October 30 – Sandy

Read: Lamentations 3:1-66, Hebrews 1:1-14, Psalm 102:1-28, Proverbs 26:21-22 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. (Hebrews 1:1-2) Relate: There is a time for us to speak and there is a time for us to shut up and…

October 29 – Generosity In Action

Read: Lamentations 1:1-2:22, Philemon 1:1-25, Psalm 101:1-8, Proverbs 26:20 And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. (Philemon 1:6) Relate: As I type this, Broome County is less than 3 hours away from a state of…

October 27 – He Died

Read: Jeremiah 51:1-53, Titus 2:1-15, Psalm 99:1-9, Proverbs 26:17 He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds. (Titus 2:14) Relate: Jesus died. God died. It’s something we know, and we’ve heard so many times that it’s hard to allow…

October 26 – Stereotypes

Read: Jeremiah 49:23-50:46, Titus 1:1-16, Psalm 97:1-98:9, Proverbs 26:13-16 Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, “The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.” This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith. (Titus 1:12-13) Relate: Paul wasn’t very politically correct, was he? Just imagine…

October 25 – Prove It

Read: Jeremiah 48:1-49:22, 2 Timothy 4:1-22, Psalm 95:1-96:13, Proverbs 26:9-12 Give to the Lord the glory he deserves. Bring your offering and come into his courts. (Psalm 96:8) Relate: The other day I was waiting tables on what I thought was the nicest couple I’d ever met. Boy was I wrong. I said my name when they first sat down,…

October 22 – They Don’t Fit Together

Read: Jeremiah 39:1-41:18, 2 Timothy 1:1-18, Psalm 90:1-91:16, Proverbs 26:1-2 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7) Relate: Power. Love. Self-Discipline. These three don’t seem to be three traits that fit together. When I think of power, I think of John the…

October 17 – God Came Down

Read: Jeremiah 30:1-31:26, 1 Timothy 2:1-15, Psalm 87:1-7, Proverbs 25:18-19 For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. (1 Timothy 2:5-6) Relate: In the book…