August 5: Entrusted

August 5: Entrusted

This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith, (1 Timothy...
August 4: Decreased

August 4: Decreased

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30 ESV) I love the simplicity of this verse. Seven small words. One simple concept–so it seems. While we say these words with all of the confidence in the world that we know exactly how to implement them, I...
August 3: Sovereignty over Authority

August 3: Sovereignty over Authority

But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself. (Daniel 1:8 ESV) I find myself in continual frustration toward our nations...
August 2: My Ways

August 2: My Ways

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. (Proverbs 16:2-3 ESV) I have a bad reputation in my family for always needing to be right. When I am convinced of...
August 1: Dwelling Place

August 1: Dwelling Place

Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. (Psalm 91:9-10 ESV) When I read the words “dwelling place” the first thing that comes to my mind is my...
July 31: Favor

July 31: Favor

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! (Psalm 90:17 ESV) What do you think of when you consider the favor of the Lord? Is it money? Fame? Maybe it is just a healthy family or to...