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Day 23 ~ W ~ WALKS ON WATER

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

Hosea 2:23
Romans 9:25-26
Matthew 14:22-35
Psalm 2:4-12

PRAYER:
Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for the Bible stories and especially the stories about Jesus. I love to hear these awesome stories about how Jesus walked on water, quieted the sea with just His words, healed the sick, and told us about Your Kingdom. Help me to have faith to be the king of person You call me to be, and to never take my eyes of Jesus. In Jesus Name I Pray. Amen.

List of Prayers

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Old Testament

Hosea 2:23

23 "I will plant her for myself in the land;
I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.[a]’
I will say to those called ‘Not my people,[b]’ ‘You are my people’;
and they will say, ‘You are my God.’”

Footnotes:
Hosea 2:23 Hebrew Lo-Ruhamah (see 1:6)
Hosea 2:23 Hebrew Lo-Ammi (see 1:9)

The Psalm

Psalm 2:4-12

 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
   the Lord scoffs at them.
5 He rebukes them in his anger
   and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 “I have installed my king
   on Zion, my holy mountain.”

 7 I will proclaim the LORD’s decree:

   He said to me, “You are my son;
   today I have become your father.
8 Ask me,
   and I will make the nations your inheritance,
   the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will break them with a rod of iron[a];
   you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

 10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
   be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear
   and celebrate his rule with trembling.
12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
   and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
   Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Footnotes:
  1. Psalm 2:9 Or will rule them with an iron scepter (see Septuagint and Syriac)

The Epistle

Romans 9:25-26

25 "As he says in Hosea:

“I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people;
and I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,”[a]

26 and,
“In the very place where it was said to them,
‘You are not my people,’
there they will be called ‘children of the living God.
’”[b]

Footnotes:
Romans 9:25 Hosea 2:23
Romans 9:26 Hosea 1:10

The Gospel

Matthew 14: 22-35

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed."

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The Old Testament and Gospel Bible Text is from NIV and copied from Bible Gateway.com