Living Without Fear

  Reading the Word Luke 13:31–33 (ESV) 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. 33 Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ Understanding and Applying the Word It is interesting that some Pharisees went to Jesus … Continue reading Living Without Fear

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Deliver Me, O Lord

  Reading the Word Psalm 140:1–13 (ESV) 1 Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, 2 who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually. 3 They make their tongue sharp as a serpent’s, and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah 4 Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet. 5 The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares … Continue reading Deliver Me, O Lord

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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 I do not publish devotional material on Sundays, but I do include a Scripture reading.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

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The Lord’s Purpose for Me

  Reading the Word Psalm 138:1–8 (ESV) 1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. 3 On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased. 4 All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth, 5 and they shall sing … Continue reading The Lord’s Purpose for Me

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