Week 17 Saturday

Comforted So We Can Comfort Today’s scripture selection: Second Corinthians 1-3 Key verse: Second Corinthians 1:3-4      Most people like to be “comfortable.”  In fact, I think Americans are famous for loving their recliners, T.V. Trays, and home delivery pizza – all the “comforts” of home.      But the scripture reminds us of something very… Continue reading Week 17 Saturday

Week 17 Friday

The Days Are Coming Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 22-26 Key verses: Jeremiah 23:5-6 “’The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land…..This is the name by which he will be called:… Continue reading Week 17 Friday

Week 17 Thursday

When Deep Sleep Falls Today’s scripture selection: Job 33-34 Key verses: Job 33:15-16 Have you had an interesting, or disturbing dream lately?  It could be God is trying to tell you something. When one of Job’s “counselors” tried to advise him, one called Elihu had something intriguing to say.  Though his words were heavy with… Continue reading Week 17 Thursday

Week 17 Wednesday

No Need Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 48-50 Key verses: Psalm 50:9-12        Every now and then it’s good to remind ourselves that God doesn’t need us.      Now, before you think I am suggesting God doesn’t care about us – let me explain.      I simply mean that we need to keep things in… Continue reading Week 17 Wednesday

Week 17 Tuesday

Stand Your Ground Today’s scripture selection: Second Samuel 1-4 Key verse: Second Samuel 1:12        If you read very much of the Old Testament it doesn’t take long before you can feel battle fatigue.  The long, relentless conflicts; the bloody battles; the constant back and forth of power struggles – these fill the pages… Continue reading Week 17 Tuesday

Week 17 Monday

Day or Night Today’s scripture selection: Exodus 13-16 Key verses: Exodus 13:21-22 One of the dramatic elements of the exodus story that I have always loved is that of the “pillar of cloud” and “pillar of fire”. In this way the people who were being freed from slavery could travel with guidance by day –… Continue reading Week 17 Monday

Week 17 Sunday

  Something Permanent Today’s scripture selection: Mark 13-14 Key Verses: Mark 13:31 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”        We live in a throw-away society.  That’s no great revelation; we all experience it every day. Paper plates and forks so that we can eat A fast food… Continue reading Week 17 Sunday

Week 16 Saturday

Raised Imperishable Today’s scripture selection: First Corinthians 15-16 Key verse: First Corinthians 15:42      The apostle Paul isn’t known for his brevity.  Like a lot of lawyers (and Paul had been trained in matters of spiritual and moral law) – he could be “wordy”.      But there were some times when he cut right to… Continue reading Week 16 Saturday

Week 16 Friday

On the Wheel Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 17-21 Key verse: Jeremiah 18:6b “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand…” I’ve always liked the image that is presented in Jeremiah’s story of how Israel was like the clay on God’s wheel – He being the master artisan. It speaks… Continue reading Week 16 Friday