Pray the Word with David Platt

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Short, daily meditations on God’s Word that not only drive us to pray, but drive how we pray. Featuring teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.

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#588 – Guard Against Casually Approaching God (Exodus 28:35)
380

We are tempted to neglect the seriousness of the privilege of calling upon God. May God help us to have right reverence when it comes to approaching Him.

Mar 20, 2019
#587 – Nothing in My Hand I Bring (Exodus 26:34)
321

Access has been granted to us—by the mercy of God—to come to Him. He has made a way for us to be accepted in His sight.

Mar 19, 2019
#586 – A Substitute Sacrifice (Exodus 24:8)
511

The blood of Christ has sealed the New Covenant. Thanks be to God that we are made clean in Christ and are united to Him forever. 

Mar 18, 2019
#585 – A Deadly Allure (Proverbs 7:21–23)
284

Let's pray that God will keep us from toying with sin. May we take God at His Word and flee from adultery and every temptation.

Mar 17, 2019
#584 – No Other gods Before Me (Exodus 20:3)
335

May God help us not to exchange His glory for lesser things. God alone is worthy of our ultimate devotion.

Mar 16, 2019
#583 – God Our Sustenance (Exodus 16:15)
290

God is our provider and our ultimate source of sustenance.

Mar 15, 2019
#582 – A Picture of God's Power (Exodus 14:31)
289

When sinners turn from sin and trust in Jesus, we see God's power to save on display. Only He can transform lives by bringing sinners from death to life.

Mar 14, 2019
#581 – The Spotless Sacrifice (Exodus 12:23)
339

The only way to be delivered from the judgment we deserve is to take refuge in Jesus Christ. He is the spotless sacrifice.

Mar 13, 2019
#580 – The Root of Every Sin (Exodus 10:3)
251

Pride is on display when we sin against God. We think we know what is best. The antidote to sin is humility, so let us ask God for this.

Mar 12, 2019
#579 – The Danger of Self-Exaltation (Exodus 9:17)
369

In each of our lives, we are tempted to live for our purposes instead of God's praise.

Mar 11, 2019
#578 – A List Like This (Proverbs 6:16–19)
263

Let us ask God to help us to hate what He hates. May God purify and sanctify us so that none of these things characterize our lives.

Mar 10, 2019
#577 – He Hears Your Cries (Exodus 6:5)
261

God will show Himself faithful to all His promises. Even in the valley of the shadow of death, He is faithful.

Mar 09, 2019
#576 – The Sovereignty of God and Man's Responsibility (Exodus 4:21)
335

Thanks be to God that, in this mystery of His sovereignty and man's responsibility, He has provided our salvation in Jesus.

Mar 08, 2019
#575 – "I AM" Sent Me (Exodus 3:14)
344

God is not dependent on anyone or anything. He is immutable, and He is with you. 

Mar 07, 2019
#574 – Bound for the Promised Land (Genesis 50:25)
331

Everything looks very different when your eyes are fixed, not just on today, but on what will matter ten trillion years from now.

Mar 06, 2019
#573 – Let the Nations be Glad (Genesis 49:10)
303

We take the gospel to the nations because to Him shall be the obedience of all peoples. Jesus is worthy of the praise of every tribe and tongue.

Mar 05, 2019
#572 – God Keeps His Promises (Genesis 46:27)
269

The promises of God are sure. They are surer than anything else in this world. You can count on His Word.

Mar 04, 2019
#571 – Intoxicated in Love (Proverbs 5:18–19)
295

Let us pray for ever-increasing intoxication to mark marriages.

Mar 03, 2019
#570 – Not You but God (Genesis 45:8)
321

Joseph realizes that his brothers meant evil, but God meant it for good. Questions may arise as we journey through life in a fallen world, but the conclusion is clear: Trust in Christ.

Mar 02, 2019
#569 – Our Good and His Glory (Genesis 42:6)
350

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.

Mar 01, 2019
#568 – Fruitful in Affliction (Genesis 41:52)
298

Affliction can be a field where fruit grows. Affliction is unavoidable in a fallen world, but even in this, God can cause your life to bear fruit.

Feb 28, 2019
#567 – You are Not Alone (Genesis 39:20–23)
359

Regardless of the circumstances in your life, you can hold fast to the promise of God that He is with you. Know that you can trust Him.

Feb 27, 2019
#566 – Pointing to Christ (Genesis 37:26–27)
331

Always see the Bible in the context of a bigger story of redemption in Jesus Christ. The story of your life is intended to point people to the story of God's love in Jesus.

Feb 26, 2019
#565 – A New Name (Genesis 35:10–12)
331

Just as God gave Jacob a new name, He is gracious to us and has provided our salvation in Christ. May we never cease to be overwhelmed by God's grace that He has poured out on us.

Feb 25, 2019
#564 – Get Wisdom (Proverbs 4:7–8)
234

It is wise to seek wisdom. In whatever we do today, we need wisdom. We are driven to pray to this end.

Feb 24, 2019
#563 – Boldly Asking for Blessing (Genesis 32:26)
319

We see Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32. Might we boldly seek God's face, crying out to Him day and night.

Feb 23, 2019
#562 – From Barrenness to Blessing (Genesis 30:22)
328

Let us pray in a multitude of ways that God will take barrenness and turn it into blessing. 

Feb 22, 2019
#561 – Communion with God (Genesis 28:16–17)
250

Christ dying on the cross in our place has given us access to God. We constantly have communion with God. 

Feb 21, 2019
#560 – The Forfeits of Sin (Genesis 25:31–34)
299

We are prone to exchange intimacy with God for immediate gratification. God, help us to value intimacy with You over the fleeting pleasure of this world.

Feb 20, 2019
#559 – Grant Us Success Today (Genesis 24:12)
303

We are hopeless apart from God. We need His intervention daily. Let us pray that God will continually conform us more into the image of Christ each day. 

Feb 19, 2019
#558 – His Only Son (Genesis 22:2)
312

God sent Jesus to be the substitutionary sacrifice for us. God's only Son was given to atone for our sins. See the love of God for you.

Feb 18, 2019
#557 – Help Us to Trust in You (Proverbs 3:5–6)
224

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall make straight your paths.

Feb 17, 2019
#556 – Praying for Healing (Genesis 20:17)
353

We pray to the God who is sovereign over the health of everyone. It is entirely right to pray in faith for healing. May God help us to pray in faith, trusting that He knows what is best.

Feb 16, 2019
#555 – The Privilege of Intercession (Genesis 18:22)
345

God has ordained prayer as a means by which He acts. God responds to our praying so may we be encouraged by the privilege we have in prayer.

Feb 15, 2019
#554 – God's Grace for the Nations (Genesis 17:5)
347

God wants His glory to be made known among all the nations. May we be faithful to pray for the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth. 

Feb 14, 2019
#553 – God is Committed to You (Genesis 15:18)
285

God is faithful to His promises. Christ's commitment to His bride is sealed by the blood He shed on the cross.

Feb 13, 2019
#552 – A Willingness to Obey (Genesis 12:4)
257

Let us pray that God will help us to value obedience to Him above all else.

Feb 12, 2019
#551 – My Eye Sees You (Job 42:5–6)
245

Might we know and trust God more as a result of walking through pain, sorrow, and suffering.

Feb 11, 2019
#550 – The Paths of the Righteous (Proverbs 2:20)
190

God, help us to walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. We are prone to wander, but God will keep us for our good and His glory.

Feb 10, 2019
#549 – The Author of all Wisdom (Job 38:36)
311

While we lack wisdom, knowledge, and perspective, we can always trust God and His perfect wisdom.

Feb 09, 2019
#548 – Blessed be the Name of the Lord (Job 1:20–22)
328

Let's pray for grace to respond to sorrow and sadness with worship. Through Christ, we know that even death does not have the final say. May we worship in the face of sorrow and death.

Feb 08, 2019
#547 – Praying for the Unreached (Genesis 9:7)
367

God wants His grace and goodness to fill the earth. We must devote ourselves to getting God's gospel where Christ has not been proclaimed.

Feb 07, 2019
#546 – Sin is Serious (Genesis 7:20–22)
359

The wages of sin is death. Thanks be to God for His mercy that Jesus has endured the flood of God's wrath due us. We have been freed and forgiven.

Feb 06, 2019
#545 – Seek God in Worship (Genesis 4:26)
296

When people call upon the Lord there is grace, mercy, hope, and reconciliation to be found.

Feb 05, 2019
#544 – Multiply and Fill the Earth (Genesis 1:28)
382

Christians are commanded to take the gospel to image bearers who have not trusted in Christ, that they too may have salvation and be conformed more into the image of Christ.

Feb 04, 2019
#543 – The Beginning of Wisdom (Proverbs 1:7)
468

God-fearing worship leads to God-given wisdom. Wisdom begins with worship of God. We will only see things in the world wisely when we seek God worshipfully. 

Feb 03, 2019
#542 – Yet I Will Rejoice in the Lord (Habakkuk 3:17–18)
405

Even in the midst of great sorrow and suffering, because of Christ conquering sin and death, we can take joy in the God of our salvation.

Feb 02, 2019
#541 – As the Waters Cover the Sea (Habakkuk 2:14)
288

As Christians we have confidence that a day is coming when the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.

Feb 01, 2019
#540 – God Hears Our Cries (Habakkuk 1:6)
363

We can pray honestly before God knowing that He cares for us even when we do not understand.

Jan 31, 2019
#539 – Marriage and Family According to God's Word (Numbers 36:6)
275

We live in a culture that is very confused about marriage and family. May the marriages and families of Christians be directed by God's Word for the good of the church and the glory of Christ.

Jan 30, 2019
#538 – Freedom in Christ (Numbers 35:28)
302

What can free us from the judgment we deserve? The death of our Great High Priest frees us from bondage to sin. Jesus atones for all our sins and has reconciled us to God.

Jan 29, 2019
#537 – Unique Stewardship (Numbers 34:1–2)
299

May God help us to glorify Him with all that He has entrusted to us wherever we find ourselves in this life.

Jan 28, 2019
#536 – God's Loving Leadership (Numbers 33:1–2)
280

It is humbling to reflect upon how God has faithfully directed our steps. May God give us grace to trust Him for all our days.

Jan 27, 2019
#535 – Sin Will Find You Out (Numbers 32:23)
316

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

Jan 26, 2019
#534 – Vengeance Belongs to God (Numbers 31:1)
302

We look to God as the ultimate Judge who will never let us down and will ultimately bring about justice.

Jan 25, 2019
#533 – Praying for Marriages (Numbers 30:16)
261

We pray for God's grace and mercy to cause marriages to thrive all throughout the church.

Jan 24, 2019
#532 – Intentional Rest and Focus on God (Numbers 29:1)
305

What intentional regular focused rest are you getting in your life? We need rest from ordinary work and focused time crying out to Him.

Jan 23, 2019
#531 – A Daily Offering (Numbers 28:1–3)
224

May we view today as an offering before our King. May He be glorified in our lives each day.

Jan 22, 2019
#530 – Qualified by the Spirit (Numbers 27:18)
315

All of God's people are empowered by the Spirit of God. We have the very Spirit of God indwelling us. May we live today in light of this reality. 

Jan 21, 2019
#529 – Obey God (Numbers 26:64–65)
265

God help us to obey you. Keep us from disobedience. May we have courage to trust and follow You.

Jan 20, 2019
#528 – Jealous for His Glory (Numbers 25:10–11)
310

The beauty of the gospel is that God shows jealousy for His glory by showering love on us through Christ's finished work. 

Jan 19, 2019
#527 – Knowledge of the Most High (Numbers 24:16)
260

In Christ, we have knowledge of the Most High. We have the privilege of knowing God forever. May this privilege never grow old in our hearts.

Jan 18, 2019
#526 – The Immutability of God (Numbers 23:19)
277

We are fallible, but God is not. He is perfect in all of His ways, and what He says is always true. 

Jan 17, 2019
#525 – Guard Against Greed (Numbers 22:21)
268

We must never be driven by desire for more money at the expense of faithfulness to God. 

