February 22nd – Wednesday

If anyone loves Me, He will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. – John 14:23

On this day in 1901, Justice Charles Evans Whittaker was born near Troy, Kansas. He developed an interest in the law after reading about criminal cases in the newspaper. Three years after dropping out of school in the 9th grade, Charles applied and was accepted to the part-time evening program at the Kansas City School of Law with the understanding that he would finish high school. He spent the next four years working during the day and taking high school courses as well as law classes in the evening. Charles was admitted to the Missouri bar during his senior year and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1924. Upon his Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court, he became the first person to serve as a judge on a U.S. District Court, a U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For discernment for members of the Senate as they hold hearings and vote on the nominees of the president.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s wisdom as they review and appoint individuals to federal posts.

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