Tag: hope

Daily Reads 01.26.2020

Today as you enter worship, or contemplate your day, invite Jesus into your thoughts. What is it you need today? Set your intention, check your posture, and prepare to receive. He is in the business of renewal. And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all …

Daily Reads 01.18.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 This passage of scripture is the most picturesque description of aging I have ever read. Years ago when I was teaching Bible in a local private school, I assigned the students to read these verses and procure a picture of what Solomon describes. Not a single student brought a picture of a …

Daily Reads 01.17.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 11 Today Solomon turns to investment advice. In our house, Dave takes care of our investment portfolio, following the advice of a financial manager. It seems to me that Solomon’s advice is as good as anyone. His perspective: DIVERSIFY. Balance seems to be the key to successful living. He says in all of …

Daily Reads 01.16.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 10 In this chapter, Solomon contrasts wisdom and folly. Most of his contrasts are written in the form of pithy sayings that cut right to the point. I especially enjoyed verse 10. Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed. Ecclesiastes …

Daily Reads 01.15.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 9 In Solomon’s exploration of life and its purpose, he also explored death. He concluded that death comes to all regardless of position, power or belief system. And in this, he is correct. One hundred percent of us will die. Because he writes trying to find meaning apart from God, his conclusion is …

Daily Reads 01.13.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 7 The reading for today is well worth the effort it takes to read the whole chapter. But knowing we don’t all have the same time, I selected my standout verses to share with you today. Here they are: Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins. Don’t eavesdrop …

Daily Reads 01.12.2020

I know that my Redeemer lives! And today I choose to celebrate that undeniable fact with my life! I invite you to do the same! May your worship today be blessed with Holy Spirit moments throughout!

Daily Reads 01.07.2020

Futililty: pointlessness or uselessness; serving no purpose Read: Ecclesiastes 2 Solomon considered the pointless cycle of life in chapter one. He turns to the futility of life in chapter two. In an effort to find meaning, he turned to pleasure and work. He found both to be quite meaningless in themselves. He sought laughter, wine, …

Daily Reads 01.05.2020

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 Read: Psalm 23 Prepare to see the goodness of God pursue you today! If you missed it yesterday….

Daily Reads 01.03.2020

A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart. Luke 6:45 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 …