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May 26—Busyness The word for today is busyness. “Now as they were traveling along, He entered a certain village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord’s word, seated at His feet. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him, and said, ‘Lord, do You not care that my sister ...

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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 24—Apostasy The word for today is apostasy. “As also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the error of unprincipled men, you ...

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May 23—A Pearl for Today “Pray continually” (1 Thess. 5:17 NIV). PRAYER: THE POWER LINE “Satan trembles when even the weakest saint is on his knees,” so the old saying goes. The following quotation sits on my desk to remind me of the importance of prayer: “He who fails to pray, limits himself to his own ability.” Perhaps you’ve also heard, “A day hemmed in prayer is less likely t...

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May 22—Angels The word for today is angels. “Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him” (Luke 22:43). “Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him” (Matt. 4:11). “And she beheld two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying” (John 20:12). “And no wonder, for even Satan di...

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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 20—World The word for today is world. “Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word” (Ps. 119:37). “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth” (Col. 3:2). “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matt. 5:14). “For Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to T...

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May 19—Enthusiasm The word for today is enthusiasm. “And when He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth.’ He who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings; and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him, and let him go’” (John 11:43-44). “And as He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon...

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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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