December 13: “Broken and Beautiful”

Pride is so much more prevalent in us than we may realize. We need to pray for and work toward an attitude of brokenness before our Lord.

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August 30: “The Power of Selfless Encouragement”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 23 1 Corinthians 4Ezekiel 2Psalms 38 Today’s Bible Verse(s): 1 Samuel 23:16–17 (CSB): “Then Saul’s son Jonathan came to David in Horesh and encouraged him in his faith in God, saying, ‘Don’t be afraid, for my father Saul will never lay a hand on […]

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June 30: “Praying Against the Arrogant”

9 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Joshua 2Psalms 123-125Isaiah 62Matthew 10 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 123:3–4 (CSB): “Show us favor, Lord, show us favor, for we’ve had more than enough contempt. We’ve had more than enough scorn from the arrogant and contempt from the proud.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): There is no […]

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April 28: “Caring Enough to Confront”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 5 Psalms 39 Song of Solomon 3 Hebrews 3 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.” Hebrews 3:13 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): At First Baptist Church, […]

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December 16: “What Does the Lord Require?”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Micah 5:1–7:20 Revelation 7:1-17 Psalm 135:1-21 Proverbs 30:5-6 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Micah 6:8 (CSB): “Mankind, he has told each of you what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.” […]

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August 11: “The Sin of Pride”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 1:1–3:14 1 Corinthians 7:1-24 Psalm 31:19-24 Proverbs 21:4 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 21:4 (CSB) “The lamp that guides the wicked – haughty eyes and an arrogant heart – is sin.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): If there is one sin that is the root of […]

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July 30: “A Warning to Those Who Are Blessed”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Chronicles 26:1–28:27 Romans 13:1-14 Psalm 23:1-6 Proverbs 20:11 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 2 Chronicles 26:16 (CSB) “But when he became strong, he grew arrogant, and it led to his own destruction…” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): One of my very favorite passages in the Bible is […]

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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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January 10: “The Lord told me to …”

TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Genesis 23:1–24:51 Matthew 8:1-17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Genesis 24:50 (CSB) “Laban and Bethuel answered, “This is from the LORD; we have no choice in the matter.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): I apologize in advance but I’m going to step up on one of my soap boxes … […]

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Humility is so much better than pride

It’s better that people think you can’t (but you can) than for them to think you can (but you can’t). Humility is so much better than pride. Rather than brag about your abilities, be honest and humble. For the Christian, this means that we acknowledge God’s grace in our lives. We realize that we cannot […]

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