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Prayer

Prayer By: Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy Lord, have mercy on us. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Proverbs 31:30 KJV Translation: Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. NKJV Translation: Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Logos Verse of the Day

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

June 20
Man vs. Nature
Ezra 9:1–10:44; 1 John 4:7–12; Psalm 107:23–43

As a teenager, I devoured stories about men and women at odds with nature. These man vs. nature struggles always told of a battle of wills. Nature was always at its most magnificent and most frightening: untamed, unwieldy, and heartless. The characters seemed to be living on the edge of human experience—they were not focused and resolute, anticipating the next turn of events like a typical Hollywood action film, but frightened and helpless before an uncaring force.

If we read Psa 107, we’ll find this genre isn’t unique to contemporary novels. Biblical writers also used the man vs. nature theme to show battling wills. Psalm 107 reads like a riveting short story: “Those who went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the high seas; they saw the works of Yahweh, and his wonderful deeds in the deep. For he spoke and raised up a stormy wind, and it whipped up its waves. They rose to the heavens; they plunged to the de…