Day 338 – December 4, 2021
Ezekiel 26; Psalm 119, 120; Proverbs 27:11–15; 1 John 2:2–27

Ezekiel 26

Judgment on Tyre

1 Again it came to pass in the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

2 “Son of man, because Tyre spoke against Jerusalem, saying, ‘Good, well done!’ she is crushed; the nations destroyed her; she is turned to Me; she who was full is made desolate!

3 Therefore, thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to crash the shore.

4 They will knock down your walls, O Tyre, and break down your towers. I shall scrape her dust from her and make her like a smooth rock.

5 It will be a drying-place for fishing nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,’ says the Lord. ‘It shall be as a place of plunder for the nations.

6 Also her daughters which are on the plain will be killed by the sword. Then they will know that I am the Lord.’

7 “For thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, from the north I will bring Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon against you, O Tyre. He is king of kings, with horses, chariots, horsemen, and an army of very many nations.†

8 He will kill your daughters with the sword in the plain; he will establish outposts and build forts around you. He will establish a barricade and warlike works against you all around, and array his spears against you.

9 Your walls and towers will be struck down with his swords.

10 Because of the great number of his horses, their dust clouds will cover you, and because of the sound of his horsemen and the wheels of his chariots, your walls will shake when he enters your gates, like one who enters a city from the plain.

11 With the hooves of his horses, they will trample all your streets. He will kill your people with the sword, and bring down to the ground the substance of your strength.

12 He will plunder your army and strip your possessions. He will break down your walls and pull down your desirable houses. He will throw your stones, your timber, and your soil into the sea.

13 He will destroy the multitude of your musicians, and the sound of your harps will be heard no more.

14 I shall make you bare like the top of a rock, a place for spreading nets; you will never be rebuilt, for I have spoken,’ says the Lord.

15 “For thus says the Lord and Master to Tyre: ‘Will not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan, when the sword is unsheathed in your midst?

16 Then all the rulers of the nations along the seacoast will step down from their thrones, lay aside their crowns, and take off their embroidered garments. They will be beside themselves as they sit on the ground. They will tremble with fear at their destruction and groan over you.

17 They will take up a lamentation for you and say to you, “How were you destroyed from out of the sea, O renowned city that caused her fear to be on all her inhabitants?”

18 From the day of your fall, the coastlands will also be afraid.’

19 “For thus says the Lord and Master: ‘When I make you a wasted city, like cities not to be inhabited, and when I bring the abyss upon you, and much water covers you,

20 then I shall bring you down to those who descend into the pit, to the people of old, and I shall make you dwell in the depths of the earth, like an eternal desert, with those who go down into the pit, that you may never be inhabited, nor raised up to the land of the living.

21 I shall give you over to destruction, and you will never exist again,’ says the Lord and Master.”

Psalms 119

1 An ode of ascents. †To the Lord in my affliction I cried out, and He heard me. 

2 O Lord, deliver my soul from unjust lips And from a deceitful tongue. 

3 What should be given You, and what added to You, Against a deceitful tongue? 

4 The arrows of the Mighty One are sharpened With hot coals from the desert. 

5 Woe is me! My sojourning was prolonged; I dwelt with the tents of Kedar. 

6 My soul sojourned a long time as a resident alien. 

7 With those who hate peace, I was peaceful; When I spoke to them, they made war against me without cause.

Psalms 120

1 An ode of ascents. I lifted my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? 

2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. 

3 Let not your foot be moved; Neither let Him who keeps you slumber. 

4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. 

5 The Lord shall keep you; The Lord is your shelter at your right hand. 

6 The sun shall not burn you by day Nor the moon by night. 

7 The Lord shall keep you from all evil; The Lord shall keep your soul. 

8 The Lord shall keep your coming in and your going out From this present time and unto the ages.

Proverbs of Solomon 27

11 My son, become wise, that my heart may be glad, And turn away from your reproachful words. 

12 An astute man hides when evils are at hand, But when men without discernment are at hand, they will pay the penalty. 

13 If a haughty man passes by, take away his garment, For he lays waste the goods of another. 

14 Whoever blesses a friend early in the morning with a loud voice, He will not seem different from one who curses him. 

15 Continual dripping on a rainy day drives a man from his house; In like manner, a contentious woman also drives a man from his own house.

1 John 2

2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.†

4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

7 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.

8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.

9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.

10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.

11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

12 I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.† 

13 I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father. 

14 I have written to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, And you have overcome the wicked one. 

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.†

16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.†

17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

The Truth: Jesus Is God

18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.†

19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.†

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.†

21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.†

23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.†

25 And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.

26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.

27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

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