You Are Peter And On This Rock I Will Build My Church

In today‚Äôs Bible reading, includes Peter’s familiar confession of Jesus’ divinity (“You are the Christ”) and Jesus’ statement, “You are Peter and on this rock, I will build my church.” Jesus and His Disciples entered Caesarea Philippi, He asked them who people thought He was. They replied that some people thought He was John the Baptizer,…

Haman Hanged on His Own Gallows

In today’s Bible reading*, we read about Haman being hanged on the seventy-five foot-high gallows he had built for hanging Mordecai. You will remember from yesterday’s reading and devotional, that Haman had tricked King Ahasuerus into enacting a law to exterminate all of the Jews and to entrap Mordecai, giving Haman a way to hang…

For Such a Time as This

Today’s Bible reading* is a familiar story to many of us who grew up in church. It concerns a young Jewish woman who became queen and found herself in a position to intercede on behalf of her people “for such a time as this”. Hadassah (Esther’s real name) didn’t seek the position of queen. But…

How to Respond to Demands Against Your Faith Convictions

How should you respond when someone demands something that goes against your faith convictions? What if those making those demands are your government leaders who have been established by God? We begin reading Daniel with today’s Bible reading*. As I read it, I saw a powerful application for today and will use this in today’s…