July 15: Face to Face with Our Own Humanity
We can humble ourselves now or be humbled later. The choice is ours.
July 14: The Needy Shall Not Always be Forgotten
Let us pray for a more just world, and do so with hope. For justice is not a vain idea, but a promise we can count on.
July 13: Some Call it Karma
Here we are confronted with a great truth: sometimes God’s most severe judgment can simply be to leave people to their own devices.
July 12: Face to Face with God
It is good to think about God and study his character and attributes, but there comes a moment when we have to confront him face-to-face.
July 11: He Who Avenges Blood
The vengeance of God is another tricky subject. For that reason, we need to remember: God’s vengeance is not about “getting even” but about bringing justice to the afflicted.
July 8: He Is Faithful
In a world where so few people seem worthy of our confidence, how refreshing it is to know that we can trust God fully.
July 7: A Stronghold for the Oppressed
Long before we even thought of fighting for those who have no voice of their own, God was already dwelling among them.
July 6: He Sits Enthroned Forever
Sometimes it seems like the wicked rulers of this earth will live forever. They appear invincible to any attempt to bring them to justice. But these verses remind us to lift up our eyes and see events from an eternal perspective.
July 5: The Power of Memory
Memory is a powerful thing. These verses encourage us to remember what God has done for us. To talk about it. To sing about it.
July 4: O Lord, Our Lord
He is Yahweh, the God of all creation. And he is also Adonai, our Lord. One who takes the personal responsibility to lead and care for us. Both great and near.
July 1: Borrowed Glory
God made us a little lower than the “Elohim,” the heavenly beings, translated as “angels” in the NIV. This should give us confidence: we have a high calling. It should also humble us because our glory is a gift from God.
June 30: Who Am I?
Surely God has more important things to worry about than the little details of our lives. And yet Psalm 8 emphatically tells us that he does notice us. And he cares for us.
June 29: His Greatness and Nearness
And that is one of the great paradoxes of Scripture: God is unfathomably great, impossibly huge, and yet he dwells with the “least of these.”
June 28: Thank You For Your Righteousness
In a world where so many people twist justice to serve their own selfish ambition, it is fitting to thank God for his righteousness. Because he is impartial and just, and we can trust him.
June 27: They Fall Into the Hole That They Have Made
Repentance is almost a “bad word,” conjuring images of judgmental people holding a sandwich board with a list of the kinds of people who are going to hell. But the biblical idea of repentance actually points us to the goodness and mercy of God.