is coming-- a great commotion from the land to the north. The cities of Judah will be made desolate, a jackals' den.
23. I know, LORD, that a man's way of life is not his own; no one who walks determines his own steps.
24. Discipline me, LORD, but with justice-- not in Your anger, or You will reduce me to nothing.
25. Pour out Your wrath on the nations that don't recognize You and on the families that don't call on Your name, for they have consumed Jacob; they have consumed him and finished him off and made his homeland desolate.

Psalms 118:5-9
5. I called to the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me [and put me] in a spacious place.
6. The LORD is for me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
7. With the LORD for me as my helper, I will look in triumph on those who hate me.
8. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in nobles.

Proverbs 27:7-7
7. A person who is full tramples on a honeycomb, but to a hungry person, any bitter thing is sweet.

Colossians 3:1-25
1. So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God.
2. Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.
3. For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God.
4. When the Messiah, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
5. Therefore, put to death whatever in you is worldly: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.
6. Because of these, God's wrath comes on the disobedient,
7. and you once walked in these things when you were living in them.
8. But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.
9. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his practices
10. and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of his Creator.
11. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.
12. Therefore, God's chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
13. accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must [forgive].
14. Above all, [put on] love-- the perfect bond of unity.
15. And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful.
16. Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God.
17. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
18. Wives, be submissive to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19. Husbands, love your wives and don't become bitter against them.
20. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord.
21. Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so they won't become discouraged.
22. Slaves, obey your human masters in everything; don't work only while being watched, in order to please men, but [work] wholeheartedly, fearing the Lord.
23. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men,
24. knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord-- you serve the Lord Christ.
25. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for whatever wrong he has done, and there is no favoritism.