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Today's Verse – Luke 9:25

What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self? —Luke 9:25 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… I once had a picture in my office of a hearse pulling a U-Haul trailer with the caption, “Who says you can’t take it…

Today's Verse – Jeremiah 9:24

“… I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. —Jeremiah 9:24 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Two truths are equally crucial for us to understand in this passage. First, God is kind, just and righteous. Second, he delights in…

Today's Verse – Mark 9:23

“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” —Mark 9:23 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… A desperate father comes to Jesus with a request for help and says, “But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help.” IF there is anything Jesus can do…

Today's Verse – 1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. —1 Corinthians 9:22 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Christ left heaven and came to earth to save us. Paul sacrificed everything to share…

Today's Verse – Matthew 9:21

[A desperate and lonely woman who had been ill for years came to Jesus for healing.] She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” —Matthew 9:21 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… The woman who said this to herself knew ostracism and loneliness because of her…

Today's Verse – Luke 9:20

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” —Luke 9:20 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… A lot of people have their opinions about Jesus’ identity. The real issue, however, is what you believe about Jesus. What you decide about God’s Son…

Today's Verse – 1 Corinthians 9:19

Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. —1 Corinthians 9:19 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Grace frees us from the law of sin and death. But, our freedom is not to be used for rebellion or…

Today's Verse – Ecclesiastes 9:18

Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. —Ecclesiastes 9:18 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Just a little leaven and the whole lump is changed. A sinful person can have the same effect on a whole group of people committed to God. So let’s be wise…

Today's Verse – Deuteronomy 9:17

[Moses reminds the Israelites of his reaction to seeing the golden calf by saying,] “So I took the two tablets and threw them out of my hands, breaking them to pieces before your eyes.” —Deuteronomy 9:17 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Anger, frustration, disappointment, and loss of self-control have sunk many…

Today's Verse – Genesis 9:16

“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” —Genesis 9:16 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… I don’t know about you, but I’m a very visual person. I truly appreciate the way…

Today's Verse – 1 Corinthians 9:15

[In talking about others having the right to be supported in their ministry, the apostle Paul says,] But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this in the hope that you will do such things for me. I would rather die than have anyone…

Today's Verse – 1 Corinthians 9:14

In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel. —1 Corinthians 9:14 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… One of the great tragedies of our modern world is that while some who preach and teach the gospel are charlatans and…