Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: [with] flattering lips [and] with a double heart do they speak.The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, [and] the tongue that speaketh proud things:Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips [are] our own: who [is] lord over us?For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set [him] in safety [from him that] puffeth at him.The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, [so that] all that hear will laugh with me.And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born [him] a son in his old age.And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the [same] day that Isaac was weaned.And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, [even] with Isaac.And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he [is] thy seed.And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave [it] unto Hagar, putting [it] on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.And she went, and sat her down over against [him] a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against [him], and lift up her voice, and wept.And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he [is].Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.And truly, if they had been mindful of that [country] from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten [son],Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:Accounting that God [was] able to raise [him] up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, [leaning] upon the top of his staff.By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.I am that bread of life.Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, [that there is] no fear of God before his eyes.For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.The words of his mouth [are] iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, [and] to do good.He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way [that is] not good; he abhorreth not evil.Thy mercy, O LORD, [is] in the heavens; [and] thy faithfulness [reacheth] unto the clouds.Thy righteousness [is] like the great mountains; thy judgments [are] a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.How excellent [is] thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.For with thee [is] the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
Columbia Prayer Chain
Tuesday, January 31
In our prayers: The family of Master Cpt. Sandy Rogers, Kim, Claire, Douglas and Tanana, Cindy and Cheryl, Joe and Ling Ling, Elaine and Sharon, Bill Carter, Caroline and Jonathan, Betty and Mariah, Betty Peavy Frick, Bob and Karen, Alison Rafferty, Joye Cantrell, Betty and Jerry, Patty and Ted, Robin, Melinda, Fred and Gail, Marty Fritz, Karen and Richard, Jennifer and Roger, Monica, Delores G., Mary, Lynn, Linda L., Mary M., Melinda, Jeannie, Dale and Norma Sessions, Padge Arrington, Donna Hotaling, Jerry Callahan, Russ Meyne, April Goodwin, Laura Bushnell, Loretta M, Kody Oswald, Edgar Maxwell, Laura Lou Rummans, Elizabeth Adams, Gene Awtrey, John Conde, Millie Husbands, Clyde Ireland, Sam King, Bob Whiteside, Chuck Witten, Lindsay Cathcart, Raven Tarpley, Elizabeth, William Alex McDaniels, Maddie Rosenthal, DuBose Tuller, Lynn, Frances Robinson, Nancy and Ann
In memoriam: Mariam Francina Parrott. Lionel Victor Barnes, Sheila Marguerite Lauer, Ernest Alexander Broadnax, Ashley Shealy Grandy, Willie L. Parson, Betty Gee Cooper, Dorothy Faye Wilson, M. Conrad Gray, Dashawn Jones
Our prayers are with: The lonely, the elderly and those who care for them, all who volunteer, the homeless, the unemployed, all victims of abuse, all currently fighting illness, all beloved pets, our president and congress, our deputies and police officers, and all who serve in the armed forces
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