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Day 19 - Suggested Reading [Our City]

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.


For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.


For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.


And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish a city to live in;


But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.


A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues; for I see violence and strife in the city. Day and night they go around it on its walls, and iniquity and trouble are within it; ruin is in its midst; oppression and fraud do not depart from its marketplace.


Is a trumpet blown in a city, and the people are not afraid? Does disaster come to a city, unless the Lord has done it?


And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

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