Reaching Forward

The Wealth of God’s Wisdom (July 21)

Shouldn’t our minds be attracted to the wealth of God’s wisdom? We should be fascinated by it, drawn to it, pulled in by its power and majesty. What right-thinking person could get a glimpse of God’s wisdom and not be moved to meditate upon it and contemplate it?

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The Day of Our Death Is Coming (July 20)

We must reckon realistically with the fact that the day of our death is coming. Too often, it just doesn’t seem real to us. “So teach us to number our days,” Moses prayed, “that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” May our own death be real to us . . . right now.

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Why a Good Name Matters So Much (July 19)

The main issue here is evangelism, and the question is whether our reputation is helping or hurting the gospel. “What other people think of me is becoming less and less important; what they think of Jesus because of me is critical” (Cliff Richards).

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The Next Step Can Always Be Taken (July 18)

Some things are worth beginning, even if we can’t see how they may be finished. So what we need is not more knowledge or ability but the courage to take the step that can be taken, the one that lies right in front of us. We need the courage to get started.

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Expect the Unexpected (July 17)

As long as God is our Master, we need not doubt that His next order is going to be good. It may be disruptive and inconvenient, but it is going to be good. Our next “assignment,” may be very different than what we had in mind — and it may come at any minute!

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Here Be Dragons (July 16)

Prudence counsels caution when we face the unknown, but faith counsels courage. Here be dragons, you say? Fine. I am eager to see them and, if need be, fight them. Whatever else it may be, life in Christ is never dull. It is truly the Great Adventure.

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