Tuesday, September 8: Rooted and built up in him Colossians 2:5-10

Read Colossians 2:5-10

For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and buil... Continue Reading

Monday, September 7: I have come that they may have life John 10:7-18

Read John 10:7-18

Therefore Jesus said again, "Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and fin... Continue Reading

Sunday, September 6: Just as your Father is merciful Luke 6:27-36

Read Luke 6:27-36

"But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt fr... Continue Reading

Saturday, September 5: In your great mercy turn to me Psalm 69:6-18

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Lord, the Lord Almighty,

may those who hope in you

not be disgraced because of me;

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Friday, September 4: A driving rain that leaves no crops Proverbs 28:3

Read Proverbs 28:3

A ruler who oppresses the poor

is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.

Reflect

What's being expressed in the word picture of this prove... Continue Reading

Thursday, September 3: Let someone else praise you Proverbs 27:2

Read Proverbs 27:2

Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth;

an outsider, and not your own lips.

Reflect

Even in the things we do specifically to se... Continue Reading

Wednesday, September 2: That is folly and shame Proverbs 18:13

To answer before listening—

that is folly and shame.

Reflect

In a culture that encourages the polarization of people into groups based on their ethnicity, their... Continue Reading

Tuesday, September 1: Humility comes before honor Proverbs 18:11-12

The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;

they imagine it a wall too high to scale.

Before a downfall the heart is h... Continue Reading

Monday, August 31: Whoever seeks good finds favor Proverbs 11:27-28


Whoever seeks good finds favor,

but evil comes to one who searches for it.

Those who trust in their riches will fall,

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Sunday, August 30: That is why I have come Mark 1:35-39

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!"

Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere e... Continue Reading

Saturday, August 29: Whoever is patient Proverbs 14:29

Whoever is patient has great understanding,

but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

Reflect

What type of personality do you have — a patient one, or a quick-tempere... Continue Reading

Friday, August 28: My life is God's prayer Psalm 42

A white-tailed deer drinks

from the creek;

I want to drink God,

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Thursday, August 27: For I will yet praise him Psalm 42:9-11

I say to God my Rock,

"Why have you forgotten me?

Why must I go about mourning,

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Wednesday, August 26: Deep calls to deep Psalm 42:6-8

My soul is downcast within me;

therefore I will remember you

from the land of the Jordan,

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Tuesday, August 25: My soul thirsts for God Psalm 42:1-5

As the deer pants for streams of water,

so my soul pants for you, my God.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

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Monday, August 24: A prayer to the God of my life Psalm 42

As the deer pants for streams of water,

so my soul pants for you, my God.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

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Sunday, August 23: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge Proverbs 1:1-7

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

for gaining wisdom and instruction;

for understanding words of insight;

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Saturday, August 22: Trust in the LORD with all your heart Proverbs 3:3-8

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;

bind them around your neck,

write them on the tablet of your heart.

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Friday, August 21: Knowledge of the Holy One is understanding Proverbs 9:10-12

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

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Thursday, August 20: We know that his testimony is true John 21:20-25

Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is going to betray you?") When Peter saw him, he asked, "Lord, what about him?"

Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain ... Continue Reading