September 2023

Confession of Sin & Prayer for Grace

Glorious God: I come to you now in need of grace....a war has been raging in my heart. I find myself looking to people, situations, and experiences to give me security, identity, and hope. I have sought from others what can only be found in you. Forgive me, and awaken me to the only glory that really satisfies: the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer. Amen.

(Adapted from this.)

Scripture Reading

  • September 1 - Psalm 133, Genesis 45
  • September 2 - (No reading)
  • September 3 - (No reading)
  • September 4 - Psalm 134, Genesis 46
  • September 5 - Psalm 135, Genesis 47
  • September 6 - Psalm 136, Genesis 48
  • September 7 - Psalm 137, Genesis 49
  • September 8 - Psalm 138, Genesis 50
  • September 9 - (No reading)
  • September 10 - (No reading)
  • September 11 - Psalm 139, Judges 1
  • September 12 - Psalm 140, Judges 2
  • September 13 - Psalm 141, Judges 3
  • September 14 - Psalm 142, Judges 4
  • September 15 - Psalm 143, Judges 5
  • September 16 - (No reading)
  • September 17 - (No reading)
  • September 18 - Psalm 144, Judges 6
  • September 19 - Psalm 145, Judges 7
  • September 20 - Psalm 146, Judges 8
  • September 21 - Psalm 147, Judges 9
  • September 22 - Psalm 148, Judges 10
  • September 23 - (No reading)
  • September 24 - (No reading)
  • September 25 - Psalm 149, Judges 11
  • September 26 - Psalm 150, Judges 12
  • September 27 - Proverbs 30, Judges 13
  • September 28 - Proverbs 31, Judges 14
  • September 29 - Psalm 1, Judges 15

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Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.



Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the Cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.



Judges Introduction

Author and Date

Nowhere in Scripture is an author of this book named. The events in Judges took place in the period between Joshua’s death and the rise of Samuel and Saul. Most of the book was likely written by David’s time (1010–970 B.C.).


The theme of Judges is the downward spiral of Israel’s national and spiritual life into chaos and rebellion against God, showing the need for a godly king (17:6; 21:25).

Purpose and Pattern

The book of Judges was written to show the consequences of religious unfaithfulness and to point the way to a king who, if righteous, would lead the people to God. In the book of Joshua, the people of Israel seemed to want to follow the Lord and obey his commands. The book of Judges reveals, however, that the people had been rebelling even in Joshua’s time. This disobedience continued and grew more serious throughout the period of the judges. As summarized in Judges 2:16–23, time and again Israel turned its back on God and embraced the gods and ways of the Canaanites. Israel’s history unfolds in a repetitive way, with each cycle taking Israel further away from God. By the end of the book, Israel had violated its covenant with God in almost every way imaginable.


August 2023 | Bible Reading Plan