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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2008

Date Verse Reading Comments

Jan 1 TLH 347: Genesis 1:1-31At the start of the new year, we are reminded of God’s new creation, both the one at the beginning and the one yet to come.

Jan 2 TLH 54: Joshua 3:1-17 We do not know where the new year will take us, but we know that our God will go before us.

Jan 3 TLH 657: Psalm 2:1-12 Our Lord Jesus Christ is Lord of the nations, and we take refuge in Him.

Jan 4 TLH 118: Job 1:1-22 Our happiness is not in earthly things, but in knowing that whatever trials the Lord allows are for our good.

Jan 5 TLH 375: Isaiah 1:10-20How are our hearts made clean before the Lord so that we do not give Him “meaningless offerings”? He must make them clean (v. 18).

Jan 6WS 717: Matthew 1:18-2:12As a star God’s holy Word leads us to our King and Lord!

Jan 8 TLH 158 Genesis 4:1-12 Paradise is lost and the blood of Abel cries out from the ground. Who answers the blood that cries after us? Thankfully, our Savior Jesus does.

Jan 9 TLH 295/LSB 836; Joshua 8:30-35 In the new land the Word of the Lord, the Law and the Gospel, was to be part of everyone’s life.

Jan 10 WS 782 Psalm 5:1-12 The Lord graciously protects and blesses His children, the people who count on Him for deliverance.

Jan 11 TLH 526 Job 3:20-26 Our lives are full of grief, disappointment, and frustration; but we can look to our God, Who promises to see us through.

Jan 12 TLH 106 Isaiah 9:1-7 Though we walk in the shadow of death, Jesus gives us the light of life, even life forever.

Jan 13 WS 773/LSB 418; Matthew 3:13-4:11 As Jesus began a ministry which would destroy the work of the devil, Satan immediately attempted to defeat Him, but could not.

Jan 15 TLH 17/LSB 717; Genesis 8:15-9:3 After the terror of the flood, God remembered Noah and promised to protect him and care for him. The promise of v. 21-22 still stands for us, doesn’t it?

Jan 16 TLH 298/LSB 405; Joshua 12:7-24 You don’t have to be able to pronounce all these names to understand the point—God gave victory after victory to His people!

Jan 17 TLH 321 Psalm 6:1-10 The Lord hears us when we weep over our sins, He assures us of His forgiveness in Christ, and He sends us relief.

Jan 18 TLH 530 Job 5:17-27 God sends us hardship not to destroy us, but to train us and to exercise our faith in Him.

Jan 19 WS 742/LSB 927; Isaiah 12:1-6 Surely it is God Who saves me!

Jan 20 TLH 487 Matthew 7:15-29 Not everyone who says, “Lord, Lord,” is a true teacher of God’s Word. Believers need to beware whom they follow.

Jan 22 TLH 220 Genesis 14:8-20 Melchizedek praised God for victory, Abram gave him a king’s share of the spoils, and later it’s revealed that he foreshadowed Christ, our great High Priest (Hebrews 7).

Jan 23 WS 743 Joshua 20:1-9 God is a God of justice and took special care that crimes were properly tried before the assembly.

Jan 24 TLH 651 Psalm 11:1-7 David is confident in God’s justice, even when the wicked seem to be having their way.

Jan 25 TLH 435 Job 7:7-17 Job laments that God continues to test him. Sometimes He tests us beyond what we think is good for us, but never beyond what is truly good for us.

Jan 26 TLH 278 Isaiah 22:5-14 The people of Judah turned from the Lord in unbelief and would find no help
apart from Him.

Jan 27 TLH 492/LSB 831; Matthew 9:27-38 Jesus, Helper of the helpless!

Jan 29 TLH 369/LSB 561; Romans 5:12-17 God’s grace in Christ and the gift of righteousness through Him conquers all sin and death.

Jan 30 TLH 428 Genesis 18:1-15 God’s promises are no laughing matter, and can be trusted one hundred percent.

Jan 31 TLH 424 Psalm 13:1-6 The Lord’s love is unfailing, therefore count on it in the day of trouble.