Been There. Done That.

In today’s Bible reading* King Solomon looks back at his life and realizes it was all for nothing. Solomon could truly say, “Been there. Done that.” Solomon had everything anyone would want. In the end, all he could say was that it was worthless. God gave Solomon a blank check: Anything he wanted! And all…

Be Careful When Eating Your Words

Today’s Bible reading* has some important warnings about the words we say and how we say them. Wise words satisfy like a good meal;the right words bring satisfaction.The tongue can bring death or life;those who love to talk will reap the consequences.Proverbs 18:20–21 (NLT) Yesterday, I mentioned the use of our words and James 3….

Wisdom Gives Life

We begin reading through the Proverbs in today’s Bible reading*. Most of the Proverbs were written by Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. God gave us the book of Proverbs, not to make us smarter, but to give us wisdom. Wisdom is applied knowledge. Knowledge by itself has limited value. (1 Corinthians 8:1b) But…

Calling All Men of Issachar

Yesterday, I talked about the need for more valiant warriors. Today’s Bible reading* is similar in its application call for more men of Issachar. These men of Issachar understood the times and knew what Israel should do. When 1 Chronicles 12:32 says that the men of Issachar understood, it uses two Hebrew words together: knowledge…

Real, Raw, and Relevant Prayer

Psalm 88 in today’s Bible reading* gives us a picture of someone being real and raw in prayer before God while struggling with depression (Psalm 88:18) and desperation. (Psalm 88:1-2) It demonstrates that God’s Word is relevant. It meets us in the real world In Psalm 88:1, Korah’s Sons use the word cry out. This…