The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8 NIVUK The context for today's verse is the prophet Isaiah asking God what he is 'cry out' on behalf of the Lord. None too encouragingly for us the Lord's response is that the people are like the grass… Continue reading Daily Verse – Grass, Flower, Word.
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God. Psalms 42:11 NIVUK I think we can all agree that life over the last couple of years has been a bit more stressful than usual. Careers, Covid, and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Downcast, Disturbed, and Praising.
‘This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name . . ."' Matthew 6:9 I have a confession. This verse shouldn't be the Daily Verse. Matthew 6:19 should be. When searching for the verse on the Interlinear version I use, I typed in 6:9 instead. Rather than not storing… Continue reading Daily Verse – Father of Me.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalms 23:6 NIVUK Psalm 23 is familiar to most people, believers or not. The view of God as a shepherd is an image which Jesus repeats and expands upon… Continue reading Daily Verse – In the House!
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13 NIVUK If we were in a classroom and I asked for a show of hands of who considered themselves wise and knowledgable, I am not sure how many… Continue reading Daily Verse – Good Life and Deeds.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIVUK In today's world it can be difficult to gain peace of mind. In fact it is a new industry, with coaches, books and podcasts, magazines and countless YouTube videos, telling you how to quieten your thoughts… Continue reading Daily Verse – Peace of Mind
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIVUK We are used to productivity gurus and time-management geniuses giving us the number one rule - have one main thing on your list, have five things, have as many as you can think of but only to the top two, etc. etc.… Continue reading Daily Verse – Three Things on Your To-Do List.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 NIVUK Action and Timing. The secret sauce for many things. Our society definitely has an action-based mantra. Production is easier in many respects than it has ever been, even within the creative sector. Keep striving and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Under to be Up!
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NIVUK Short. Simple. Overcome - niko - the only occurence of this word is here and it means to not be conquered or prevailed against. We are not to be conquered by kakos - anything bad or harmful. This could be an… Continue reading Daily Verse – Overcome.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 NIVUK In this verse the Apostle Paul is teaching, and reminding, believers that our world and lives are more… Continue reading Daily Verse – Struggle.