December 27: “Don’t Stir Up Your Anger”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Zechariah 10:1–11:17 Revelation 18:1-24 Psalm 146:1-10 Proverbs 30:33 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 30:33 (CSB): “For the churning of milk produces butter, and twisting a nose draws blood, and stirring up anger produces strife.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): In our Verse for Today, we see the […]

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October 29: “Conflict and Gossip”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Lamentations 1:1–2:22 Philemon 1:1-25 Psalm 101:1-8 Proverbs 26:20 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 26:20 (CSB): “Without wood, fire goes out; without a gossip, conflict dies down.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): It seems as if gossip is a theme that keeps popping up in our daily readings. […]

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The blessing of disunity

DAILY BIBLE READING:Esther 1:1–3:15 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Psalm 35:17-28 Proverbs 21:19-20TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):1 Corinthians 11:19 (CSB) “Indeed, it is necessary that there be factions among you, so that those who are approved may be recognized among you.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):The first century church at Corinth was a church with a lot of problems – like so many churches […]

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One way to deescalate a tense argument

DAILY BIBLE READING:2 Kings 23:31–25:30 Acts 22:17–23:10 Psalm 2:1-12 Proverbs 18:13BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Psalm 2:11 (CSB) “Serve the Lord with reverential awe and rejoice with trembling.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):This morning, I want to reflect on a verse other than the Verse for Today.In Acts 23, we read about a very volatile gathering. Paul was warned about going to Jerusalem […]

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The danger of unresolved conflict

DAILY BIBLE READING:1 Kings 19: 1-21 Acts 12: 1-23 Psalm 136: 1-26 Proverbs 17: 14-15BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Proverbs 17:14 “To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

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Working for Reconciliation

TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Exodus 4:1–5:21 Matthew 18:1-20 Psalm 22:19-31 Proverbs 5:15-21 BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY: Matthew 18:15-17 “If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with […]

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