God Doesn’t Pivot From Good

Today’s devo:

@First5App @Proverbs31org God creates. What God creates is good and beautiful. And God appoints His good creation to multiply and fill the earth with evidence of His goodness and glory.


27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27

“God creates. What God creates is good and beautiful. And God appoints His good creation to multiply and fill the earth with evidence of His goodness and glory. (Genesis 1:28b) The pattern here is that anything God creates is beautiful and such a brilliant reflection of Himself.”

Today’s reading:

Pages 24-27 (Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament)

“He was ‘I Am’ for Moses, and He was ‘I Am’ for Jesus. And He will be ‘I Am’ in whatever you’re facing right now, too, friend.”

I like the translation that @theparkerwyatt said during worship at church one Sunday… “I will be-there howsoever I will be-there.”

God goes with us. He’s already there.

A Book Recommendation:

This one goes along with the idea from the devo that we’re made in God’s image and what God makes is good:

Link to Amazon

And today’s workout:

Go out and walk/run, run/walk, walk, or run. My best running partner and I did a solid slow 4 miles this morning and didn’t even notice the cold!

What’s something about you that you need to accept as “good” today?


Back-Then Realities for Our Right-Now Experiences

Today’s Devo:

@First5App @Proverbs31org Not too long ago, I went to the eye doctor to get my eyes checked and to talk abou LASIK eye correction surgery. My doctor looked at me with a sideways grin and began to say “Well …” followed by a long, drawn-out pause.


27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

Luke 24:27

“He was. He is. And He will forever be the Redeemer King.”

Today’s Reading:

[I forgot to bring my book to work today, so no reading today. Whoops.]

In exchange here are some notes I took from yesterday’s sermon that I feel are applicable to our study. Also, ask yourself these questions. We ask these in Bible Study every week:

Accountability questions:

  • Did you attend church this week?
  • What did you take away from the sermon? (See my take-aways from this week’s sermon below.)
  • Did you meet your Spiritual goals this week? Do you have any new goals?
  • Did you live “differently” this week?
  • Did you use your Spiritual gifts?
  • Did you meet your Physical goals?
  • Did you let anyone steal your Joy?
  • Did you share the gospel/minister to anyone?

In yesterday’s sermon (link to Facebook video here) Pastor Brandon quoted John Phillips on the comparison of the Song or Moses and the Song of the Lamb:

I thought this accentuated the idea behind our current study…Jesus is present throughout the whole of Scripture. Good stuff.

And a short and sweet encouragement:

This is from one of my Bible profs at Luther Rice. You can press play and listen to it or read it yourself…

How much did it annoy you that I didn’t list the reading today?


The One Who Is Even Greater

Today’s Devo:

@First5App @Proverbs31org Or have you ever encountered a painting that grabbed your attention and you couldn’t just walk past it?


For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Romans 1:20

Today’s (and tomorrow’s) reading:

Pages 18-23 (Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament)

Remember we’re reading a little ahead of the online devotional…and we’re not in a hurry.

One of my favorite Podcasters:

Today’s snacks:

Where do you feel tension between the way things are and the way you think things should be?