Honoring, Valuing Old Age – Leviticus 19:32

“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:32 Throughout Scripture, those of older generations are honored. Gray hair is “splendor,” “a crown of glory” (Proverbs 20:29; 16:31). For those who know Christ, it is a […]

Reshaping – 1 Corinthians 7:17

“Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him.” 1 Corinthians 7:17a Reading this verse brings such encouragement to my heart. It is highlighting for me both the sovereignty of my God and the devotion to Him that is to characterize our lives. […]

Lives of Purpose – John 15:4-5

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from […]

Throughout Our Days – Proverbs 20:29

“The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.” Proverbs 20:29 Whatever age we are, it can be very tempting to look around us and wish something was different. We want to look or act or talk like those around us, to exhibit their strengths and […]

Purpose & Freedom – Colossians 3:22-25

“Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the […]

Intricately Woven – Psalm 119:73

“Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.” Psalm 119:73 How amazing it is to know that the hands of God Himself made and fashioned each of us. Every detail. Our personalities, our looks, our strengths, our passions…all chosen by our Creator and all purposed for His […]

The New Covenant – Mark 14:24

“And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.’” Mark 14:24 I haven’t read in Mark for what feels like a while. So, picking […]