Privileged to Drink

The Message translates today’s verse this way: “You can easily enough see how this kind of thing works by looking no further than your own body. Your body has many parts—limbs, organs, cells—but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body. It’s exactly the same with Christ. By means of His … Continue reading Privileged to Drink

Answer Gently

In today’s verse, Paul mentions how they always answer gently or kindly. The Passion Translation says, “When we are slandered incessantly, we always answer gently, ready to reconcile. Even now, in the world’s opinion, we are nothing but filth and the lowest scum” (1 Corinthians 4:13). In this passage, Paul is speaking about how they … Continue reading Answer Gently

Wouldn’t It Be Better

I struggle too much with looking at something and thinking there is a way to make it better, to improve upon something. On the one hand, it’s helpful for me to have this mindset because I can often take something and create a better way, a more streamline solution, a different option that could end … Continue reading Wouldn’t It Be Better

Gifts of Grace and Glory

This verse for today is beautiful. We tend to focus on not lacking one thing that we need. It is an awesome promise, but it is important to remember the first half of the sentence— “Those who walk along His paths with integrity” — those people will never lack what they need. Why? Because our … Continue reading Gifts of Grace and Glory

Strict Judgment

Many people want to be up front and in the limelight. With social media, more are encouraged to share everything and be in front of everyone. Being in charge, being a leader, being a teacher—these positions of authority come with a great warning. James notes that these people “will be judged more strictly.” Remember that … Continue reading Strict Judgment

Willing Consent

Notice that when Paul writes Philemon, he says he didn’t want to do anything without having Philemon’s consent. He wanted Philemon to help because it was something he was willing to do, not something that he was forced into doing. The Bible speaks about this desire and purposeful decision we make to do something, and … Continue reading Willing Consent

Glory to His Name

We have been given the privilege and authority to share the Good News. We have a great responsibility and a great opportunity to tell people everywhere what God has done. As we share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and what He has done in our own lives, the Spirit will grow the kingdom of God. … Continue reading Glory to His Name

Embrace the Timing of God

Lately I need to be even more patient than usual. That’s difficult for me. It took long enough for me to get the patience I have—and now I have to be even more patient?!? Things take longer than I ever could imagine. Things aren’t as simple as I first considered. The struggle is real. You … Continue reading Embrace the Timing of God