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May 25—Boldness The word for today is boldness. “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve y...

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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 18—Procrastination The word for today is procrastination. “And this do, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light” (Rom. 13:11-12). “And Agrippa replied to Paul, ‘In ...

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May 15—Parenting The word for today is parenting. “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. … To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool” (Prov. 17:6, 21). “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right” (Eph. 6:1). “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his ...

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May 9—A Pearl for Today “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep” (Rom. 12:15). A FRIEND FOR ALL SEASONS A person who seems to enjoy being the bearer of bad news does not have our best interest at heart. A person who softens the blow of bad news is a compassionate friend and worthy of our trust. There are friends we seek when we need to weep. They are friends who hurt wi...

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May 4—Righteousness The word for today is righteousness. “In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jer. 23:6). “So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men” (Rom. 5:18). ...

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May 2—A Pearl for Today “… clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time” (1 Pet. 5:5, 6). HUMILITY Several years ago, a friend of ours brought out a line of clothing called Get off Your High Horse. It was, of course, a s...

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April 29—Money The word for today is money. “Naked a man comes from his mother’s womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand” (Eccles. 5:15). “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless” (Eccles. 5:10). “A stingy man is eager to get rich and is una...

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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 19—Guidance The word for today is guidance. “The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day” (Prov. 4:18). “For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end” (Ps. 48:14). “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet wate...

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