Jan 16, 2019
#524 – Look and Live (Numbers 21:8–9)
293

We find life by looking to a picture of death. Jesus went to the cross to bear our sins and die the death we deserve. Only in Him do we find life.

Jan 15, 2019
#523 – Pray for Leaders (Numbers 20:12)
296

The mantle of leadership has been given by God to be stewarded under His authority.  

Jan 14, 2019
#522 – The Clean for the Unclean (Numbers 19:7)
298

Jesus has exposed Himself fully to the stain of our sin. He became unclean so that you and I could be made clean.

Jan 13, 2019
#521 – Give Generously (Numbers 18:25–26)
288

All Christians are to give sacrificially and generously for the building up of the church and the spread of the gospel.

Jan 12, 2019
#520 – Everything Depends on Jesus (Numbers 17:8)
274

Only in Christ can sinners find righteousness and life. Let us pray that every facet of our lives will be marked by total identification in Jesus.

Jan 11, 2019
#519 – Standing in the Gap (Numbers 16:48)
374

May we be a people who stand in the gap interceding for others. Might we pray for those around us and throughout the world who have not testified to the goodness of God's Son.

Jan 10, 2019
#518 – A God-Centered Perspective (Numbers 15:32–35)
358

We have too small a view of the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man. Father, help us by your grace to flee from sin and run to You.

Jan 09, 2019
#517 – Faith over Fear (Numbers 14:31–33)
276

Fear keeps us from experiencing all that God wants us to experience. Let us pray that God will deliver us from fear that we may walk in obedience to Him.

Jan 08, 2019
#516 – A Picture of Faith (Numbers 13:30)
289

Faith believes the Word of God, faith trusts the power of God, and faith is willing to obey God's Word. May we be men and women who take God at His Word.

Jan 07, 2019
#515 – Humility and Faithfulness (Numbers 12:3–8)
262

The path to intimacy with God is paved by humility before Him. Let us pray that God will remove pride from us and that we will be found faithful in all that has been given to us.

Jan 06, 2019
#514 – More than Able (Numbers 11:23)
269

Our God is sovereign over all and is more than able to do all that He desires for His glory. 

Jan 05, 2019
#513 – Sound the Trumpet (Numbers 10:10)
281

May we be a people who are constantly crying out to God.

Jan 04, 2019
#512 – Hear the Word of the Lord (Numbers 9:8)
302

In all of the decisions we have to make, let us look to God and His Word for wisdom.

Jan 03, 2019
#511 – Gifts to the Church (Numbers 8:19)
291

All Christians have been given to the church as a gift from God for the good of the church and the glory of Christ.

Jan 02, 2019
#510 – God Speaks Through His Word (Numbers 7:89)
262

When we open up the Bible we find the very words of God. May God help us to focus on His Word and meditate on it day and night.

Jan 01, 2019
#509 – Blessed and Kept in Grace and Peace (Numbers 6:24–26)
261

This passage beckons a confident comfort for followers of Christ. We are blessed and kept by God. He is gracious to us and has given us His peace.

Dec 31, 2018
#508 – Jesus Cleanses the Unclean (Numbers 5:1–4)
336

Jesus alone is able to take the most unclean and make them clean. He has taken our sins upon Himself to make wretched sinners clean in Him.

Dec 30, 2018
#507 – Every Member is Gifted (Numbers 4:49)
242

Take comfort in the truth that every member of the body matters. You have been gifted for the building up of the church and the spread of the gospel.

Dec 29, 2018
#506 – The Perfect High Priest (Numbers 3:2–4)
347

Jesus paid the price for our sins and has made us right before God. We are commissioned now as a royal priesthood to proclaim the grace of Christ in all the world.

Dec 28, 2018
#505 – Centered on God (Numbers 2:1–2)
233

May every part of our lives revolve around the presence and glory of God. Lord, help us to live with our eyes fixed on You. 

Dec 27, 2018
#504 – All that God Commanded (Numbers 1:54)
188

It should be our prayer that God will help us not to live according to our ways but to obey all that He has commanded.

Dec 26, 2018
#503 – Advent: He will Save His People from Their Sins (Matthew 1:21)
311

Praise God for saving us through Jesus Christ. On this Christmas, let us pray for the spread of this good news to the ends of the earth.

Dec 25, 2018
#502 – Advent: The Alpha and the Omega (Revelation 1:8)
318

The child in the manger is God. He has existed for all time and will reign forever as Lord Almighty. 

Dec 24, 2018
#501 – Advent: A Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14–16)
320

Because of Christ fulfilling all righteousness and dying in our place at the cross, we can boldly approach the throne of grace in our time of need.

Dec 23, 2018
#500 – Advent: For Your Sake He Became Poor (2 Corinthians 8:9)
268

Let's be intentional to turn our attention during this Advent season toward those in urgent physical need around us. May we be compelled by the Spirit of God in us to give sacrificially. 

Dec 22, 2018
#499 – Advent: The Most Important Message (1 Corinthians 15:3–4)
315

Christ died for our sins and rose from the grave in victory. Let's pray that God will give us boldness to proclaim this message of first importance. 

Dec 21, 2018
#498 – Advent: Lord of All (Romans 10:12–13)
243

Salvation is available for anyone who will trust in Christ. May God use us to make His gospel known in our neighborhoods and among the nations. 

Dec 20, 2018
#497 – Advent: The Word Became Flesh (John 1:14)
332

The most astounding reality in the world is that God became flesh and dwelt among us. Praise God that we have glimpsed His glory full of grace and truth in the person of Christ.

Dec 19, 2018
#496 – Advent: They were Writing about Me (Luke 24:24–27)
267

The whole Bible is about Jesus. Everything on the landscape of human history revolves around Him. His first coming changed everything, and His second coming will consummate everything.

Dec 18, 2018
#495 – Advent: Divine Appointment (Luke 2:4–7)
232

As we think about the coming of Christ this season, be amazed by the promises that led to the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Christ. All of this happened just as God had said.

Dec 17, 2018
#494 – Advent: He Came to Serve You (Mark 10:45)
268

Jesus came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. Praise God that He is where our help comes from for all our days.

Dec 16, 2018
#493 – Advent: The Wonder of the Incarnation (Matthew 1:20)
355

The incarnation should compel us worship in awe that God has provided a way to reconcile us to Himself in Jesus.

Dec 15, 2018
#492 – Advent: Born a Child and yet a King (Micah 5:2)
340

Jesus is a perfect ruler who has always been and forever will be. He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death. He came to save people from every tribe and tongue.

Dec 14, 2018
#491 – Advent: The Reality of Restoration (Amos 9:11)
295

God is gradually conforming us more into the image of Christ. One day this rebuilding and repairing process will be complete. We will be free from sin and see God as He is.

Dec 13, 2018
#490 – Advent: An Everlasting Covenant (Jeremiah 32:40)
288

All who trust in Christ are brought into a relationship with God that will last forever. Right now and always, God is working for your good.

Dec 12, 2018
#489 – Advent: Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:2–4)
370

Jesus was smitten by God and afflicted. Humanly speaking, there was nothing that would draw us to Him. He became like us yet was without sin. He has conquered sin and death and is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Dec 11, 2018
#488 – Advent: Comforted in Christ (Isaiah 40:1–2)
292

There is no condemnation for us in Christ because Christ was condemned in our place. We deserve judgment, but in Christ we receive comfort for today and for all eternity.

Dec 10, 2018
#487 – Advent: The Fully Obedient Son (1 Kings 9:4–5)
355

Because of Christ's sinlessness, He is the qualified substitute. Christ's death in our place makes us right before God and frees us from sin. Let's pray that God will continue to conform us into the image of Christ.

Dec 09, 2018
#486 – Advent: His Kingdom is Forever (2 Samuel 7:12–13)
277

Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall, but the rule and reign of Christ will never end.

Dec 08, 2018
#485 – Advent: A Flawed Family Tree and a Faithful God (Ruth 4:13–17)
402

Let us pray that God will cause His gospel to go forth and bear fruit in all the world, that His kingdom will continue to expand.

Dec 07, 2018
#484 – Advent: The One True King (Judges 21:25)
250

The people of God could not find a ruler who could satisfy their longings. Jesus Christ came as the King of kings whose ways are right and ultimately for our good. In Him our deepest needs are met.

Dec 06, 2018
#483 – Advent: Until the Son of God Appears (Numbers 24:17)
278

The Old Testament anticipates the coming of a perfect King. Christ fulfilled this prophecy, and He rules over us as our King and Savior.

Dec 05, 2018
#482 – Advent: Out of Bondage (Exodus 15:19)
243

Exodus anticipates Christ's coming to save sinners from ultimate slavery so they can experience ultimate freedom.

Dec 04, 2018
#481 – Advent: A Promise Fulfilled (Genesis 15:1–5)
319

God fulfilled His promise to Abram as Christ died and rose from the grave that sinners from every tribe and tongue may turn from sin and trust in Him.

Dec 03, 2018
#480 – Advent: Sin and the Hope of a Savior (Genesis 3:1–6)
317

Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, but God graciously promised that He would send a Savior to remedy the curse of sin and reconcile sinners to Himself.

Dec 02, 2018
#478 – Worship Him Alone (Jeremiah 51:15–17)
336

We are quick to give away our worship to things that are unworthy of our affection. Let us call on God to guard us from idolatry that we may worship Him alone, the one true God. 

Dec 01, 2018
#479 – God's Word Will Always Prove True (Jeremiah 52:4)
290

All that Jeremiah prophesied proved true. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever.

Dec 01, 2018
#477 – God's Wrath is Real (Jeremiah 50:25)
326

We need a right view of God's wrath. Jesus has endured the wrath due sinners. God's wrath is real but He has provided a substitute for those who trust in Him.

Nov 30, 2018
#476 – Don't Trust in Fleeting Things (Jeremiah 49:4)
231

Trusting in possessions or position in this world is a recipe for disaster. God help us not to boast in anything other than Christ.

Nov 29, 2018
#475 – The Effects of Sin on Children (Jeremiah 48:4)
284

The effects of sin and oppression and injustice and war in the world do not just impact adults—they impact children as well.

Nov 28, 2018
#474 – Interceding on Behalf of Sinners (Jeremiah 47:6)
253

God's judgment is coming upon sinners, and we are driven to pray and plead for God's mercy, to intercede on their behalf.

Nov 27, 2018
#473 – God's Gracious Discipline (Jeremiah 46:28)
258

May we receive God's discipline and respond to it in a way that glorifies Him, knowing that it is ultimately good for us. 

Nov 26, 2018
#472 – Save Us from Focus on Ourselves (Jeremiah 45:5)
278

God, help us to live with urgency for others today that we may contend for the faith. 

Nov 25, 2018
#471 – Humility, Fear, and Obedience (Jeremiah 44:10)
248

We pray for humility before God, a fear of Him, and a hatred of sin that will lead to obedience of all His commands. 

Nov 24, 2018
#470 – Examine Your Life (Jeremiah 43:4)
235

In what areas of your life are you directly disobeying God's Word? Lord, help us to trust and obey You.

Nov 23, 2018
#469 – His Ways More Than Ours (Jeremiah 42:20–21)
265

Do we really want to obey God, or do we hope that God will bless what we want to do? He knows what is best for us. God, help us to long for your ways and to delight in You.

Nov 22, 2018
#468 – The Severity of Selfishness (Jeremiah 41:2)
261

We are tempted to look out for our own interests rather than the interests of others. May we wage war on selfishness for the good of others and the glory of Christ.

Nov 21, 2018
#467 – God's Infallible Word (Jeremiah 40:2)
228

God help us to believe Your Word even when we are tempted to doubt and help us to proclaim it when we are tempted to be silent.

Nov 20, 2018
#466 – A Pretty Simple Truth (Jeremiah 39:18)
313

The essence of the Christian message is trust in God and be saved.

Nov 19, 2018
#465 – You can Trust Him (Jeremiah 38:6)
268

Even when all around your soul gives way, Jesus is your hope and stay. Even in the mud, you can rest in Him.

