Tuesday, August 11
Spies Saved by Rahab’s Quick Actions
Joshua 2:1-7 NRSV
She had, however brought them up to the roof and hidden them with the stalks of flax that she had laid out on the roof. Joshua 2:6
Sometimes we have to take risks, especially when we believe that a bigger purpose will unfold.
Monday, August 10
As the world continues to adjust from the impact of COVID-19, let us pray for the physical, mental, and emotional health of families affected by this pandemic. Pray for those who have yet to start their journey to recovery because the trauma is still fresh. Pray for all who are still feeling their way through. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s leading in how we must adjust.
Abraham Blessed for Fearing God
Genesis 22:9-19 NRSV
So Abraham called that place “The Lord will provide”, as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” Genesis 22:14
Name the spaces where you’ve experienced the providence of God. Spaces where you were afraid but were subsequently blessed.
Sunday, August 9
The Wise Hear and Do Good
James 1:19-27 NRSV
But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. James 1:22
How are you applying the word of God to make full proof of your ministry?
Saturday, August 8
Treat the Rich and Poor Impartially
James 2:1-7 NRSV
Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?
Seeing the world as God does helps us to understand why God elevates those who are often overlooked.
Friday, August 7
God’s Choice – the Foolish, Weak, Lowly
1 Corinthians 1:26-31 NRSV
God chose what is low and despised in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27
What a blessing that God’s ways are not our own. Our opinion and judgement may interfere with God’s grace.