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The Furnace of Affliction

ISAIAH 48:10 – Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THE FURNACE OF AFFLICTION.  Every child of God will go to the place identified in today’s scripture – God’s furnace of affliction. Time there is painful, seems to last forever, and necessary, but God does His…

Trust His Ways When We Don’t Understand His Ways

PSALM 132:1 – Remember, O Lord, in David’s favor, all the hardships he endured.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  TRUST HIS WAYS WHEN WE DON’T UNDERSTAND HIS WAYS.  The verse in today’s scripture is the opening of the prayer in the Psalm of Ascents.  In it, there is a word that defines what happens time and time again in the Christian life…

Investing Our Most Valuable Resource

EPHESIANS 5:15–16 – Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  INVESTING OUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE.  Apart from our salvation, the most valuable resource God has given to us in mentioned in today’s scripture with one word – time.  Not only…

Under The Control of Christ’s Love

2 CORINTHIANS 5:14-15 – For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  UNDER THE CONTROL OF CHRIST’S…

Abandonment to Christ

JOHN 6:66-68 – After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  ABANDONMENT TO CHRIST.   The context of today’s scripture…

The Christian Life: All About Transformation

2 CORINTHIANS 3:18 – And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: ALL ABOUT TRANSFORMATION.  Let’s face it. Human beings are somewhat resistant to change.  We…