Three Thoughts

Three Thoughts

By Martin W Bender
This is a daily devotional where I find three thoughts from a short section of scripture. It corresponds with the readings from the Facebook group “Through the Bible”. Join the group and read through the Bible with me.
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On the Run - Psalm 63:1-4
On the Run In this episode I share three thoughts from Psalm 63:1-4. 1. Seek God’s power. 2. Seek God’s glory. 3. Seek God’s love. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Psalms 63-65. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2063-65&version=ESV
04:31
June 3, 2020
David’s Charge - 1 Kings 2:1-4
David’s Charge In this episode I share three thoughts from 1 Kings 2:1-4. 1. Obey the Lord. 2. Prosper. 3. Establish God’s word. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 1 Kings 1-4. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Kings%201-4&version=ESV
05:35
June 2, 2020
A Disastrous Word - Exodus 33:1-6
A Disastrous Word. In this episode I share three thoughts from Exodus 33:1-6. 1. Promise fulfilled. 2. Israel alone. 3. Stubbornness punished. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Exodus 33-36. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%20Exodus%2033-36&version=ESV
05:35
June 1, 2020
Justified by Faith - Galatians 2:15-16
Justified by Faith. In this episode I share three thoughts from Galatians 2:15-16. 1. Faith before works. 2. Belief before obedience. 3. Justification before law. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Galatians 1-3. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians%201-3&version=ESV
05:12
May 31, 2020
Recognize the Truth - Luke 6:20-23
Recognize the Truth. In this episode I share three thoughts from Luke 6:20-23. 1. Question your standards. 2. Question your values. 3. Question your beliefs. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Luke 5-6. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%205-6&version=ESV
04:49
May 30, 2020
Fear Not - Jeremiah 46:27-28
Fear Not In this episode I share three thoughts from Jeremiah 46:27-28. 1. God will save Israel. 2. God will be with Israel. 3. God will punish Israel. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Jeremiah 42-46. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah%2042-46&version=ESV
05:23
May 29, 2020
No Excuse! - Job 42:1-6
No Excuse! In this episode I share three thoughts from Job 42:1-6. 1. We don’t know much. 2. Remain humble. 3. God may humble us. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Job 41-42. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job%2041-42&version=ESV
05:30
May 28, 2020
It Belongs to God - Psalm 62:11-12
It belongs to God. In this episode I share three thoughts from Psalm 62:11-12. 1. Power belongs to God. 2. Love belongs to God. 3. Judgment belongs to God. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Psalms 60-62. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2060-62&version=ESV
04:23
May 27, 2020
David’s Oracle - 2 Samuel 23:2-7
In this episode I share three thoughts from 2 Samuel 23:2-7. 1. God loves justice. 2. Always act justly. 3. Trust in God’s justice. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 2 Samuel 20-24. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Samuel%2020-24&version=ESV
04:54
May 26, 2020
Sanctifying Presence - Exodus 29:42-46
In this episode I share three thoughts from Exodus 29:42-46. 1. God will dwell with Israel. 2. Israel will serve God. 3. They will love each other. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Exodus 29-32. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2029-32&version=ESV
04:59
May 25, 2020
Consistency - 2 Corinthians 13:1-4
In this episode I share three thoughts from 2 Corinthians 13:1-4. 1. Seek truth. 2. Be confirmed. 3. Act consistently. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 2 Corinthians 11-13. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%2011-13&version=ESV
05:53
May 24, 2020
Fulfilled Today - Luke 4:16-21
In this episode I share three thoughts from Luke 4:16-21. 1. Jesus fulfills prophecy. 2. We are overjoyed. 3. We celebrate the news. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Luke 3-4. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%203-4&version=ESV
05:20
May 23, 2020
Don’t Judge Me! - Jeremiah 38:3-6
In this episode I share three thoughts from Jeremiah 38:3-6. 1. The Lord pronounces judgment. 2. People don’t like it. 3. The messenger is punished. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Jeremiah 37-41. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah%2037-41&version=ESV
04:54
May 22, 2020
God > Us - Job 40:1-7
In this episode I share three thoughts from Job 40:1-7. 1. We cannot contend with God. 2. In the presence of God we realize this. 3. The Lord is greater than us. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Job 39-40. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job%2039-40&version=ESV
05:20
May 21, 2020
The Wonder of the Lord - Psalm 57:7-11
In this episode I share three thoughts from Psalm 57:7-11. 1. We sing to the Lord. 2. We thank the Lord. 3. We exalt the Lord. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Psalm 57-59. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2057-59&version=ESV
04:28
May 20, 2020
A Father’s Devotion - 2 Samuel 18:31-33
In this episode I share three thoughts from 2 Samuel 18:31-33 1. David defeats Absasolm. 2. David is concerned for Absalom. 3. David mourns for Absalom. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 2 Samuel 15-19. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Samuel%2015-19&version=ESV
05:01
May 19, 2020
The Presence of the Lord - Exodus 25:17-22
In this episode I share three thoughts from Exodus 25:17-22. 1. The Lord meets with Israel. 2. The Lord speaks to Israel. 3. The Lord commands Israel. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Exodus 25-28. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2025-28&version=ESV
