God Is Our Judge

Day 220 Ezra 7:1-8:20; 1 Corinthians 4:1-21; Psalm 30:1-12; Proverbs 20:28-30 God Is Our Judge As human beings, it seems our nature is to do things to be recognized. We care so much about the approval of others. This starts early in our development as children. It’s a constant desire for kids to be accepted…

God Is In Control

Day 218 Ezra 3:1-4:24; 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4; Psalm 28:1-9; Proverbs 20:24-25 God Is In Control With the advancement of modern technology and the affluence of the Western world, many times we feel like we are in charge. We make our schedules, order food, pay bills, check the weather, and communicate across several time zones with…

Stumbling Wisdom

Day 217 Ezra 1-2:70; 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5; Psalm 27:7-14; Proverbs 20:22-23 Stumbling Wisdom The Jews wanted a mighty prince. The Greeks wanted a great philosopher or teacher. Both of these people groups had trouble believing in a man who claimed to be the Messiah but could not save Himself from death on a cross. The…

In Christ Alone

Day 216 2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23; 1 Corinthians 1:1-17; Psalm 27:1-6; Proverbs 20:20-21 In Christ Alone The Scripture reading of 1 Corinthians dealt with a current event for the church, and it is timely and true for the church today. “Is Christ divided?” NO! He is not. Paul then appeals, in the name of Jesus the…

What A Dream!

Day 215 2 Chronicles 33:14-34:33; Romans 16:8-27; Psalm 26:1-12; Proverbs 20:1 What A Dream! When I began to read these passages I became so incredibly moved by the words of Romans 16: …and the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. After reading this long chain of greetings and final goodbyes in…

On My Way

Day 214 2 Chronicles 32:1‐33:13; Romans 15:23‐1:7; Psalm 25:16‐22, Proverb 20:16‐18 On My Way “Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the saints there.” – Romans 15:25 Paul was dreaming of going to Spain with a visit to the believers in Rome. But first he had an obligation to…

The Heart of a Reformer

Day 212 2 Chronicles 29:1-36; Romans 14:1‐23; Psalm 24:1‐10; Proverbs 20:12 The Heart of a Reformer King Ahaz was a corrupt and faithless king. He set up altars to false gods in every corner of Jerusalem, and he made unholy alliances with foreign kings. The most dramatic act of his rebellion against the Lord was…

Submission, Love, and Holiness

> Day 211 2 Chronicles 26:1‐28:27; Romans 13:1‐14; Psalm 23:1‐6; Proverbs 20:11 Submission, Love, and Holiness In the reading of Romans, we are faced with three significant topics: the Christian and Secular Government, Love and the Law, and Living in the Light of Day. Although Christians belong to another Kingdom (as Paul has already discussed),…

Vindication Through Christ

Day 209 2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21; Romans 11:13-36; Psalm 22:1-18; Proverbs 20:7 Vindication Through Christ Psalm 22 graphically prophesies with an eerie accuracy the suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus quotes the first verse of this Psalm as He hangs in agony on the cross (Matt. 27:46; Mk. 15:34). Did Jesus doubt God’s presence with…