Category: Give Us This Day

Wednesday of Trinity 10 – Romans 6

ShareRomans 6 Changes of identity fascinate us human beings.  It’s one of the reasons Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and multiple personality disorders (Three Faces of Eve; Sybil) intrigue us.  People like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and David Bowie are particularly notable examples of the chameleon-like nature of modern identity.  You’re all familiar with the gender […]

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Tuesday of Trinity 10 – Romans 5

ShareRomans 5 “Sweet!  I get to write a devotional on Romans 5!” The problem is that there’s too much fruit to pick.  Shall I stuff myself on the citrus variety, the lemons, limes, orange, and – or should I go exotic and delight in papayas, mangoes, and star fruit (or “carambola”)? Maybe later, I’ll digest […]

August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 10 – Romans 4:13-25

Share I love history!  I love history because it is His Story, the story of God’s dealing with us.  But I also love history – and you should to. And don’t tell me about how much you don’t like or didn’t like history in school.  You think you had a bad history teacher?  You should […]

July 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 9 – Romans 4:1-12

ShareRomans 4:1-12 I love words!  They have such power to communicate ideas and mysteries and entire worlds that are created at their mere mention.  I love the strange twists that word association games take when played with certain people (like me).  Here’s one of my favorite games that ends with a word.  There are 10 […]

July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 9 – Romans 3:21-31

ShareRomans 3:21-31 Here i am.  I stand alone and without defense or excuse.  Here is a true and accurate judgment of myself and therefore upon myself: Made in the image of God, I have sinned and have fallen short of that image. Bearing His glory, I have fallen short of that glory. I am not […]

July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 9 – Romans 3:1-20

ShareRomans 3:1-20 This is a truly sobering passage of Scripture. Paul’s summary assessment of humanity without Christ is this: all are under sin.  Listen again to what Paul has to say: 10  “There is none righteous, no, not one; 11  There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. 12  They have […]

July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 9 – Romans 2:17-29

ShareRomans 2:17-29 Paul makes an interesting contrast in Romans 2, a contrast that would have been not only interesting but also shocking to 1st century Jews.  His contrast is between true Jews and false Jews, in essence, but those he counts as “true” Jews are not necessarily the religious or ethnic Jews.  Paul’s shocking contrast […]

July 26, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Trinity 9 – Romans 2:1-16

ShareRomans 2:1-16 “in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ” (verse 16). Brhrhrhrhrh!  That’s the sound a massive shiver going up and down my spine and resounding throughout me from the micro to the macrocosm.  God will judge my secrets – and yours!  That could cause paralysis to set […]

July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 9 – Romans 1:1-17

ShareRomans 1:1-17 Out of Paul’s life and into his head.  This ought to be interesting, having just finished Acts to enter into Paul’s magnum opus, his letter to the Romans. Do you get the idea, reading Romans 1, that Paul thinks that the gospel of Jesus Christ is important?  More than important, the gospel of […]

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 8 – Acts 28:16-31

ShareActs 28:16-31 Here is what Jesus Christ told Ananias, things which I’m sure He also told St. Paul: “He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.  For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake” (Acts 9:15-16). Was […]

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More