Corrupted Thoughts

It is important to keep a watchful eye on our thoughts. Philippians 4:8 advises us where to focus. It is too easy to be deceived and led astray and too easy to lose focus. This battle is 24/7. What we let in us — what we eat, what we drink, what we think, what we … Continue reading Corrupted Thoughts

The Lord’s Commendation

Paul said, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord” (2 Corinthians 10:17). It’s too easy to fall into the bad habit of bragging. We want the approval of others, right? We want people to like us. Even when we say we aren’t in this world to make friends or when we say we … Continue reading The Lord’s Commendation

Intention and Desire

It is so easy to get into the habit of comparison with others. We go on Pinterest and suddenly we want to redecorate our homes because we have seen designs that are much better. We scroll through Instagram and suddenly we feel like we never go anywhere, our kids are the worst behaved children ever, … Continue reading Intention and Desire

Designed This Way

In today’s passage, Paul is discussing how man is not independent from woman and a woman is not independent from a man. This piggybacks well from yesterday’s focus on being interconnected. As the passage continues, Paul says that “God, as the source of all things, designed it this way.” The NLT says, “Everything comes from … Continue reading Designed This Way

Small Compromises

Today’s devotion is difficult to write because it speaks very loudly to the current temperature in our world at this present time. Paul wrote to the church in Corinth about the immorality happening. Not only was sexual immorality among the people of Corinth, but the people were proud of it. It was flaunted. It was … Continue reading Small Compromises

Wearing a Mask

Yesterday’s devotion was all about love for one another. Romans 12:9 says, “Let the inner movement of your heart always be to love one another, and never play the role of an actor wearing a mask. Despise evil and embrace everything that is good and virtuous” (TPT). Today, we will continue to look at the … Continue reading Wearing a Mask

False Way of Life

The Psalmist declares hate for every false way of life. Other translations translate this as hating the wrong path or false propaganda. The Hebrew word “sheqer” is used here, meaning falsehood or deception. The complete verse says that the commandments of God result in understanding. When we have this understanding, the result is then hatred … Continue reading False Way of Life