Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (October 19)

October 19:

Verse of the Day

“”No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Reading

“Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words. And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:15-22‬ ‭ESV‬‬
______________________________________________________________

In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

Posted in Boy Scout: Strength for Service | Leave a comment

Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (October 18)

October 18:

Verse of the Day

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Reading

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:12-17‬ ‭ESV‬‬
______________________________________________________________

In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

Posted in Boy Scout: Strength for Service | Leave a comment

Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (New Devotional August #1)

New Devotional August #1:
Verse of the Day

“What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬
Reading

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:4-9‬ ‭ESV‬‬
______________________________________________________________
In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

Posted in Boy Scout: Strength for Service | Leave a comment

Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (October 17)

October 17:

Verse of the Day

“from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭61:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Reading

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:1-11‬ ‭ESV‬‬
______________________________________________________________

In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

Posted in Boy Scout: Strength for Service | Leave a comment

Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (October 16)

October 16:

Verse of the Day

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Reading

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:1-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬
______________________________________________________________

In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

Posted in Boy Scout: Strength for Service | Leave a comment

Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (October 15)

October 15:

Verse of the Day

“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, ‘Destroy.’”

‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭33:27‬ ‭ESV‬‬
Reading

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:1-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬
______________________________________________________________
In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

Posted in Boy Scout: Strength for Service | Leave a comment

Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (October 14)

October 14:

Verse of the Day

“Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬
Reading

“Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent around to all that region and brought to him all who were sick and implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:13-36‬ ‭ESV‬‬
______________________________________________________________
In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

Posted in Boy Scout: Strength for Service | Leave a comment

Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (October 13)

October 13:

Verse of the Day

“For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬
“each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Reading

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:1-13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

______________________________________________________________
In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

Posted in Boy Scout: Strength for Service | Leave a comment

A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 6 – An Evening Prayer

Day 6, page 35, First Prayer 

An Evening Prayer 

Help us to remember O Lord [Your] care for the sick, [Your resurrecting power, and Your healing miracles that we read in Scripture and that see before us daily], give us faith to believe that all things work together for good to them that love [You]. Into [Your] hands we commend ourselves, and all whom we love this night. May we see “light at evening time,” [In the name and for the sake of Jesus Christ.] Amen. 

A Hymn

A Radiant Morning has Passed Away

by G. Thring  

1 The radiant morn hath passed away, And spent too soon her golden store;…..

Suggested Old and New Testament Verses

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?”

‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭23:29‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:35‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:12-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“He went on from there and entered their synagogue. And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him. He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭12:9-13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:35-43‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.””

‭‭John‬ ‭11:17-27‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them. And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:23-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬
————————————————————————————————–

In the blog posts under this title we will revisit a collection of prayers published by the BBC* in the 1950’s for use in hospitals, [] denote changes. These prayers included Psalms suggested reading within the text and here we add some Old and New Testament scripture that could also be associated with the prayers.


* “A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals,” Durry and Sons Limited, Hounds Gate, Nottingham, 1951.

Posted in Hospital Prayer | Leave a comment

Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (October 12)

October 12:

Verse of the Day

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭ESV‬‬
Reading

“On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?””

‭‭Mark‬ ‭4:35-41‬ ‭ESV‬‬
______________________________________________________________
In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

Posted in Boy Scout: Strength for Service | Leave a comment