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Today's Verse – Matthew 6:14

If you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. —Matthew 6:14 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… As Christians, we live in the environment of forgiveness and grace. As we forgive others, the basis of that forgiveness is the incredible debt that God has already…

Today's Verse – Acts 3:19

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. —Acts 3:19 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… I’m not sure what we fear about repentance (turning our hearts and lives to God)? God will not only receive us;…

Today's Verse – John 4:24

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. —John 4:24 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Without the Spirit, we are not children of God. Without the Spirit, the cleansing power of Jesus’ sacrifice would not be fully implemented in us. Without the Spirit, we cannot worship…

Today's Verse – Matthew 6:1

Be careful not to do your “acts of righteousness” before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. —Matthew 6:1 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Why do we do the things we do? What is the motivation for our behavior?…

Today's Verse – Matthew 9:13

But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. —Matthew 9:13 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… God is merciful. Yes, we do remember those blazing occasions when he was fed up and furious with the unrighteousness and…

Today's Verse – Proverbs 11:25

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. —Proverbs 11:25 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… God is a giving and generous God. He longs for his children to be like him in this grace. Our place on earth is not to be hoarders or collectors of…

Today's Verse – 2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. —2 Timothy 1:16 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… A friend in Christ that will faithfully serve others is a wonderful gift of refreshment. Yet as humans, we are tempted…

Today's Verse – Romans 15:32

By God’s will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed. —Romans 15:32 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Our lives, our futures, and our plans are in God’s hands. This inescapable reality is the basis of our existence. It is also the foundation of our joy…

Today's Verse – Mark 10:13-14

People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.…

Today's Verse – Matthew 7:12

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. —Matthew 7:12 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… Ah! The “Golden Rule” is so straightforward, isn’t it? Sometimes we make things, especially religious things, far too complicated and complex.…

Today's Verse – Psalm 23:2-3

He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. —Psalm 23:2-3 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… When we are exhausted, depleted, and on the edge of burn out, we need to have our souls restored! But who can restore our souls? Only the One who will lead us beside still…

Today's Verse – John 10:11

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. —John 10:11 Thoughts on Today’s Verse… How do we determine who we will follow? How can we tell the religious predators, shysters, and charlatans from those who truly speak for God? Jesus comes and shows…