Today’s Verse – Deuteronomy 7:21

[Speaking to the Israelites about their enemies, Moses said:] "Do not be terrified by them, for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God." —Deuteronomy 7:21 Thoughts on Today's Verse... What foe can defeat us as the people of God? None when we gladly welcome the presence of our holy God among us! Our God, our Deliverer, is mighty in power, awesome in holiness, and greater than any of our foes. Throughout history, the LORD has repeatedly proven his love, presence, and power in and for us, his people. So, we can refuse to fear [...]

Today’s Verse – Deuteronomy 7:212024-07-21T00:32:52-05:00

Today’s Verse – Ecclesiastes 7:20

There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins. —Ecclesiastes 7:20 Thoughts on Today's Verse... Yep, we're all broken, flawed, and tainted (Romans 3:9-11, 23-24). Or, at least, that is what we were before God saved us, the Spirit sanctified us, and Jesus brought us into his family (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Praise God! Praise God because of his grace. Praise God for the work of Jesus. Praise God for the presence of the Holy Spirit. Because of these, we can stand before God holy, without blemish, and free from accusation (Colossians 1:22). My Prayer... [...]

Today’s Verse – Ecclesiastes 7:202024-07-20T01:31:37-05:00

Today’s Verse – Deuteronomy 7:19

[Moses addressed Israel, reminding them of God's deliverance of them from Egypt, and his commands given to them:] "You saw with your own eyes the great trials, the miraculous signs and wonders, the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the LORD your God brought you out [from bondage and delivered you.]. The LORD your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear." —Deuteronomy 7:19 Thoughts on Today's Verse... Too often, I fear we look at the past work of God and think we will not see the display of his power in our day as our [...]

Today’s Verse – Deuteronomy 7:192024-07-19T01:30:54-05:00

Today’s Verse – Daniel 7:18

[When Daniel was alarmed by his visions of the future, he approached one of those standing by him in his visions. The presence told Daniel:] "But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever — yes, for ever and ever." —Daniel 7:18 Thoughts on Today's Verse... The Kingdom will belong to God's saints, his children, the followers of Jesus, and the people of the Most High (Daniel 7:27)... FOREVER! The Kingdom will belong to us. The Son of Man will be with us (Daniel 7:13), and the Kingdom will be ours, forever... and ever... [...]

Today’s Verse – Daniel 7:182024-07-18T01:30:47-05:00

Today’s Verse – Revelation 7:17

[One of the elders from around the throne of God declared:] "For [Jesus] the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." —Revelation 7:17 Thoughts on Today's Verse... What a beautiful picture! The One who died for us will nourish and refresh us. The One upon whom all eternity hinges will take time to comfort us personally. The One who has "destroyed death and brought immortality to light" (2 Timothy 1:10) sends us the Holy Spirit as our needed [...]

Today’s Verse – Revelation 7:172024-07-17T00:30:55-05:00

Today’s Verse – Luke 7:16

[After Jesus had raised the son of the widow from Nain: Those in the crowd who saw this] were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people." —Luke 7:16 Thoughts on Today's Verse... Jesus came to do God's work. He came as the Son of God, God incarnate in human flesh (John 1:14-18). He came to reveal God. Jesus came, and many people praised God. He came so people could see God. Do you know Jesus? If you do, do you know him as well as [...]

Today’s Verse – Luke 7:162024-07-16T01:30:46-05:00

Today’s Verse – Mark 7:15

[Jesus challenged the outward show of religiosity among religious people who were ignoring their inner need to be humble and pure before God. He said:] "Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.'" —Mark 7:15 Thoughts on Today's Verse... We get so hung up on externals, appearances, and facades. Jesus cuts to the core of God's concern — our spiritual heart condition. He wants us to focus not only on what we put in our bodies but also on what we allow to grow in our [...]

Today’s Verse – Mark 7:152024-07-15T00:31:58-05:00

Today’s Verse – 2 Chronicles 7:14

[The LORD appeared to Solomon upon the completion of the temple and said,] "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." —2 Chronicles 7:14 Thoughts on Today's Verse... Concerned people use this passage in our day when discussing the problems with nations, governments, and leaders needing to repent. Let's remember that its most complete application must find its home in physical Israel, in us, and in our churches as [...]

Today’s Verse – 2 Chronicles 7:142024-07-14T00:30:43-05:00
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