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October 5


Isaiah 61:1-11
1. The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, because the LORD has appointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to announce that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.
2. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD's favor has come, and with it, the day of God's anger against their enemies.
3. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the LORD has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory.
4. They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities long ago destroyed. They will revive them, though they have been empty for many generations.
5. Foreigners will be your servants. They will feed your flocks and plow your fields and tend your vineyards.
6. You will be called priests of the LORD, ministers of our God. You will be fed with the treasures of the nations and will boast in their riches.
7. Instead of shame and dishonor, you will inherit a double portion of prosperity and everlasting joy.
8. "For I, the LORD, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing. I will faithfully reward my people for their suffering and make an everlasting covenant with them.
9. Their descendants will be known and honored among the nations. Everyone will realize that they are a people the LORD has blessed."
10. I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels.
11. The Sovereign LORD will show his justice to the nations of the world. Everyone will praise him! His righteousness will be like a garden in early spring, filled with young plants springing up everywhere.

Isaiah 62:1-12
1. Because I love Zion, because my heart yearns for Jerusalem, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch.
2. The nations will see your righteousness. Kings will be blinded by your glory. And the LORD will give you a new name.
3. The LORD will hold you in his hands for all to see--a splendid crown in the hands of God.
4. Never again will you be called the Godforsaken City or the Desolate Land. Your new name will be the City of God's Delight and the Bride of God, for the LORD delights in you and will claim you as his own.
5. Your children will care for you with joy, O Jerusalem, just as a young man cares for his bride. Then God will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride.
6. O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray to the LORD day and night for the fulfillment of his promises. Take no rest, all you who pray.
7. Give the LORD no rest until he makes Jerusalem the object of praise throughout the earth.
8. The LORD has sworn to Jerusalem by his own strength: "I will never again hand you over to your enemies. Never again will foreign warriors come and take away your grain and wine.
9. You raised it, and you will keep it, praising the LORD. Within the courtyards of the Temple, you yourselves will drink the wine that you have pressed."
10. Go out! Prepare the highway for my people to return! Smooth out the road; pull out the boulders; raise a flag for all the nations to see.
11. The LORD has sent this message to every land: "Tell the people of Israel, `Look, your Savior is coming. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.'"
12. They will be called the Holy People and the People Redeemed by the LORD. And Jerusalem will be known as the Desirable Place and the City No Longer Forsaken.

Psalms 115:9-13
9. O Israel, trust the LORD! He is your helper; he is your shield.
10. O priests of Aaron, trust the LORD! He is your helper; he is your shield.
11. All you who fear the LORD, trust the LORD! He is your helper; he is your shield.
12. The LORD remembers us, and he will surely bless us. He will bless the people of Israel and the family of Aaron, the priests.
13. He will bless those who fear the LORD, both great and small.

Proverbs 26:24-26
24. People with hate in their hearts may sound pleasant enough, but don't believe them.
25. Though they pretend to be kind, their hearts are full of all kinds of evil.
26. While their hatred may be concealed by trickery, it will finally come to light for all to see.

Ephesians 6:1-24
1. Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.
2. "Honor your father and mother." This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise.
3. And this is the promise: If you honor your father and mother, "you will live a long life, full of blessing."
4. And now a word to you fathers. Don't make your children angry by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction approved by the Lord.
5. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.
6. Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart.
7. Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
8. Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.
9. And in the same way, you masters must treat your slaves right. Don't threaten them; remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he has no favorites.
10. A final word: Be strong with the Lord's mighty power.
11. Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil.
12. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.
13. Use every piece of God's armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm.
14. Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness.
15. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared.
16. In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan.
17. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18. Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere.
19. And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words as I boldly explain God's secret plan that the Good News is for the Gentiles, too.
20. I am in chains now for preaching this message as God's ambassador. But pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.
21. Tychicus, a much loved brother and faithful helper in the Lord's work, will tell you all about how I am getting along.
22. I am sending him to you for just this purpose. He will let you know how we are, and he will encourage you.
23. May God give you peace, dear brothers and sisters, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24. May God's grace be upon all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.