Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Complete power corrupts completely... by allowing us to have what we shouldn't; allowing us to forget where we came from; allowing us to ignore the cries of the oppressed. Complete power corrupts, because only God can handle complete power! Our desire to have it is like the sin of Adam and Eve - it is the lust to be God. But true power, power acceptable to The Complete Power, is used to bless the broken, lift the unfortunate, forgive the guilty, and assist the powerless.

My Prayer...

Almighty and incomparable God, I don't want to spend my time positioning myself to have power over others. Please give me the grace, the ability, and the opportunity to bless others — not so I will feel superior or important, but so that they will be blessed and you will be praised. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to

Today's Verse Illustrated

Inspirational illustration of Isaiah 10:1-2