By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 44 Scripture Readings: Acts 11-12 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 12:1-23 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.” The Old Testament and the New Testament are both… Continue reading Week 44 Death By Pride – and Worms!
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 43 Scripture Readings: 2 Chronicles 25-28 Key Scripture Verse: 2 Chronicles 26:16 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall.” Our scripture readings report the history of the Israelites and the succession of several kings and their reigns, sometimes reflecting how… Continue reading Week 43 All the Glory Belongs to God
Week 27: Pride or Healing Today’s Text: 2 Kings 1-5 Key Verse: 2 Kings 5:1-14 In the passage I have selected for today, we find the story of the prophet Elisha and Naaman, a great commander of the army of the king of Aram. The scripture sets the scene: “The man, though a mighty warrior,… Continue reading Week 27: Pride or Healing
Something to Boast About Key Text: Galatians 6:11-16 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand! Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the… Continue reading Something to Boast About
Watch Your Strength Today’s scripture selection: Second Chronicles 25-28 Key verses: Second Chronicles 26:5; 16. “He set himself to seek God…and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper….But when he had become strong he grew proud, to his destruction.” Uzziah was a good king. That is, as long as he “sought… Continue reading Week 43 Tuesday
Going By the Numbers Today’s scripture selection: First Chronicles 20-24 Key verse: First Chronicles 21:1 “Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.” You never know that the Devil is up to. Here in one account of King David’s exploits we have a very interesting example of that. David… Continue reading Week 36 Tuesday
The Worst Sinner Today’s scripture selection: First Timothy 1-3 Key verse: First Timothy 1:15 There’s nothing like a little humility. The apostle Paul, whom some would call the greatest apostle, was – at one time in his life – anything but humble. He was proud of his lineage; proud of his education; proud… Continue reading Week 33 Saturday
A Foolish Pride Today’s scripture selection: Second Kings 16-20 Key verses: Second Kings 16-20 King Hezekiah was going to die. At least that was the word from Isaiah the prophet. Fearful; broken; he appealed to God for mercy. And he received it – another fifteen years of life. His appeal was based on… Continue reading Week 30 Tuesday