July 30 – The Power Trap

But when he had become powerful, he also became proud, which led to his downfall. (2 Chronicles 26:16) Read: 2 Chronicles 26:1-28:27, Romans 13:1-14, Psalm 23:1-6, Proverbs 20:11  Relate: One of my favorite hidden gems when it comes to authors is Harry Turtledove. Lets be honest, he isn’t really all that great of an author. The…

Men, Women, Authority, and Hair

    Isn’t it obvious that it’s disgraceful for a man to have long hair? And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as a covering. (1 Corinthians 11:14-15) Read: Nehemiah 12:27-13:31, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, Psalm 35:1-16, Proverbs 21:17-18 Relate: When I first read this scripture, my immediate thought…

They All Point To Him

And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead. He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name. (Acts 10:42-43) Read: 1 Kings…

It Only Takes Once

Unlike those other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices every day. They did this for their own sins first and then for the sins of the people. But Jesus did this once and for all when he offered himself as the sacrifice for the people’s sins. The law appointed high priests who…

2 Chronicles 20:3,4 (Not Afraid)

Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the LORD for guidance. He also ordered everyone in Judah to begin fasting. (2 Chronicles 20:3,4 NLT) Read: 2 Chronicles 19, 2 Chronicles 20, Romans 10:14-21, Romans 11:1-12, Psalms 21:1-13, Proverbs 20:4-6 Relate: Life can throw some terrifying things our way: lost jobs, major illnesses, and failing marriages…