Bible in one year

December 7

Hosea 5:1-15
1. "Listen to me, you priests! Pay attention, people of Israel! Listen, you members of the royal family! Here is my decision against you. You have been like a trap at Mizpah. You have been like a net spread out on Mount Tabor.
2. You refuse to obey me. You offer sacrifices to other gods. So I will punish all of you.
3. People of Ephraim, I know all about you. What you are doing is not hidden from me. Now you have joined yourselves to other gods. You have made yourselves 'unclean.'
4. "You can't return to me because you have done so many evil things. In your hearts you long to act like prostitutes. You do not recognize me as the Lord.
5. Israel, your pride witnesses that you are guilty. People of Ephraim, you trip and fall because you have sinned. Judah, you fall down along with them.
6. Israel, you will come to worship me. You will bring your animals to offer as sacrifices. But you will not find me. I have turned away from you.
7. You are not faithful to me. Your children do not belong to me. The way you act at your New Moon Feasts will destroy you and your fields.
8. "My people, blow trumpets in Gibeah! Blow horns in Ramah! Shout the battle cry in Bethel! Say to Benjamin, 'The Assyrian army is coming!'
9. People of Ephraim, you will be completely destroyed when it is time for me to punish you. You can be sure it will happen. I am announcing it among your tribes.
10. Judah, your leaders have stolen some land. They have moved their borders farther north. So I will pour out my anger on you like a flood of water.
11. Ephraim, you will soon be crushed. The Assyrians will stomp all over you. It will happen because you have made up your minds to chase after other gods.
12. Ephraim, I will be like a moth to you. Judah, I will cause you to rot away.
13. "Ephraim, you saw how sick you were. Judah, you saw that you were wounded. Ephraim, you turned to Assyria for help. You sent gifts to the great King Tiglath-Pileser. But he is not able to make you well. He can't heal your wounds.
14. Ephraim, I will be like a lion to you. Judah, I will attack you like a powerful lion. I will tear you to pieces. I will drag you off. Then I will leave you. No one will be able to save you.
15. I will go back to my home in heaven. I will stay there until you admit you have sinned. Then you will turn to me. You will suffer so much that you will really want me to help you."

Hosea 6:1-11
1. The people say, "Come. Let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces. But he will heal us. He has wounded us. But he'll bandage our wounds.
2. After two days he will give us new life. On the third day he'll make us like new again. Then we will enjoy his blessing.
3. Let's recognize him as the Lord. Let's keep trying to really know him. You can be sure the sun will rise. And you can be just as sure the Lord will appear. He will come to renew us like the winter rains. He will be like the spring rains that water the earth."
4. The Lord says, "Ephraim, what can I do with you? And what can I do with you, Judah? Your love for me vanishes like the morning mist. It soon disappears like the early dew.
5. So I used the words of my prophets to cut you in pieces. I used my words to put you to death. When I judged you, I struck you like lightning.
6. I want mercy and not sacrifice. I want you to recognize me as God instead of bringing me burnt offerings.
7. Just as Adam disobeyed me, you have broken the covenant I made with you. You were not faithful to me in the land I gave you.
8. Ramoth Gilead is a city where sinful people live. It is stained with footprints of blood.
9. On the road to Shechem, groups of priests act like robbers. They hide and wait to attack people. They murder them and commit other shameful crimes.
10. People of Israel, I have seen a horrible thing in your land. People of Ephraim, you have joined yourselves to other gods. You have made yourselves 'unclean.'
11. "People of Judah, I have appointed a time for you to be destroyed. "My people, I would like to bless you with great success again."

Psalms 139:1-6
1. For the director of music. A psalm of David. Lord, you have seen what is in my heart. You know all about me.
2. You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know what I'm thinking even though you are far away.
3. You know when I go out to work and when I come back home. You know exactly how I live.
4. Lord, even before I speak a word, you know all about it.
5. You are all around me. You are behind me and in front of me. You hold me in your power.
6. I'm amazed at how well you know me. It's more than I can understand.

Proverbs 29:19-19
19. A servant can't be corrected only by words. Even if he understands, he won't obey.

1 John 5:1-21
1. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born again because of what God has done. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children as well.
2. How do we know that we love God's children? We know it when we love God and obey his commands.
3. Here is what it means to love God. It means that we obey his commands. And his commands are not hard to obey.
4. That's because everyone who is a child of God has won the battle over the world. Our faith has won the battle for us.
5. Who is it that has won the battle over the world? Only the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
6. Jesus Christ is the one who was baptized in water and died on the cross. He wasn't just baptized in water. He also died on the cross. The Holy Spirit has given a truthful witness about him. That's because the Spirit is the truth.
7. There are three that give witness about Jesus.
8. They are the Holy Spirit, the baptism of Jesus and his death. And the three of them agree.
9. We accept the witness of people. But the witness of God is more important because it is God who gives it. He has given witness about his Son.
10. Those who believe in the Son of God have accepted that witness in their hearts. Those who do not believe God's witness are calling him a liar. That's because they have not believed his witness about his Son.
11. Here is God's witness. He has given us eternal life. That life is found in his Son.
12. Those who belong to the Son have life. Those who do not belong to the Son of God do not have life.
13. I'm writing these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God. I'm doing it so you will know that you have eternal life.
14. There is one thing we can be sure of when we come to God in prayer. If we ask anything in keeping with what he wants, he hears us.
15. If we know that God hears what we ask for, we know that we have it.
16. Suppose you see your brother or sister commit a sin. But that sin is not the kind that leads to death. Then you should pray for them. And God will give life to them. I'm talking about someone whose sin does not lead to death. But there is a sin that does lead to death. I'm not saying that you should pray about that.
17. Every wrong thing we do is sin. But there are sins that do not lead to death.
18. We know that those who are children of God do not keep on sinning. The Son of God keeps them safe. The evil one can't harm them.
19. We know that we are children of God. We know that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
20. We also know that the Son of God has come. He has given us understanding. Now we can know the One who is true. And we belong to the One who is true. We also belong to his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God. He is eternal life.
21. Dear children, keep away from statues of gods.