2017 Day 130 – Want Satisfaction?

I find it interesting that as I’m reading through the Bible this year, songs from my youth keep popping into my head. As I read John 6:35-36 today, I heard this tune that I recall singing in high school at Young Life club! Here’s the passage: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of … Continue reading

2017 Day 128 – Tranquil or Envious?

A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,     but envy makes the bones rot. Proverbs 14:30 (ESV) We just heard a sermon on envy based on Genesis 37.  Joseph was the favorite of his father Jacob. He’s the one to whom Jacob gave the multicolored tunic and had the dreams which suggested his brothers would … Continue reading

2017 Day 127 – Jesus is God

Before I get into today’s post, I wrote about a passage in today’s readings a few years ago. Read here about the man Jesus healed at the pool of Bethesda. Did he really want to be healed? Now onto what I wrote today. For whatever reason, Jesus does not come right out in Scripture and … Continue reading

2017 Day 126 – Marriage as Rest

I love the story of Ruth. There’s so much in it – and I just get to point out ONE thing that got my attention today. Check out these two passages (one from yesterday’s reading; one from today’s): “The Lord grant that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband!” … Continue reading

2017 Day 125 – Come See a Man

There is SO much to learn from the story of the Woman at the Well in John 4. But tonight, I noticed something new (to me, anyway). After Jesus spoke with the woman, He actually revealed that He was the Messiah (“I who speak to you am he.” vs. 26). Jesus didn’t tell a Jewish … Continue reading

2017 Day 124 – Got Doubts?

Songs from my past float through my head as I read some of the Psalms. And today, as I started to read Psalm 104: 24-35, I remembered this Amy Grant rendition of this passage. Verse 24 starts “Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you made them all. The earth is full of your creatures.” … Continue reading

2017 Day 123 – God So Loved

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16 That’s the first verse of Scripture I ever memorized. I bet that’s true for a LOT of Christians! God gave His Son. In the previous verses, John quotes Jesus … Continue reading

2017 Day 121 – Being Known

Jesus knows us, sometimes better than we know ourselves. And He knows our name. In fact, sometimes he changes our names to match who He made us to be, who He knows us to be.  As He did with Peter. Yesterday, I talked about John the Baptist saying Jesus was full of Grace and Truth. … Continue reading

2017 Day 120 – Grace and Truth

Wow. I just love the way John wrote that first chapter of his gospel, where he introduces the Word: creator, life, light – the Word that “became flesh and dwelt among us,” (John 1: 14a) pitched his tent right in the middle of our lives. What caught my attention follows the famous “dwelt among us” … Continue reading

2017 Day 119 – Recognizing Jesus

Two of Jesus’ disciples are walking along the road to Emmaus when the risen Jesus joins them. He eventually proceeds to interpret in “all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24: 27) After the men realize they have been speaking with Jesus, they remark, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked … Continue reading

2017 Day 118 – Alone

The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy.  Proverbs 14: 10 I don’t often blog about Proverbs cause they are sort of repetitive: lot of fools vs. wisdom. Oh, and watching what you say (I need those!). But I found this one interesting. I sure do understand this Proverb – that … Continue reading

2017 Day 117 – Paradise!

One of the criminals who were hanged [on cross next to Jesus] railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due … Continue reading