Tag: reputation

  • December 1 – 1 Corinthians (part 2) – Don’t Divorce

    Reading 1 Cor. 5:1-11:16 Devotional In today’s reading, Paul instructs the Corinthian Christians about a number of subjects, including holy living, dealing with sinful brethren, judging disputes, not suing one another, marriage, eating of meat that was sacrificed to idols, individual rights, preaching the gospel, and roles of men and women. For today’s devotional, I…

  • October 19 – The Genealogies of Jesus

    Reading Matt. 1:1-17 Luke 3:23b-38 Devotional Today’s reading is a listing of the family lineage of Jesus. Matthew records the ancestry from Joseph’s perspective (Jesus’ earthly father), whereas Luke apparently records it from Mary’s perspective (Jesus’ mother). There are several righteous people among Jesus’ forefathers, including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Boaz (husband of Ruth), David, Asa,…

  • October 13 – Genealogies of Israel

    Reading 1 Chron. 1:1-2:41; 4:1-23; 3:10-24 Devotional Today’s reading deals with the family history from Adam through the families who returned to Jerusalem through around 425 B.C. Because Ezra is referred to as “the scribe” several times in scripture, it is widely believed that he is likely the writer of these passages. The genealogy—or family…

  • October 6 – Ezra Leads the Second Return to Jerusalem

    Reading Ezra 7:1-7, 11-28; 8:15-32; 7:8-10; 8:1-14, 33-36 Devotional In the spring of 458 B.C., Ezra led a second wave of Israelites in returning to Jerusalem. GOD had put it in the heart of Artaxerxes, king of Persia, to bring honor to the temple and to extend favor to Ezra and the Jews. Artaxerxes sent…

  • August 19 – GOD Protects His Name

    Reading Eze. 19:1-22:31 Devotional In today’s reading, GOD recounts Israel’s history through the prophet Ezekiel. In the midst of this is an important truth which will serve as today’s devotional subject: GOD always protects His Name. Names are very important to people. It’s how we identify people, places and things. Your name uniquely identifies you…

  • May 21 – Wise and Truthful Speech

    Reading Wise and Foolish Talk – Prov. 14:3; 15:2, 7; 16:23; 18:6-7; 19:1; 23:15-16 Righteous and Wicked Talk – Prov. 10:20-21, 31-32; 11:11; 12:13-14; 13:2; 15:28; 17:4 Appropriate Speech – Prov. 15:23; 16:21, 24; 25:11; 27:14 Maintaining Silence – Prov. 10:19; 12:23; 13:3; 17:28; 18:13; 21:23 Controlled Speech – Prov. 15:1; 17:27; 25:15; 26:28; 28:23;…