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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006

Date Verse Reading Comments

Oct 1 TLH 261/LSB 655; Numbers 22:21-41 Balaam wanted to prophesy as Balak desired, but the Lord hindered him so that the truth came out instead.

Oct 2 TLH 570/LSB 558; Psalm 117 Meditate on the Lord’s love and His faithfulness!

Oct 3TLH 203Psalm 118:13-24Though we face trials and sorrows, the Lord does not give us over to death, but He becomes our salvation.

Oct 4TLH 430Proverbs 28:1-10Better to give up earthly treasures and pursue righteousness than to gain much dishonestly.

Oct 5TLH 323Jonah 2:1-10Jonah owned up to his sin and called on the Lord for help, trusting that only the Lord could save him.

Oct 6 TLH 466 Acts 4:1-13 Jesus’ enemies had not gotten rid of Him by crucifying Him. Instead, Jesus’ name had been made the most important in all the earth.

Oct 8WS 759Hebrews 6:13-20It is impossible for God to change or break His promises, therefore we can count on Him and trust in His Word.

Oct 9 TLH 434/LSB 711; Numbers 27:12-23 Though Moses’ time of leadership would come to an end, the Lord already had in mind the next godly man who would shepherd His people.

Oct 10 WS 796 Psalm 119:89-96 God’s Word is eternal, enduring to this day and forever.

Oct 11 TLH 291 Psalm 119:105-112 God’s Word is a lamp that lights our way in life.

Oct 12 TLH 541 Proverbs 30:24-28 What lessons can you learn from the four small creatures?

Oct 13 WS 775 Micah 4:1-5 When Jesus came, the Word of the Lord went out. It still goes out today so that we may walk in the name of the Lord.

Oct 15 TLH 228/LSB 502; Acts 5:1-11 Verses 3-5 contain a significant proof of the deity of the Holy Spirit. Do you see it?

Oct 16 TLH 156 Hebrews 10:1-12 The holy writer explains the purpose of the Old Testament sacrifices (vv. 1, 3) and the one-time sacrifice of Jesus Christ for all sin.

Oct 17WS 779Numbers 29:1-11God accepted the sin offerings of the people in view of the sacrifice Christ would make on the cross.

Oct 18 TLH 549 Psalm 121 The Lord watches over His children day and night.

Oct 19 TLH 624/LSB 855; Proverbs 31:10-31 The Lord isn’t laying out a “must do” list for godly women, but is showing that families are truly blessed through diligent wives and mothers.

Oct 20TLH 267Nahum 1:1-7The cruel Assyrians were enemies of Judah, but at last they would be overcome, and God would judge them. Thus He would protect His people.

Oct 22 TLH 507 Acts 8:1-8 After Stephen’s death, the church was persecuted and scattered, but God used it for good, causing the Word to be preached wherever the believers went!

Oct 23 TLH 531/LSB 667; Hebrews 12:1-13 The Lord trains us through hardship, so be encouraged by that—and also by all those who have endured the struggle before you.

Oct 24 TLH 415 Numbers 33:50-56 The Israelites learned that trusting the Lord they would be safe and inherit the land, but following their own ways would only lead them to ruin.

Oct 25 TLH 408/LSB 857; 2 Chronicles 26:11-18 The Lord caused Uzziah King of Judah to become powerful and famous, but then pride overtook him and his life ended in affliction.

Oct 26 TLH 3/LSB 648; Psalm 122 We rejoice to join with others in the worship of the Lord and pray that believers everywhere may be at peace.

Oct 27 TLH 407/LSB 533; Ecclesiastes 2:17-26 Solomon learned that pursuing wisdom, pleasure, and work was meaningless apart from God. Only God gives meaning to everything we do.

Oct 29TLH 392Habakkuk 1:12-2:4Habbakuk’s complaint is age-old: “God, why do you tolerate the wicked?” God’s answer, too, is age-old: The wicked will eventually perish, but you will live by faith.

Oct 30 WS 750 Acts 9:19b-31 After the Holy Spirit miraculously changed Saul’s heart, he boldly spoke the word of the Lord. Our own baptisms effected a change no less miraculous!

Oct 31 TLH 269/LSB 659; Psalm 125 Those whose trust is in the Lord cannot be shaken by the enemies of God.