August 8 – 12

Monday: All that was necessary to prohibit an abortion [in the Bible] was the command, “You shall not murder” (Ex. 20:13). Every Israelite knew that the preborn child was a child. So do we, if we are honest. We all know a pregnant woman is “carrying a child.” - Randy Alcorn

Tuesday: It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. - Henry Ward Beecher


Wednesday: If Christians do not rejoice it is not because they are Christians, but because they are not Christian enough. Joy is the rational state of the Christian in view of his spiritual position in Christ. - Alistair Begg


Thursday: Whenever the insistence is on the point that God answers prayer, we are off the track. The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not of the answer. - Oswald Chambers

Friday: Thank God for the battle verses in the Bible. We go into the unknown every day of our lives, and especially every Monday morning, for the week is sure to be a battlefield, outwardly and inwardly in the unseen life of the spirit, which is often by far the sternest battlefield for souls. Either way, the Lord your God goes before you, He shall fight for you! - Amy Carmichael

August 15 – 19

MONDAY:  Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores - more than abundantly - what it takes away. - Jim Elliot

TUESDAY:  "Let God be true but every man a liar" is the language of true faith. - A.W. Tozer

WEDNESDAY:  An honest heart loves the Truth. - A.W. Pink

THURSDAY:  After giving something to God, you are no longer accountable for it. Your blessing is based on your giving, not on what others do with the gift. - Ed Cole

FRIDAY:  Christian giving is to be marked by self-sacrifice and self-forgetfulness, not by self-congratulation. - John Stott