August 15: “The Joys of Hard Times”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings (If you want to listen to an audio version of today’s blog post, simply go to https://anchor.fm/mattellis1997, or search for “Reflections on Truth” by Matt Ellis wherever you download your favorite podcasts.) Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 5-6Romans 5Jeremiah 43Psalms 19 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Romans 5:3–5 (CSB): “And not […]

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July 22: “On Suffering and Following Jesus”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Judges 5Acts 9Jeremiah 18Mark 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Acts 9:15–16 (CSB): “But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for this man is my chosen instrument to take my name to Gentiles, kings, and Israelites. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.’” […]

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June 16: “Two Reasons to Pray for Relief from Trouble”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 21Psalms 108-109Isaiah 48Revelation 18 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 109:21-24 (CSB): “But you, Lord, my Lord, deal kindly with me for our name’s sake; because your faithful love is good, rescue me. For I am suffering and needy; my heart is wounded within me. I fade away […]

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May 20: “Praying With Honesty and Faith”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 29 Psalms 73 Isaiah 21 2 Peter 2 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Who do I have in heaven but you? And I desire nothing on earth but you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever.” […]

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May 14: “The Benefit of Trials”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 23 Psalms 64-65 Isaiah 13 1 Peter 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials so that the proven character of your faith — more valuable than gold which, though […]

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May 9: “Casting Our Burdens Upon the Lord”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 17-18 Psalms 55 Isaiah 7 James 1  Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 55:22 is a wonderful verse, isn’t […]

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May 7: “Eyes on the Prize”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 15 Psalms 51 Isaiah 5 Hebrews 12 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that […]

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April 30: “The Mindset of a Hopeful Struggler”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 7 Psalms 42-43 Song of Solomon 5 Hebrews 5 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Why, my soul, are you so dejected? Why are you in such turmoil? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:5,11; 43:5 (CSB) […]

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April 18: “Prayer’s Fuel”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 22 Psalms 28-29 Ecclesiastes 5 2 Timothy 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “LORD, I call to you; my rock, do not be deaf to me. If you remain silent to me, I will be like those going down to the Pit. Listen to the sound of […]

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March 8: “Stumbling into Sin and Being Restored”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 19 Luke 22 Job 37 2 Corinthians 7 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Simon, Simon, look out. Satan has asked to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” […]

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