Nov 18, 2018
#464 – A Prayer for the Persecuted (Jeremiah 37:15)
304

Like Jeremiah, we have brothers and sisters throughout the world who are imprisoned because of their faith. Let's pray for them to persevere that the gospel may continue to go forth and bear fruit in all the world.

Nov 17, 2018
#463 – Hear from God (Jeremiah 36:11–12)
296

We need God's Word from the time we wake up until we lay down again at night. May we be a people who submit to His authority.

Nov 16, 2018
#462 – God Our Father (Jeremiah 35:14)
247

By God's grace we are His children. Let us see His commands as good for us that we may trust and obey Him.

Nov 15, 2018
#461 – Repent and Run from Sin (Jeremiah 34:11)
178

Our sin is so pervasive. We need Jesus every moment of every day. May God help us to flee sin and run to Him.

Nov 14, 2018
#460 – Confident in Christ Forever (Jeremiah 33:20–22)
347

Christ's sacrifice on the cross seals your union with Him forever and ever. He is our King and our Great High Priest.

Nov 13, 2018
#459 – Nothing is too Hard for God (Jeremiah 32:17)
351

God is sovereign over all, and nothing is too hard for Him. He will bring about salvation among all the peoples of the earth. 

Nov 12, 2018
#458 – A New Covenant in Christ (Jeremiah 31:34)
310

Wherever you find yourself, you have the privilege of knowing God through Jesus. He remembers our sins no more.

Nov 11, 2018
#457 – No Longer Slaves to Sin (Jeremiah 30:8–9)
284

Christ has liberated us from the yoke of sin and has burst its bonds by standing in our place at the cross. 

Nov 10, 2018
#456 – Our Future and Hope in Christ (Jeremiah 29:11–13)
263

God has plans for your welfare. This plan is for you to follow Christ, seeking first the kingdom of God.

Nov 09, 2018
#455 – Don't Minimize Messages of Judgment (Jeremiah 28:8–9)
344

Let's be clear when engaging the lost that judgment is coming, but peace is possible in Christ. God, please help the gospel not to be far from our lips.

Nov 08, 2018
#454 – Supreme Confidence (Jeremiah 27:5)
326

God is sovereign over all nations and all rulers. We have supreme confidence and complete hope in Him, knowing that one day we will be with Him forever.

Nov 07, 2018
#453 – The Whole Counsel of God (Jeremiah 26:2)
288

Jeremiah was commanded not to hold back a word. May God help us to boldly proclaim the fullness of His Word knowing that even difficult passages are for our good.

Nov 06, 2018
#452 – Jesus Drank the Cup (Jeremiah 25:15)
299

Jesus drank the cup of the wine of God's wrath due sinners. Because of Christ's work on the cross we are called the righteousness of God in Him.

Nov 05, 2018
#451 – Delight in Him (Jeremiah 24:7)
285

By God's grace we have been given a heart to know Him. May our relationship with God be marked not by religious duty, but by delighting in Him.

Nov 04, 2018
#450 – The Lord is Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:5–6)
241

God promised an unrighteous people that He would send a King to be their righteousness. By God's grace, in Christ, we find rest for our souls.

Nov 03, 2018
#449 – A House Built on Righteousness (Jeremiah 22:13)
194

How are you building your house? Pray that God will help your life to reflect God's compassion for the poor and needy.

Nov 02, 2018
#448 – The Way of Life (Jeremiah 21:8)
249

The way of death is sin, but in Christ we know the way of life. Through faith in Jesus, our lives are hidden with Christ in God.

Nov 01, 2018
#447 – Persecuted for Proclaiming Christ (Jeremiah 20:1–2)
233

We have brothers and sisters all over the world facing persecution. When one part of the body hurts, the whole body hurts. Let's pray for them and for their families.

Oct 31, 2018
#446 – Turn from Sin and Trust in Him (Jeremiah 19:15)
354

By God's grace through faith in Christ you can be saved. See the weight of the reality that if you do not turn from sin and trust in Him, judgment is coming.

Oct 30, 2018
#445 – Clay in the Potter's Hand (Jeremiah 18:5–6)
216

May it be our prayer for God to make us vessels for His glory knowing that He is conforming us more into the image of Christ.

Oct 29, 2018
#444 – Desperately Sick and Deceitful Hearts (Jeremiah 17:9)
237

We are prone to wander and to leave the God we love. Let's pray that God will daily conform our hearts more to the heart of Christ.

Oct 28, 2018
#443 – My Strength, My Stronghold, and My Refuge (Jeremiah 16:19)
178

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.



Oct 27, 2018
#442 – Feed on God's Word (Jeremiah 15:16)
254

Has God's Word become a joy to you and is it the delight of your heart? Praise God that He has called us by name and may we grow in our dependence on Him through delighting in His Word.

Oct 26, 2018
#441 – We Acknowledge Our Wickedness (Jeremiah 14:20)
223

Christians must repent, confessing to God how we have sinned against Him. He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us.

Oct 25, 2018
#440 – At the Root of All Our Sin (Jeremiah 13:9)
223

In a sense, pride can be found at the root of all our sin. Let's call upon God for humility in each of our lives.

Oct 24, 2018
#439 – Faithful to Forgive (Jeremiah 12:16)
192

God is gracious and merciful. Even when we sin against Him, He welcomes us to flee sin and return to Him. 

Oct 23, 2018
#438 – Pray for the Persecuted (Jeremiah 11:21)
295

We have brothers and sisters all around the world who risk their lives to make the gospel known in difficult contexts. Let's pray for boldness for them and for us to proclaim Christ.

Oct 22, 2018
#437 – None Like You (Jeremiah 10:6–7)
192

All nations are nothing before God. He alone is perfect in all of His glorious ways. He rules and reigns over all.

Oct 21, 2018
#436 – Boast in God (Jeremiah 9:23–24)
246

We are tempted at every turn to boast in things other than God. May we see the foolishness of this and boast only in Jesus Christ.

Oct 20, 2018
#435 – My Heart is Sick (Jeremiah 8:18)
314

May we be filled with grief over those who do not know Christ and those who do not have access to the gospel.

Oct 19, 2018
#434 – The Good Life (Jeremiah 7:23)
262

We must hear God's Word and obey Him. We know that the only way for it to be well with us is to trust and obey.

Oct 18, 2018
#433 – Take Pleasure in God's Word (Jeremiah 6:10)
243

God help us to hear the clear message of judgment due sin and to rest in the finished work of Christ.

Oct 17, 2018
#432 – An Appalling and Horrible Thing (Jeremiah 5:30–31)
292

It is possible for leaders in the church not to speak the Word of God and for people to love it. God, keep us from this. May we be led by Your Word.

Oct 16, 2018
#431 – The Weight of What is Coming (Jeremiah 4:19)
305

Christians must sound the alarm and proclaim Christ because of the weight of judgment  coming for those who do not trust in Jesus.

Oct 15, 2018
#430 – Shepherds after God's Own Heart (Jeremiah 3:15–18)
355

Let's ask God for pastors who will feed the flock with the knowledge and understanding. We want pastors who will teach God's Word faithfully for the glory of Christ.

Oct 14, 2018
#429 – The Fountain of Living Waters (Jeremiah 2:11–13)
227

We foolishly look to be satisfied by broken cisterns. Let's pray that God will help us to seek satisfaction only in Him.

Oct 13, 2018
#428 – God is with You (Jeremiah 1:4–8)
338

Like Jeremiah, you may feel insufficient and inadequate, but God promises that He is with you to help, deliver, strengthen, and comfort you.

Oct 12, 2018
#427 – Equipping You for His Will (Hebrews 13:20–21)
242

Call out to God who in His grace has saved you in Christ, that He will equip you to do his will and to please Him.

Oct 11, 2018
#426 – The Race Set Before Us (Hebrews 12:1–2)
261

May we look to Jesus and wage war on sin as we run the race set before us, longing to see Christ glorified in our lives.

Oct 10, 2018
#425 – He Rewards Those Who Seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)
272

The God who rules and reigns over all is the One who rewards those who seek Him. Let us long to seek God and find our reward in Him.

Oct 09, 2018
#424 – Stir Up One Another (Hebrews 10:24–25)
289

Don't approach church with a consumeristic attitude, but approach church seeking how you can help stir up others in love and good works.

Oct 08, 2018
#423 – Waiting for Him (Hebrews 9:27–28)
273

Jesus has come and paid the price for our sins. We know He is coming again so we wait for Him and work to proclaim the gospel around the world.

