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I read at least one chapter of the Bible everyday.  I am currently on the Book of Luke 21.  A couple of verses that stood out are verse 4 "All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."


verses 17-19  "Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life."  We learn so much from his word. Every time I read the Bible I learn something new even though I have read it several times.  Thank GOD for his living word!!



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