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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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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 12—Hatred The word for today is hatred. “Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it’” (Gen. 4:6-7). “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you” (Luke ...

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May 29—Confession The word for today is confession. “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy” (Prov. 28:13). “And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his...

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May 26—Busyness The word for today is busyness. “Now as they were traveling along, He entered a certain village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord’s word, seated at His feet. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him, and said, ‘Lord, do You not care that my sister ...

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May 22—Angels The word for today is angels. “Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him” (Luke 22:43). “Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him” (Matt. 4:11). “And she beheld two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying” (John 20:12). “And no wonder, for even Satan di...

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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 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 28—Mediocrity The word for today is mediocrity. “Keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered over to Satan, so that they may be taught not to blaspheme” (1 Tim. 1:19-20). “And He was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny hi...

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