Not Easily Offended

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 28, 2014 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. John 16:1, KJV If I’m not expecting to be offended, I can be easily offended. At times I am naive about a person’s intentions or the cruel consequence…

Thankful for Thanksgiving

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 27, 2014 Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.” 1 Chronicles 16:35 A nation that stays on its knees in thanksgiving…

Gratitude Develops Humility

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 26, 2014 Once more the humble will rejoice in the Lord; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 29:19 I watch our grandchildren ages six months to five years and marvel at their manners. It is sweet to see…

Gratitude Facilitates Forgiveness

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 25, 2014 I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you? Matthew 18:32-33 Sometimes I forget to thank the Lord for the depth and breadth…

Never Give Up On Others

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 24, 2014 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:3 There are times I feel like giving up. I’m tempted to give up on people and lose hope in the middle…

Gratitude Speaks Up

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 23, 2014 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. Luke 17:15-16 Gratitude cannot keep quiet. Like a giddy fan at their favorite sporting event,…

Gratitude Shows Up

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 22, 2014 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. Acts 8:2 When a life has been well spent and invested in the kingdom of God, admirers show up to pay honor at their homegoing to heaven. The godly show up to…

Unchanging God

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 21, 2014 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 Change can be exhausting or it can be exhilarating. It can blow in my face like a strong nor’easter  giving me a feeling of strong resistance or be a…