Tag: guard

  • Guard Your Heart (Be Careful How You Talk)

    The Bible says a lot about how we talk and the important role our speech plays in our lives. In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (How to Keep Yourself from Sin),” I talked about the importance of replacing bad (i.e. worldly) input sources with good ones. Flooding your life with positive influences while ridding…

  • Guard Your Heart (Choosing Healthy Music)

    In the post “Guard Your Heart (How to Keep Yourself from Sin),” I discussed the importance of listening to GOD-focused music. People sometimes ask me for recommendations of good, positive music, so I thought I’d address that today. Musical taste is one of those very personal, unique things in life that varies wildly between individuals.…

  • Guard Your Heart (How to Keep Yourself from Sin)

    The Bible is full of wisdom about man’s heart. Not the blood-pumping one, the one that controls our emotions, feelings, motivations and reason. Consider the instructions of Solomon: 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words.21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your…

  • November 18 – Jesus Dies Upon the Cross

    Reading Mark 15:23, 25, 27-28; Luke 23:32-34a John 19:19-24 Matt. 27:39-44; Luke 23:35-43 John 19:25-27 Matt. 27:45-49; John 19:28-29 Luke 23:46; John 19:30 Matt. 27:51-56; Mark 15:39-41; Luke 23:47-49 John 19:31-37 Mark 15:42-45 Matt. 27:59-60; John 19:38b-42 Luke 23:55-56 Matt. 27:62-66 Devotional Today’s reading tells the story of the most important event in all of…

  • May 27 – Solomon Turns Away from GOD

    Reading 1 Kings 11:1-40 Devotional In one of the saddest tragedies in all of GOD’s word, Solomon rebelled against GOD and went after idols. Solomon loved foreign women, in addition to Pharaoh’s daughter whom he had already married. GOD had told the Israelites not to marry women of the pagan nations, but Solomon did so…

  • May 1 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 13)

    Reading Psalm 75; 93; 94; 97; 98; 99; 100 Devotional Psalm 75 GOD’s name is near and His deeds are wonderful. He is the judge of man. He brings one down and lifts up another. The LORD holds a cup filled with foaming wine mixed with spices and He pours it out and makes all…