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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 16—Tongue The word for today is tongue. “A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction” (Prov. 16:23). “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Prov. 12:18). “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit” (Prov. 15:4). “This you know, my beloved brethren. But le...

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February 13—Marriage The word for today is marriage. “The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called “woman,” for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Gen. 2:23-24). “Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God h...

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February 1—A Pearl for Today “But thou, O Lord art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head” (Ps. 3:3 KJV). PERSONALIZING THE PROMISES OF GOD One day my eldest daughter told me, “Mom when you die, I want your Bible as my inheritance.” Her husband Mark, our son-in-law, kiddingly quipped, “Forget the Bible; go for the house!” We had a good laugh, but it reminded me afr...

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January 24—Gifts The word for today is gifts. “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. … But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. … But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired” (1 Cor. 12:7, 11, 18). “For just as we have many members in ...

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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 13—Prayer The word for today is prayer. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7). “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). “Now to Him who is able to do exceeding a...

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