Run to Win

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!” 1 Corinthians 9:24, NLT Devotional from the Beyond Suffering Bible Using the metaphor of running a race, the apostle Paul instructed the church in Corinth to be disciplined in the way they live their lives as […]

Mary’s Testimony: He Is Risen From the Dead

“After Jesus rose from the dead early on Sunday morning, the first person who saw him was Mary Magdalene, the woman from whom he had cast out seven demons.” Mark 16:9, NLT Devotional from the Dancing in the Desert Devotional Bible In a legal setting, the testimony of a woman was considered unreliable, subject to undue […]

Who You Talkin’ About?

by Carolyn Larsen, taken from the Inspire for Girls Bible “If wicked people turn away from all their sins and begin to obey my decrees and do what is just and right, they will surely live and not die.” Ezekiel 18:21, NLT So who’s wicked? You are. What? Scripture tells us that all people are […]

David’s Repentance

“You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.” Psalm 51:17b, NLT Devotional from the Dancing in the Desert Devotional Bible David had sinned against Bathsheba and her husband, Uriah, and thenseemed to live in denial about the gravity of the situation. Only when Nathan the prophet confronted David with a piercing parable […]

Zephaniah

Zephaniah might be a book that is often overlooked but the prophet brings an important message about pure worship. Read more from the Dancing in the Desert Devotional Bible  Only decades before Jerusalem’s fall and one generation before Jeremiah, Zephaniah warned of judgment. On the surface, he was an unlikely source for such severe words. He was a descendant […]

The Word Became Human

Article from the Swindoll Study Bible Read John 1:1-18 THE SON OF GOD, as “very God” (to quote the Nicene Creed), arrived on this earth as a man. He came to the mountains He created. He faced the rivers with their rushing currents. He crossed the valleys. He gazed upon the sea. He walked beneath the […]

Joseph’s Quandary

“Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly.” Matthew 1:19, NLT We aren’t given many details about Joseph, but we can draw a prettyaccurate portrait from what we do know. He was a “good man” and betrothed to […]

Humble Prayers

God calls us to humble ourselves before Him and this includes when we come to Him in prayer. Read from the Thrive Journaling Devotional Bible for Women about finding the courage to humble ourselves and pray. “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn […]

Why is the 23rd Psalm So Beloved?

Psalm 23 is the best-known psalm and the favorite biblical passage of many. Why? Because it does more than tell us that God protects, guides, and blesses. It shows us a poetic image of a powerless sheep being tended by an unfailingly careful shepherd. In a world of dangerous ditches and ravenous wolves, we need […]

The People’s Perspective— Expectation

“Moses continued, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. For this is what you yourselves requested of the Lord your God when you were assembled at Mount Sinai. You said, ‘Don’t let us hear the voice of the Lord our God anymore or see this blazing fire, […]