Today’s Walk in the Word

A Third Choice

By Joe Barnett / April 8, 2019 / Comments Off on A Third Choice

It is more blessed to give than to receive                         —Acts 20:35 British historian and author, Paul Johnson, asked a wealthy colleague the reason for his obvious misery. “In the last two years,” said his depressed friend, “the value of my assets has fallen […]

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Deceitful Distractions

By Joe Barnett / April 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Deceitful Distractions

Let anyone with ears to hear listen!                      —Mark 4:9 Jesus preached a parable about four soils, representing the condition of the hearts of those who hear the Word. The first two were hard and rocky, producing no grain; the fourth yielded a bumper crop. It’s […]

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Old Treasures

By Joe Barnett / April 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Old Treasures

Ask for the old paths . . . and walk therein.                      —Jeremiah 6:16 I have a rustic little bookcase—just eighteen-inches-wide, three-shelves-deep—that I treasure. My paternal grandfather made that bookcase for my dad when he was a child. I sometimes wonder how many nooks it has […]

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Carry On

By Joe Barnett / April 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Carry On

May your father and mother be glad.                   —Proverbs 23:25 Here’s a picture of contrasts: “Hezekiah trusted in the Lord . . . There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah . . . He held fast to the Lord and did not […]

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Second Fiddle

By Joe Barnett / April 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Second Fiddle

Many who are first will be last, and the last first.   —Mark 10:31 “What is the most difficult instrument to play?” renowned orchestra conductor Leonard Bernstein was asked. “Second fiddle,” answered Bernstein. “I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find one who plays second violin with as much enthusiasm or second French […]

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The Ultimate Makeover

By Joe Barnett / April 1, 2019 / Comments Off on The Ultimate Makeover

Be conformed to the image of His Son.                    —Romans 8:29 Ask any group what their favorite scripture is, and you can count on someone saying, Romans 8:28—“We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called […]

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What Happens When You Die?

By Joe Barnett / March 29, 2019 / Comments Off on What Happens When You Die?

Moses my servant is dead.            —Joshua 1:2 This essay isn’t a treatise about what happens to you when you take your last breath; it’s about who’s going to do all the stuff you’ve been doing when you’re not here to do it anymore. A before-dawn-till-after-dark schedule is evidence of importance, […]

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One Hundred Percent Righteous

By Joe Barnett / March 28, 2019 / Comments Off on One Hundred Percent Righteous

He is able to save completely those who come to God through him.             —Hebrews 7:25 Training Magazine cited research by Natalie Gabel, noting that if 99.9% were an acceptable level of performance, 2,000,000 documents would be lost by the IRS and 20,000 drug prescriptions would be filled incorrectly per […]

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By Joe Barnett / March 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Notice

On Friday, March 15, our Pathway website crashed. I know that some of our readers of the daily devotionals often click to visit the website and you haven’t been able to do that lately. The site is being redesigned and rebuilt and will be back up in the near future. The site being down doesn’t […]

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What's on Your List?

By Joe Barnett / March 27, 2019 / Comments Off on What's on Your List?

Act justly . . . love mercy . . . walk humbly.                              —Micah 6:8 Looking at “negatives,” the commonly listed “Seven Deadly Sins” are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. Mahatma Gandi’s list of “Seven Deadly Sins” was wealth […]

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