Today’s Verse – Philippians 4:13

I can do everything through him [Christ] who gives me strength. —Philippians 4:13 Thoughts on Today's Verse... I don't know about you, but I know I've grown soft and spoiled because of all the conveniences I have allowed into my life. If these conveniences were to vanish suddenly, could I, would I, honor God with my praises and thanksgiving? I sure hope so. I am committed to doing so. I want to be like Paul and live with the assurance that I can withstand any situation with the help of Christ Jesus — even if it is imprisonment and the abandonment [...]

Today’s Verse – Philippians 4:132024-04-13T00:31:03-05:00

Today’s Verse – 1 Timothy 4:12

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. —1 Timothy 4:12 Thoughts on Today's Verse... We must not dismiss the idealistic passions of our youth. If you are younger, you are not only part of the church of tomorrow; you are also God's servant today. Serve him mightily and be an example to those who are older! If you are older, don't look down on the enthusiasm of youth, but encourage it and be inspired to emulate it as you [...]

Today’s Verse – 1 Timothy 4:122024-04-12T00:31:13-05:00

Today’s Verse – 1 Peter 4:11

If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. —1 Peter 4:11 Thoughts on Today's Verse... God gave us gifts to use in his Kingdom at least for two primary reasons: To bring glory to God.To bless others.Whether we serve or speak, we are to do so with these two goals in mind, knowing that God will supply [...]

Today’s Verse – 1 Peter 4:112024-04-11T00:30:50-05:00

Today’s Verse – 1 John 4:10

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. —1 John 4:10 Thoughts on Today's Verse... Love is demonstrated, not just communicated verbally. When the Scriptures tell us that God loves us, they always show God's actions that demonstrate that love. Here, John wants us to realize that God's love goes first. God demonstrates and shares his love with us before we demonstrate our love for him. He doesn't wait till it is safe to love us. He doesn't wait until he will get something in [...]

Today’s Verse – 1 John 4:102024-04-10T00:30:52-05:00

Today’s Verse – Philippians 4:9

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. —Philippians 4:9 Thoughts on Today's Verse... I don't know about you, but I genuinely hope my life reflects what I say and teach. What a great statement to be able to make to those we lead, whether in the classroom, with our families, while at work, or serving in the church: Put into practice the actions you have seen in my life and heard me instruct you to do. Wow. Paul's statement shows [...]

Today’s Verse – Philippians 4:92024-04-09T00:31:29-05:00

Today’s Verse – James 4:7-8

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. —James 4:7-8 Thoughts on Today's Verse... James always packs a lot of truth into short messages. Let's focus on the center of this call to holiness: "Submit yourselves, then, to God. ... Come near to God..." Let's draw our hearts closer to God. When we come into God's presence and draw close to him, we know our thoughts, motives, and behaviors will be seen for [...]

Today’s Verse – James 4:7-82024-04-08T01:30:49-05:00
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