Week 39 Wednesday

Resting Easy Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 114-116 Key verse: Psalm 116:7 “Return, O my soul, to your rest for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.” There’s nothing quite like resting easy. Of course, all sorts of people have different definitions of what rest is. Some think it is a long awaited vacation in some… Continue reading Week 39 Wednesday

Week 39 Tuesday

No God Like God Today’s scripture selection: Second Chronicles 6-10 Key verse: Second Chronicles 6:14 Solomon said, “LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on earth – you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.” People love to make comparisons.… Continue reading Week 39 Tuesday

Week 39 Monday

Wandering Today’s scripture selection: Numbers 25-29 Key verses: Numbers 27:15-23 Read the Old Testament – especially the passages about the “wilderness wanderings” of the Israelites – and one thing becomes very clear.  They knew all about wandering; not just physically, but spiritually as well. They frequently wandered off course – turning to other gods; other… Continue reading Week 39 Monday

Week 39 Sunday

A Simple Church Today’s scripture selection: Acts 1-2 Key Verses: Acts 2:42-44 We live in a world where the word “church” can evoke many images: A great, ancient cathedral filled with the sound of a mighty pipe organ A small missionary hut in the middle of some jungle A “mega-church” where rock and roll and… Continue reading Week 39 Sunday

Week 38 Saturday

The Gift of Welcome Today’s scripture selection: Philemon Key verse: Philemon 1:17 The apostle Paul is known for his great theological treatises.  But there is a small New Testament letter for which he is lesser known.  Nevertheless, it earns its right to be in the New Testament canon. It’s a letter appealing to a slave… Continue reading Week 38 Saturday

Week 38 Friday

Perspective Today’s scripture selection: Amos 5-9 Key verses: Amos 5:8 There’s no doubt about it.  Sometimes life can be a little overwhelming.  There are moments; hours; days; months; even years when just putting one foot in front of the other becomes a monumental task.  That’s when what is desperately needed is a fresh perspective. Amos,… Continue reading Week 38 Friday

Week 38 Thursday

A Little Self-Control Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 25 Key verse: Proverbs 25:28 Among the wise sayings of a very wise king we find these words: “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.” Kings know all about the danger of having a city whose walls are broken through and… Continue reading Week 38 Thursday

Week 38 Wednesday

Never Shaken Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 111-113 Key verses: Psalm 112:6-8 On any given day there are plenty of things that can shake us up. Unexpected Illness Crime Job changes Family crises Change of almost any type That’s why Psalm 112 offers some particularly comforting counsel: “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will… Continue reading Week 38 Wednesday

Week 38 Tuesday

Choose Carefully Today’s scripture selection: Second Chronicles 1-5 Key verse: Second Chronicles 1:7 Do you know the TV game show named “Let’s Make A Deal”?  It features a simple gimmick that plays into people’s desire. The host shows the contestant three curtains.  He then invites the contestant to choose one.  Behind one there might be… Continue reading Week 38 Tuesday

Week 38 Monday

No Matter What Today’s scripture selection: Numbers 21-24 Key verse: Numbers 24:13 A ruler named Balak wanted to hear something from a prophet named Balaam.  There was only one problem: like many rulers, Balak only wanted to hear what he wanted to hear. He didn’t want the truth – he wanted to hear he was… Continue reading Week 38 Monday