Luke 12:30-31. For it is nation of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. 

Additional Readings: Ps 119:137-144 or Ps 32:1-8/ Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 or 

Isaiah 1:10-18/ 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 / Luke 19:1-10



Revelation 10:10. So I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it; it was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter. 

Additional Readings: Ps 56,57,[58] * 64,65/ Nehemiah 6:1-19

/ Revelation 10:1-11/ Matthew 13:36-43



Nehemiah 12:43. They offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made hem rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. The joy of Jerusalem was heard far away.

Additional Readings: Ps 61,62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36/ Nehemiah 12:27-31a, 42b-47

/Revelation 11:1-19/ Matthew 13:44-52



Nehemiah 13:22. And I command the Levites that they should purify themselves and come and guard the gates, to keep the sabbath day holy. Remember this also in my favor, O my God, and spare me according to the greatness of your steadfast love.

Additional Readings: Ps 72 *119:73-96/ Nehemiah 13:4-22/ Revelation 12:1-12

/Matthew 13:53-58



Revelation 14:7. [An angel] said in a loud voice, "Fear God and give him glory, for the hour of his judgment has come; and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water."

Additional Readings:  Ps [70] *74/ Ezra 7:(1-10) 11-26/ Revelation 14:1-13

/Matthew 14:1-12



Matthew 14:13. Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.

Additional Readings: Ps 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73/ Ezra 7:27-28; 8:21-36

/Revelation 15:1-8/ Matthew 14:13-21



Ezra 9:15. O Lord, God of Israel, you are just, but we have escaped as a remnant, as is now the case. Here we are before you in our guilt, though no one can face you because of this.

Additional Readings: Ps 75,76 * 23,27/ Ezra 9:1-15/ Revelation 17:1-14

/Matthew 14:22-36