04:25
May 18, 2020
Giving - 2 Corinthians 9:6-9
In this episode I share three thoughts from 2 Corinthians 9:6-9. 1. Giving is part of Christianity. 2. Giving is decided individually. 3. Giving is ideally cheerful. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 2 Corinthians 9-10. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%209-10&version=ESV
05:04
May 17, 2020
The Lord is Faithful - Luke 1:68-75
In this episode I share three thoughts from Luke 1:68-75. 1. The Lord redeems his people. 2. The Lord fulfills his covenants. 3. The Lord deserves our praise. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Luke 1-2. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%201-2&version=ESV
04:20
May 16, 2020
Slavery - Jeremiah 34:13-16
In this episode I share three thoughts from Jeremiah 34:13-16. 1. Slavery exists in the Bible. 2. The Lord limits slavery. 3. We ignore the Lord’s limits. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Jeremiah 32-36. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah%2032-36&version=ESV
05:56
May 15, 2020
The Creator Creation Distinction - Job 38:1-7
In this episode I share three thoughts from Job 38:1-7. 1. God is not man. 2. Man lacks wisdom. 3. Man lacks power. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Job 37-38. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job%2037-38&version=ESV
05:22
May 14, 2020
This is why we pray - Psalm 54
In this episode I share three thoughts from Psalm 54. 1. God is powerful. 2. God is gracious. 3. God is merciful. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Psalm 54-56. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%20Psalm%2054-56&version=ESV
04:43
May 13, 2020
Don’t be a rebellious punk - 2 Samuel 12:9-12
In this episode I share three thoughts from 2 Samuel 12:9-12. 1. Obey God’s law. 2. Disobedience hurts you. 3. Disobedience hurts others. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 2 Samuel 10-14. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All Readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this episode’s chapters here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Samuel%2010-14&version=ESV
05:09
May 12, 2020
God’s Law Sounds Good! - Exodus 24:3-8
In this episode I share three thoughts from Exodus 24:3-8. 1. God’s law sounds good. 2. We want to follow God’s law. 3. We fail to follow God’s law. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Exodus 21-24. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
05:22
May 11, 2020
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
In this episode I share three thoughts from 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. 1. Christians are different. 2. The difference is demonstrated. 3. The difference is holiness. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 2 Corinthians 6-8. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
05:14
May 10, 2020
Mark 16:5-7
In this episode I share three thoughts from Mark 16:5-7. 1. Jesus isn’t among the dead. 2. This is good news for sharing. 3. We will one day see Jesus. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Mark 15-16. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:23
May 9, 2020
Jeremiah 29:10-14
In this episode I share three thoughts from Jeremiah 29:10-14. 1. Verse 11 isn’t about you. 2. Verse 11 is about Israel. 3. Verse 11 is about the Lord. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Jeremiah 27-31. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
05:04
May 8, 2020
Job 35:1-8
In this episode I share three thoughts from Job 35:1-8. 1. Our rights are from God. 2. Our sins only hurt ourselves. 3. Our actions change us not God. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Job 35-36. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
05:40
May 7, 2020
Psalm 53
In this episode I share three thoughts from Psalm 53. 1. Belief in God is the beginning of wisdom. 2. We don’t act like we believe in God. 3. God is faithful to his people. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Psalm 51-53. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:41
May 6, 2020
2 Samuel 7:18-22
In this episode I share three thoughts from 2 Samuel 7:18-22. 1. Kings submit to the Lord. 2. The Lord is their source of power. 3. There is none like the Lord. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 2 Samuel 7:18-22. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:33
May 5, 2020
Exodus 20:18-21
In this episode I share three thoughts from Exodus 20:18-21. 1. The Lord is terrifying. 2. His terror prompts fear. 3. Fear encourages obedience. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Exodus 17-20. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:46
May 4, 2020
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
In this episode I share three thoughts from 2 Corinthians 5:16-21. 1. Christ makes us new. 2. Christ reconciles is to the Father. 3. We proclaim what Christ has done. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 2 Corinthians 4-5. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
03:57
May 3, 2020
Mark 14:26-31
In this episode I share three thoughts from Mark 14:26-31 1. Jesus would be abandoned. 2. Peter believes otherwise. 3. Jesus knows the truth. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Mark 13-14. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:38
May 2, 2020
Jeremiah 23:5-8
In this episode I share three thoughts from Jeremiah 23:5-8. 1. The Lord will send a king. 2. The king will be wise, just, and righteous. 3. The Lord redeems his people. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Jeremiah 22-26. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:54
May 1, 2020
Job 34:10-15