Oct 07, 2018
#422 – Know The Lord (Hebrews 8:11)
255
By God's grace through Christ we know Him. May we grow in our knowledge of and our love for Him.
Oct 06, 2018
#421 – Jesus Our Intercessor (Hebrews 7:25)
287
Jesus lives to make intercession for you and me. He is dispensing the blessings of God in our lives.
Oct 05, 2018
#420 – Persevere with Faith (Hebrews 6:11–12)
272
May we call out to God knowing He will supply grace for us to patiently persevere whatever comes our way in this life.
Oct 04, 2018
#419 – Maturity in God's Word (Hebrews 5:12–14)
207
We cannot be content to drink spiritual milk like infants and not grow in our feasting on God's Word.
Oct 03, 2018
#418 – Sympathetic Resonance (Hebrews 4:14–16)
290
When we walk through temptations and trials, we have a Great High Priest who echoes our hurts and trials. We can approach His throne boldly and there find grace and mercy in our time of need.
Oct 02, 2018
#417 – Help Our Unbelief (Hebrews 3:19)
194
In the face of temptation, may we turn from sin and trust in Christ. We want to experience all that God has designed for us through faith in Him.
Oct 01, 2018
#416 – The Destruction of Death (Hebrews 2:14–15)
305
Jesus came to conquer death and has given us eternal life. We are no longer bound to the fear of death, but will be united with Christ in His resurrection.
Sep 30, 2018
#415 – He Sat Down (Hebrews 1:3)
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The One who upholds the universe took on human flesh and lived the life we could not live. He died for sinners, ascended on high, and sat down having finished the work He came to do.
Sep 29, 2018
#414 – The Goodness of God (Leviticus 27:34)
246
God is gracious in giving us His Word. His commandments are just and right. His commands are for our good.
Sep 28, 2018
#413 – I Will Walk Among You (Leviticus 26:12)
217
In Christ, we experience joyful communion with God and have been freed to obey Him.
Sep 27, 2018
#412 – The Year of Jubliee (Leviticus 25:9–10)
272
Jesus has covered our sins and brought us from death to life. In Him we have freedom and joy. May we spread this jubilee to the ends of the earth.
Sep 26, 2018
#411 – Hallowed Be Your Name (Leviticus 24:16)
240
May we not be casual in our approach of God and let us be sensitive to ways that God's name is being misused around us.
Sep 25, 2018
#410 – Work Hard and Rest Well (Leviticus 23:3)
310
The Bible teaches that work and rest are both good and necessary. May God be honored by our work and rest.
Sep 24, 2018
#409 – Trust and Obey (Leviticus 22:20)
346
God defines what is and what is not acceptable. May we hear God's Word and obey it.
Sep 23, 2018
#408 – Honoring God's Name in This World (Leviticus 21:6)
325
What are we communicating about the nature of God to the world around us?
Sep 22, 2018
#407 – The Lord Who Sanctifies You (Leviticus 20:8)
203
Let's ask God to conform us more into the image of Christ. May we look more like Christ today than we did yesterday.
Sep 21, 2018
#406 – Love Your Neighbor as Yourself (Leviticus 19:18)
380
Think about how much we love ourselves. The revolutionary command of the Bible is to love others like that.
Sep 20, 2018
#405 – Keep My Statutes and Walk in Them (Leviticus 18:3–4)
304
We are called to worship God alone. We must be aggressive to make sure we are not accommodating our lives to look like the rest of the world.
Sep 19, 2018
#404 – Nothing But The Blood (Leviticus 17:11)
318
We deserve to die, but Jesus died in our place and we have life in Him through His blood shed for us. May we make this gospel known.
Sep 18, 2018
#403 – He Remembers Our Sins No More (Leviticus 16:21–22)
420
The price for our disobedience to God has been paid, and our sins are covered. Not only this, but through Christ our sins have been taken away.
Sep 17, 2018
#402 – Live Clean in Christ (Leviticus 15:31)
248
Are we zealous to be pure? Have we grown complacent with our sin? God, make us clean and help us to live pure before You and one another.
Sep 16, 2018
#401 – Instruments of God (Leviticus 14:1–3)
346
We must not quarantine our homes and churches of those who are viewed as unclean and outcast in the world around us. We must go to them.
Sep 15, 2018
#400 – Made Clean by Christ (Leviticus 13:45–46)
335
Christ did not avoid the leper but went to Him. Christ redeems us and makes vile sinners clean.
Sep 14, 2018
#399 – The Next Generation Knowing Christ (Leviticus 12:3)
252
Let us call out to God on behalf of families and children, that God will save kids through Christ and set them apart for His purpose.
Sep 13, 2018
#398 – Be Holy (Leviticus 11:44–45)
259
We belong to God and have been bought with a price. God, help us not to live for our own purposes but to live set apart for the glory of Christ.
Sep 12, 2018
#397 – The Severity of Sin (Leviticus 10:1–3)
280
May we pray to God, pleading for help to kill sin rather than treating it lightly.
Sep 11, 2018
#396 – Glimpsing the Glory of God (Leviticus 9:6)
285
Christ has made it possible for us to have a continual glimpse of the glory of God. May we long to see more of the glory of God in our lives.
Sep 10, 2018
#395 – A Royal Priesthood (Leviticus 8:30)
278
Jesus has made purification for sins and we are covered by His righteousness. We have access to God through Christ and we are set apart for His purpose.
Sep 09, 2018
#394 – Giving Thanks to God (Leviticus 7:11–12)
352
If we are not expressing continual gratitude to God it is likely a sure sign there is something wrong in our communion with God.
Sep 08, 2018
#393 – Sin Against Others is Sin Against God (Leviticus 6:2)
244
May we confess our sins accordingly to others and to God.
Sep 07, 2018
#392 – The Necessity of Testifying (Leviticus 5:1)
304
We are called, equipped, and empowered by the very Spirit of God to testify to the goodness of Christ and His gospel. God, help us not to sin with our silence.
Sep 06, 2018
#391 – Prone to Sin (Leviticus 4:27–28)
265
We sin in ways we do not even realize. We rejoice that God has covered our sin in Christ and ask for grace to avoid intentional and unintentional sin.
Sep 05, 2018
#390 – Giving Our Best to God (Leviticus 3:1)
268
Jesus is without blemish and uniquely qualified to save sinners. In response to this, we must live our lives for His renown.
Sep 04, 2018
#389 – A Pleasing Aroma to God (Leviticus 2:9)
150
May our lives be living sacrifices that are pleasing to God.
Sep 03, 2018
#388 – The Full and Final Sacrifice (Leviticus 1:4)
329
Leviticus points us to the need for atonement. In Christ, our sins have been atoned for, and we are welcomed into His presence.
Sep 02, 2018
#387 – Joy Comes with the Morning (Psalm 30:5)
292
God, give us grace to trust that a day is coming when our sorrow will turn to joy and we will be with You forever.
Sep 01, 2018
#386 – The Voice of God (Psalm 29:4)
249
The same voice that spoke the world into existence speaks to us through the pages of the Bible.
Aug 31, 2018
#385 – To You, O Lord, I Call (Psalm 28:1)
241
If God did not hear us, we would go to hell. By God's grace, He hears us and attends to our needs.
Aug 30, 2018
#384 – We Want God (Psalm 27:4)
348
Do we primarily see God as useful? Or do we see God primarily as beautiful? We must come to God to get God.
Aug 29, 2018
#383 – The Importance of Integrity (Psalm 26:11)
202
How do we grow in integrity? By the redeeming grace of God. We need Christ to help make us people of integrity.
Aug 28, 2018
#382 – Make us Humble (Psalm 25:9)
235
The key to being led in what is right and being taught the way of God is humility.
Aug 27, 2018
#381 – Clean Hands and a Pure Heart (Psalm 24:3–4)
327
None of us can stand before God on our own merit. In Christ, we can ascend the hill of the Lord and stand in His holy place.
Aug 26, 2018
#380 – The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23:1)
279
If God is our Shepherd, what else could we want?
Aug 25, 2018
#379 – Separated for Our Salvation (Psalm 22:1)
257
Jesus was forsaken on the cross to save us. He was separated from God so that we never will be.
Aug 24, 2018
#378 – The Joy of His Presence (Psalm 21:6)
242
You have unhindered access to God through Christ's work on the cross and are able to constantly commune with Him.
Aug 23, 2018
#377 – Worthy of Our Trust (Psalm 20:7)
223
Do not settle for trusting in what will only lead to despair. Trust in the One who will not put you to shame.
Aug 22, 2018
#376 – God's Word Revives the Soul (Psalm 19:7)
225
Greater than God's revelation of Himself in the world is God's revelation of Himself in His Word.
Aug 21, 2018
#375 – I Love You, O Lord, My Strength (Psalm 18:1)
254
The Sovereign King of Kings who upholds the universe and rules forever is our strength.
Aug 20, 2018
#374 – Behold His Face (Psalm 17:15)
287
We know that amid the sorrows and sufferings of this life, we can trust that a day is coming when we will see God as He is.
Aug 19, 2018
#373 – Fullness of Joy (Psalm 16:11)
238
God's plan for your life involves fullness of joy in His presence and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Aug 18, 2018
#372 – Our Counselor (Psalm 16:7)
191
The God of the universe, in His Word, calls Himself our counselor.
Aug 17, 2018
#371 – In Christ Alone (Psalm 15:1)
289
Only through Jesus Christ can we be welcomed into the presence of God. In Him, we have communion with God.
Aug 16, 2018
#370 – None Who Does Good (Psalm 14:1–3)
317
We are all corrupt, but God has shown us great mercy in Christ.
Aug 15, 2018
#369 – Bountiful Blessings (Psalm 13:6)
238
Ponder in your own life how God has dealt bountifully with you.
Aug 14, 2018
#368 – The Danger of Our Lips (Psalm 12:3)
215
We are tempted at every turn to boast or to use our words for evil rather than good.
Aug 13, 2018
#367 – Transcendent and Immanent (Psalm 11:4)
314
God rules and reigns over us. He is intricately involved in the very details of our lives.
Aug 12, 2018
#366 – The King of Justice (Psalm 10:17–18)
290
Let's pray that we will care for the afflicted in the way our Savior does.
Aug 11, 2018
#365 – In the Palm of His Hand (Psalm 9:20)
334
God is sovereign over all and we remember that all authorities in this world will bend the knee before Him.
Aug 10, 2018
#364 – Made in God's Image (Psalm 8:3–4)
299
The God over all creation has made you as one who reflects Him more so than anything else in creation.
Aug 09, 2018
#363 – The Righteous Judge (Psalm 7:11)
295
God feels indignation every day. Put your hope in the One who will faithfully bring forth justice.
Aug 08, 2018
#362 – My Bones are Troubled (Psalm 6:2)
269
In the middle of your languishing, know that God is gracious and good.
Aug 07, 2018
#361 – You Hear My Voice (Psalm 5:3)
255
From the time we wake up in the morning might we call out to God for His gracious leadership in our lives.
Aug 06, 2018
#360 – In Peace (Psalm 4:8)
255
Amid the chaos and hectic schedule of every day life, we can lie down in peace knowing that we belong to God.
Aug 05, 2018
#359 – The Lord Sustained Me (Psalm 3:5)
247
You woke up this morning because God sustained you. Let that transform your perspective on today and every day.
Aug 04, 2018
#358 – The Nations Belong to Him (Psalm 2:8)
257
Our prayer must be that Jesus will receive the praise He is due among every tribe and tongue. The nations are His heritage and the ends of the earth are His possession.
Aug 03, 2018
#357 – Day and Night (Psalm 1:1–2)
234
Let us be a people who meditate on God's Word day and night that we may revel in the inexhaustible truths of the glory of God.
Aug 02, 2018
#356 – The Exclusivity of Christ (John 14:6)
210
Look for an opportunity today to share with someone that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
Aug 01, 2018
#355 – If You Have Love for One Another (John 13:34–35)
245
The distinguishing mark of a disciple of Christ is love for others. When we love God, we will have His love for those around us.
Jul 31, 2018
#354 – Adoring Christ (John 12:3)
250
Is our time with God duty or delight? Let's ask God for grace to delight in Him, meditating on His Word day and night.
Jul 30, 2018
#353 – Do You Believe This? (John 11:25–26)
224
Jesus is the resurrection and the life. He has conquered sin and death. Will you take Him at His Word?
Jul 29, 2018
#352 – The Good Shepherd (John 10:10–11)
224
Jesus has laid down His life for the sheep and as a result we are given abundant life in Him.
Jul 28, 2018
#351 – Eyes to See (John 9:39–41)
182
We cannot see rightly without God. We are blind to our sin and its danger and are in desperate need of God's grace.
Jul 27, 2018
#350 – He Never Leaves Me (John 8:29)
175
By God's grace we can trust that He will never forsake us. Let's long to live every day to please Him.
Jul 26, 2018
#349 – River of Living Water (John 7:37–39)
199
In Christ's death and resurrection we are afforded the very Spirit of God. May rivers of living water flow from us today.
Jul 25, 2018
#348 – The Bread of Life (John 6:35)
