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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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February 1—A Pearl for Today “But thou, O Lord art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head” (Ps. 3:3 KJV). PERSONALIZING THE PROMISES OF GOD One day my eldest daughter told me, “Mom when you die, I want your Bible as my inheritance.” Her husband Mark, our son-in-law, kiddingly quipped, “Forget the Bible; go for the house!” We had a good laugh, but it reminded me afr...

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January 31—Accountability The word for today is accountability. “So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another” (Rom. 14:19). “Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to his edification” (Rom. 15:2). “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Prov. 17:17). “Two are better than one, because they have a good...

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January 30—Aging The word for today is aging. “The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. … Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Ps. 90:10, 12). “When Joshua was old and well advanced in years, the Lord said to him, ‘You are very old, ...

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January 29—Worry The word for today is worry. “Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore d...

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January 28—Convictions The word for today is convictions. Joseph said: “… My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?’” (Gen. 39:9). “At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I ...

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January 27—Contentment The word for today is contentment. “Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, ‘I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you’” (Heb. 13:5). “But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied bycontentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannottake anythin...

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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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January 25— A Pearl for Today “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jer. 33:3 NASB). JESUS PAID IT ALL Four of our five children attended Biola, a Christian university in LaMirada, California, in the Los Angeles area. Don and I have lived more than 30 years in Texas, where we raised our family. It was a big adjustment for us ...

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January 24—Gifts The word for today is gifts. “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. … But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. … But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired” (1 Cor. 12:7, 11, 18). “For just as we have many members in ...

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