My Redeemer Lives
THE VERSE For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God. ~Job 19:25-26 THE THOUGHT I know that my Redeemer lives; What comfort this sweet sentence gives! He lives, He lives, […]
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
THE VERSE “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” ~Luke 23:34 THE THOUGHT This is astonishing mercy. Having been beaten, tormented, falsely accused, betrayed, and now nailed to a cruel instrument of execution, with soldiers gambling for his clothing and the watching crowd mocking in derision, Jesus utters these unexpected words: “Father, […]
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 […]