Psalm 139:23-24 – Search Me

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
(Psalm 139:23-24 ESV)

Relationships take time. And as time passes, we can decide whether we want to go to the next level with a person and eventually open up to them. This doesn’t have to be a boyfriend or girlfriend thing; this can apply to many relationships.

Hopefully, we all have someone we can tell our deepest and darkest secrets to; someone we know can keep our confidence. Friends like these know when there is something wrong with us, even when others don’t. They have been our friends for so long they can sense our mood without even talking to us. With an acquaintance, it’s different. We might tell them a little about our life, but we usually let them know all of the good stuff; we almost wear a mask for them.

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Proverbs 3:5-8 – Dependence and Victory


Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones. (Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV)

From Jordan:

*Dependence and Victory is part five in the series DEPENDENCE, and holds the greatest value when read in sequence. You can start at the beginning here.*

As Christians we must realize a simple, yet significant truth: through complete dependence upon Jesus, we do not fight for victory, but from it (1 Corinthians 15:56-58). This is a profound distinction with an intensely practical application for every facet of our lives. The unfortunate habit of so many Christians is to view the Biblical narrative as little more than law; filled with lists, rules and principles that must be followed in order for spiritual victory to be achieved. This, however, is not the message of the Gospel.

Look closely at 1 Corinthians 15:56,…Continue reading devotion

Proverbs 3:5-8 – Dependence and Humility


Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones. (Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV)

From Jordan:

*Dependence and Humility is part four in the series DEPENDENCE, and holds the greatest value when read in sequence. You can start at the beginning here.*

While recovering from surgery, all heroic notions of self-reliance were literally chiseled out of me (yes, a literal hammer and chisel were used on my vertebrae). An event the morning following my procedure was the greatest illustration of dependence and humility I have ever received, and most likely will be for some time. In short, I was unable to use the restroom under my own power, which my mind was not a lesson in humility, but in humiliation.

However, as I lay in my uncomfortable,…Continue reading devotion