Courage to Overcome Fear

Day 192 1 Chronicles 11:1-12:18; Acts 28:1-31; Psalm 9:1-12; Proverbs 19:1-3 Courage to Overcome Fear The reading from 1 Chronicles contains the anointing of David as king over Israel, the conquering of what would become the Holy City of Jerusalem, and the listing of the chiefs of David’s mighty men. These were men whose valor…

The Sovereign Lord

Day 191 1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14; Acts 27:21-44; Psalm 8:1-9; Proverbs 18:23-24 The Sovereign Lord Today’s psalm, one of my very favorite psalms, begins and ends with this wonderful verse celebrating the majesty of God: “O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Sandwiched between these exclamations of praise is a…

Emmanuel God With Us

Day 188 1 Chronicles 4:5‐5:17; Acts 25:1‐27; Psalm 5:1‐12; Proverb 18:19 Emmanuel God With Us (Psalm 5) It is so easy to think that we are all alone when the world seems to be falling in around us. It is speculated that this was written by David when he was being persecuted by many. Notice…

David’s Trust

Day 1871 Chronicles 2:18‐4:4; Acts 24:1‐27; Psalm 4:1‐8; Proverbs 18:16‐18 David’s Trust David trusted in the Lord and had a loving concern for sinners. Verse 1 gives us a glimpse into his relationship with God. Because David had experienced the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness, he cried out with confidence for God’s intervention once again. Remembering…

Wisdom and Understanding

Day 185 2 Kings 23:31-25:30; Acts 22:17-23:10; Psalm 2:1-12; Proverb 18:13 Wisdom and Understanding If you are anything like me, then these passages hit home quickly. As I think about how sometimes I don’t truly listen to my wife before I blurt out my thought, I find myself looking like a jerk for not considering…

God Knows Better

Day 184 2 Kings 22:3-23:30; Acts 21:37-22:16; Psalm 1:1-6; Proverbs 18:11-12 God Knows Better It seems like the stories of prophets and evangelists throughout Scripture often share a common theme. They usually display some sort of pride stemming from the idea that they know how things “should be.” All have some sort of encounter with…