245
Whoever comes to Christ will never be hungry and whoever believes in Him shall never thirst.
Jul 24, 2018
#347 – Don't Glory in Others (John 5:44–45)
234
We must value obedience to God more than the applause of men. Glorying in our Redeemer far surpasses the praise of men.
Jul 23, 2018
#346 – Lift Up Your Eyes (John 4:34–35)
240
The fields are white for harvest. Let us pray to the end that by God's grace we will take living water to the thirsty.
Jul 22, 2018
#345 – He Must Increase (John 3:30)
199
We should pray that God will help us to want people to think less about us and only about Him. Let's long to live for the increase of Christ and the decrease of ourselves.
Jul 21, 2018
#344 – His Glory Manifested (John 2:11)
314
Christ's first miracle at Cana compels us to ponder the ways in which God has manifested His glory in our lives.
Jul 20, 2018
#343 – The Right to Become Children of God (John 1:12)
261
By God's grace through faith in Christ, we have been given the right to become children of God.
Jul 19, 2018
#342 – Enter In (Exodus 40:34–35)
256
Because Jesus dwelt among us and paid the price for our sin at the cross, we are free in Him. We no longer have to stand back but can enter into the presence of the glory of God.
Jul 18, 2018
#341 – As God Commanded (Exodus 39:42–43)
269
We should long for the commentary on each of our lives to be one of obedience to the commands of God.
Jul 17, 2018
#340 – Known and Loved by God (Exodus 38:25–26)
363
We often feel as if we are merely a number in a massive world, but by God's grace we are known and loved by Him.
Jul 16, 2018
#339 – New Mercy (Exodus 37:9)
280
We are in need of the mercy of God in every aspect of our lives.
Jul 15, 2018
#338 – Generosity in the Church (Exodus 36:3–7)
265
Let us pray to the end that by God's grace we might overflow with generosity for the glory of Christ in the church and among the nations.
Jul 14, 2018
#337 – A Generous Heart (Exodus 35:5)
245
Don't you want to be described before God as one who has a generous heart?
Jul 13, 2018
#336 – A God Merciful and Gracious (Exodus 34:6–8)
295
God abounds in steadfast love for His people, forgiving us of our trespasses and sins through Christ.
Jul 12, 2018
#335 – My Presence Will Go with You (Exodus 33:14–16)
231
Moses does not want to take one step apart from the fullness of the presence of God. Is the same true of us?
Jul 11, 2018
#334 – God-Ordained Intercession (Exodus 32:14)
377
We must be on our knees calling out to God for His gospel to penetrate the unengaged and unreached people groups of the world.
Jul 10, 2018
#333 – Gifts by Grace (Exodus 31:1–6)
366
God has gifted all of His people to play all kinds of different roles in glorifying Him throughout the world.
Jul 09, 2018
#332 – Make Me Clean (Exodus 30:21)
229
We are plagued by sin and faced with temptation at every turn. We need Jesus to make us clean.
Jul 08, 2018
#331 – Set Apart for God's Purposes (Exodus 29:21)
247
By the blood of Christ, we enter into the presence of God. In Christ, we are distinct from the world and must pray to the end that God will help us live for His glory.
Jul 07, 2018
#330 – Guide Our Hearts (Exodus 28:30)
225
When faced with decisions in all of life, God invites us as His people to ask Him to guide our hearts.
Jul 06, 2018
#329 – Specific Instructions (Exodus 27:1)
353
We are to worship God in accordance with what He has prescribed in His Word.
Jul 05, 2018
#328 – Mercy Made Known (Exodus 26:33–34)
304
Let us pray for family members, friends, co-workers, and any people in our sphere of influence that the mercy of God might be made known in their lives through Christ.
Jul 04, 2018
#327 – Meeting with God by Mercy (Exodus 25:22)
301
We can approach the mercy seat of God only because of Christ's finished work. He has made a way for sinners to experience the presence of God.
Jul 03, 2018
#326 – The Presence of God (Exodus 24:17–18)
261
Christ has made a way for sinners to access God. We can constantly commune with God because of Christ's work.
Jul 02, 2018
#325 – Pray for Patience (Exodus 23:29–30)
215
We are prone to impatience and discontentment so we must ask God for grace that we might not lean on our own understanding.
Jul 01, 2018
#324 – Orphans, Sojourners, and Widows (Exodus 22:21–22)
264
God has ordained for His church to care for these groups of people. We must seek out ways to love orphans, sojourners, and widows.
Jun 30, 2018
#323 – The Law That Leads to Life (Exodus 21:1)
160
God gives us His Word that leads to life, so it is good and right for us to listen to His law and obey it.
Jun 29, 2018
#322 – Fear That Marks Our Lives (Exodus 20:20)
297
When we trust in Jesus to forgive us from our sins, we no longer need to fear the judgment of God. At the same time, our relationship with God is designed to be marked by love, reverence, and awe which leads us away from doing anything that would dishonor Him.
Jun 28, 2018
#321 – Treasured Possession (Exodus 19:5–6)
274
For believers, God treasures us as His children, and we belong to Him.
Jun 27, 2018
#320 – A Plurality of Leaders (Exodus 18:23)
254
The biblical precedent for leadership in the church is that it is immensely valuable to have a plurality of leaders.
Jun 26, 2018
#319 – We Need Community (Exodus 17:12)
270
None of us are called to live the Christian life in isolation.
Jun 25, 2018
#318 – The Gracious Provision of God (Exodus 16:19–20)
339
Might we pray to the end that God will help us to trust in His provision day by day.
Jun 24, 2018
#317 – The Lord is My Strength and Song (Exodus 15:2)
318
We should be infused with praise in response to God's grace in our lives.
Jun 23, 2018
#316 – The Lord Will Fight for You (Exodus 14:14)
281
When we find ourselves at a dead end like the people of God in Exodus 14, we can rest assured that as God fights for us.
Jun 22, 2018
#315 – God's Loving Guidance (Exodus 13:21–22)
300
As a follower of Christ, you have the Spirit of God in you.
Jun 21, 2018
#314 – Be Faithful to Pass Down Faith (Exodus 13:8)
277
We have a responsibility to get the gospel to the next generation. Let us pray that God will give us grace to be faithful in this.
Jun 20, 2018
#313 – Christ Our Passover Lamb (Exodus 12:13)
297
In Christ, the wrath of God passes over us because it has been poured out on Him.
Jun 19, 2018
#312 – The Lord Gave Favor (Exodus 11:3)
283
Only God can give us favor. Let us be on our knees praying to him day and night for favor from God for His glory.
Jun 18, 2018
#311 – Temptations to Compromise (Exodus 10:24)
250
We must trust God and fight the temptation to obey only partially or when it is convenient.
Jun 17, 2018
#310 – Zealous for His Name to be Known (Exodus 9:16)
324
God raises up workers for the spread of His renown to the ends of the earth.
Jun 16, 2018
#309 – Pleading in Prayer (Exodus 8:13)
340
May we never pray like it is just religious routine. God hears your cries and is working all things according to the counsel of His will.
Jun 15, 2018
#308 – One God Who Reigns (Exodus 7:5)
299
God is worthy of the praise of every person on the planet. The glory of God will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Jun 14, 2018
#307 – The Promises of God (Exodus 6:6–8)
326
You can trust God. He has shown time and time again that He always delivers on His promises.
Jun 13, 2018
#306 – Long-term Good and Glory (Exodus 5:22–23)
343
Obedience to God may lead to worse circumstances in the short-term.
Jun 12, 2018
#305 – Is it not I, the Lord? (Exodus 4:10–12)
291
God never calls us to something that He does not equip us to do.
Jun 11, 2018
#304 – I Will be with You (Exodus 3:11–12)
300
Our comfort rests not in who we are but in God. Apart from Him we can do nothing.
Jun 10, 2018
#303 – The God Who Hears and Helps (Exodus 2:23)
224
The Bible teaches us that we can call out to God and rest assured that He hears our cries.
Jun 09, 2018
#302 – Never Forget God's Faithfulness (Exodus 1:8)
236
We must remember God's faithfulness towards us to fuel our trust in Him now and in the future.
Jun 08, 2018
#301 – God Meant it for Good (Genesis 50:19–20)
246
In the middle of a world filled with evil and sin, God is working for good.
Jun 07, 2018
#300 – Where History is Headed (Genesis 49:9–10)
243
Even in Genesis, we are told of the promise that one day people from every tribe and tongue will bow before Jesus.
Jun 06, 2018
#299 – A Lineage of Faith (Genesis 48:14–16)
227
Let's pray for faithfulness to pass the gospel on to future generations.
Jun 05, 2018
#298 – No Reason to Worry (Genesis 47:27)
292
Even when God provides, we are prone to be preoccupied with worrying about our next need.
Jun 04, 2018
#297 – The Guiding Presence of God (Genesis 46:3–4)
268
There are so many unknowns in life, but through it all we can trust that God is with us and for us.
Jun 03, 2018
#296 – Always at Work (Genesis 45:5)
254
Even through times that seem pointless and only hurtful, God is always working and His plans can be trusted.
Jun 02, 2018
#295 – An All-Sufficient Substitute (Genesis 44:33–34)
320
From the line of Judah came a King who stood in our place and redeemed us from the penalty of sin.
Jun 01, 2018
#294 – Unmerited Favor (Genesis 43:33)
224
By God's grace in Christ, we know God and are His forever.
May 31, 2018
#293 – God's Will is Guaranteed (Genesis 42:9)
320
God's purposes cannot be thwarted and His promises will come to pass.
May 30, 2018
#292 – Fruitful in Affliction (Genesis 41:52)
262
God brings about fruit in the lives of believers even in the most devastating of times.
May 29, 2018
#291 – Trust During Trials (Genesis 40:8)
352
Through great tribulation, Joseph had an unwavering trust in God.
May 28, 2018
#290 – The Lord Was with Him (Genesis 39:2–3)
292
Joseph was comforted by the reality that God was with him. As believers we have the very Spirit of God dwelling in us.
May 27, 2018
#289 – Unable to Hide Sin (Genesis 38:24)
318
God knows the wickedness of your secret sin but has provided atonement through Christ.
May 26, 2018
#288 – Bringing About Good (Genesis 37:28)
295
In the life of Joseph and throughout Scripture, we see God plotting for good even amidst tragic situations.
May 25, 2018
#287 – A Lasting Effect (Genesis 36:1)
246
Our relationship with God affects the people around us.
May 24, 2018
#286 – Second Chances (Genesis 35:1–3)
244
God is so gracious when we have sinned against Him; He comes to us, forgives us, and restores us to Himself.
May 23, 2018
#285 – Seek Revenge or Trust God as Judge (Genesis 34:25)
257
We are so tempted, when we have been treated unfairly, to seek revenge and begin a pattern of sin. But it's a whole different mindset to trust God as Judge instead.
May 22, 2018
#284 – Stopping Short (Genesis 33:18–20)
310
See the danger of stopping short of what God has called you to do. Let's pray that God will open our eyes to areas of our lives where we are tolerating sin.
May 21, 2018
#283 – God's Steadfast Love and Faithfulness (Genesis 32:9–12)
264
Like Jacob, we are unworthy of the love God has shown us, but can trust in His promises and rest in the grace that is in Him.
May 20, 2018
#282 – Do not Respond to Sin with Sin (Genesis 31:19-20)
252
We must have a heightened awareness of how prone we are to respond to evil with evil. We must depend on God to fight this battle.
May 19, 2018
#281 – Love that Endures (Genesis 29:20)
293
It is intended by God for spouses to delight in one another with love.
May 18, 2018
#280 – Access to God (Genesis 28:12–14)
289
In Christ, we have received a love that will not let us go. Like Jacob, we received blessing without measure.
May 17, 2018
#279 – Sovereign Mystery (Genesis 27:24)
323
There is great comfort knowing that sin cannot thwart God's purposes. God is plotting for the joy of His people and the glory of His name.
May 16, 2018
#278 – He Will Make Your Paths Straight (Genesis 26:1–2)
277
God knows what is best for you and He will never lead you astray.
May 15, 2018
#277 – Infertility and the Faithfulness of God (Genesis 25:21)
259
God gives and sustains life. Amid the hurt of infertility Christians can hold fast to the truth that God is for us.
May 14, 2018
#276 – Marriage, Singleness, and God's Providence (Genesis 24:67)
313
Regardless of relationship status, God's Providence is good and He can be trusted that what He ordains is right.
May 13, 2018
#275 – Mourning with Hope (Genesis 23:2)
257
The reality of life in a fallen world is that death is certain, but followers of Christ long for the day when God will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
May 12, 2018
#274 – Nothing Withheld from God (Genesis 22:15–18)
269
Abraham's example of obedience exhorts Christians to entrust God with our lives.
May 11, 2018
#273 – He Always Fulfills His Promises (Genesis 21:1)
178
All our hopes rest in One who always delivers on His Word. We revel in this comfort.
May 10, 2018
#272 – Sinners to the Core (Genesis 20:12–13)
198
