Day 9/12 – Brevity of Life

The Word  – Joshua 1:8 (ESV)  “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua… [More…]

Day 9/2 – The House of Mourning

God’s Word is the Light in the world  – Psalms‬ ‭119:105‬ ‭NKJV‬‬. “Your Word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”  Psalms‬ ‭119:105 “But I say to you whoever: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.”   Luke‬… [More…]

Day 7/27 – The Quest for Autonomy — II

Serve Others  – Mark 10:45 (ESV)  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45  “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”    Martin Luther  — Where’s your priorities? Although it may seem counter-intuitive,… [More…]

Day 6/2 – Testing and Surrender

His Light in you  – Mathew 5:16  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Mathew 5:16 “Mercy is the setting aside of justice, it is not the setting aside of consequences. The mercy of God does not eliminate the consequences  of the sin. If you stand… [More…]

Day 5/20 – Skepticism and Faith

Purity  – Ephesians 5:3 (ESV)  “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.”  Ephesians 5:3 “The difference between a knife in the hand of an assassin and a surgeon is intent.  Both inflict severe pain.  You must decide whether God is an assassin or a surgeon.  But remember, your… [More…]

Day 5/3 – The Ministry of Suffering

His Help in Temptation  – Psalm 119:9-11 (ESV). “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your Word. With my whole heart I seek You; let me not wander from Your commandments! I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”   Psalm 119:9-11 “If… [More…]

Day 3/8 – Sexual Sin

Honesty– Acts 24:16 (ESV)“So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.“ Acts 24:16 “In a criminal court, you can only plead innocent or guilty. When you plead guilty, you throw yourself on the mercy of the court.  Voting against yourself in favor of God is your only hope, for you… [More…]

Day 1/12 – When There Are No Answers

Christ the Center  – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”   2 Corinthians 5:17  “Never evaluate yourself from the perspective of where you are in your walk with God, but rather in light of where you are going.  People tend to be… [More…]

Day 1/9 – Learning Obedience

Is there fruit?  – James‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  James‬ ‭1:22 “You take into eternity the essence of what you are in the process of becoming in this life. The process of sanctification is not just for your temporal existence; it has far-reaching implications for the quality of… [More…]