May 30 – What Is Truth

  “What is truth?” Pilate asked. (John 18:38) Read: 2 Samuel 15:23-16:23, John 18:25-19:22, Psalm 119:113-128, Proverbs 16:10-11  Relate: Breakfast had been ruined. True, it was not the most lavish of meals but I enjoyed having a bit of emmer with honey along with some figs and wine in the cool of the day. Breakfast was my…

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May 16 – I AM

The people said, “Now we know you are possessed by a demon. Even Abraham and the prophets died, but you say, ‘Anyone who obeys my teaching will never die!’ Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?” Jesus answered, “If I want glory for myself, it…

May 15 – For the Peace of Israel

He has shown his great power to his people by giving them the lands of other nations. (Psalm 111:6) Read: 1 Samuel 17:1-18:4, John 8:21-30, Psalm 111:1-10, Proverbs 15:11 Relate: Today my adopted country kicked out the ambassador from Israel in protest against the way Israel is handling the protests in Jerusalem. The Senate in Pakistan passed…

May 14 – Bend Down

They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus bent down and wrote in the dust with his finger. (John 8:6) Read: 1 Kings 22:10-53, 2 Chronicles 18:9 – 20:30 Relate: In Jeremiah 17, God says, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? I…

May 2 – Greater

When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive…

May 1 – The Price of a Little Peace and Quiet

So she cried whenever she was with him and kept it up for the rest of the celebration. At last, on the seventh day he told her the answer because she was tormenting him with her nagging. Then she explained the riddle to the young men. (Judges 14:17) Read: Judges 13:1-14:20, John 1:29-51, Psalm 102:1-28, Proverbs…