July 10 – Mere Mortals

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers- the moon and the stars you set in place- what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with…

In Seneca’s Shadow

Just imagine that. Little brother get’s dad’s famous name. Gallio? Nope. He gets named “new light” and then is forced to live in the shadows of his more brilliant relatives.

Luke 21:3-4 (Everything)

 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.” (Luke 21:3-4) Read: Joshua 24:1-33, Luke 21:1-28, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 13:20-23 Relate: Most of the time I love…

He Normally Couldn’t Care Less

Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor. His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them, and they wouldn’t be allowed to celebrate the Passover. So Pilate, the governor, went out to them and asked, “What is your…

He Is Here

We cannot begin to understand Job’s grief. When God allowed Satan to attack him, that old devil didn’t pull any punches. His property, gone. His home, destroyed. His children, dead. His body, tormented. To top it all off his wife has turned to him and in the bitterness of her own grief shouts out, “Why don’t you just curse God and die?!”

John 7:30-31 (Until The Time Comes)

Then the leaders tried to arrest him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come. Many among the crowds at the Temple believed in him. “After all,” they said, “would you expect the Messiah to do more miraculous signs than this man has done?” (John 7:30-31) Read: Proverbs 22:17…