Read the Bible | August 13th
The LORD Our God Is Holy
 The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble!
He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
 The LORD is great in Zion;
he is exalted over all the peoples.
 Let them praise your great and awesome name!
Holy is he!
 The King in his might loves justice.
You have established equity;
you have executed justice
and righteousness in Jacob.
 Exalt the LORD our God;
worship at his footstool!
Holy is he!
 Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
Samuel also was among those who called upon his name.
They called to the LORD, and he answered them.
 In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them;
they kept his testimonies
and the statute that he gave them.
 O LORD our God, you answered them;
you were a forgiving God to them,
but an avenger of their wrongdoings.
 Exalt the LORD our God,
and worship at his holy mountain;
for the LORD our God is holy! (ESV)
His Steadfast Love Endures Forever
A Psalm for giving thanks.
 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
 Serve the LORD with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
 Know that the LORD, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
 For the LORD is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations. (ESV)
I Will Walk with Integrity
A Psalm of David.
 I will sing of steadfast love and justice;
to you, O LORD, I will make music.
 I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart
within my house;
 I will not set before my eyes
anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.
 A perverse heart shall be far from me;
I will know nothing of evil.
 Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly
I will destroy.
Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart
I will not endure.
 I will look with favor on the faithful in the land,
that they may dwell with me;
he who walks in the way that is blameless
shall minister to me.
 No one who practices deceit
shall dwell in my house;
no one who utters lies
shall continue before my eyes.
 Morning by morning I will destroy
all the wicked in the land,
cutting off all the evildoers
from the city of the LORD. (ESV)
Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another
 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.  One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.  Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.  Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.  The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.  For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.  For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.  For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
 Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God;  for it is written,
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.”
 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Do Not Cause Another to Stumble
 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.  I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean.  For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died.  So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil.  For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.  So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
 Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats.  It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.  The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.  But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin. (ESV)