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Proverbs 2:6 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

Proverbs 18:15 – An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

Sleep Well, Child Of God

PSALM 127:1, 2 – Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. THEME OF THE DAY. SLEEP…

A Neighborhood Walk

PSALM 126:5–6 – Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. THEME OF THE DAY. A NEIGHBORHOOD WALK. As I walked my dog early this morning and Jake made his customary “sniffing stops”, I glanced around the…

A Daily Habit

PSALM 119:164 – Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules. THEME OF THE DAY. A DAILY HABIT. In today’s scripture, it really isn’t about the specific number but the heart attitude and exercise of one’s will. The number seven reveals a daily habit the Psalmist developed. The result was a life of worship, not sometimes, not on a…

Running, Fighting, Traveling With Joy And Power

PSALM 119:132 – Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name. THEME OF THE DAY. RUNNING, FIGHTING, TRAVELING WITH JOY AND POWER. There are so many wonderful things about our Lord that thrill the soul, comfort the heart, renew the mind, and strengthen us for the race we run, the fight we…

The Choices About Our Past

EZEKIEL 16:62-63 – “I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the Lord, that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord God.” THEME OF THE DAY. THE CHOICES ABOUT OUR PAST. No Christian…

Are You A Sleeping Christian?

REVELATION 16:15 -“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!” THEME OF THE DAY. ARE YOU A SLEEPING CHRISTIAN? The Bible uses multiple metaphors to describe the Christian life. In Brian Hedges’ excellent book, Watchfulness: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Discipline, he…