September 9: “Getting Your Joy Back After You Sin”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 31 Corinthians 14Ezekiel 12Psalm 51 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 51:12 (CSB): “Restore the joy of your salvation to me, and sustain me by giving me a willing spirit.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 51 is rugged and honest. David, who penned it, had engaged […]

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May 22: “Confession, Forgiveness, and Cleansing … and Greek”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 31 Psalms 75-76 Isaiah 23 1 John 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”1 John 1:9 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): The verse I have […]

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April 21: “Confession and Happiness”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 25 Psalm 32 Ecclesiastes 8 2 Timothy 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How joyful is a person whom the Lord does not charge with iniquity and in whose spirit is no deceit!” Psalm […]

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November 21: “How to Experience Freedom from Guilt”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 42:1–43:27 James 5:1-20 Psalm 119:1-16 Proverbs 28:6-7 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): James 5:16 (CSB): “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.” REFLECTIONS ON […]

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August 12: “How to Get Rid Of Guilt and Get Your Happiness Back”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 3:15–5:13 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Psalm 32:1-11 Proverbs 21:5-7 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 32:1-2 (CSB) “How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How joyful is a person whom the Lord does not charge with iniquity and in whose spirit is no deceit!” REFLECTIONS […]

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February 17: “The Kind of People that Jesus Enjoys Being With”

3 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Leviticus 4:1–5:19 Mark 2:13–3:6 Psalm 36:1-12 Proverbs 10:1-2 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Mark 2:16-17 (CSB): “When the scribes who were Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ When Jesus heard this, he told them, […]

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One Difficulty of Pursuing Holiness

None of us likes to admit that we are flawed. We certainly don’t like it when others point out our flaws. Yet, in my Bible reading this morning, I was reminded that followers of Jesus must admit our flaws … and even work to expose more of them. This is definitely counter-intuitive. But, listen to […]

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Happiness in doing the hard thing

DAILY BIBLE READING:Nehemiah 3:15–5:13 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Psalm 32:1-11 Proverbs 21:5-7TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):Psalm 32:1-2 (CSB) “How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How joyful is a person whom the Lord does not charge with iniquity and in whose spirit is no deceit!”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):Psalm 32 is a ruggedly transparent Psalm. And because this […]

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Taking a Spiritual Bath

DAILY BIBLE READING:2 Chronicles 14:1–16:14 Romans 9:1-24 Psalm 19:1-14 Proverbs 20:1BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Psalm 19:12-14 (CSB)12 “Who perceives his unintentional sins? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.” 13 “Moreover, keep your servant from willful sins; do not let them rule me. Then I will be blameless and cleansed from blatant rebellion.” 14 “May the words of my mouth and the […]

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Returning to holiness

DAILY BIBLE READING:2 Kings 1:1–2:25 Acts 13:42–14:7 Psalm 139:1-24 Proverbs 17:19-21BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Psalm 139:23-24 (CSB) “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):Psalm 139 is a wonderful Psalm for quite a few reasons. Let me […]

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