Today's Verse: James 3:16

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
— James 3:16
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

What are your goals and plans for the New Year? Do you have great dreams and laudable goals? I sure hope so. But please join me as I seriously look at why I set my goals and make my plans for the coming year. In the afterglow of Christmas, that great season of giving, let's make sure our plans for the future are not selfishly based on envy, lust, or greed. Instead, let's set our hearts to reach great heights for God's glory and do great things to bless others. Otherwise, all our selfish attempts to achieve great things ultimately will end in chaos, heartbreak, and destruction.

My Prayer...

Eternal God, please be with me as I seek to set goals for the coming year. I want to do great things for your glory. Please use me to accomplish your will in the world in which I live and in the group of people to whom you have sent me. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.