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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 17—Compromise The word for today is compromise. “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” (Rom. 12:2). “But I have this against you, that you have left your first love” (Rev. 2:4). “But I have a few things against you, because you have there some...

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May 13—Victory The word for today is victory. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. And who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4-5). “And I saw, as it were, a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had come off victorious from the beast and from hi...

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May 12—Unity The word for today is unity. “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were call...

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May 11—Substitution The word for today is substitution. “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us...

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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 6—Servanthood The word for today is servanthood. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve” (Col. 3:23-24). “Let you...

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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 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 24—Immorality The word for today is immorality. “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Cor. 7:1). “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, a...

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