Instructional Nuggets

Today’s reading: Proverbs 6:16-19 1 Timothy 5:1-16 Woven in throughout Paul’s instruction to the church on taking care of members, we find some valuable nuggets for personal instruction too. One of those nuggets, some stern words about gossip, is found in...

Good Servant

Today’s reading: 1 Timothy 4:6-16 Part of Paul’s practical advice to Timothy is the instruction to live as a “good servant of Christ Jesus.” And in order for that to happen, Timothy must set his focus on training himself for godliness (vs. 7),...

Attentive and Informed

Today’s reading: 1 Timothy 4:1-5 Warnings about false teaching run throughout 1 Timothy, and we see that again here in chapter 4. Paul tells Timothy that he needs to be aware of, and on the lookout for, religious people or groups whose teachings are inconsistent...

Eyes and Ears

Today’s reading: Psalm 34:1-22 Throughout Psalm 34 David proclaims God’s goodness. I like how he repeatedly delivers the message that God is fully aware of our circumstances, and is there to sustain and help us in and through our life struggles and...

Boastful Praise

Today’s reading: Psalm 34:1-3 David is known for his praise, which we see through the psalms that he wrote. So it’s no surprise that Psalm 34 starts out with David’s proclamation that he will bless the Lord and praise Him continually. Immediately...