The Lord’s Love

THE VERSE Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. Yet the LORD set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day. ~Deuteronomy 10:14-15 THE THOUGHT How great […]

You are not under law but under grace.

THE VERSE For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. ~Romans 6:14 THE THOUGHT Yesterday we saw that grace is bigger than we thought, not only forgiving sin but also changing the sinner. Today we will look briefly at one way that grace works practically in […]

Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means!

THE VERSE What then shall we say? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? ~Romans 6:1 THE THOUGHT In today’s Daily Verse, we learn something vitally important about grace. Paul has just finished expounding on the glory of […]

The God of Jerusalem

THE VERSE And they spoke of the God of Jerusalem as they spoke of the gods of the peoples of the earth, which are the work of men’s hands. ~2 Chronicles 32:19 THE THOUGHT In this story, the Assyrian army has surrounded Jerusalem, and the king of Assyria is flaunting his power over the God […]

The Robe of Righteousness

THE VERSE I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness. ~Isaiah 61:10 THE THOUGHT How great is the grace of God revealed in the gospel! Though all of our righteous […]

Every athlete exercises self-control in all things.

THE VERSE Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. ~1 Corinthians 9:25 THE THOUGHT Athletics in first century Greek culture was a popular and disciplined pursuit, and how much more so now! We in the 21st century are awash in diet fads, professional […]

A New High Priest

THE VERSE And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sin. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God ~Hebrews 10:11-12 THE THOUGHT As modern American Christians, I don’t think we […]

Receiving the Word

THE VERSE And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit. ~1 Thessalonians 1:6 THE THOUGHT What would it look like if we could take the Bible’s command to “rejoice in suffering” to heart, and actually start imitating Jesus […]

Be Clean

THE VERSE And behold, a leper came to him and knelt down before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. ~Matthew 8:2-3 THE THOUGHT This is a remarkable account. In the […]

Walk in a Manner Worthy of the Lord

THE VERSE And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good […]