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KJV Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Mark 1:15 KJV Translation:
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. NKJV Translation:
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Logos Verse of the Day

Gateway Verse of the Day

James 1:21King James Version

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the en-grafted word, which is able to save your souls.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

July 15

Re-frame It

1 Samuel 26:1–27:12; 1 Peter 2:1–12; Psalm 128:1–129:8

“ ‘Too often they have attacked me from my youth.’ Let Israel say, ‘Too often they have attacked me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me’ ” (Psa 129:1–2). As these verses show, sometimes problems can be solved by simply re-framing the issue at hand.

Peter makes a “re-framing” move in his first letter. He could have focused on the people’s sin and their general need to repent, but then their attention would be on the problem, not solving it. So he shifts the focus: “Therefore, ridding yourselves of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn infants long for the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation” (1 Pet 2:1–2). Peter calls them to approach their relationship with Christ like a newborn would milk. They must make Christ such a priority that He becomes something they need and long for. And as they long, their sinful behavior wil…