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Date Verse Reading Comments

Oct 2 TLH 278 Matthew 5:21-26 The Law reveals our inward sins as well as our outward ones, sins such as anger in the heart.

Oct 3 TLH 623/LSB 860; Matthew 5:27-32 The marriage relationship is to be guarded and protected at all costs.

Oct 4 TLH 279 Matthew 5:33-37 Needless swearing is a misuse of God’s holy name.

Oct 5 TLH 402 Matthew 5:38-42 When someone hurts us, our sinful nature wants revenge, but the Spirit leads us to show love “above and beyond”—even for our enemies.

Oct 6 TLH 403 Mattthew 5:43-48 Be perfect in love even toward your enemies, thinking of how your Father in heaven shows love to you even though you are a sinner.

Oct 7 TLH 258 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 Notice that the description here of the Antichrist, the “man of lawlessness” (v. 4) fits whoever the Pope is at any given time.

Oct 9 TLH 259 2 Thessalonians 2:5-12 The Lord Jesus will eventually overthrow the lawless one who tried to take His place.

Oct 10 TLH 260 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 God called you by the Gospel to believe the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ, therefore hold to the Good News of justification and forgiveness that has been passed on to you.

Oct 11 TLH 660 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Oh, how we long to be in heaven one day, living a new life in our eternal home!

Oct 12 TLH 265 2 Corinthians 5:11-15 Paul defends His Gospel preaching and teaching—that Christ died for all and we live for Him.

Oct 13 TLH 372 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Here is the Great Exchange: Jesus took on our sin, and we were given His righteousness!

Oct 14 TLH 291 Psalm 119:105-112 God’s Word is a light that leads us to our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Oct 16 TLH 264; Psalm 119:113-120 The world puts its hope in the word of experts like scientists and doctors, but our true

LSB 583 hope is in the Word of God.

Oct 17TLH 263Psalm 119:121-128We ask the Lord to uphold and sustain those who trust His Word.

Oct 18 WS 775 Psalm 119:129-136 The Word of the Lord gives us understanding that we would not have otherwise.

Oct 19 TLH 269 Psalm 119:137-144 Trouble may come to us, but the Word of God has proved itself time and time again and its promises can be trusted.

Oct 20 TLH 267 Psalm 119:145-152 When you need help, you need not be afraid to fly to the Word. It is not too much even to meditate all night on the Good News from God!

Oct 21 TLH 38/LSB 558; Psalm 119:153-160 God truly cares for those who love His true and faithful Word.

Oct 23 TLH 266/LSB 584; Psalm 119:161-168 The Spirit works in us to hate what is evil and love the good things that the Lord wants us to do.

Oct 24 TLH 292 Psalm 119:169-176 We praise God for His precious Word and sing of His righteous decrees and His love.

Oct 25 TLH 378 Leviticus 16:1-10 Our sins separate us from God. A sacrifice of atonement must be made to bring us near to Him again. The Day of Atonement foreshadowed the sacrifice of Jesus Himself.

Oct 26 WS 777/LSB 588; Leviticus 16:11-19 Without the shedding of blood (death) there is no making up for sin. The blood of bulls and goats was a reminder of that.

Oct 27 TLH 371 Leviticus 16:20-34 Christ is our scapegoat, who became guilty of all our sin and then shed His blood as a sacrifice of atonement for us all.

Oct 28 TLH 387 Romans 3:1-8 We can make no excuses for our sins. God is surely right when He judges them.

Oct 30 TLH 377 Romans 3:9-20 Nobody can be counted righteous by observing the Law because nobody observes it perfectly.

Oct 31 TLH 262 Romans 3:21-31 There is a righteousness outside of ourselves. It is the righteousness of Christ which we receive by faith. By faith we are justified, not by our own works or effort!