August 16: “Eating, Drinking, and Glorifying God”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 11:1–12:26  1 Corinthians 10:14-33  Psalm 34:11-22  Proverbs 21:14-16 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Corinthians 10:31 (CSB) “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY‘S BIBLE VERSE(S): It has been said that a text without […]

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August 13: “Why Praising God Should Be a Natural Response”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 5:14–7:73a 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Psalm 33:1-11 Proverbs 21:8-10 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 33:1 (CSB): “Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones; praise from the upright is beautiful.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Did you know that there is a difference between giving thanks to God […]

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June 20: “The Lord’s Delight in the Humble”

3 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 22:1-53 Acts 13:16-41 Psalm 138:1-8 Proverbs 17:17-18 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 138:6 (CSB): “Though the Lord is exalted, he takes note of the humble; but he knows the haughty from a distance.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): If we are honest, we would have to admit that […]

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May 18: “Prayer and God’s Glory”

4 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Samuel 22:1–23:29 John 10:1-21 Psalm 115:1-18 Proverbs 15:18-19 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 115:1-3 (CSB): “Not to us, LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory because of your faithful love, because of your truth. Why should the nations say, ‘Where is their God?’ Our God is […]

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May 8: “What is the Most Important Thing to God?”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Samuel 2:22–4:22 John 5:24-47 Psalm 106:1-12 Proverbs 14:30-31 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 106:8 (CSB): “Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, to make his power known.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Every decision we make demonstrates what we believe to be the most important thing. We may […]

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February 11: “The Difference in Knowing About God and Knowing God”

5 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Exodus 32:1–33:23 Matthew 26:69–27:14 Psalm 33:1-11 Proverbs 8:33-36 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Exodus 33:13 (CSB): “Then Moses said, ‘Please, let me see your glory.’” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): We’ve heard it over and over before. “Christianity is a relationship, not a religion.” But, while so many Christians would give […]

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A story of passion and conquest

DAILY BIBLE READING:Joshua 13:1-14:15Luke 18:1-17Psalm 85:1-13Proverbs 13:7-8BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Joshua 14:12 (CSB) “Now give me this hill country the Lord promised me on that day, because you heard then that the Anakim are there, as well as large fortified cities. Perhaps the Lord will be with me and I will drive them out as the Lord promised.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):I have some […]

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A cure for whining

TODAY’S BIBLE READING:Numbers 10:1-11:23Mark 14:1-21Psalm 51:1-19Proverbs 10:31-32BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Numbers 11:10 “Moses heard all the families standing in the doorways of their tents whining, and the LORD became extremely angry. Moses was also very aggravated.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):Have you ever wondered if God is like some people you know who have a “button” and […]

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Why God gets the glory for our spiritual growth

Here are some (hopefully) helpful thoughts after my time in God’s Word this morning: Philippians 2:12-13 (ESV) 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who […]

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Faith, Doubt and God’s Glory

There will always be people who make God look bad. While they proclaim that He is all-powerful, they will live in defeat. While they proclaim that He is over all other supposed “gods,” they will live in doubt and fear. While they proclaim that He sovereignly works out His perfect plan, they will second guess what […]

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