Devotionals

Praying

Repentance

November 4th

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth – 2 Timothy 2:25 There is something here to be learned for those who might admonish others , for those who are admonished , and an objective and God-glorifying …

Sin and Its Effects

November 3rd

Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone – Hosea 4:17 This is one of the saddest statements in Scripture. The people of Ephraim had become so attached to their idols that God finally says, “Let them alone.” In one sense, this command may relate to the prophet Hosea’s interactions with these …

Sovereignty of God

November 2nd

We have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will – Ephesians 1:11 It is unsettling, to some degree, for us to realize that God is actively engaged in His creation and is working everything after the counsel …

God & His Attributes

November 1st

The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you – 1 Peter 5:10 God is “the God all grace.” The first and primary example of grace Peter gives us is that God has “called us unto …

Seven Sayings From the Cross

October 31st

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost – John 19:30 Here is lesson number six from Jesus on the cross: the most important thing in your life is God’s will for your life; you are not finished until you can say, like Jesus, …

Future Things

October 30th

Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven – Acts 1:11 Five times in this first chapter of Acts the literal visibility of Christ’s ascension is emphasized. There is …

Women of Faith

October 29th

Then came she and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me – Matthew 15:25 We don’t even know the name of this Canaanite woman who comes to Jesus for healing for her daughter. But we do know she has great faith, because Jesus himself commends her for it. In coming to Jesus for help, she is faced with …

Men of Faith

October 28th

He looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God – Hebrews 11:10 Abraham left his home, his family, and everything that was familiar and comfortable to him. God called, and he went. Verse 8 says that Abraham went out not even knowing where he was going! But then verse 10 …

Death and Dying

October 27th

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord – 2 Corinthians 5:8 In the verse before, Paul affirms that “we walk by faith, not by sight.” This is certainly true when we speak of life after death. “What happens when we die?” is perhaps the …

Youth and Old Age

October 26th

Those that be planted in the house of the LORD… shall still bring forth fruit in old age – Psalm 92:13-14 The psalmist asserts that those who live godly lives will be as strong and healthy as cedar trees (verse 12). There are few who would not like to think of themselves as being strong as a cedar. …