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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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April 25—A Pearl for Today “Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answered and said, ‘were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they?’” (Luke 17:15-17).  NOW, WHAT DO YOU SAY? “Now, what do you say?” we mothers univer...

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April 23—Hypocrisy The word for today is hypocrisy. “You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?” (Luke 12:56). “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye” (Matt. 7:5). “And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas...

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April 21—Hell The word for today is hell. “Now there was a certain rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, gaily living in splendor every day. And a certain poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. Now it c...

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April 15—Focus The word for today is focus. “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. Already he who reaps is receiving wages, and is gathering fruit for life eternal; that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together” (John 4:35-36). “We must work the ...

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April 14—Excuses The word for today is excuses. [Jesus said] “A certain man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready now.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider...

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