Foolishness

You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? It certainly isn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom. (Galatians 5:7-8) Read: Isaiah 30:12 – 33:9, Galatians 5:1-12, Psalm 63:1-11, Proverbs 23:22 Relate: Have you ever heard of the Darwin Awards? It is a tongue in…

The Word Spoken

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see – such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in…

Get Up And Finish

I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free. (Isaiah 44:22) Read: Isaiah 41:14-45:10, Ephesians 3:1-21, Psalm 68:1-18, Proverbs 24:1-2 Relate: My best and worst race in cross country are one and…

There Is A Gift

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (Ephesians 2:4-5) Read: Isaiah 41:17-43:13, Ephesians 2:1-22, Psalm 67:1-7, Proverbs 23:29-35 Relate: Sometimes I imagine the day it will happen. I’ll be sitting at my desk…

You Are Stronger Than You Think

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in your weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. (2 Corinthians 12:8,9 NLT) Read: Isaiah 8, Isaiah…

Broken Covenant

I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman. (Job 31:1) Read: Job 31:1 – 33:33, 2 Corinthians 3:1-18, Psalm 43:1-5, Proverbs 22:8-9 Relate: Ashley Madison. Four years ago, if somebody said those two words, I would have asked, “who’s that?” Since the list came at that time, I don’t…

August 19 – My Fancy Stick

When he saw Queen Esther standing there in the inner court, he welcomed her and held out the gold scepter to her. So Esther approached and touched the end of the scepter. (Esther 5:2) Read: Esther 4:1-7:10, 1 Corinthians 12:1-26, Psalm 36:1-12, Proverbs 21:21-22 Relate: This is my fancy stick. OK, so it isn’t really mine and…