We are prone to all evils. We must trust in God amid temptations to compromise the truth.
May 09, 2018
#271 – The Wrath of God is Real (Genesis 19:24)
305
God's wrath cannot be taken lightly, but the good news of the gospel is that His mercy is afforded to those who trust in Christ.
May 08, 2018
#270 – Heed His Warnings (Genesis 19:14)
249
God graciously warns us of the danger of sin. We must heed these warnings and flee to Christ.
May 07, 2018
#269 – Appealing to God's Justice (Genesis 18:25)
223
In a world of injustice, we must pray to the just Creator and Redeemer for His kingdom to come and His will to be done.
May 06, 2018
#268 – Is Anything too Hard for God? (Genesis 18:14)
297
This rhetorical question in Scripture reminds us how God is working all things together according to the counsel of His will.
May 05, 2018
#267 – Good News for the Nations (Genesis 17:6)
257
Jesus came to save sinners, but this good news is not known among many peoples throughout the world. We must pray and we must go.
May 04, 2018
#266 – He Looks After You (Genesis 16:13)
279
Even in great sorrow and pain, God's Word tells us He is with us and for us.
May 03, 2018
#265 – Counted as Righteous (Genesis 15:6)
240
Only through faith in Christ can sinners be counted as righteous.
May 02, 2018
#264 – A Priest and King (Genesis 14:18–20)
268
Even in the book of Genesis, we see a picture of One who would come to redeem His people and rule and reign forever.
May 01, 2018
#263 – Don't Flirt with Sin (Genesis 13:12–13)
235
Far too often we toy with sin rather than fleeing from it.
Apr 30, 2018
#262 – God's Blessing is not Just for You (Genesis 12:3)
311
God's blessing did not stop with Abraham, and the same is to be true of the Christian. God's blessing is intended to spread through His people.
Apr 29, 2018
#261 – The Danger of Disobedience (Genesis 11:2–4)
386
We must give attention to our tendencies to disobey and be selective with God's commands.
Apr 28, 2018
#260 – Praying for People Groups (Genesis 10:5)
331
A day is coming when people from every tribe and tongue will surround the throne of God in praise. This drives our prayer.
Apr 27, 2018
#259 – The Pervasiveness of Sin (Genesis 9:20–21)
264
Sin is always an issue. We are constantly facing temptation so we long for the day when we will be freed from the presence of sin.
Apr 26, 2018
#258 – The Sign of the Covenant (Genesis 9:16)
222
God has given a visible picture that reminds the people of God of His covenant.
Apr 25, 2018
#257 – Great is Thy Faithfulness (Genesis 8:21-22)
300
God is sustaining all of creation and will continue to do so until the new heavens and the new earth.
Apr 24, 2018
#256 – All That God Commanded (Genesis 7:5)
267
God knows what is best for us. In light of this, we must obey all that He has commanded.
Apr 23, 2018
#255 – God's Covenant (Genesis 6:17–18)
340
Amid judgment, we see a picture of God's faithfulness in providing protection for His people from the wrath that is deserved.
Apr 22, 2018
#254 – The Grievance of God (Genesis 6:5–6)
308
We all know the world is not as it should be, but sin and its effects are not just external. We are all plagued to the core and need a new heart.
Apr 21, 2018
#253 – Walk with God (Genesis 5:24)
280
We want the commentary on our lives to say we walked with God.
Apr 20, 2018
#252 – Examine Your Heart (Genesis 4:8)
278
Sin is detrimental to us individually and corporately. We must take the effects of sin seriously and repent.
Apr 19, 2018
#251 – The First Gospel (Genesis 3:15)
344
Sin ruined the intimacy between God and man, but God promised He would send One to restore that intimacy.
Apr 18, 2018
#250 – Created for His Presence (Genesis 3:10)
266
We are prone to run from God rather than communing with Him, the purposing for which we were made.
Apr 17, 2018
#249 – They Shall Become One (Genesis 2:24)
269
Marriage in the church must be shaped by the Word not by the world.
Apr 16, 2018
#248 – Work and Rest (Genesis 2:2–3)
227
Believers are to work hard, but must see the necessity of resting responsibly.
Apr 15, 2018
#247 – In the Image of God (Genesis 1:27)
252
We are created uniquely in God's image and are meant for relationship with Him.
Apr 14, 2018
#246 – In the Beginning, God (Genesis 1:1)
251
God is from everlasting to everlasting, the Creator and Sustainer of all things.
Apr 13, 2018
#245 – To Him Who is Able (Jude 1:24–25)
201
Jude's letter ends in a doxology that glorifies the only One who can keep us and present us blameless before God for all eternity.
Apr 12, 2018
#244 – Awaiting Ultimate Mercy (Jude 1:20–21)
215
In these verses, Jude gives a prescription for how we are to endure and pray as we anticipate Christ's return.
Apr 11, 2018
#243 – Contend for the Faith (Jude 1:3)
282
Believers are called to cling to God's Word and to not waver in defending the truth of the gospel.
Apr 10, 2018
#242 – Faithfully Play Your Part (Romans 16:6–15)
282
Paul takes time to mention less known members in the church. We should be encouraged that we are all valued by God and have been given a role in taking the gospel to the nations.
Apr 09, 2018
#241 – Where Christ Has Not Been Named (Romans 15:20-21)
288
We should pray that by God's grace, we might have the ambition of Paul to get the gospel where it has not yet gone.
Apr 08, 2018
#240 – Pursuing Peace (Romans 14:19)
218
We must strive to honor God in our relationships, not being quarrelsome but pursuing peace and building up others.
Apr 07, 2018
#239 – Instituted by God (Romans 13:1)
282
Government exists for good. We are commanded to pray for those in authority over us.
Apr 06, 2018
#238 – A Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1)
222
Worship is more than what happens when we gather together with the church, it is a daily presenting of ourselves in submission before God.
Apr 05, 2018
#237 – Maintaining Our Awe of God (Romans 11:33)
230
We must avoid falling prey to losing sight of the glory of God and His grace that we experience right relationship with Him.
Apr 04, 2018
#236 – How Will They Hear? (Romans 10:14-15)
279
There are 2.8 billion people who have little to no access to the gospel. They will not hear unless we take the gospel to them.
Apr 03, 2018
#235 – We Need the Mercy of God (Romans 9:16)
250
Regardless of how well we perform, our will and work can never make us right before God.
Apr 02, 2018
#234 – Holy Week: Resurrection Sunday (John 20:11-18)
366
Christ has conquered death and united us with Him. In light of the reality of the resurrection, we live in this hope.
Apr 01, 2018
#233 – Holy Week: Saturday (Matthew 27:57-66)
453
Even amid uncertain circumstances, we know that God is faithful to deliver on all His promises.
Mar 31, 2018
#232 – Holy Week: Good Friday (Matthew 27:45-50)
399
Jesus stood at the cross separated from God, so that those who trust in Him never will be.
Mar 30, 2018
#231 – Holy Week: Thursday (Luke 22:14-20)
370
Jesus institutes a new meal, telling of His sacrifice for and redemption of sinners.
Mar 29, 2018
#230 – Holy Week: Wednesday (Psalm 2)
359
Leaders plotted to bring Christ's ministry to an end, but the schemes of man cannot stop purposes of God.
Mar 28, 2018
#229 – Holy Week: Tuesday (Matthew 21:23-27)
377
Jesus knows everything about us, yet He loves us and calls us His own.
Mar 27, 2018
#228 – Holy Week: Monday (Mark 11:15-19)
346
Jesus cleansing the temple serves as a warning to us all against removing God from the center of worship.
Mar 26, 2018
#227 – Holy Week: Palm Sunday (John 12:12-15)
367
Jesus enters Jerusalem in an unexpected way, surrounded by the praises of people who would soon scoff at His name.
Mar 25, 2018
#226 – God is Working for Our Good (Romans 8:28–30)
288
Everything we face, even suffering, is used by God for our eternal good.
Mar 24, 2018
#225 – Thanks be to God (Romans 7:24-25)
221
Christ has saved us from the penalty of sin. We now combat sin not merely by saying no, but by running to Christ.
Mar 23, 2018
#224 – Raised to Walk in Newness of Life (Romans 6:4)
257
We have been given new life in Christ and are called to live each day in light of that reality.
Mar 22, 2018
#223 – Peace with God (Romans 5:1)
205
Because of Christ's work on the cross, we are justified and enjoy peace with God.
Mar 21, 2018
#222 – Belief (Romans 4:3)
244
This is how God intends us to live—by believing Him.
Mar 20, 2018
#221 – The Essence of the Gospel (Romans 3:23–25)
287
Though you have sinned against a holy God, you can be justified by the grace of God—it's a gift made possible through Christ.
Mar 19, 2018
#220 – Kindness that Leads to Repentance (Romans 2:4)
195
The riches of His kindness toward us are intended to lead us to run from sin.
Mar 18, 2018
#219 – Obligated to Proclaim (Romans 1:14–16)
277
Ownership of the gospel creates an obligation with the gospel. We owe the gospel to the nations.
Mar 17, 2018
#218 – Our Lives Remembered (Nehemiah 13:31)
196
In the end, what we want is to have lived for the good of others and for the glory of God's name.
Mar 16, 2018
#217 – Rejoicing with Great Joy (Nehemiah 12:43)
250
In Christ, we have been given a joy that supercedes circumstances.
Mar 15, 2018
#216 – Every Member Matters (Nehemiah 11:19)
290
We should draw great comfort from the reality that the God of the universe values us.
Mar 14, 2018
#215 – A Covenant Community (Nehemiah 10:28–29)
329
Christians are called to join together for growth in Christ and for the advancement of His gospel to the ends of the earth.
Mar 13, 2018
#214 – Corporate Confession (Nehemiah 9:33–34)
303
Prayer is not merely an individual matter, but a corporate one. It is a means for the people of God to confess sin and revel in God's grace.
Mar 12, 2018
#213 – Reverence and Awe for God's Word (Nehemiah 8:5–6)
279
God has revealed Himself through His Word, which is cause for great worship and adoration.
Mar 11, 2018
#212 – Faithfulness and the Fear of God (Nehemiah 7:2)
200
We should want it to be said of us that we were faithful in all avenues of life, living in the fear of God.
Mar 10, 2018
#211 – Flee from Sin (Nehemiah 6:13)
206
Our sin never affects just us. Giving in to temptation can not only jeopardize our work and reputation, but even that of God.
Mar 09, 2018
#210 – Strengthen My Hands (Nehemiah 6:9)
232
This short prayer encourages us that God invites us to bring all our petitions to Him regardless of how big or small they may seem.
Mar 08, 2018
#209 – Battling Selfishness (Nehemiah 5:7)
205
We are prone to look out for our interests and not the interests of others.
Mar 07, 2018
#208 – Always be on Guard (Nehemiah 4:17-18)
245
Even in the midst of what is seemingly mundane, we must always be aware that we are involved in spiritual warfare.
Mar 06, 2018
#207 – Persevering in the Ordinary (Nehemiah 3:3)
235
Following God isn't always glamorous, but it's good, right, and God-honoring to be faithful and obedient even in the day-to-day tasks.
Mar 05, 2018
#206 – Enabled by God for Obedience (Nehemiah 2:19–20)
223
When God calls you to do something, you can be confident that He will enable to do what He's called you to do.
Mar 04, 2018
#205 – Prayer and Fasting for the Sake of God's Name (Nehemiah 1:4)
290
Like Nehemiah, we should pray and fast for the sake of God's name.
Mar 03, 2018
#204 – Come, Lord Jesus (Revelation 22:20)
211
Christ has promised His return, and so until that day, we wait eagerly with hope.
Mar 02, 2018
#203 – The Greatest Aspect of Heaven (Revelation 21:3)
244
We will dwell with God forever––that is what makes heaven so glorious.
Mar 01, 2018
#202 – The Book of Life and the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15)
297
Everyone will either face eternal judgment or enjoy eternal life depending on whether they belong to Jesus Christ.
Feb 28, 2018
#201 – Christ, Our Conquering King (Revelation 19:11–16)
286
Christ will return in power to bring judgment to His enemies and to bring final salvation for His people.
Feb 27, 2018
#200 – The Kingdoms of this World are Passing (Revelation 18:10)
258
In an instant, God will bring to an end the kingdoms of this world. Therefore, we put all our trust in Him.
Feb 26, 2018
#199 – The Seduction of Immorality and Idolatry (Revelation 17:6)
256
Satan entices us with that which looks good, but in the end sin leads to death.
Feb 25, 2018
#198 – Like a Thief in the Night (Revelation 16:15)
245
Christ is coming back, so we should live with vigilance and expectancy.
Feb 24, 2018
#197 – A Song for All Ages (Revelation 15:3)
247
God's people will forever praise Him for His great and awesome deeds.
Feb 23, 2018
#196 – Blessed Are Those Who Die in the Lord (Revelation 14:13)
248
Because Christ has conquered death, all those who are in Him are blessed, even in death.
Feb 22, 2018
#195 – A Picture of Hell's Eternality (Revelation 14:11)
226
God's eternal judgment should lead us to live soberly, compassionately, and with the gospel on our lips.
Feb 21, 2018
#194 – Endure in Faith (Revelation 13:10)
235
