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EXODUS 16:2-15 MANNA FROM HEAVEN

2. The whole congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3. The sons of Israel said to them, ``Would that we had died by the LORD'S hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger." 4. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction. 5. ``On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily." 6. So Moses and Aaron said to all the sons of Israel, ``At evening you will know that the LORD has brought you out of the land of Egypt; 7. and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, for He hears your grumblings against the LORD; and what are we, that you grumble against us?" 8. Moses said, `` This will happen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; for the LORD hears your grumblings which you grumble against Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against the LORD." 9. Then Moses said to Aaron, ``Say to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, `Come near before the LORD, for He has heard your grumblings.'" 10. It came about as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 12. ``I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, `At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God.'" 13. So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14. When the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground. 15. When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, ``What is it?" For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, ``It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.

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EPHESIANS 1:3-8 THE RICHES OF GOD'S GRACE

3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4. just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5. He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6. to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8. which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight

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1 TIMOTHY 6:17-19 GOD PROVIDES RICHLY

17. Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. 18. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19. storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

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TITUS 3:3-7 THE GENEROSITY OF GOD

3. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. 4. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, 5. He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6. whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7. so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

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MATTHEW 20:1-16 PARABLE OF THE VINEYARD WORKERS

1. ``For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2. ``When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3. ``And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place; 4. and to those he said, `You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' And so they went. 5. ``Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did the same thing. 6. ``And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, `Why have you been standing here idle all day long?' 7. ``They said to him, `Because no one hired us.' He said to them, `You go into the vineyard too.' 8. ``When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, `Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last group to the first.' 9. ``When those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a denarius. 10. ``When those hired first came, they thought that they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius. 11. ``When they received it, they grumbled at the landowner, 12. saying, `These last men have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.' 13. ``But he answered and said to one of them, `Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14. `Take what is yours and go, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. 15. `Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?' 16. ``So the last shall be first, and the first last."

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PSALM 103:1-13 PRAISE THE LORD

1. Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2. Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; 3. Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; 4. Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; 5. Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. 6. The LORD performs righteous deeds And judgments for all who are oppressed. 7. He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. 8. The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. 9. He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. 10. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. 12. As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13. Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.

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ROMANS 14:1-12 THE WEAK AND THE STRONG

1. Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. 2. One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. 3. The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him. 4. Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 5. One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. 6. He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God. 7. For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; 8. for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. 9. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. 10. But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11. For it is written, ``AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD." 12. So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.

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EXODUS 14:19-31 PARTING OF THE RED SEA

19. The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 20. So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night. 21. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. 22. The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23. Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea. 24. At the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. 25. He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, ``Let us flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians." 26. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen." 27. So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it; then the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharaoh's entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained. 29. But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 30. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31. When Israel saw the great power which the LORD had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in His servant Moses.

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GENESIS 45:1-15 JOSEPH FORGIVES HIS BROTHERS

1. Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried, ``Have everyone go out from me." So there was no man with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2. He wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard of it. 3. Then Joseph said to his brothers, ``I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence. 4. Then Joseph said to his brothers, ``Please come closer to me." And they came closer. And he said, ``I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5. ``Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6. ``For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 7. ``God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. 8. ``Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 9. ``Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, `Thus says your son Joseph, ``God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. 10. ``You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have. 11. ``There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished."' 12. ``Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth which is speaking to you. 13. ``Now you must tell my father of all my splendor in Egypt, and all that you have seen; and you must hurry and bring my father down here." 14. Then he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. 15. He kissed all his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him.

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