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 1:8–15 (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?
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1 Kings 2:1–4 (ESV) – 1 When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, 2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man, 3 and … Continue reading From Father to Son
Ephesians 5:15–17 (ESV) – 15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the … Continue reading Walk Carefully
2 Samuel 18:24–33 (ESV)24 Now David was sitting between the two gates, and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and when he lifted up his eyes and looked, he saw a man running … Continue reading Would I Have Died Instead of You!
2 Samuel 18:19–23 (ESV) – 19 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Let me run and carry news to the king that the LORD has delivered him from the hand of his enemies.” 20 And Joab said to him, … Continue reading Is It Good News?
2 Samuel 18:6–15 (ESV)6 So the army went out into the field against Israel, and the battle was fought in the forest of Ephraim. 7 And the men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the … Continue reading Honoring Your King
2 Samuel 18:1–5 (ESV) – 1 Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 2 And David sent out the army, one third under the command of Joab, … Continue reading The Heart of a Father
Psalm 130:1–8 (ESV)1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!2 O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!3 If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, … Continue reading Mercy Gives Hope