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Max Lucado

A Weapon of the Spirit

Listen to Today’s Devotion “His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what” (Hebrews 4:12–13 MSG). Unsheathe God’s sword,…

Words of Truth

Listen to Today’s Devotion Not only did Jesus not make it to the deathbed of Lazarus, he didn’t make it to the burial. He was four days late. Martha was forthright. “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died” (John 11:21). Martha was to Jesus what…

Bridge Builder

Listen to Today’s Devotion Brian Reed served in a military unit in Baghdad, Iraq, in the fall of 2003. He and his unit went on regular street patrols to protect neighborhoods and build peace. It was often a thankless, fruitless assignment. Brian said his unit battled low morale daily. An…

Let Love Succeed

Listen to Today’s Devotion The catchphrase “hate the sin and love the sinner” fits nicely on a bumper sticker, but how do we embed the principle in our hearts? Maybe these ideas will help. Reserve judgment. Let every person you meet be a new person in your mind. None of this…

Grace and Truth

Listen to Today’s Devotion How does Jesus receive us? I know how he treated me. I was a twenty-year-old troublemaker on a downhill path. And though I’d made a commitment to Christ a decade earlier, you wouldn’t have known it by the way I lived. Finally I came to Jesus, and…

Your Opposite You

Listen to Today’s Devotion Matthew was an apostle, a gospel writer. But before he was Matthew, he was Levi: a Jew who worked for the Roman IRS. As long as Rome got its part, the tax collectors could take as much as they wanted. They got rich by making people…