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September 13

Isaiah 17:1-14
1. Oracle on Damascus: Lo, Damascus shall cease to be a city and become a ruin;
2. Her cities shall be forever abandoned, given over to flocks to lie in undisturbed.
3. The fortress shall be lost to Ephraim and the kingdom to Damascus; The remnant of Aram shall have the same glory as the Israelites, says the LORD of hosts.
4. On that day The glory of Jacob shall fade, and his full body grow thin,
5. Like the reaper's mere armful of stalks when he gathers the standing grain; Or as when one gleans the ears in the Valley of Rephaim.
6. Only a scattering of grapes shall be left! As when an olive tree has been beaten, Two or three olives remain at the very top, four or five on its fruitful branches, says the LORD, the God of Israel.
7. On that day man shall look to his maker, his eyes turned toward the Holy One of Israel.
8. He shall not look to the altars, his handiwork, nor shall he regard what his fingers have made: the sacred poles or the incense stands.
9. On that day his strong cities shall be like those abandoned by the Hivites and Amorites When faced with the children of Israel: they shall be laid waste.
10. For you have forgotten God, your savior, and remembered not the Rock, your strength. Therefore, though you plant your pagan plants and set out your foreign vine slips,
11. Though you make them grow the day you plant them and make your sprouts blossom on the next morning, The harvest shall disappear on the day of the grievous blow, the incurable blight.
12. Ah! the roaring of many peoples that roar like the roar of the seas! The surging of nations that surge like the surging of mighty waves!
13. But God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far away; Windswept, like chaff on the mountains, like tumbleweed in a storm.
14. In the evening, they spread terror, before morning, they are gone! Such is the portion of those who despoil us, the lot of those who plunder us.

Isaiah 18:1-7
1. Ah, land of buzzing insects, beyond the rivers of Ethiopia,
2. Sending ambassadors by sea, in papyrus boats on the waters! Go, swift messengers, to a nation tall and bronzed, To a people dreaded near and far, a nation strong and conquering, whose land is washed by rivers.
3. All you who inhabit the world, who dwell on earth, When the signal is raised on the mountain, look! When the trumpet blows, listen!
4. For thus says the LORD to me: I will quietly look on from where I dwell, Like the glowing heat of sunshine, like a cloud of dew at harvest time.
5. Before the vintage, when the flowering is ended, and the blooms are succeeded by ripening grapes, Then comes the cutting of branches with pruning hooks and the discarding of the lopped-off shoots.
6. They shall all be left to the mountain birds of prey, and to the beasts in the land; The birds of prey shall summer on them and on them all the beasts of the earth shall winter.
7. Then will gifts be brought to the LORD of hosts from a people tall and bronzed, from a people dreaded near and far, a nation strong and conquering, whose land is washed by rivers-- to Mount Zion where dwells the name of the LORD of hosts.

Psalms 106:32-39
32. At the waters of Meribah they angered God, and Moses suffered because of them.
33. They so embittered his spirit that rash words crossed his lips.
34. They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,
35. But mingled with the nations and imitated their ways.
36. They worshiped their idols and were ensnared by them.
37. They sacrificed to the gods their own sons and daughters,
38. Shedding innocent blood, the blood of their own sons and daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, desecrating the land with bloodshed.
39. They defiled themselves by their actions, became adulterers by their conduct.

Proverbs 25:11-12
11. Like golden apples in silver settings are words spoken at the proper time.
12. Like a golden earring, or a necklace of fine gold, is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.

2 Corinthians 5:1-21
1. For we know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God, a dwelling not made with hands, eternal in heaven.
2. For in this tent we groan, longing to be further clothed with our heavenly habitation
3. if indeed, when we have taken it off, we shall not be found naked.
4. For while we are in this tent we groan and are weighed down, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
5. Now the one who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a first installment.
6. So we are always courageous, although we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,
7. for we walk by faith, not by sight.
8. Yet we are courageous, and we would rather leave the body and go home to the Lord.
9. Therefore, we aspire to please him, whether we are at home or away.
10. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive recompense, according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil.
11. Therefore, since we know the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we are clearly apparent to God, and I hope we are also apparent to your consciousness.
12. We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you an opportunity to boast of us, so that you may have something to say to those who boast of external appearance rather than of the heart.
13. For if we are out of our minds, it is for God; if we are rational, it is for you.
14. For the love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died.
15. He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
16. Consequently, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh; even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him so no longer.
17. So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.
18. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation,
19. namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting their trespasses against them and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
20. So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
21. For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.