Daily Inspirations

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Daily Inspirations

Tuesday, July 17

Great is the LORD and wholly to be praised
in the city of our God.
His holy mountain,fairest of heights,
is the joy of all the earth.
—PSALM 48:2–3A


The highlight of summer when I was a teen was church camp. The weeks were filled with speakers, workshops, Bible studies—and also fun, of course. For young Baptist teens, it could be spiritually exhilarating—a mountaintop experience—and we all came home from camp with a renewed commitment to follow Jesus. Inevitably, we had to deal with real life, but I’m sure we were forever changed in some small way. Bible commentator William Barclay says, “The moment of glory does not exist for its own sake; it exists to clothe the common things with a radiance they never had before.” Praise God for his holy mountain, the joy of all the earth.

Isaiah 7:1–9
Psalm 48:2–3a,3b–4,5–6,7–8
Matthew 11:20–24


Daily Inspirations are excerpted from 2018: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Karen Beattie ©2017 Loyola Press. All Rights Reserved.


Excerpts from the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Psalms Copyright © 1991, 1988, 1970 by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. Used with permission. All Rights Reserved. No part of the New American Bible may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the copyright owner.