Daily Scripture

From Handbook to Renewal

My Relationship to God—Wisdom, Discernment, and Understanding

The words of the wise are like goads and like nails driven by the masters who collect them; they are given by one Shepherd. (Ecclesiastes 12:11)

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. (Isaiah 5:20)

To the law and to the testimony! If men do not speak according to Your word, they have no light of dawn. (Isaiah 8:20)

You are the stability of our times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. (Isaiah 33:6)

Whoever is wise understands these things; whoever is discerning knows them. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous will walk in them, but transgressors will stumble in them. (Hosea 14:9)

Daily Prayer

From Handbook to Prayer


Feed my mind and heart, O Lord, as I affirm these truths from Your word concerning my identity in Christ:

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, they have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

If I died with Christ, I believe that I will also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, cannot die again; death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. In the same way, may I consider myself to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:8–11)

I did not receive a spirit of slavery again to fear, but I received the Spirit of adoption by whom I cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself testifies with my spirit that I am a child of God. (Romans 8:15–16)

My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in me, whom I have from God, and I am not my own. For I was bought at a price; therefore may I glorify God in my body. (1 Corinthians 6:19–20)

Pause to reflect upon these biblical affirmations.

Daily Encouragement

From Handbook to God’s Promises

God’s Words Have Purpose

Ezekiel 2:9–10: Personal Communicator

God is a personal communicator. In this passage of Ezekiel, He holds a scroll with writing on both sides, thoroughly saturated with words pronouncing divine judgment upon His people. God hands the scroll to Ezekiel and asks the prophet to eat (internalize) the message and deliver it to Israel. Likewise, through His Word and presence, God wants to communicate personally with us, to saturate our hearts with words of life and love.

Weekly Verse

Week 46

1 Timothy 2:1:

“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men.”

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