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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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March 10—Humility The word for today is humility. “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way” (Ps. 25:9). “The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground” (Ps. 147:6). “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Mic. 6:8). “Blessed are the gen...

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February 7—Failure The word for today is failure. “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope” (Ps. 130:1-5). “There is a way that se...

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