Possible with God

Monday, December 13, 2021 Today’s Reading: Matthew 19:16-26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 Reflection: With God, all things are possible. This statement here is best understood around the interaction Jesus has with a rich young ruler, who asks whatContinue reading “Possible with God”

The Greatest in the Kingdom

Friday, December 10, 2021 Today’s Reading: Matthew 18:1-5 “Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child-this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4 Reflection: Jesus calls us to be humble. When the disciples ask Him who the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven is, Jesus answers by directing the disciples’ attention toContinue reading “The Greatest in the Kingdom”

The Messiah

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Today’s Reading: Matthew 16:13-17 “But you,” He asked them, “Who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:15 Reflection: Who is Jesus? While the world may try to answer this question, only those who draw near to Jesus receive the blessing of knowing Him in His fullness. When Jesus asks HisContinue reading “The Messiah”

Conquered

Thursday, December 2, 2021 Today’s Reading: Matthew 12:43-45 Then it says, ‘I’ll go back to my house that I came from.’ And when it arrives, it finds [the house] vacant, swept, and put in order.  Matthew 12:44 Reflection: God’s reign within us keeps us in His safety. After healing a demon-possessed man in the presenceContinue reading “Conquered”

The Choice

Monday, November 29, 2021 Today’s Reading: Matthew 10:32-37 Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34 Reflection: The message that Jesus gives to people about Himself and His Kingdom is divisive. It separates people and severs relationships. Why? Because itContinue reading “The Choice”

Tell the Truth

Saturday, November 27, 2021 Today’s Reading: Leviticus 5:1-7 When someone sins [in any of these ways]: [If] he has seen, heard, or known about something he has witnessed, and did not respond to a public call to testify, he is guilty.  Leviticus 5:1 Reflection: God requires His people to make His Truth known. In HisContinue reading “Tell the Truth”

The Invitation

Friday, November 26, 2021 Today’s Reading: Matthew 9:9-13 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” Matthew 9:12 Reflection: God calls sinners, not saints, unto Himself. Upon seeing Matthew sitting at the tax office, Jesus invites Matthew to follow Him. As a tax collector, Matthew was anContinue reading “The Invitation”

God Cares for You

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Today’s Reading: Matthew 6:25-29 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26 Reflection: You are valuable to God. The Sovereign God Who provides forContinue reading “God Cares for You”

Life in its Fullness

Monday, November 22, 2021 Today’s Reading: Proverbs 15:15-17 Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16 Reflection: Life with God is a life of true abundance, and life without Him is one of absolute destitution. What is the difference between the person who is oppressed by theContinue reading “Life in its Fullness”

Kingdom Citizens

Saturday, November 20, 2021 Today’s Reading: Matthew 5:1-6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they will be filled.  Matthew 5:6 Reflection: In His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches that His Kingdom citizens are those who are aware of their need for God. They are poor in spirit, spiritually depletedContinue reading “Kingdom Citizens”