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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 13—Rest The word for today is rest. “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil” (Job 3:25-26). “So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest’” (Ps. 95:11). “Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you” (Ps. 116:7). “As I swore in My wrath, ...

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July 12—Eternity The word for today is eternity. “For this is what the high and lofty One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite’” (Isa. 57:15). “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting ar...

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July 6—Promises The word for today is promises. “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses” (1 Kings 8:56...

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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 30—Reality The word for today is reality. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23). “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb. 10:31). “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and ...

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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 22—Materialism The word for today is materialism. “And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’” (Luke 12:19-20). “But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when acc...

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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 16—Holiness The word for today is holiness. “I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground. I am the Lord who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy” (Lev. 11:44-45). “For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, bu...

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