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May 25—Boldness The word for today is boldness. “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve y...

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May 20—World The word for today is world. “Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word” (Ps. 119:37). “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth” (Col. 3:2). “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matt. 5:14). “For Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to T...

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May 13—Victory The word for today is victory. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. And who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4-5). “And I saw, as it were, a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had come off victorious from the beast and from hi...

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May 11—Substitution The word for today is substitution. “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us...

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May 8—Discipline The word for today is discipline. “But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (1 Tim. 4:7-8). “But I buffet my body...

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May 2—A Pearl for Today “… clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time” (1 Pet. 5:5, 6). HUMILITY Several years ago, a friend of ours brought out a line of clothing called Get off Your High Horse. It was, of course, a s...

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April 28—Mediocrity The word for today is mediocrity. “Keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered over to Satan, so that they may be taught not to blaspheme” (1 Tim. 1:19-20). “And He was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny hi...

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April 24—Immorality The word for today is immorality. “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Cor. 7:1). “And this do, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, a...

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April 15—Focus The word for today is focus. “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. Already he who reaps is receiving wages, and is gathering fruit for life eternal; that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together” (John 4:35-36). “We must work the ...

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April 6—Cross The word for today is cross. “But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Gal. 6:14). “And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with super-iority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you ex...

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