August 6 – Response

The joyful shouting and weeping mingled together in a loud noise that could be heard far in the distance. (Ezra 3:13) Read: Ezra 3:1-4:23, 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4, Psalm 28:1-9, Proverbs 20:24-25  Relate: Have you ever been to an event or moment in time where the reaction from the crowd was loud and emotional but mixed? I am…

Sodom

Sodom’s sins were arrogance, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door. She was haughty and committed detestable sins, so I wiped her out, as you have seen. (Ezekiel 16:49-50) Read: Ezekiel 16:42 – 17:24, Hebrews 8:1-13, Psalm 106:13-31,  Proverbs 27:7-9 Relate: It would not be fair to say that I can be arrogant sometimes. Neither…

Breaking Through

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever! (Psalm 30:11-12) Read: Ezra 7:1 – 8:20, 1 Corinthians 4:1-21, Psalm 30:1-12, Proverbs…

Just Do It

I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them. (John 13:16-17) Read: Ezra 4:6, 6:14-22, Esther 1:1 – 4:17 Relate: There are actually two different categories of…

Standing On the Outside (12/12/13)

Read: Amos 7:1-9:15, Revelation 3:7-22, Psalm 131:1-3, Proverbs 29:23 Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. (Revelation 3:20) Relate: I love having guests over to my house. I love cooking for people. I love…