March 18: “On Throwing Stones at Someone”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 29 John 8 Proverbs 5 Galatians 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “When they persisted in questioning him, he stood up and said to them, ‘The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her.’” John 8:7 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s […]

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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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October 28: “Divisive People in the Church”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Jeremiah 51:54–52:34 Titus 3:1-15 Psalm 100:1-5 Proverbs 26:18-19 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Titus 3:10-11 (CSB): “Reject a divisive person after a first and second warning. For you know that such a person has gone astray and is sinning; he is self-condemned.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): I […]

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September 4: “The Sin Of Slander”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ecclesiastes 7:1–9:18 2 Corinthians 7:8-16 Psalm 48:1-14 Proverbs 22:17-19 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Ecclesiastes 7:21–22 (CSB): “Don’t pay attention to everything people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you, for in your heart you know that many times you yourself have cursed others.” REFLECTIONS ON […]

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June 13: “What’s So Bad About Listening to Gossip?”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 11:1–12:19 Acts 9:1-25 Psalm 131:1-3 Proverbs 17:4-5 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 17:4 (CSB): “A wicked person listens to malicious talk; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): The verse I have chosen as Today’s Bible Verse should have lights flashing, sirens […]

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June 9: “A Word on Gossip”

4 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 5:1–6:38 Acts 7:1-29 Psalm 127:1-5 Proverbs 16:28-30 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 16:28 (CSB): “A contrary person spreads conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Gossip is the language of cowards. It hides in the shadows and hopes that the one being discussed […]

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February 28: “O Be Careful, Little Mouth, What You Say”

4 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Leviticus 22:17–23:44 Mark 9:30–10:12 Psalm 44:1-8 Proverbs 10:19 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 10:19 (CSB): “When there are many words, sin is unavoidable, but the one who controls his lips is prudent.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): As I was reading through Today’s Bible Readings, I saw a couple of […]

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Naming the Guilty Party

In our Christian culture, we generally don’t like to name people who have behaved badly (at least publicly). Don’t believe me? Just make a truthful statement about some of the false teachers of our day and then duck … because there will be many comments coming your way. You will be called judgmental, unloving, and […]

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On Slandering a Pastor

I listened to some podcasts as I got ready this morning. This has been my general practice for quite a while. I find that it helps me to make use of time that might ordinarily be wasted. One of the podcasts I listened to this morning was “Love Worth Finding on Oneplace.com.” Pastor Adrian Rogers […]

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Gossip Defined

As I spent time with God’s Word this morning, I came across the following verse: Proverbs 26:20 (NLT) “Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.” One of the many things that I have observed and learned over the years is that people are incredibly courageous when they are hiding in the […]

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