Devotionals

Praying

Sin and Its Effects

October 3rd

I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels – Psalm 81:12 Sin results in separation from God. But here we are also reminded that it means being joined completely to our own desires and schemes. At first glance, this might not sound so bad. While we certainly …

Sovereignty of God

October 2nd

Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places – Psalm 135:6 Did you know that at the Pacific Ocean’s deepest point you could submerge Mt. Everest and still have two miles of water between its summit and the surface of the water? Or that the …

God and His Attributes

October 1st

The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness – Romans 1:18 Everyone, even many non-Christians, enjoy talking about the love of God. But here we are reminded that the wrath of God is also revealed. The holy anger …

Women of Faith

September 30th

When [Lydia] was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us – Acts 16:15 Lydia is a wonderful, faithful example to every new believer. Many times, after a person becomes a …

Future Things

September 29th

Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power – 1 Corinthians 15:24 When is “then”? Paul writes of the general resurrection of all saints, “at his (that is Christ’s) coming” (v.23). So here …

Men of Faith

September 28th

He said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus – Matthew 14:29 Although Peter gets a lot of bad publicity regarding this event, because he eventually began sinking in the waves through unbelief, it is as much a lesson in faith as it is in …

Death and Dying

September 27th

I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope – 1 Thessalonians 4:13 As painful and tragic and sorrowful as death is, believers in Christ need not surrender their hope and joy in the midst of the grief. Paul’s …

Youth and Old Age

September 26th

[How] shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed according to thy word – Psalm 119:9 The question is revealing. Notice the psalmist doesn’t say, “ Why should a young man cleanse his way?” Neither does he ask, “ Should a young man cleanse his way?” He has already moved past the point that so …

Evangelism

September 25th

I delight to do thy will, O my God…I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth – Psalm 40:8,10 In this messianic psalm, Jesus speaks by prophecy thousands of years before his birth in Bethlehem. And he declares, “I delight to do thy …

Comfort

September 24th

Comfort one another with these words – 1 Thessalonians 4:18 These words comfort. These words speak real consolation to real heartaches and real sorrow. These words, when received by faith and firmly fixed before our eyes, are sufficient to bring hope to even the darkest times and deepest …