Devotionals

Praying

In light of the resurrection

February 28th

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Cor. 15:58 With these words, the apostle Paul ends his famous chapter on the critical importance of the doctrine of the …

Are there few that are saved?

February 27th

Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he [Jesus] said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Lk. 13:23-24 There are good questions and there are bad questions. The question asked to our Lord …

Love is the greatest thing

February 26th

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophesy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not …

The Incomprehensibility of God

February 25th

Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? But the thunder of his power who can understand? Job 26:14 We want to avoid the theological error which says that God is totally unknowable to us. The Scripture affirms again and again that God can be known by everyone in a …

Written in heaven

February 24th

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you: but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:20 Our Lord is responding to the jubilant response of the seventy to the success they had experienced in their ministry: "And the seventy returned again …

God knows the way you take

February 23rd

Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: but he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My …

Keeping our bodies under

February 22nd

But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Cor. 9:27 When Paul says that he kept his body under, he is using the language of a pugilist. It is almost as if he is saying (according to the Greek word …

When humility is a problem

February 21st

And [Moses] said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses" (Exodus 4:13-14). God had appointed Moses as the man to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, but Moses was begging off. There appears to be something …

God knows your sorrows

February 20th

I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; and I am come down to deliver them. Exodus 3:7-8 God sees the affliction of his people, he hears their cry for deliverance, he knows their sorrows, …

Run from sin

February 19th

Flee sexual immorality. 1 Cor. 6:18 (ESV) We are living in a day in which any argument for traditional moral values is immediately shouted down with cries of "Oppressor!" What is at the head of this new moral atmosphere is the idea that man gets to define his own reality. It is an outgrowth of …

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