Devotionals

Praying

Christ, David's son and David's Lord

July 12th

While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine …

God heals the broken in heart

July 11th

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Psalm 147:3-4 It should warm our hearts and steady our souls to know that the one who binds up the wounds of the brokenhearted is the same one who tells the number of …

A ransom for many

July 10th

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28 How was the atonement meant to show God’s love to us? “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son” – yes, but why? Why did God’s love for mankind propel him to send …

A straight answer to a crooked question

July 9th

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? Matthew 19:16 Our Lord's answer to this question from a rich, young ruler is very perceptive and enlightening. In the following verses (17-21), we see four things the gospel demands of …

Become like little children

July 8th

At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the …

On the Mount of Transfiguration

July 7th

And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Matthew 17:3 Why Moses and Elijah? I think it is very significant that God chose to bring these two men to the mount to speak with his Son. Of course Moses represents the Law of God. But Elijah is significant because he …

All God's word for all God's people

July 6th

And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law. There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers …

Hearts far from God

July 5th

Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matthew 15:7-9 Our Lord's indictment of the …

Principles for Patriotism

July 4th

And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. Jeremiah 29:7 There is a strange wonder in some Christian circles: a mindset that sees patriotism as something close to ungodliness. And …

Parable of the mustard seed

July 3rd

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come …

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