The Most Important Verse in Christianity

What do you think is the most important Bible verse in Christianity? The Reformer Martin Luther would have likely said the tail end of Romans 1:17: “The righteous will live by faith.” It would be easy to make a case for verses like Genesis 1:1, because it...

One Habit That Will Change Everything

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Psalm 119:18 ESV When you open up the Bible, what do you expect to find? If you’re like David, you expect “wondrous things.” And he only had a small portion of the Bible God’s...

Character Comes From Hope

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy...

Acts 9:1-20: No Heart Too Far

Acts 9:1-20 shares a story so incredible it’s hard to believe. Saul of Tarsus had been leading a ruthless campaign against disciples of Jesus (Acts 8:1–3). Then, en route to persecute more believers, he met Jesus and was radically transformed (Acts 9:3–6). His...

Psalm 126: Songs of Joy

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. Psalm 126:5–6 Psalm 126 is two things: a sorrowful reflection and a look toward hope. Today’s verses...

Nehemiah 6:15: Get Started

So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God....