Hi all. Thank you for reading this devotional blog. I have been writing at Shaped by the Word since late 2017. When I started, I envisioned a Bible-reading devotional that would be posted every day. This went very well in … Continue reading I Need Recommendations
Judges 1:16–36 (ESV)16 And the descendants of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up with the people of Judah from the city of palms into the wilderness of Judah, which lies in the Negeb near Arad, and they went and settled … Continue reading Failed Obedience
Judges 1:8–15 (ESV) – 8 And the men of Judah fought against Jerusalem and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire. 9 And afterward the men of Judah went down … Continue reading Who Will Lead Us?
Judges 1:1–7 (ESV) — 1 After the death of Joshua, the people of Israel inquired of the Lord, “Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?” 2 The Lord said, “Judah shall go up; … Continue reading Turning to Judges
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Philemon 23–25 (ESV) — 23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you, 24 and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers. 25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. … Continue reading Accountability
Philemon 21–22 (ESV) — 21 Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say. 22 At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that through … Continue reading Confidence
Philemon 17–20 (ESV) — 17 So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. 18 If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. 19 I, Paul, write … Continue reading Charge It to My Account
Philemon 15–16 (ESV) — 15 For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, 16 no longer as a bondservant but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially … Continue reading Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Philemon 13–14 (ESV) — 13 I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel, 14 but I preferred to do nothing without your … Continue reading A Need for Reconciliation