Week 41 Discipline in Childrearing

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 41 Scripture Readings: Proverbs 29-30 Key Scripture Verses: Proverbs 29:17 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.” Our scripture passage today has to do with childrearing and discipline of children, so I have to… Continue reading Week 41 Discipline in Childrearing

Week 39 Feuding Neighbors and the Wrath of God

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 39 Scripture Reading: Obadiah Key Scripture Verses: Obadiah 1:3-4 (NIV, Life Application Bible; Commentary also consulted: “Believer’s Bible Commentary,” by William MacDonald, 1995): “The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you… Continue reading Week 39 Feuding Neighbors and the Wrath of God

Week 39 Dedication of the Temple

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 39 Scripture Readings: 2 Chronicles 6-10 Key Scripture Verses: 2 Chronicles 7:1 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.” As you will recall, David’s son… Continue reading Week 39 Dedication of the Temple

Week 34: We Are His

Today’s Text: Psalms 99-101 Key Text: Psalm 100:1-3 “Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.   Worship the LORD with gladness;   come before him with joyful songs.      Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” I like how the… Continue reading Week 34: We Are His

Week 34: Some Will Fall Away

Today’s Text: First Timothy 4-6 Key Text: First Timothy 4:1 “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons.” Wow. There are times when the Apostle Paul simply puts it on the line. When you want to have a… Continue reading Week 34: Some Will Fall Away

Week 33: A Peaceful House

Week 33 A Peaceful House Today’s Text: Proverbs 17-18 Key Text: Proverbs 17:1 “Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it than a house full of feasting with strife.” Being a minister and counselor, this scripture reminds me of so many situations in which I have tried to offer spiritual counsel. As a society… Continue reading Week 33: A Peaceful House

Week 32: Blessings for Obedience

Today’s Text: Leviticus 25-27 Key Text: Leviticus 26:3-5 “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Your threshing shall last to the time… Continue reading Week 32: Blessings for Obedience

Week 31 A Gentle Answer

Week 31 A Gentle Answer Today’s Text: Proverbs 14-15 Key Text: Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Some passages of scripture are very complex. They require careful study, thoughtful analysis, and prayerful discernment. They may require the fine touch of a great scholar who can unpack… Continue reading Week 31 A Gentle Answer

Week 30: I Have Heard Your Prayer

Week 30: I Have Heard Your Prayer Today’s Text: Second Kings 16-20 Key Text: Second Kings 20:5 “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third… Continue reading Week 30: I Have Heard Your Prayer

Week 29: Even the Swallow

Week 29: Even the Swallow Today’s Text: Psalm 84-86 Key Text: Psalm 84:3-4 “Even the swallow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young – a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house,… Continue reading Week 29: Even the Swallow