January 2: “The Joy of Worshiping God”

DAILY BIBLE READING: Genesis 3:1–4:26 Matthew 2:13–3:6 Psalm 2:1-12 Proverbs 1:7-9 BIBLE 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): If we were to simplify the Christian life, what words would we use to describe it? Well, I’m glad you asked … […]

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The Primary Way to Achieve Inner Peace

Are you anxious? Afraid? Stressed? There certainly may be compounding factors that require some extra attention. Sometimes, counseling or even medication may be required. But, all things being equal, the Bible gives us the simple, primary answer for these maladies. Isaiah 26:3-4 (CSB) “You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect […]

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Should We Fear the Lord?

1 Samuel 12:24 (CSB) “Above all, fear the LORD and worship him faithfully with all your heart; consider the great things he has done for you.” This is a wonderful verse but it contains a phrase that has fallen on hard times these days. “The fear of the Lord” isn’t something we talk much about […]

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One Remedy for the Fear of Man

To one extent or another, virtually everyone has a fear of mankind. Maybe it shows up as stage-fright. Someone doesn’t want to do something public for fear that they will make a fool of themselves and others will watch and judge and maybe laugh. Maybe it shows up as the fear of stepping out to […]

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A cure for fear

DAILY BIBLE READING:Isaiah 10:1–11:16 2 Corinthians 12:11-21 Psalm 56:1-13 Proverbs 23:6-8TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):Psalm 56:3-4 (ESV) “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):I love reading through the book of Psalms. While the Apostle Paul’s New […]

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He who fears God fears no man

DAILY BIBLE READING:1 Samuel 29:1-31:13John 11:55-12:19Psalm 118:1-18Proverbs 15:24-26BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Psalm 118:6 “The Lord is for me; I will not be afraid. What can a mere mortal do to me?”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):Talk about a positive perspective! Our Verse for Today is the utterance of a man who wasn’t afraid of people and had a substantive reason for […]

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Obeying God rather than others

DAILY BIBLE READING:  1 Samuel 15:1–16:23  John 8:1-20  Psalm 110:1-7  Proverbs 15:8-10 BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY: 1 Samuel 15:24 “Saul said to Samuel, ‘I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.’” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): “He who truly […]

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Fear is a pathway to joy

DAILY BIBLE READING:Ruth 2:1–4:22 John 4:43-54 Psalm 105:16-36 Proverbs 14:26-27BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Proverbs 14:26-27 (CSB) “In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence and his children have a refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):In my Bible reading this morning, I came across a phrase that […]

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Pour out your heart to God

TODAY’S BIBLE READING:Numbers 28:16-29:40Luke 3:23-38Psalm 62:1-12Proverbs 11:18-19BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Psalm 62:8 (CSB) “Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before him. God is our refuge.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):As a young Christian, I believed a lie about my prayer life. I thought that ‘mature’ prayers focused on others. It was […]

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How to relax during the stresses of life

TODAY’S BIBLE READING:Numbers 19:1-20:29Luke 1:1-25Psalm 56:1-13Proverbs 11:8BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Psalm 56:3 “But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):When my children were much younger, they seemed to not have a care in the world. I could have sweaty palms as I drove down the interstate in a blinding […]

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