Reading the Word Ecclesiastes 6:7–12 (ESV)7 All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied.8 For what advantage has the wise man over the fool? And what does the poor man have who knows … Continue reading Our Appetites Are Never Satisfied
Shaped by the Word is a daily, Bible-reading devotional. I do not publish supplemental material on Sundays, but I do include a suggested Scripture reading. Please be sure to subscribe to this page to follow along every day. Thanks for … Continue reading The Vanity of Toil
Reading the Word “Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.” (Proverbs 24:27, ESV) Understanding and Applying the Word Preparation is important. We must always do things in the proper … Continue reading First Things First
Reading the Word Proverbs 14:4 (ESV)4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. Understanding and Applying the Word It is nice to have cleanliness and to have everything … Continue reading Willing To Be Messy
Reading the Word Proverbs 6:6–11 (ESV) 6 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.7 Without having any chief, officer, or ruler,8 she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.9 How long … Continue reading Consider the Ant, O Sluggard!