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July 14—Blood of Christ The words for today are blood of Christ. “For this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins” (Matt. 26:28). “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him” (Rom. 5:9). “Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread...

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July 12—Eternity The word for today is eternity. “For this is what the high and lofty One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite’” (Isa. 57:15). “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting ar...

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July 5—Tolerance The word for today is tolerance. “And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness’” (Exod. 34:6). “But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness” (Ps. 86:15). “Or do you think lightly of the riches of Hi...

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July 1—Sacrifice The word for today is sacrifice. “But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all” (Phil. 2:17). “But He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God” (Heb. 10:12). “For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the ...

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June 30—Reality The word for today is reality. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23). “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb. 10:31). “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and ...

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June 25—Mind The word for today is mind. “And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind” (Eph. 4:23). “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:5). “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isa. 26:3). “Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and th...

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June 21—Lust The word for today is lust. “Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will ...

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June 20—A Pearl for Today “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other” (Rom. 12:10 NLT). DELIGHT IN DELIGHTING When I was two my mother, Mabel Combs, died a few days after giving birth to my younger brother. My maternal grandparents took the newborn baby and raised him. Our paternal grandmother, a widow, took in her heartbroken son and his other three sma...

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June 11—Guilt The word for today is guilt. “When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, ‘What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?’ So they sent word to Joseph, saying, ‘Your father left these instructions before he died: “This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the ...

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June 10—Good Works The words for today are good works. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:8-10). “For you are all sons of God through faith...

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