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February 17—Lying The word for today is lying. “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers” (Prov. 6:16-19). “But for the cowardly and unbelie...

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February 16—Tongue The word for today is tongue. “A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction” (Prov. 16:23). “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Prov. 12:18). “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit” (Prov. 15:4). “This you know, my beloved brethren. But le...

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February 13—Marriage The word for today is marriage. “The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called “woman,” for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Gen. 2:23-24). “Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God h...

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February 11—Sovereignty The word for today is sovereignty. “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please” (Isa. 46:10). “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Prov. 19:21). “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his ...

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February 9—Friendship The word for today is friendship. “After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself” (1 Sam. 18:1). “While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saulhad come out to take his life. And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David atHoresh and helped him find strength in God. ‘Don’t be afra...

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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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February 4—Complacency The word for today is complacency. “‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth’” (Rev. 3:15-16). “For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For if the word spoken through a...

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February 2—Death The word for today is death. “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth” (Prov. 27:1). “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man...

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January 26—Giving The word for today is giving. “Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability they gave of their own accord, beg...

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