The book of Revelation is a call to endure when it's not easy to follow Christ.
Feb 20, 2018
#193 – Christ's Blood Covers Us (Revelation 12:10–11)
279
There's coming a day when our accuser will be thrown down and silenced, and we will stand on the merit of the blood of Jesus.
Feb 19, 2018
#192 – Our God Wins (Revelation 11:15)
271
In the end, the day will come when the kingdom of this world becomes the Kingdom of our Lord. And He shall reign forever.
Feb 18, 2018
#191 – Bittersweet (Revelation 10:10)
227
At the same time that God's Word is sweet, it is also sobering.
Feb 17, 2018
#190 – The Danger of Refusing to Repent (Revelation 9:20–21)
223
God graciously warns us of sin's terrible consequences so that we might repent.
Feb 16, 2018
#189 – The Power of Prayer (Revelation 8:3–5)
199
God hears the prayers of His people, and He will one day cause His kingdom to be consummated on earth.
Feb 15, 2018
#188 – A Great Multitude from Every Nation (Revelation 7:9–10)
297
One day a great multitude from every nation will give praise to God and to the Lamb for their salvation.
Feb 14, 2018
#187 – The Cry of the Martyrs (Revelation 6:9–11)
207
Like martyrs who have gone before us, we ask God for grace to persevere in faith.
Feb 13, 2018
#186 – Singing a New Song to the Lamb (Revelation 5:9)
357
Christ has purchased people from every tribe with His blood, and therefore we sing a new song.
Feb 12, 2018
#185 – Holy Holy Holy (Revelation 4:8)
257
God is incomparable to anything else.
Feb 11, 2018
#184 – Receiving Reproof (Revelation 3:19)
271
We welcome God's discipline and reproof in our lives as evidence of His love for us.
Feb 10, 2018
#183 – Imprisoned for the Gospel (Revelation 2:10)
303
Suffering, tribulation, trials, and imprisonment are possibilities and even realities for many followers of Christ in the world.
Feb 09, 2018
#182 – There's Coming a Day (Revelation 1:7–8)
324
There's coming a day when Jesus will return and will bring an end to suffering, evil, and injustice. We live in light of that day.
Feb 08, 2018
#181 – Urgent Need (Titus 3:14)
259
God's Word is calling us to open our eyes to urgent need and to devote ourselves to good works.
Feb 07, 2018
#180 – Grace-filled Training (Titus 2:11–12)
211
It's the grace of God working in us that empowers us to live godly lives.
Feb 06, 2018
#179 – Praying for Our Pastors (Titus 1:5–9)
255
As our pastors submit to God's leadership over the church, we pray for them and submit to their leadership within the church.
Feb 05, 2018
#178 – Among All Nations (Isaiah 66:18)
250
We pray, give, go, and live toward seeing God's salvation known among all nations because we know that's where all history is headed.
Feb 04, 2018
#177 – Characteristics to Mark Us (Isaiah 66:2)
249
We humble ourselves before God and tremble at His Word; this is what He is looking for in our lives and what we pray would mark our churches.
Feb 03, 2018
#176 – A Warning Against Disobedience (Isaiah 65:12)
230
We have a tendency in our hearts to choose what we delight in instead of what God delights in. And God warns us against this.
Feb 02, 2018
#175 – The Potter and the Clay (Isaiah 64:8)
221
God uses all things in our lives to mold us, make us, and shape us. And we can trust Him because He's a good Father.
Feb 01, 2018
#174 – Recounting God's Steadfast Love (Isaiah 63:7)
209
We should regularly bring to mind God's faithfulness and His love toward us.
Jan 31, 2018
#173 – Keep Praying for God's Redemption (Isaiah 62:6–7)
282
We should continually plead with God in prayer to bring about the consummation of His promised redemption.
Jan 30, 2018
#172 – Jesus, the Spirit-Anointed Deliverer (Isaiah 61:1–3)
286
Jesus is the long-promised, Spirit-anointed deliverer of God's people.
Jan 29, 2018
#171 – The Lord Will Hasten the Day (Isaiah 60:22)
253
In light of the devastation of sin, our hope is that the Lord will bring about His salvation.
Jan 28, 2018
#170 – When Truth Stumbles (Isaiah 59:14)
199
When God's truth is spurned in the public square, and in our own lives, the results are disastrous.
Jan 27, 2018
#169 – Dead Rituals and True Righteousness (Isaiah 58:6-8)
258
God calls us not merely to go through religious routines, but to show justice and mercy to those in need.
Jan 26, 2018
#168 – Path to Peace (Isaiah 57:21)
293
"Peace with God is found in obedience to God. When we turn from God, toward sin, we are turning away from peace and toward unrest."
Jan 25, 2018
#167 – Holiness of God, Humility of Man (Isaiah 57:15)
264
If we want to know God and walk with Him, we should put ourselves low and be contrite in spirit before Him.
Jan 24, 2018
#166 – A House of Prayer (Isaiah 56:7)
256
Our lives, as followers of Christ and as churches, should be marked by prayer.
Jan 23, 2018
#165 – Transform Our Thoughts (Isaiah 55:8–9)
217
We are prone to think differently than God thinks, so we need to ask Him to reorient our ways to His will.
Jan 22, 2018
#164 – Relationship Marked by Delight (Isaiah 54:5)
265
We haven't been called to cold, monotonous religion; we have been called to a marriage relationship with the Lord of hosts.
Jan 21, 2018
#163 – Prone to Wander (Isaiah 53:6)
261
We are prone to turn aside from God's way to our own way. But Jesus has paid the price for every time we've wandered.
Jan 20, 2018
#162 – Beautiful Feet (Isaiah 52:7)
268
There are people all around us who need good news, and we have peace to publish and salvation to make known.
Jan 19, 2018
#161 – God Our Comfort (Isaiah 51:12)
184
We are afraid of all kinds of things in this world, but the God over the world says we have nothing to fear because He is our comfort.
Jan 18, 2018
#160 – Power to Save (Isaiah 50:2)
196
No matter how far people are gone in sin, no one is beyond the power of God to save.
Jan 17, 2018
#159 – Engraved on the Palms of His Hands (Isaiah 49:16)
260
God has us always before Him, and He cares for us and remembers us constantly.
Jan 16, 2018
#158 – God's Glory through His Grace (Isaiah 48:9–11)
286
God is driven with zeal for His own glory, for He alone is worthy of all glory.
Jan 15, 2018
#157 – Proper Perspective (Isaiah 47:9)
234
God can remove pictures of power and prestige in this world in an instant. We need to put our hope in Him alone.
Jan 14, 2018
#156 – The God Who Has No Equal (Isaiah 46:5)
242
God cannot compare to anyone or anything, for He is utterly unique.
Jan 13, 2018
#155 – God's Gracious Call to the Nations (Isaiah 45:22)
214
In His grace, God calls all nations to turn to Him for salvation.
Jan 12, 2018
#154 – Return to Me (Isaiah 44:22)
216
When we turn to God in repentance, God forgives our sins.
Jan 11, 2018
#153 – Fear Not, I Am with You (Isaiah 43:1–3)
288
God's people will face trials, but we have the promises of God's presence and salvation.
Jan 10, 2018
#152 – Guard Us from Idolatry (Isaiah 42:8)
244
God alone deserves our worship, so we should flee every form of idolatry.
Jan 09, 2018
#151 – No Reason to Fear (Isaiah 41:10)
237
Those who have trusted in Christ have nothing to fear, for God is our Helper; He promises to uphold us.
Jan 08, 2018
#150 – Everlasting (Isaiah 40:28–31)
249
We have no strength apart from God whose might is everlasting.
Jan 07, 2018
#149 – God's Word Will Stand Forever (Isaiah 40:8)
205
Live today for that which will matter forever by spending time in God's everlasting Word.
Jan 06, 2018
#148 – The Temptation of Selfishness (Isaiah 39:8)
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We are tempted to always look at things around us through the lens of how they affect us rather than others.
Jan 05, 2018
#147 – God Hears the Prayers of His People (Isaiah 38:4–5)
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God, who is all-wise and all-powerful, hears our prayers. So pray with confidence.
Jan 04, 2018
#146 – So That Your Name May Be Known (Isaiah 37:20)
319
God aims to make His glory known in all the earth. We should long to be used to that end.
Jan 03, 2018
#145 – The World's Empty Promises (Isaiah 36:16)
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The world promises us many things, but only God provides ultimate satisfaction.
Jan 02, 2018
#144 – Everlasting Joy on Their Heads (Isaiah 35:10)
235
God's gracious salvation brings everlasting joy for His people.
Jan 01, 2018
#143 – A Sobering Picture of Judgment (Isaiah 34:10)
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God's judgment in hell is eternal, so trust in Jesus and tell others about Him.
Dec 31, 2017
#142 – God, Be My Strength (Isaiah 33:2)
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God is our strength, for we are weak and needy.
Dec 30, 2017
#141 – A Shelter from the Storm (Isaiah 32:1–2)
291
Jesus, our righteous king, provides us with protection and ultimate satisfaction.
Dec 29, 2017
#140 – Don't Trust in the Things of this World (Isaiah 31:1)
249
We should trust in God, not the things of this world, for strength and provision.
Dec 28, 2017
#139 – The Lord Waits to Be Gracious to You (Isaiah 30:18)
227
God delights to pour out His grace on His people.
Dec 27, 2017
#138 – Hiding from the Lord's Counsel (Isaiah 29:15)
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Don't hide from the counsel of the Lord; heed it because it leads to life.
Dec 26, 2017
#137 – The Counsel and Wisdom of the Lord (Isaiah 28:29)
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Every moment of every day, we can come to the Lord who is excellent in wisdom and perfect in counsel.
Dec 25, 2017
#136 – Evil Will Be No More (Isaiah 27:1)
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There is coming a day when the Lord will slay evil.
Dec 24, 2017
#135 – One Driving Desire (Isaiah 26:8)
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Be driven with one desire—that the glory of God would be made known in and through us.
Dec 23, 2017
#134 – Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3–4)
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Amidst the turmoil, there is a peace to be found in God that nothing in this world can rob you of.
Dec 22, 2017
#133 – Death Swallowed Up (Isaiah 25:7–9)
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One day death itself will be no more, and God Himself will wipe away our tears.
Dec 21, 2017
#132 – The Effects of Sin (Isaiah 24:5–6)
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The effects of sin are all around us—in our lives, in our families, in our culture—which leads us to hope in Christ.
Dec 20, 2017
#131 – Warning to the Wealthy (Isaiah 23:9)
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Apart from God and His goodness and grace, we have nothing.
Dec 19, 2017
#130 – Ultimate Satisfaction (Isaiah 22:12–13)
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We're surrounded by fleeting pleasures, but only God can fully satisfy and completely fulfill us.
Dec 18, 2017
#129 – Sure Foundation (Isaiah 21:16–17)
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Whatever God says in His Word will stand.
Dec 17, 2017
#128 – Demonstrate What You Profess (Isaiah 20:2)
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There should be a relationship between our profession of faith in Christ and our demonstration of what it means to walk in Christ.
Dec 16, 2017
#127 – The Mercy of Discipline (Isaiah 19:22)
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God, in His mercy, disciplines us so that we might return to Him and be healed.
Dec 15, 2017
#126 – Where All of History is Heading (Isaiah 18:7)
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All nations will bow before God. This is where history is heading.
Dec 14, 2017
#125 – The Futility of Our Idols (Isaiah 17:7)
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We must flee the idols of this world and trust the one true God.
Dec 13, 2017
#124 – The Compassion of God (Isaiah 16:9)
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God has compassion on sinners and desires their salvation.
Dec 12, 2017
#123 – Mercy in the Midst of Judgment (Isaiah 15:5)
224
We deserve the just wrath of God and yet He loves us and shows us mercy in the midst of judgment.
Dec 11, 2017
#122 – God's Promises Will Stand (Isaiah 14:24)
329
God, in His providence, plans and purposes certain things, and He brings those things to pass. We can trust His promises.
Dec 10, 2017
#121 – Weeping and Wailing (Isaiah 13:6)
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God's judgment is near, so may our weeping and wailing turn into witnessing so that others might be found in Him on that day.
Dec 09, 2017
#120 – Joyously Drawing from the Well (Isaiah 12:3)
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God has made salvation possible for us, and we can draw from those wells with joy every day, all day.
Dec 08, 2017
#119 – The Praise of the Nations (Isaiah 11:10)
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Jesus will be made known and praised and proclaimed among all nations of the world.
