Week 45 Thursday

Don’t Rush It Today’s scripture selection: Ecclesiastes 5-6 Key verse: Ecclesiastes 5:1 “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.” When it comes to prayer – I usually suggest to people that… Continue reading Week 45 Thursday

Week 43 Saturday

More Than Talk Today’s scripture selection: James 1-3 Key verse: James 1:22 My memory isn’t what it used to be. But, at least it is not this bad: Imagine looking at yourself in a mirror, then turning away, and immediately forgetting what you look like. That’s a serious memory problem. But that is how the… Continue reading Week 43 Saturday

Week 20 Friday

Deaf Ears Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 37-41 Key verses: Jeremiah 37:1-2        If there was one thing the prophet Jeremiah deeply understood it was what it’s like to have your message fall on “deaf” ears.      The short passage at the beginning of chapter 37 of Jeremiah’s historical record says it all:      “Zedekiah… Continue reading Week 20 Friday

Week 12 Saturday

Popping the Balloon Today’s scripture selection: First Corinthians 7-8 Key verses: First Corinthians 8:1b When the apostle Paul set out to counsel some fellow believers on the Christian life he had his work cut out for him.  Not only did he have to deal with all the cultural influences that might sway new believers from… Continue reading Week 12 Saturday

Week 11 Tuesday

I’m Listening Today’s scripture selection: First Samuel 1-5 Key verse: First Samuel 3:10 Samuel was only a boy.  But God had plans for him.  One night he heard the Lord say: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle.” Samuel had been… Continue reading Week 11 Tuesday

Week 8 Thursday

Lousy Counselors Today’s scripture selection: Job 15-16 Key verses: Job 16:1-3 “Then Job replied, ‘I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters, all of you!  Will your long-winded speeches never end?’ “      It’s a sobering thought to realize what lousy counselors we can be from time to time.      I’m not… Continue reading Week 8 Thursday

Week 4 Thursday

Letting It All Hang Out Today’s scripture selection: Job 7-8 Key verses: Job 7:11      To say Job was frustrated is the definition of understatement.  He was crushed, defeated, angry, hurt, isolated, and just plain exhausted.  And his so-called friends, sent to “comfort” him only offered, at best, platitudes – and at worst, condemnation.  No… Continue reading Week 4 Thursday