Purity and Promise – Matthew 5:8

I woke up a couple of weeks ago with this verse in my mind and I’ve been ruminating over it since then. Matthew 5:8: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” I was struck by what seems to be a promise to those who are pure in heart – they will…

Verses for the Day: Phil. 4:4-7, 1 Thess. 5:16-18

I love it that “the Lord is near” and we have nothing to fear. Instead, we can rejoice, give thanks, and pray. Philippians 4:4-7: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by…

Why Verses for the Day?

The “Verse for the Day” blog posts began as notes of encouragement each day to my children. I was choosing select verses that God had used in my life and sharing those with my children. I became convicted that perhaps I should put the verses more in context and decided to choose a book of…

Verses for the Day – Romans 12:1-2

I found a slip of paper this morning in my Bible. It’s been there for a number of years, though I don’t often look at it. There were some notes on it that I wrote down one time when I had to give a brief testimony years ago. It said, “What drew me to God?”…

Verse for the Day – Proverbs 1:7

I’ll return to Galatians tomorrow, but for today, here’s a real short and simple verse that I love, Proverbs 1:7: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Do you want wisdom to know how to live moment by moment? Walk in the fear of the Lord. This…

Verse for the Day – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Have you ever felt like you can’t do it? You can’t live the Christian life well? It’s just too hard? Or why not just keep going like things areā€”isn’t that good enough? Do we really need to try to do better? or be better? And is that even possible in a world stained by sin?…