Dec 07, 2017
#118 – Run from Sin (Isaiah 10:4)
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Run from sin that you have become comfortable with and live a life of repentance.
Dec 06, 2017
#117 – Unto Us a Child Is Born (Isaiah 9:6–7)
272
Look for opportunities to bring joy to others through true and timely words.
Dec 05, 2017
#116 – Fear God (Isaiah 8:13)
264
We are tempted to be afraid of many things, but when we realize who God is and that He's with us, we don't have to fear man.
Dec 04, 2017
#115 – God With Us (Isaiah 7:14)
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God has miraculously come to His people in the person of His Son through a young virgin.
Dec 03, 2017
#114 – My Life Belongs to You (Isaiah 6:8)
314
Once God graciously saves us, we should naturally desire to be used by Him.
Dec 02, 2017
#113 – A People Marked by Justice (Isaiah 5:7)
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God loves His people deeply, but expects them to act justly.
Dec 01, 2017
#112 – Complete and Beautiful Restoration (Isaiah 4:4–6)
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God restores His people from the penalty and the power of sin.
Nov 30, 2017
#111 – Open Defiance (Isaiah 3:9)
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We need to be careful that we're not openly flaunting or taking pride in sin.
Nov 29, 2017
#110 – Stop Trusting Man (Isaiah 2:22)
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God's people are tempted to put their ultimate trust in men instead of putting their trust in Him.
Nov 28, 2017
#109 – Repent of Sin (Isaiah 1:18–20)
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God, in His grace, has designed for us to experience life and goodness in Him. We must repent.
Nov 27, 2017
#108 – Make Disciples (Matthew 28:18–20)
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Our purpose on this earth is to go today and introduce more people to Jesus.
Nov 26, 2017
#107 – His Forsakenness for Our Reconciliation (Matthew 27:46)
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Jesus has endured our forsakenness on our behalf so that we can be reconciled to God.
Nov 25, 2017
#106 – Pouring Ourselves Out (Matthew 26:6–7)
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The sacrificial, selfless devotion of our lives is a beautiful thing before God.
Nov 24, 2017
#105 – Be Ready for Christ's Return (Matthew 25:13)
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The reality of Christ's imminent return should compel us to be ready and faithful.
Nov 23, 2017
#104 – A Testimony to All Nations (Matthew 24:14)
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God has promised that the gospel will be proclaimed throughout the world, and so we pray and live to that end.
Nov 22, 2017
#103 – Live to Exalt Christ, Not Yourself (Matthew 23:12)
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We are constantly tempted to exalt ourselves, so we must pray for humility.
Nov 21, 2017
#102 – The Primary Command (Matthew 22:35–38)
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The primary command God intends to govern our lives is to walk in a love relationship with Him, not out of duty but delight.
Nov 20, 2017
#101 – The Temple's Purpose (Matthew 21:12–13)
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Jesus is passionate about our lives being focused on seeking God.
Nov 19, 2017
#100 – Jesus Came to Serve Us (Matthew 20:28)
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Jesus did not come to be served, but rather to serve weak and needy sinners.
Nov 18, 2017
#99 – Walking Away from Eternal Treasure (Matthew 19:22)
241
A rich young ruler walks away from eternal treasure for the sake of temporary pleasure.
Nov 17, 2017
#98 – Jesus' Promise in Church Discipline (Matthew 18:20)
272
Jesus promises to be with us as we call fellow church members to repentance
Nov 16, 2017
#97 – Trusting in God's Power, Not Our Own (Matthew 17:19–21)
229
Nothing is impossible for those who trust in the power of God to accomplish the will of God.
Nov 15, 2017
#96 – Upon this Rock (Matthew 16:18)
289
Jesus is building His church, and the gates of hell cannot stop Him.
Nov 14, 2017
#95 – The Danger of Vain Worship (Matthew 15:8–9)
197
It is possible to worship God in vain, with hearts that are far from Him.
Nov 13, 2017
#94 – Jesus Working through Us (Matthew 14:19)
312
God puts His power and love on display through His people.
Nov 12, 2017
#93 – Christ, Our Treasure (Matthew 13:44)
220
Jesus is worth more than everything this world offers us.
Nov 11, 2017
#92 – Christ, Our Servant (Matthew 12:17–21)
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God in the flesh has come to people who are bruised and battered and doesn't crush us but serves us with His mercy.
Nov 10, 2017
#91 – The Yoke of Christ (Matthew 11:28–30)
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Jesus has invited us to be in the yoke with Him, to experience His power, strength, grace, and mercy working in and through us on a moment-by-moment basis.
Nov 09, 2017
#90 – Fearless Faith (Matthew 10:28)
249
If we have already died with Christ and we are so focused on eternity, nothing man can do to us even matters.
Nov 08, 2017
#89 – A Plentiful Harvest (Matthew 9:37–38)
239
The problem is not that the harvest isn't ready to hear, it's that the laborers are few. So we pray to the Lord of the harvest.
Nov 07, 2017
#88 – Fasting and Longing for the Bridegroom (Matthew 9:14–15)
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Fasting expresses our longing for Christ, our Heavenly Bridegroom.
Nov 06, 2017
#87 – The Cost of Following Jesus (Matthew 8:18–22)
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Jesus calls every follower to live with unconditional trust and undivided affection for Him.
Nov 05, 2017
#86 – Your Father Knows What's Best (Matthew 7:7–11)
339
We can trust God's goodness in prayer, even when we don't get what we asked for.
Nov 04, 2017
#85 – The Primary Purpose of Prayer (Matthew 6:7–8)
287
The primary purpose of prayer is not to get something, but to know Someone.
Nov 03, 2017
#84 – The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3–12)
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We pray that our lives would be marked by these characteristics.
Nov 02, 2017
#83 – Fishers of Men (Matthew 4:19)
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Making disciples is a basic essential of what it means to be a disciple.
Nov 01, 2017
#82 – An Eternal Reality (Matthew 3:12)
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The King has come to save us, but if we don't turn and trust in Him, we will experience His wrath and punishment forever.
Oct 31, 2017
#81 – God's Global Purpose (Matthew 2:1–2)
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We see, from Jesus' birth, that the global purpose of God is the glad praise of Jesus among all the peoples of the world.
Oct 30, 2017
#80 – A Breath-Taking Genealogy (Matthew 1:1)
297
Matthew's genealogy identifies Jesus as the promised Savior and the center of history.
Oct 29, 2017
#79 – Pray for Open Doors (Colossians 4:2–4)
261
We should be devoted to praying for the spread of the gospel around the world.
Oct 28, 2017
#78 – Let the Word Dwell in You Richly (Colossians 3:16)
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May God's Word dwell in us richly, so that it might flow from us to build up others.
Oct 27, 2017
#77 – Don't Be Taken Captive (Colossians 2:8)
197
We must be on guard against Satan's strategies to pull us away from Christ.
Oct 26, 2017
#76 – Praying for Your Church (Colossians 1:9–12)
326
Paul's prayer for the Colossians helps pray for fellow church members.
Oct 25, 2017
#75 – A Life Worthy of Imitation (Philippians 4:9)
222
We should be living our lives in such a way that what the people around us learn from us would teach them to follow Christ.
Oct 24, 2017
#74 – Eternal Citizenship (Philippians 3:20–21)
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Believers in Christ may be citizens of a country here, but their real citizenship is in heaven.
Oct 23, 2017
#73 – Self-Less Ambition (Philippians 2:3)
214
This picture of humility is thinking less about yourself and more about the significance of others.
Oct 22, 2017
#72 – A Prayer for Those Around Us (Philippians 1:9–11)
245
We pray specifically for the people around us and that God would be glorified in their lives.cop
Oct 21, 2017
#71 – Persevering in Prayer (Ephesians 6:18)
254
We should persevere in prayer, asking God for boldness to proclaim the gospel.
Oct 20, 2017
#70 – The Profound Mystery of Marriage (Ephesians 5:33)
206
Our marriages should offer the world a picture of the relationship of Christ to the church.
Oct 19, 2017
#69 – The Right Way to Speak (Ephesians 4:29)
192
Our speech should not be corrupting, but rather edifying to others.
Oct 18, 2017
#68 – A Spirit-Inspired Prayer (Ephesians 3:14–21)
230
Paul's Spirit-inspired prayer is a model for our own prayers for other believers.
Oct 17, 2017
#67 – A GOSPEL Acrostic (Ephesians 2:8–9)
268
We are saved by grace through faith in Christ.
Oct 16, 2017
#66 – Every Spiritual Blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3–6)
294
We are saved solely due to God's sovereign mercy and grace in Christ.
Oct 15, 2017
#65 – Boasting in the Cross (Galatians 6:14)
266
Apart from Christ's death on the cross, we deserve nothing but condemnation from God.
Oct 14, 2017
#64 – The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)
255
Only God, by His Spirit, can produce this fruit in our lives.
Oct 13, 2017
#63 – Adopted by God (Galatians 4:4–7)
245
Not only are we redeemed, but we are adopted by God as His children.
Oct 12, 2017
#62 – The Curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13)
269
The law condemns us, but Jesus chose to take the curse of the law upon Himself in our place.
Oct 11, 2017
#61 – Crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20)
278
We die to ourselves and live by faith in Christ, trusting in Him because He loves us.
Oct 10, 2017
#60 – Gospel Distortions (Galatians 1:6-8)
301
We don't come to Christ to get health or wealth or prosperity; we come to Christ to get Christ.
Oct 09, 2017
#59 – A Woman Who Fears the Lord (Proverbs 31:30)
231
This is what is worthy of honor: a woman who fears the Lord, who walks in wisdom and His way.
Oct 08, 2017
#58 – Proven True (Proverbs 30:5)
182
When we look at the inspired Word of God, we can have confidence that it is true.
Oct 07, 2017
#57 – We Need the Word of God (Proverbs 29:18)
206
What's necessary is not a vision that we create for the future but revelation from God.
Oct 06, 2017
#56 – Prosperity in Confession (Proverbs 28:13)
241
Prosperity is actually found, not in concealing sin, but in confessing it, forsaking it, and finding mercy.
Oct 05, 2017
#55 – The Praise of Men (Proverbs 27:2, 21)
213
We need God's help not to seek the praise of men and that when it comes, to pass the test.
Oct 04, 2017
#54 – Don't Return to Foolishness (Proverbs 26:11)
199
When we realize that we've done something foolish, we need to ask God to help us remember the cost of our foolishness.
Oct 03, 2017
#53 – Godly Enjoyment versus Sinful Indulgence (Proverbs 25:16)
217
The good gifts God gives are to be enjoyed but not indulged in improperly.
Oct 02, 2017
#52 – Accountable to Proclaim (Proverbs 24:11–12)
276
God is calling people to rescue from death those who have never heard the gospel.
Oct 01, 2017
#51 – Focus on the Fear of the Lord (Proverbs 23:17)
182
When you are tempted to envy people around you, fight that temptation by focusing on the fear of the Lord all day long.
Sep 30, 2017
#50 – Humility's Reward (Proverbs 22:4)
221
There is reward that comes with humility and fear of the Lord.
Sep 29, 2017
#49 – Opening Our Ears to the Cry of the Poor (Proverbs 21:13)
200
God cares about the poor and calls us to care about the poor and respond to their cry.
Sep 28, 2017
#48 – Walking in Integrity (Proverbs 20:7)
206
Our walk with God has an effect on the people around us.
Sep 27, 2017
#47 – Slow to Anger (Proverbs 19:11)
245
We are prone to be quick-tempered, but wisdom causes us to be slow to anger.
Sep 26, 2017
#46 – An Intelligent Heart (Proverbs 18:15)
142
The intelligent heart humbly seeks more knowledge.
Sep 25, 2017
#45 – The Gift of Friendship (Proverbs 17:17)
216
We need people around us who love us and help us walk through adversity, and we need to do this for others.
Sep 24, 2017
#44 – Humble Planning (Proverbs 16:9)
195
We want our plans to align with God's plan.
Sep 23, 2017
#43 – Just the Right Word (Proverbs 15:23)
180
Look for opportunities to bring joy to others through true and timely words.
Sep 22, 2017
#42 – A Tranquil Heart (Proverbs 14:30)
183
We are prone to envy, which is why we need God to grant us contentment in Him.
Sep 21, 2017
#41 – Disciplining Our Children i