In this episode I share three thoughts from Job 34:10-15. 1. The Lord does no wickedness. 2. The Lord has claimed on all. 3. The Lord is the source of life. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Job 33-34. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:41
April 30, 2020
Psalm 50:22-23
In this episode I share three thoughts from Psalm 50:22-23. 1. The Lord is the judge. 2. The Lord shows order. 3. The Lord saves. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Psalm 48-50. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:23
April 29, 2020
2 Samuel 1:23-27
In this episode I share three thoughts from 2 Samuel 1:23-27. 1. Grief causes forgetfulness. 2. Grief causes remembrance. 3. Grief causes love. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 2 Samuel 1-4. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:54
April 28, 2020
Exodus 15:1-3
In this episode I share three thoughts from Exodus 15:1-3. 1. We sing to the Lord. 2. We praise the Lord. 3. We exult the Lord. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Exodus 13-16. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:02
April 27, 2020
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
In this episode I share three thoughts from 2 Corinthians 1:3-5. 1. The Father comforts in affliction. 2. The Father comforts through Christ. 3. The Father comforts us. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 2 Corinthians 1-3. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
05:09
April 26, 2020
Mark 12:38-40
In this episode I share three thoughts from Mark 12:38-40. 1. Beware those who love authority. 2. Beware those who love influence. 3. Beware those who love wealth. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Mark 11-12. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:00
April 25, 2020
Jeremiah 18:5-11
In this episode I share three thoughts from Jeremiah 18:5-11. 1. The Lord is the potter. 2. Creation is the clay. 3. The Lord is gracious to creation. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Jeremiah 17-21. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:43
April 24, 2020
Job 31:1-8
In this episode I share three thoughts from Job 31:1-8. 1. The Lord knows all. 2. The Lord is just. 3. Job justifies himself. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Job 31-32. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
05:12
April 23, 2020
Psalm 46
In this episode I share three thoughts from Psalm 46. 1. The Lord’s strength comforts us. 2. The Lord’s presence comforts us. 3. The Lord’s victory comforts us. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Psalm 45-47. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:15
April 22, 2020
1 Samuel 28:15-19
In this episode I share three thoughts from 1 Samuel 28:15-19. 1. The Lord doesn’t have to answer you. 2. The Lord punishes perfectly. 3. The Lord is consistent in everything. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 1 Samuel 26-31. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
06:37
April 21, 2020
Exodus 10:1-3
In this episode I share three thoughts from Exodus 10:1-2. 1. The Lord has ultimate authority. 2. The Lord has ultimate purposes. 3. The Lord has ultimate glory. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Exodus 9-12. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
06:24
April 20, 2020
1 Corinthians 15:12-19
In this episode I share three thoughts from 1 Corinthians 15:12-19. 1. Resurrection is key to Christianity. 2. Resurrection is key to forgiveness. 3. Resurrection is key to our hope. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - 1 Corinthians 15:12-19. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish.
04:49
April 19, 2020
Mark 9:33-37
In this episode I share three thoughts from Mark 9:33-37. 1) Greatness is achieved through service. 2) The kingdom is different from the world. 3) Seek humility and greatness results. These thoughts come from today’s assigned reading - Mark 9-10. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group “Through the Bible”.
06:06
April 18, 2020
Jeremiah 12:14-17
In this episode I share three thoughts from Jeremiah 12:14-17. 1) The Lord judges his people. 2) The Lord restores his people. 3) The Lord destroys the rebellious. This is based on the daily reading - Jeremiah 12-16. If you would like to read through the Bible with me join the Facebook group “Through the Bible”.
06:09
April 17, 2020
Job 30:16-23
In this devotional I provide three thoughts from Job 30:16-23. 1) Acknowledge the Lord’s sovereignty. 2) Struggle with the Lord’s rule. 3) Submit to the Lord’s authority. This short devotional comes from the daily reading of Job 29-30. If you’d like to read through the Bible with me join the Facebook group “Through the Bible”.
05:50
April 16, 2020
Psalm 42:1-4
In this devotional I draw three thoughts from Psalm 42:1-4. 1) Our desire is for the Lord. 2) Trouble is inevitable. 3) Remember the good times. This was created in association with a yearly Bible reading plan. Psalm 42-44 is the linked reading. If you’d like to join me as I read through the Bible find the Facebook group “Through the Bible”.
03:20
April 15, 2020
1 Samuel 23:1-5
In this devotional I read 1 Samuel 23:1-5 and find three thoughts on the Christian responsibility toward their neighbor. 1) Assess the situation. 2) Inquire of the Lord. 3) Trust in theLord. The daily reading associated with this episode is 1 Samuel 21-25. Join my Facebook group “Through the Bible” for daily readings and encouragement to read through the scriptures.
05:09
April 14, 2020
Exodus 5:1-3
In this devotional I share three thoughts on Exodus 5:1-3. 1) The Lord is the creator. 2) The Lord is the redeemer. 3) The Lord is the comforter. The daily reading corresponding to this episode is Exodus 5-8. Join the Facebook group “Through the Bible” to read along with me.
04:05
April 13, 2020