God Not Wealth

Today’s reading: Psalm 62:9-12 After declaring his dependence on and trust in God in Psalm 62:1-8, David then shifts his focus a bit to remind and warn us about treasuring wealth. What and how much we have (possessions, status, money) doesn’t have any...

Love Lessons

Today’s reading: 1 John 2:7-17 John writes about what our love needs to look like in 1 John 2:7-17. He first addresses how we must be love-filled for other people, an age-old commandment (loving our neighbor as ourselves (Leviticus 19:17-18)) that has now come...

Learning and Walking

Today’s reading: 1 John 2:1-6 Once we receive Christ as our Savior, it should be our heart’s desire to keep and follow the commandments God has given us in His Word. In other words, a natural response to being in relationship with God is a noticeable...

Goodness and Light

Today’s reading: 1 John 1:5-10 1 John 1:5-10, and specifically 1 John 1:9, is a well-known passage and one often used to tell someone about God’s offer of salvation. But when I read these verses today, what stood out so prominently to me was this statement...

Testify

Today’s reading: 1 John 1:1-4 Today we’re turning to 1 John, which I felt would be a good follow up to the Christmas story. In the first four verses, John boldly testifies about Jesus. He makes a point of conveying how he and the disciples witnessed God in...