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September 13


Isaiah 17:1-14
1. An oracle concerning Damascus. See, Damascus will cease to be a city, and will become a heap of ruins.
2. Her towns will be deserted forever; they will be places for flocks, which will lie down, and no one will make them afraid.
3. The fortress will disappear from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus; and the remnant of Aram will be like the glory of the children of Israel, says the LORD of hosts.
4. On that day the glory of Jacob will be brought low, and the fat of his flesh will grow lean.
5. And it shall be as when reapers gather standing grain and their arms harvest the ears, and as when one gleans the ears of grain in the Valley of Rephaim.
6. Gleanings will be left in it, as when an olive tree is beaten-- two or three berries in the top of the highest bough, four or five on the branches of a fruit tree, says the LORD God of Israel.
7. On that day people will regard their Maker, and their eyes will look to the Holy One of Israel;
8. they will not have regard for the altars, the work of their hands, and they will not look to what their own fingers have made, either the sacred poles or the altars of incense.
9. On that day their strong cities will be like the deserted places of the Hivites and the Amorites, which they deserted because of the children of Israel, and there will be desolation.
10. For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not remembered the Rock of your refuge; therefore, though you plant pleasant plants and set out slips of an alien god,
11. though you make them grow on the day that you plant them, and make them blossom in the morning that you sow; yet the harvest will flee away in a day of grief and incurable pain.
12. Ah, the thunder of many peoples, they thunder like the thundering of the sea! Ah, the roar of nations, they roar like the roaring of mighty waters!
13. The nations roar like the roaring of many waters, but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far away, chased like chaff on the mountains before the wind and whirling dust before the storm.
14. At evening time, lo, terror! Before morning, they are no more. This is the fate of those who despoil us, and the lot of those who plunder us.

Isaiah 18:1-7
1. Ah, land of whirring wings beyond the rivers of Ethiopia,
2. sending ambassadors by the Nile in vessels of papyrus on the waters! Go, you swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people feared near and far, a nation mighty and conquering, whose land the rivers divide.
3. All you inhabitants of the world, you who live on the earth, when a signal is raised on the mountains, look! When a trumpet is blown, listen!
4. For thus the LORD said to me: I will quietly look from my dwelling like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
5. For before the harvest, when the blossom is over and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he will cut off the shoots with pruning hooks, and the spreading branches he will hew away.
6. They shall all be left to the birds of prey of the mountains and to the animals of the earth. And the birds of prey will summer on them, and all the animals of the earth will winter on them.
7. At that time gifts will be brought to the LORD of hosts from a people tall and smooth, from a people feared near and far, a nation mighty and conquering, whose land the rivers divide, to Mount Zion, the place of the name of the LORD of hosts.

Psalms 106:32-39
32. They angered the LORD at the waters of Meribah, and it went ill with Moses on their account;
33. for they made his spirit bitter, and he spoke words that were rash.
34. They did not destroy the peoples, as the LORD commanded them,
35. but they mingled with the nations and learned to do as they did.
36. They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
37. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons;
38. they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood.
39. Thus they became unclean by their acts, and prostituted themselves in their doings.

Proverbs 25:11-12
11. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
12. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise rebuke to a listening ear.

2 Corinthians 5:1-21
1. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2. For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling--
3. if indeed, when we have taken it off we will not be found naked.
4. For while we are still in this tent, we groan under our burden, because we wish not to be unclothed but to be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
5. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
6. So we are always confident; even though 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. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
9. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
10. For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.
11. Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences.
12. We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart.
13. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.
14. For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.
15. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.
16. From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way.
17. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
18. All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation;
19. that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.
20. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
21. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.