Devotionals

Praying

Proverbs

March 20th

If sinners entice thee, consent thou not – Proverbs 1:10 The flip side of pursuing wisdom is avoiding foolishness. Running toward God necessarily means hurrying away from selfish, short-sighted pursuits. We cannot genuinely pray for our heavenly Father to “deliver us from evil” if we are not …

Patience and Hope

March 19th

Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus – Hebrews 12:1-2 Where do we find the strength for this grueling, often disheartening, many-obstacled race that is the Christian life? It is only found in fixing our gaze upon the God-man. Only as we look to Jesus do we …

Church Life

March 18th

As the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing – Ephesians 5:24 Although doubtless the instruction that immediately captures our attention (and gets all the press) is the command for wives to be subject to their husbands, this is not actually the main …

Serving Others

March 17th

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me – Matthew 25:40 There are many of Jesus’ instructions that we show by our actions we have not fully comprehended or considered—or even …

Marriage and Family

March 16th

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother – Ephesians 6:1, 2a The instruction for children that Paul gives here is two-fold. Children, first, are to obey their parents. It does not matter whether they agree with them, understand their rules, or see …

Decision Making

March 15th

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye – Psalm 32:8 How good is your vision? Can you see accurately up to 20 feet? Maybe even 50 feet? Only about 35 percent of all adults have 20/20 vision without correction, but maybe you are among the …

Christian Living

March 14th

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven – Matthew 5:16 Everyone appreciates good works. Many people do good works. Philanthropists, volunteers, and evenHollywoodstars are seen doing good works around the globe every day. But …

Gratitude

March 13th

Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise...unto our God – Psalm 147:7In this verse we see at least three crucial elements to godly gratitude.First, thanksgiving above all involves communication with God. Twice the directive is given: “sing to the Lord” and “sing to God.” We too often talk …

Forgiveness

March 12th

I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you – Joel 2:25 Do you have chapters in your life that you wish you could rewrite? Do you have regrets or sorrows or wounds from past sins? The …

Call to Worship

March 11th

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – Psalm 103:2 Although we are consistently called to thanksgiving and worship by our faithful pastors, by the Word of God, and by godly friends there is another source from which we should expect this admonition—our own soul. David writes, …