This post is part of the series The Names of God. Genesis 1:1–5 (ESV) — 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of … Continue reading The Names of God: Elohim
This post is part of the series The Names of God. Isaiah 40:28 (ESV) — 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not … Continue reading The Names of God: El Olam
Reading the Word “Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.” (Proverbs 17:5, ESV) Understanding and Applying the Word Caring for the poor, the less fortunate, and the vulnerable is mentioned … Continue reading Insulting God
Reading the Word Psalm 148:7–14 (ESV) 7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, 8 fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word! 9 Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! 10 Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds! 11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth! 12 Young men and maidens together, old men and children! 13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is … Continue reading May the Earth Praise You
Reading the Word Psalm 148:1–6 (ESV) 1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! 2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts! 3 Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! 4 Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created. 6 And he established them forever and ever; he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away. Understanding and Applying the Word This psalms breaks into … Continue reading Let the Creation Praise!
I hope you enjoy reading the Bible each day with Shaped by the Word. I do not publish devotional material on Sundays, but I do include a Scripture reading. Please be sure to subscribe to this page so you can follow along as we read through the Book of Psalms in 2018. Wondering what we will be doing in 2019? We will be reading through the Life of Christ from the four Gospels. Reading the Word Psalm 139:13–24 (ESV) 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I … Continue reading Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Thanks for reading Shaped by the Word. This is a daily Bible-reading devotional. While I do not publish devotional material on Sundays, I do include a suggested Scripture reading. Be sure to subscribe to this page or follow this page on Facebook so you can read along each day. We are reading through the Book of Psalms in 2018. Reading the Word Psalm 119:89–96 (ESV) 89 Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. 90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. 91 By your appointment they stand this … Continue reading Your Word Is Firmly Fixed
Reading the Word Psalm 119:73–80 (ESV) 73 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. 74 Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word. 75 I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. 76 Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. 77 Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight. 78 Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have … Continue reading You Have Made Me