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February 21—Kindness The word for today is kindness. “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me” (Ps. 116:5-6). “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made” (Ps. 145:8-9). “And so, as those who ha...

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February 20—Time The word for today is time. “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, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, no...

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February 19—Christlikeness The word for today is Christlikeness. “My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you” (Gal. 4:19). “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is” (1 John 3:2). “But we all, with unveiled face beholding...

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February 10—Judgment The word for today is judgment. “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Gen. 18:25b). “Because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:31). “Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in t...

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February 5—Stress The word for today is stress. “For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves in order that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead” (2 Cor. 1:8-9). “But Marth...

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February 2—Death The word for today is death. “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth” (Prov. 27:1). “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man...

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January 30—Aging The word for today is aging. “The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. … Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Ps. 90:10, 12). “When Joshua was old and well advanced in years, the Lord said to him, ‘You are very old, ...

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January 26—Giving The word for today is giving. “Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability they gave of their own accord, beg...

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January 16—The Spirit The word for today is the Spirit. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you” (John 14:26). “Who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge” (2 Cor. 1:22). “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of t...

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January 10—Warfare The word for today is warfare. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses” (2 Cor. 10:3-4). “Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life,...

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