Walking in the Word
Sunday: April 28
Read Deuteronomy 26 How is this passage still applicable to New
Monday: April 29
Read Psalm 136 What could you add to the list in this Psalm?
Tuesday: April 30
Read Psalm 117 Do you really believe this Psalm? Where do you see God’s love and faithfulness?
Wednesday: May 1
Read Psalm 42 What does it mean to “put your hope in God”?
Thursday: May 2
Read Psalm 144 Do you ever wish God would answer the prayer
Friday: May 3
Read Psalm 150 Likely you do not praise God as this Psalm
suggests, how do you praise him?
Saturday: May 4
Read Psalm 146 Praise the LORD today, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Blessed is the poor in spirit
Sunday: May 5
Read Matthew 5:1,2 and
7:24-29 Did Jesus give this message to
his disciples or to the crowds?
Monday: May 6
Read Matthew 5:1-12 Do any of these characteristics of a follower
of Christ look like what our culture values?
Tuesday: May 7
Read Psalm 34 Who is blessed by God?
Wednesday: May 8
Read 2 Samuel 12 David was not perfect, but note how he
responded when his sin was pointed out to him.
Thursday: May 9
Read Matthew 26:36-46 Was there ever a person on earth more “poor
in spirit” than Jesus?
Friday: May 10
Read Job 1 At this point in the story Job is “poor in
spirit” how would you have responded in his situation?
Saturday: May 11
Read Luke 6:17-26 Luke changes things from Matthew 5, are these
two different occasions? Note what Luke writes instead of “poor in spirit”.
Blessed are those who mourn, and blessed
are the meek
Sunday: May 12
Read 1 Samuel 15 – What
great sin did Saul commit that caused God to reject him as king?
Monday: May 13
Read Psalm 51 – David seemed
to commit sins much worse than those of Saul, yet he is called a “man after God’s
own heart.” Notice how David responded to his own sin.
Tuesday: May 14
Read 1 Timothy 1 – How can
Paul say he was the foremost of sinners?
Because he believed that, what else did he believe about his current
condition before God?
Wednesday: May 15
Read Psalm 37 – count the
times you read, “shall inherit the land.” Who will inherit the land? With whom
are they contrasted?
Thursday: May 16
Read Psalm 25, note this
chapter blends “those who mourn” and blessed are the “meek/humble.”
Friday: May 17
Read Psalm 147 – verse six
tells us “God sustains the meek (humble in some translations.) Why does God want
us to be meek?
Saturday: May 18
Read Matthew 11:25-30 When Jesus said he is gentle and humble in
heart he used the same word that is translated meek in the beatitudes.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst
for righteousness Blessed are the merciful
Sunday: May 19
Read Matthew 6:19-34 What does it mean to seek first God’s kingdom
Monday: May 20
Read Deuteronomy 6: How does verse twenty-five define
Tuesday: May 21
Read Proverbs 12: Note what
the last verse says about righteousness.
Wednesday: May 22
Read Psalm 33, what does
this Psalm say about righteousness?
Thursday: May 23
Read Luke 6:27-36 Note the last verse, we are challenged to imitate
our God in showing mercy.
Friday: May 24
Read Matthew 18:15-35 In the parable how did “the master” react to
the servant who was not willing to show mercy?
Saturday: May 25
Read Genesis 50 Joseph extended mercy to his brothers, would
you have been able to do as he did?
Blessed are the Peacemakers
Blessed are the Pure in Heart
Sunday: May 26
Read Matthew 5:9 How does one reconcile this beatitude with a
national celebration of those who gave their lives in service in the military?
Monday: May 27
Read John 15:9-17 Jesus said one cannot have a love that is
greater than this. What is this?
Tuesday: May 28
Read Psalm 4
According to this Psalm what is the best way to live in peace?
Wednesday: May 29
Read Isaiah 2:1-5 Some in our world believe the best path to
peace is a strong military, Isaiah writes about turning swords into plowshares. How can you be a “peacemaker”?
Thursday: May 30
Read Psalm 10. Re-read
verse four, why is there no room for God in the thoughts of the wicked person?
Friday: May 31
Read Matthew 15:1-20. Verse nineteen tells us what can come from
the heart, what happens when such things are in the heart of a person?
Saturday: June 1
Read Psalm 119:9-16 This Psalm has some advice for those who would
be “pure in heart.” What is it?