Day 235

Daily Bible Reading

(ESV: Through The Bible)

Psalm 119:105-176 (Listen)


Your word is a lamp to my feet
  and a light to my path.
I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
  to keep your righteous rules.
I am severely afflicted;
  give me life, O Lord, according to your word!
Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord,
  and teach me your rules.
I hold my life in my hand continually,
  but I do not forget your law.
The wicked have laid a snare for me,
  but I do not stray from your precepts.
Your testimonies are my heritage forever,
  for they are the joy of my heart.
I incline my heart to perform your statutes
  forever, to the end. [1]


I hate the double-minded,
  but I love your law.
You are my hiding place and my shield;
  I hope in your word.
Depart from me, you evildoers,
  that I may keep the commandments of my God.
Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
  and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
Hold me up, that I may be safe
  and have regard for your statutes continually!
You spurn all who go astray from your statutes,
  for their cunning is in vain.
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross,
  therefore I love your testimonies.
My flesh trembles for fear of you,
  and I am afraid of your judgments.


I have done what is just and right;
  do not leave me to my oppressors.
Give your servant a pledge of good;
  let not the insolent oppress me.
My eyes long for your salvation
  and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.
Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,
  and teach me your statutes.
I am your servant; give me understanding,
  that I may know your testimonies!
It is time for the Lord to act,
  for your law has been broken.
Therefore I love your commandments
  above gold, above fine gold.
Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right;
  I hate every false way.


Your testimonies are wonderful;
  therefore my soul keeps them.
The unfolding of your words gives light;
  it imparts understanding to the simple.
I open my mouth and pant,
  because I long for your commandments.
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
  as is your way with those who love your name.
Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
  and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
Redeem me from man's oppression,
  that I may keep your precepts.
Make your face shine upon your servant,
  and teach me your statutes.
My eyes shed streams of tears,
  because people do not keep your law.


Righteous are you, O Lord,
  and right are your rules.
You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness
  and in all faithfulness.
My zeal consumes me,
  because my foes forget your words.
Your promise is well tried,
  and your servant loves it.
I am small and despised,
  yet I do not forget your precepts.
Your righteousness is righteous forever,
  and your law is true.
Trouble and anguish have found me out,
  but your commandments are my delight.
Your testimonies are righteous forever;
  give me understanding that I may live.


With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord!
  I will keep your statutes.
I call to you; save me,
  that I may observe your testimonies.
I rise before dawn and cry for help;
  I hope in your words.
My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,
  that I may meditate on your promise.
Hear my voice according to your steadfast love;
  O Lord, according to your justice give me life.
They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose;
  they are far from your law.
But you are near, O Lord,
  and all your commandments are true.
Long have I known from your testimonies
  that you have founded them forever.


Look on my affliction and deliver me,
  for I do not forget your law.
Plead my cause and redeem me;
  give me life according to your promise!
Salvation is far from the wicked,
  for they do not seek your statutes.
Great is your mercy, O Lord;
  give me life according to your rules.
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,
  but I do not swerve from your testimonies.
I look at the faithless with disgust,
  because they do not keep your commands.
Consider how I love your precepts!
  Give me life according to your steadfast love.
The sum of your word is truth,
  and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

Sin and Shin

Princes persecute me without cause,
  but my heart stands in awe of your words.
I rejoice at your word
  like one who finds great spoil.
I hate and abhor falsehood,
  but I love your law.
Seven times a day I praise you
  for your righteous rules.
Great peace have those who love your law;
  nothing can make them stumble.
I hope for your salvation, O Lord,
  and I do your commandments.
My soul keeps your testimonies;
  I love them exceedingly.
I keep your precepts and testimonies,
  for all my ways are before you.


Let my cry come before you, O Lord;
  give me understanding according to your word!
Let my plea come before you;
  deliver me according to your word.
My lips will pour forth praise,
  for you teach me your statutes.
My tongue will sing of your word,
  for all your commandments are right.
Let your hand be ready to help me,
  for I have chosen your precepts.
I long for your salvation, O Lord,
  and your law is my delight.
Let my soul live and praise you,
  and let your rules help me.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,
  for I do not forget your commandments.

1 Corinthians 5 (Listen)

Sexual Immorality Defiles the Church

5:1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.

For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord. [2]

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges [3] those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”


[1] 119:112 Or statutes; the reward is eternal
[2] 5:5 Some manuscripts add Jesus
[3] 5:13 Or will judge



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