Day 11/17 – Condemned by Grace

Do you want Wisdom & Understanding?  –  Job 28:28 And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom and to depart from evil is understanding.’  ‬  “For the most part, understanding Scripture is not a difficult task.  When you meet those who refuse to interpret the Bible in a clear, straightforward way–allowing the text to make its case–it may… [More…]

Day 10/28 – The Limits of Patience

Humility  – 1 Peter 5:5-6 (ESV)  “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you,”  1 Peter… [More…]

Day 10/23 – Loving and Being Loved

Develop A World Vision  – Acts 1:8 (ESV)  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  Acts 1:8 “Stay close to your Lord, not because you sense He wants you, but because… [More…]

Day 10/21 – Conjecture

Give Generously  – Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV)  “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”  Proverbs 3:9-10 “So important is walking by faith to our Lord, that you will find Him often placing you in a position… [More…]

Day 10/17 – The Ways of God II

Be Steadfast  – 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)  “Therefore, my beloved Brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”  1 Corinthians 15:58  “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in… [More…]

Day 10/14 – The Power of Sin

Put Christ First  – Luke 9:23 (ESV)  “And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”  Luke 9:23 “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” –Chuck Swindoll “Unless the Holy Spirit opens the eyes of… [More…]

Day 10/13 – Violating Your Conscience

Put Christ First  – Matthew 6:33 (ESV)  “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”   Matthew 6:33 “…Evidence of Christ’s work in your life … is foundational to faith.   If you don’t experience change, you will question the work of God in your life.”  Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt H”)… [More…]

Day 10/8 – Guilt and Shame

His Peace  – 1 Peter 4:7 (ESV)  “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.”  1 Peter 4:7 “When God bestows His abundance upon you, He expects you to be grateful, for you are blessed.  But never forget that that is only half the equation; the more you… [More…]

Day 10/3 – Developing Convictions II

His Strength  – Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)  “…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10 “Christianity is a religion of rescue.  It is designed for the desperate.”   Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——:///// A history… [More…]

Day 9/25 – Grief and Anger

Salvation Not by Works  – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)  “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9  “God can make the very worst things that ever happened in your life to work… [More…]

Day 9/24 – Tempting God

Christ Paid the Penalty  – 1 Peter 3:18 (ESV)  “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the Righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,”  1 Peter 3:18  “Christianity is a religion of rescue. It is designed for the desperate. It is… [More…]

Day 9/11 – The Time of Esther

The Word  – 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”  2 Timothy 3:16 “…You must take care that a legitimate concern not become an excuse to disobey.” “…One of the first signs of turning from your call is an undue concern… [More…]

Day 8/25 – Marriage or Celibacy

Do you want Wisdom & Understanding?  –  Job 28:28 And to man He said,‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that iswisdom, And to depart from evil isunderstanding.’  “”… Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar … ”   Romans 3:4    There are times when people say, ‘I prayed and nothing happened.’ ‘I had devotions and it’s not working.’ ‘I… [More…]

Day 8/12 – Legalism

Good Works  – Galatians 6:9-10 (ESV)  “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:9-10 “God brings suffering into your… [More…]

Day 8/10 – The Discipline of the Father

Faith  – Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)  “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6 “When you make Jesus the standard, the more you grow in Christ the more aware you are of your depravity.”    Walter A.… [More…]

Day 8/8 – Parable of the Vineyard

Honesty  – Leviticus 19:11 (ESV)  “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.”  Leviticus 19:11 “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” John 13:15 “God calls you to invest in the lives of others.  If you are a follower of Christ… [More…]