Weekly Scripture

Bible Readings

Click on the verse references below to read from New Living Translation; alternatively, you may choose to read from the Contemporary English Version (CEV) or the New King James Version (NKJV).

Dec 6Ephesians 3; Ezekiel 8-9; Isaiah 41CEVNKJV
Dec 7Ephesians 4:1-16; Ezekiel 10-11; Isaiah 42CEVNKJV
Dec 8Ephesians 4:17-32; Ezekiel 12-13; Isaiah 43CEVNKJV
Dec 9Ephesians 5:1-20; Ezekiel 14-15; Isaiah 44CEVNKJV
Dec 10Ephesians 5:21-33; Ezekiel 16; Isaiah 45CEVNKJV
Dec 11Ephesians 6; Ezekiel 17; Isaiah 46CEVNKJV
Dec 12Philippians 1:1-11; Ezekiel 18; Isaiah 47CEVNKJV

Reflection

If you want to be good at anything, you’ve got to accept short-term pain for long-term gain. It’s true for sports, finances, and relationships. Most problems in life come from the inability to delay gratification. Society tells us, “You need everything, and you need it now.” “You want it free and you want it easy.” Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. You’re going to have pain in life. You need to choose to do the hard thing right now, so you can benefit in the future.

Scripture Memory

Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.

1 John 3.18

Your light must shine before people in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5.16