Bible Reading Plan – June 2018

Each of the Scriptures below takes ten minutes or less to copy out. Commit to spending ten minutes each day listening to God’s voice as you simply copy these texts out of your Bible.

Psalm 119:18 (ESV)
18  Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Forgiveness

June 1st 2018 — 1 John 1:5-7

1 John 1:5-7 (ESV)
5  This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6  If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

June 2nd 2018 — 1 John 1:8-10

1 John 1:8-10 (ESV)
8  If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10  If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

June 3rd 2018 — 1 John 2:1-4

1 John 2:1-4 (ESV)
1  My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2  He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 3  And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4  Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

June 4th 2018 — 1 John 2:5-8

1 John 2:5-8 (ESV)
5  but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6  whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. 7  Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. 8  At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

June 5th 2018 — 1 John 2:9-11

1 John 2:9-11 (ESV)
9  Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10  Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. 11  But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

June 6th 2018 — 1 John 2:12-14

1 John 2:12-14 (ESV)
12  I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake. 13  I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. 14  I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

June 7th 2018 — Matthew 18:21-22

Matthew 18:21-22 (ESV)
21  Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22  Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

June 8th 2018 — Psalm 103:8-12

Psalm 103:8-12 (ESV)
8  The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9  He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. 10  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12  as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

June 9th 2018 — Mark 11:24-25

Mark 11:24-25 (ESV)
24  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25  And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

June 10th 2018 — Colossians 3:12-13

Colossians 3:12-13 (ESV)
12  Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13  bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

June 11th 2018 — Ephesians 4:26-27

Ephesians 4:26-27 (ESV)
26  Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27  and give no opportunity to the devil.

June 12th 2018 — Ephesians 4:31-32

Ephesians 4:31-32 (ESV)
31  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

June 13th 2018 — Matthew 5:23-24

Matthew 5:23-24 (ESV)
23  So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24  leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

June 14th 2018 — 2 Corinthians 2:5-8

2 Corinthians 2:5-8 (ESV)
5  Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. 6  For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, 7  so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8  So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him.

June 15th 2018 — 2 Corinthians 2:9-11

2 Corinthians 2:9-11 (ESV)
9  For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. 10  Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, 11  so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.

June 16th 2018 — Luke 17:3-4

Luke 17:3-4 (ESV)
3  Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4  and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

June 17th 2018 — Matthew 6:12,14-15

Matthew 6:12,14-15 (ESV)
12  and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.14  For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15  but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

June 18th 2018 — Psalm 86:3-5

Psalm 86:3-5 (ESV)
3  Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. 4  Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5  For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

June 19th 2018 — Psalm 103:1-4

Psalm 103:1-4 (ESV)
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 not all his benefits, 3  who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4  who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

June 20th 2018 — Micah 7:18-19

Micah 7:18-19 (ESV)
18  Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. 19  He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

June 21st 2018 — Ephesians 1:3-7

Ephesians 1:3-7 (ESV)
3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5  he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed 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,

June 22nd 2018 — Colossians 1:9-14

Colossians 1:9-14 (ESV)
9  And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10  so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11  May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12  giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13  He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

June 23rd 2018 — James 5:15-16

James 5:15-16 (ESV)
15  And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16  Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

June 24th 2018 — Romans 3:21-24

Romans 3:21-24 (ESV)
21  But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22  the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24  and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

June 25th 2018 — Romans 3:25-26

Romans 3:25-26 (ESV)
25  whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26  It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

June 26th 2018 — Luke 7:44-50

Luke 7:44-50 (ESV)
44  Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45  You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46  You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47  Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48  And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49  Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50  And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

June 27th 2018 — Psalm 32:1-5

Psalm 32:1-5 (ESV)
1  Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2  Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3  For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4  For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah 5  I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

June 28th 2018 — Acts 2:37-39

Acts 2:37-39 (ESV)
37  Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38  And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39  For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

June 29th 2018 — Romans 8:1-4

Romans 8:1-4 (ESV)
1  There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3  For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4  in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

June 30th 2018 — John 8:1-11

John 8:1-11 (ESV)
1  but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2  Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3  The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4  they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5  Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6  This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7  And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8  And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9  But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10  Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11  She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

— Shannon P. Long

Bible Reading Plan – June 2018
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Source: Shannon P. Long (2018)

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Long, S. P. (2018, June). June Scripture Writing Plan – Topic: Forgiveness. Retrieved June 1, 2018, from Sweet Blessings Web site: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_FwK3u-_PH1TXZaVE9XTFM1TjA

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