Week 26 Friday

Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones Today’s scripture selection: Ezekiel 13-18 Key verse: Ezekiel 14:3 The ancient prophets were always providing their audience with choices. Those choices were about happiness or sorrow; growth or stagnation; faithfulness or idolatry; life or death. Sometimes the people chose correctly – too often they ignored the prophets’ pleading and chose… Continue reading Week 26 Friday

Week 26 Thursday

A Good Sister Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 7 Key verse: Proverbs 7:4 I have one older brother. Growing up, there were times when we were very close to one another. And there were other times when we wanted to kill each other – at least metaphorically speaking. I don’t suppose we were much different than… Continue reading Week 26 Thursday

Week 26 Wednesday

Footprints Not Seen Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 75-77 Key verses: Psalm 77:19      “Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.”      A number of years ago a poem entitled FOOTPRINTS captured the hearts and imaginations of many.      In it a follower of God… Continue reading Week 26 Wednesday

Week 26 Tuesday

The Whisper of God Today’s scripture selection: First Kings 19-22 Key verses: First Kings 19:12      Elijah was on the run.  Ahab and Jezebel had their sights on him – and that was anything but good.      So, fearing for his life, he took off.      While on the run – some amazing things happened.… Continue reading Week 26 Tuesday

Week 26 Monday

Urim and Thummin Today’s scripture selection: Leviticus 7-9 Key verses: Leviticus 8:8      There’s a bit of ancient Israelite history that has always fascinated me.  It has to do with the mysterious object or objects known as the Urim and Thummin.      Scholars have various opinions about the Urim and Thummin – but most of… Continue reading Week 26 Monday

Week 26 Sunday

The One and the Ninety-Nine Today’s scripture selection: Luke 15-16 Key Verses: Luke 15:4-7      It was only one little sheep.  For some, it was no big deal.  Let it wander off – there are still ninety-nine left.  Such was the attitude of the lazy shepherd in Jesus’ day.      But then there was the… Continue reading Week 26 Sunday

Week 25 Saturday

All for One Today’s scripture selection: Ephesians 4-6 Key verse: Ephesians 4:3-6 Do you remember the catchy phrase the Three Musketeers would shout as they raised their swords in salute? “One for all; all for one!” The apostle Paul lived a long time before that phrase was popularized in the novel by Alexandre Dumas about… Continue reading Week 25 Saturday

Week 25 Friday

An Absent God Today’s scripture selection: Ezekiel 7-12 Key verse: Ezekiel 10:18 Prophets rarely had easy messages for their audience. But surely one of the most difficult to deliver was how at one point in their history the “glory of the Lord departed” from the temple – and their presence. Idolatry had struck its final… Continue reading Week 25 Friday

Week 25 Thursday

Imaginations Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 5-6 Key verse: Proverbs 6:18      Imagination is a wonderful thing.  Early on in life I discovered the joys of pretending to be one of King Arthur’s nights; a cowboy on the range; an astronaut exploring some far corner of Mars.      Our mind, coupled with a compassionate heart, can… Continue reading Week 25 Thursday

Week 25 Wednesday

Boundaries Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 72-74 Key verses: Psalm 74:16-17      “The day is yours, and yours is the night; you established the sun and moon.  It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.”      In my pastoral counseling I have found one book particularly helpful… Continue reading Week 25 Wednesday