Day 170, Morning

Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.


“He who is not tempted, what does he know? And she who is not tried, what are the things she knows?”

—The Wisdom Of Sirach


Mistakes are a natural part of growing up, and there is no need to brood over them. Even though we have a certain margin for error, the sooner we can learn from our mistakes, the less suffering we will have to undergo in life. The consequences of a mistake may last for many years, and in making a major decision, many of us are prone to over-calculate the satisfaction we are going to get out of it and overlook the suffering involved for ourselves as well as others. We often forget that the action we are contemplating contains the seed of its result. (WLB)


As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness. As you do, be aware of your desires. Ponder them without praising, nor damning yourself. Simply acknowledge that they are there.


Loving God, help me to see the temptations that I face as opportunities for growth in discipline, courage, and faith. Amen. (RP)



BC The Belgic Confession

CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation

CD The Canons of Dort

CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers

HC The Heidelberg Catechism

NT The New Testament

OT The Old Testament

RP - Ryan Phipps

WC The Westminster Confession

WLB Words To Live By

WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism