God Cut a Covenant with Abram

In today’s Bible reading, we read that God cut a covenant with Abram. In the Old Testament days, when two people made an agreement, they would slaughter an animal, cut the animal in two pieces and walk together between the two pieces agreeing that if either broke the covenant, covenant-breaker would suffer the fate of…

There is no Plan B with God

Does God ever have to resort to Plan B? Or is God big enough and powerful enough to work everything into His Plan A? In today’s Bible reading, we read about how much worse things got after the Fall. (see yesterday’s devotional) In fact, things continued to get so bad that God regretted having created…

Seven Bowls Are Poured Out

Things continue escalating in today’s Bible reading. Seven angels pour out seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth. First Bowl: Painful SoresSecond Bowl: The sea turned to blood and all sea life diedThird Bowl: Rivers and springs became bloodFourth Bowl: People are scorched by the sun. They blaspheme the One who has power over…

Who is Worthy?

In today’s Bible reading, John describes a dilemma. The One sitting on the throne holds a sealed scroll. An angel calls out, asking for someone who is worthy to open the scroll and break the seals. John says he was grieved because no one was worthy to read it or to even look in it….

Contend for the Faith

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen Paul and Peter warn against false teachers. In today’s Bible reading, Jude takes his turn. Who was Jude? There are a couple of possibilities. Jude could have been the Apostle Judas who was sent to Antioch with Paul, Barnabas, and Silas in Acts 15:22. Another, and more likely…