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July 5—Tolerance The word for today is tolerance. “And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness’” (Exod. 34:6). “But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness” (Ps. 86:15). “Or do you think lightly of the riches of Hi...

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June 17—Isolation The word for today is isolation. “I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof” (Ps. 102:7). “If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one ...

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June 15—Pleasure The word for today is pleasure. “I thought in my heart, ‘Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.’ But that also proved to be meaningless. ‘Laughter,’ I said, ‘is foolish. And what does pleasure accomplish?’” (Eccles. 2:1-2). “But she who gives herself to wanton pleasure is dead even while she lives” (1 Tim. 5:6). “Treacherous, reck...

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June 7—Experience The word for today is experience. “I thought to myself, ‘Look, I have grown and increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.’ Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind” (Eccles. 1:16-17). ...

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June 3—Doubt The word for today is doubt. “And Peter answered Him and said, ‘Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.’ And He said, ‘Come!’ And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’ And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand a...

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“But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at bringing others to Christ. Complete the ministry God has given you” (2 Tim. 4:5 NLT). T-T-T-TIMID? “For much of this century TIMIDITY disguised as HUMILITY has crouched in her corner while the spiritual quality of evangelical Christianity has become progressively worse year by year.”...

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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 21—Passion The word for today is passion. “Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work’” (John 4:34). “His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘Zeal for Thy house will consume me’” (John 2:17). “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face” (Job 13:15). “And Jesus kept increas...

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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 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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