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July 17—Greed The word for today is greed. “Achan replied, ‘It is true! I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel. This is what I have done: When I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath’” (Jo...

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July 14—Blood of Christ The words for today are blood of Christ. “For this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins” (Matt. 26:28). “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him” (Rom. 5:9). “Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread...

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July 10—Provision The word for today is provision. “Abraham answered, ‘God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.’ And the two of them went on together. … Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provid...

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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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July 1—Sacrifice The word for today is sacrifice. “But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all” (Phil. 2:17). “But He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God” (Heb. 10:12). “For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the ...

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June 25—Mind The word for today is mind. “And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind” (Eph. 4:23). “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:5). “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isa. 26:3). “Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and th...

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June 24—Mercy The word for today is mercy. “And may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved” (Gen. 43:14). “Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer” (Ps. 4:1). “Blessed are the merciful, fo...

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June 23—Meekness The word for today is meekness. “Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!” (2 Cor. 10:1). “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way” (Ps. 25:9). “But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace” (Ps. 37:11). “But flee from these t...

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June 13—A Pearl for Today “For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every FAMILY in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to compr...

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June 10—Good Works The words for today are good works. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:8-10). “For you are all sons of God through faith...

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