Hadassah

Today’s reading: Esther 2:1-18 As we move into Esther 2, we finally get to meet our leading lady–Esther. King Ahasuerus is now in search of a new queen, and as a result of the king’s order, a young Esther is taken into the king’s harem as part...

Special Place

Today’s reading: Psalm 87:1-7 Many things take place in and around the city of Jerusalem in the Bible. It’s a special place in God’s eyes, and that’s precisely what is communicated through this short song. If you’d like to learn more...

Connected

Today’s reading: Titus 3:12-15 One of the things that always strikes me about Paul is the fact that he was connected to all sorts of people–everywhere. We see evidence of this through his many letters, including this one to Titus. I’m fairly certain...

Forever Changed

Today’s reading: Titus 3:1-11 Two pictures of life are described in Titus 3. The first is based on a relationship with Christ and is characterized by a positive mindset and the desire to do good works. The other is a pre-salvation picture that’s...

Godly and Good

Today’s reading: Titus 2:1-15 In Titus 2, Paul issues the charge to Titus to teach sound doctrine. He then offers a variety of characteristics that should be part of a godly lifestyle: being sober-minded, honorable, self-controlled, firm in faith, loving,...

Self-control

Today’s reading: Titus 2:1-15 The teaching and command to be “self-controlled” is found throughout Titus 2–first for older men, next for older and younger women, and lastly for younger men. Then as Paul concludes this section of instruction, he...