Day 4 After the first morning hour [of prayer], the Christian's day until evening belongs to work. Ps. 104:23 "People go out to their work and to their labour until the evening" . In most cases a community of Christians living together will separate for the duration of the working hours. Praying and working are […]

Day 3 This order and discipline must be sought and found in the morning prayer. It will stand the test at work. Prayer offered in early morning is decisive for the day. The wasted time we are ashamed of, the temptations we succumb to, the weakness and discouragement in our work, the disorder and lack […]

Day 18 The word of cheap grace has ruined more Christians than any commandment about works├ö├ç┬¬ For integrity's sake someone has to speak up for those among us who confess that cheap grace has made them give up following Christ, and that ceasing to follow Christ has made them lose the knowledge of costly grace. […]

40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer Day 5 Thankfulness works in the Christian community as it usually does in the Christian life. Only those who give thanks for the little things receive the great things as well. We prevent God from giving us the great spiritual gifts prepared for us because we do not give […]

Day 19 Costly grace is the hidden treasure in the field, for the sake of which people go and sell with joy everything they have. It is the costly pearl for whose price the merchant sells all that he has; it is Christ's sovereignty, for the sake of which you tear out an eye if […]

Bible Gateway Lent Devotional Day 6 Today's Prayer Psalm 38:1,2,4,21,22 O Lord, don't rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your rage!Your arrows have struck deep, and your blows are crushing me.My guilt overwhelms me- it is a burden too heavy to bear.Do not abandon me, O Lord. Do not stand at a […]

Day 15 This does not refer to God's righteousness, but to suffering for the sake of a righteous cause, suffering because of the righteous judgment and action of Jesus' disciples. In judgment and action those who follow Jesus will be different from the world in renouncing their property, happiness, rights, righteousness, honor, and violence. They […]