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Verse of the Day – Luke 7:16

[After Jesus had raised the son of the widow from Nain: Those in the crowd who saw this] were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people."—Luke 7:16Thoughts on Today's Verse...Jesus came to do God's work. He came as the Son of God, God incarnate in human flesh (John 1:14-18). He came to reveal God. […]

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Verse of the Day – Mark 7:15

[Jesus challenged the outward show of religiosity among religious people who were ignoring their inner need to be humble and pure before God. He said:] "Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.'"—Mark 7:15Thoughts on Today's Verse...We get so hung up on externals, appearances, and facades. Jesus cuts to the core of God's concern — […]

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Verse of the Day – 2 Chronicles 7:14

[The LORD appeared to Solomon upon the completion of the temple and said,] "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."—2 Chronicles 7:14Thoughts on Today's Verse...Concerned people use this passage in our day when discussing the problems with […]

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Verse of the Day – Matthew 7:13-14

[Jesus said,] "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."—Matthew 7:13-14Thoughts on Today's Verse...Decades ago, Juan Carlos Ortiz criticized European and American evangelists for offering a carrot stick gospel — a gospel that focused on […]

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Verse of the Day – Matthew 7:12

[Jesus taught his disciples, saying:] "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."—Matthew 7:12Thoughts on Today's Verse...Some things don't need a lot of explaining, just a lot more implementing in our lives. I invite you to join me: Let's commit to living the Golden Rule in whatever situation we find ourselves with other people!Video Commentary...ToGather […]

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Verse of the Day – Job 7:11

[Job declared,] "Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul."—Job 7:11Thoughts on Today's Verse...We sometimes think of God as too fragile, distant, or brooding to speak honestly with him about our dilemmas. Others want to never appear to doubt, be angry, or be disappointed with God, thinking it might appear irreverent. Job, however, […]

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Verse of the Day – Revelation 7:10

And [the great multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language] cried out in a loud voice: "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."—Revelation 7:10Thoughts on Today's Verse...From the voices of those who know, the message is clear! God reigns, and with his rule comes salvation. This is because the Lamb of God, Jesus the Messiah, was willing to be slain. Yet, in […]

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Verse of the Day – Psalm 7:9

O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.—Psalm 7:9Thoughts on Today's Verse...In a world of organized crime, gangs, militias, corrupt leaders, people traffickers, and sexual predators, we have some real work cut out for us if we as God's people are going to influence the violent part of contemporary culture to change its ways. Maybe the […]

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Verse of the Day – Ezekiel 7:8

[The Sovereign LORD said to Israel:] "I am about to pour out my wrath on you and spend my anger against you; I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices."—Ezekiel 7:8Thoughts on Today's Verse...Because God's people had repeatedly rebelled and chosen to turn their unhearing ears and hard hearts against his will, God was about to let his people face the consequences […]

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