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March 1—Pride The word for today is pride. “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Prov. 16:18). “To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech” (Prov. 8:13). “Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar” (Ps. 138:6). “Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found ...

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February 28—Bitterness The word for today is bitterness. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight” (Isa. 5:20-21). “In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the Lord” (1 Sam. 1:10). “I loathe my ve...

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February 27—Forgiveness The word for today is forgiveness. “But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared” (Ps. 130:4). “If therefore you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offe...

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February 26—Patience The word for today is patience. “Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand” (James 5:7-8). “That you may not be sluggish, but imitators of t...

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February 25—Peace The word for today is peace. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, a Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:6). “Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1). “You will keep in perfect peace...

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February 24—Joy The word for today is joy. “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14:17). “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full” (John 15:11). “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness” (Gal. 5:22). ...

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February 23—Praise The word for today is praise. “Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live” (Ps. 146:1-2). “Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness” (Ps. 150:2). “The heavens praise your wonders, O Lord, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones” (Ps....

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February 22—A Pearl for Today: Contentment “Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance. I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need” (Phil. 4:11-12). CONTENTMENT There ...

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February 21—Kindness The word for today is kindness. “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me” (Ps. 116:5-6). “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made” (Ps. 145:8-9). “And so, as those who ha...

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February 20—Time The word for today is time. “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. Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, no...

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