I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17, NIV Lord our God, you have revealed your righteousness to us in the gospel, your righteousness that comes to us through faith and continues in faith. Grant that we may understand your righteousness and live by it even in a crooked generation. Then to our joy the gospel will bear fruit. Protect us in the midst of temptation and conflicting opinions so that we are raised above them and remain free, with our thoughts on you and your true and loving righteousness. Your righteousness gives us hope for the many, many people who still need help to realize that their lives are not of passing value but of eternal worth. Amen.
Recent Articles from Plough
friday long read
Will History End in Nuclear War?
If you are reading this, there is still time to reconsider. Read now.
thursday books and culture
Is Reading Fiction a Waste of Time?
Kathleen A. Mulhern
Or is it a valuable spiritual discipline we need more than we realize? Read now.
Lord, Love Us When We Doubt
Alice J. Wisler
What do grieving parents do with God when their child dies? Read now.
Congo’s Christians Confront a Climate Crisis
Jean-Pierre Ibucwa Lipanda
An ecologist and pastor says Christians in the DRC are finally shedding otherworldly colonial theology and getting serious about climate action. Read now.
After Roe v Wade and Dobbs v Jackson
As we navigate a world where abortion is again illegal in many places, we should heed the wisdom of early women’s rights activists. Read now.
Daily Prayer for May 21
Source: Daily Prayer