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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June 14: “The Danger of Speaking on Behalf of God”

8 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 12:20–13:34 Acts 9:26-43 Psalm 132:1-18 Proverbs 17:6 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Kings 13:18-19 (CSB): “He said to him, ‘I am also a prophet like you. An angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD: “Bring him back with you to your house so that he […]

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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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One Clear Evidence of Spiritual Arrogance

Christians are not immune to the sin of arrogance. While we are called to develop humility as we follow Jesus, the propensity of our sinful heart is to find creative ways to maintain our pride … and justify it. As I am currently reading through the book of Acts, I came across the following verses […]

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The problem of pride

DAILY BIBLE READING:Nehemiah 1:1–3:14 1 Corinthians 7:1-24 Psalm 31:19-24 Proverbs 21:4TODAY’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 all other sins, it is pride. Pride is the notion that we are at the […]

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The danger of blessings

DAILY BIBLE READING:2 Chronicles 26:1–28:27 Romans 13:1-14 Psalm 23:1-6 Proverbs 20:11BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY: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 Isaiah 6:1-8. Those verses allow us to peer into Heaven. We see […]

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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 benefit of humbling ourself

DAILY BIBLE READING:Joshua 3:1-4:24Luke 14:7-35Psalm 80:1-19Proverbs 12:27-28BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Luke 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):In our Bible reading for today, we came across instructions from Jesus that once again tell us to humble ourselves. Humility is a huge […]

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When God humbles us it’s a good thing

As I read the final chapters of the Biblical book of Job, I can’t help but feel sorry for Job. From chapters 38-41, God hammers away with question after question. His intention is to remind Job that he is small man on a small planet that would appear to be an insignificant speck in the […]

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