November 29 – On the Job

Read: Daniel 6:1-28, 2 Peter 3:1-18, Psalm 119:129-152, Proverbs 28:21-22 Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy. (Daniel 6:4) Relate: He was a Jewish exile. No, not Daniel. Peter. When he was…

November 27 – What Archery Teaches Me About Salvation

Read: Daniel 4:1-37, 2 Peter 1:1-21, Psalm 119:97-112, Proverbs 28:17-18 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and…

November 17 – When Trouble Comes

Read: Ezekiel 35:1-36:38, James 1:1-18, Psalm 116:1-19, Proverbs 27:23-27 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. (James 1:2) Relate: It was back in the 80’s when Russia was doing its best to bring Afghanistan under its thumb. Officially the US wasn’t in the conflict but unofficially it was doing its best to send in…

November 13 – Barroom Culture

Read: Ezekiel 27:1-28:26, Hebrews 11:17-31, Psalm 111:1-10, Proverbs 27:15-16 I will thank the Lord with all my heart as I meet with his godly people… He causes us to remember his wonderful works. How gracious and merciful is our Lord! (Psalm 111:1,4) Relate: I was sitting with a friend last night and the question was asked, “What’s your story? How did you get to where you…

November 10 – The Stand

Read: Ezekiel 21:1-22:31, Hebrews 10:1-17, Psalm 108:1-13, Proverbs 27:12 “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one. (Ezekiel 22:30) Relate: Apart from those that were there, those that knew him,…

November 6 – The Vote

Read: Ezekiel 14:12-16:41, Hebrews 7:18-28, Psalm 106:1-12, Proverbs 27:4-6 For the law never made anything perfect. But now we have confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God. (Hebrews 7:19) Relate: I just did a quick sampling of my facebook feed, within the last hour I had 33 status updates that had something to do with…

November 3 – Unmarked?

Read: Ezekiel 7:1-9:11, Hebrews 5:1-14, Psalm 105:1-15, Proverbs 26:28 He said to him, “Walk through the streets of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of all who weep and sigh because of the detestable sins being committed in their city.” Then I heard the Lord say to the other men, “Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead…