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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

January 28
Carpe DiemEcclesiastes 11:1–4
The Latin phrase Carpe Diem, means “seize the day.” Taking risks to make your life extraordinary is biblical, if done according to God’s plan and principles. The idea behind this comes from Ecclesiastes: “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days” (Eccl 11:1).

Bread acts as the symbol for substance in the ancient world; the author of Ecclesiastes is suggesting that we should follow God’s plan, even at the possible cost of our livelihood. He then suggests that what we give to God, He will return. This is opposite from a self-protection mentality. The “waters” in the proverb represent chaos, suggesting that in letting go of even the most chaotic circumstances, we learn about God’s abilityto give what we need.

This is further illustrated when the author says, “Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.… He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the cloud…

My Prayer for the Day

Prayer Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy
Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank You for this beautiful and wonderful day of Your creation of which myself and others have never seen before; This day is provided by Your grace and mercy of which none of us is worthy of. Thank You for healing and blessing those on My Prayer List; They all are grateful for Your grace and mercy! Bless the President, his family and his administration of whom have come upon hate, bigotry and prejudices from within the congressional representations of Congress and without. May this nation repent of its wayward ways of which many have denied You,but continue to worship You in a false worship because of their earthy status' among men/women of hate, bigotry and prejudices. Bless the homeless and those without food, shelter or clothing. In Jesus' name is my prayer. Amen.

Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Jeremiah 33:3 KJV Translation: Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. NKJV Translation: Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

January 13
Avoiding the UnavoidableMatthew 16:13–20
It’s common to put people in our lives on hold, even if we love them, until something forces us to pay attention. Forgetting those who are closest to us is a frightening thought. Peter, Jesus’ disciple, likely realized that people were making a similar mistake in their relationship with Jesus.

In the district of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asks His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” (Matt 16:13–14). At first, they respond with the expected: John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, and the prophets—suggesting that Jesus is an esteemed and powerful prophet, but not more. Then Jesus asks the are-you-paying-attention question: “But who do you say that I am?” (Matt 16:15).
Simon Peter understood this, blurting out, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!” (Matt 16:16). Jesus asked about the Son of Man, emphasizing His humanity; Peter responds by emphasizing both His status as the anointed one of God (the Christ) and His…