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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 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 9—Worship The word for today is worship. “He said to his servants, ‘Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you’” (Gen. 22:5). “Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” (Exod. 34:14). “At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the grou...

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July 2—Character The word for today is character. “Even if these three men—Noah, Daniel and Job—were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness, declares the Sovereign Lord. … as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, even if Noah, Daniel and Job were in it, they could save neither son nor daughter. They would save only themselves by their righteousness” (Eze...

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June 21—Lust The word for today is lust. “Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will ...

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June 9—Goodness The word for today is goodness. “Now arise, O Lord God, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. May your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, may your saints rejoice in your goodness” (2 Chron. 6:41). “You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit” (Job 10:12). “I am still confident of this: I wi...

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June 5—Envy The word for today is envy. “And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man’s envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (Eccles. 4:4). “Therefore, putting aside all malice and all guile and hypocrisy and envy and all slander” (1 Pet. 2:1). “Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong” (Ps. 37:1). “Re...

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May 3—Repentance The word for today is repentance. “For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but the sorrow of the world produces death” (2 Cor. 7:10). “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3:...

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April 12—Discouragement The word for today is discouragement. “And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God” (1 Sam. 23:16). “David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God” (1 Sam. 30:6). “My soul finds rest i...

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March 13—Listening The word for today is listening. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God” (Rev. 2:7). “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of p...

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