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June 24—Mercy The word for today is mercy. “And may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved” (Gen. 43:14). “Answer me when I cal...

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June 23—Meekness The word for today is meekness. “Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!” (2 Cor. 10:1). “He guides the humble in what is r...

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June 22—Materialism The word for today is materialism. “And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is ...

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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 boastfu...

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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 m...

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June 19—Loyalty The word for today is loyalty. “After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father’s hous...

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June 18—Leadership The word for today is leadership. “Moses said to the Lord, ‘May the Lord, the God of the spirits of all mankind, appoint a man over this community to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so...

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June 17—Isolation The word for today is isolation. “I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof” (Ps. 102:7). “If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spi...

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June 16—Holiness The word for today is holiness. “I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground. I am the Lord who brought you up out of Egyp...

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June 15—Pleasure The word for today is pleasure. “I thought in my heart, ‘Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.’ But that also proved to be meaningless. ‘Laughter,’ I said, ‘is foolish. And what does pleasure acco...

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