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Today's Verse – 1 Timothy 1:12

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. —1 Timothy 1:12 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… We minister by grace. We are saved and made holy by God’s grace given us in Jesus. We are declared holy and…

Today's Verse – Mark 9:41

I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward. —Mark 9:41 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… This simple and clear passage cuts two ways: First, we are blessed when we bless God’s children,…

Today's Verse – Mark 9:23

“`If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” —Mark 9:23 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Jesus is the ultimate one “who believes.” All things ARE possible for him. Guess what? He longs to do great things through us, too! In fact, he promised he would do even…

Today's Verse – Proverbs 18:24

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. —Proverbs 18:24 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Who are your closest friends? Good friends are hard to come by in a world of superficial acquaintances and shallow relationships. “Hanging with the…

Today's Verse – Romans 6:11

In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. —Romans 6:11 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… In baptism, we are united with Christ in his death (see Romans 6:1-14 for the background of this devotional meditation). Our old sinful selves are crucified with Christ.…

Today's Verse – Psalm 10:15

Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out. —Psalm 10:15 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… It is hard not to get discouraged when evil and wicked people get away with what is reprehensible. Christians on every continent…

Today's Verse – Ezekiel 38:23

I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD. —Ezekiel 38:23 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… In a time when God’s people were in shambles physically and spiritually, he promises judgment…

Today's Verse – Psalm 96:9

Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. —Psalm 96:9 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Don’t you really appreciate the phrase “the splendor of his holiness” and long to behold that splendor? It conjures up reminders of Isaiah’s encounter with God in Isaiah 6…

Today's Verse – Hebrews 12:29

For our God is a consuming fire. —Hebrews 12:29 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… We should worship God with reverence because he is a consuming fire! Mmm. What does that mean? Is the focus on his holiness? Does this warn of judgment? Is this an expression of his purity? Yes, YES,…

Today's Verse – Psalm 91:4

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge… —Psalm 91:4 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Life is filled with many uncertainties. You never know when something unexpected is going to happen. You have no idea when the next disaster will strike. In a world…

Today's Verse – Exodus 15:13

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. —Exodus 15:13 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… As a minister, I am privileged to be present at many of the most important events in people’s lives. Good or…

Today's Verse – Exodus 15:11

Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you — majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? —Exodus 15:11 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… With whom do you compare the incomparable? How do you grasp the infinite with a finite mind? When the quintessence of majesty…