Devotionals

Praying

Death and Dying

August 27th

The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed – 1 Corinthians 15:52Christian, this promise applies to you. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, then one day you will be eternally and beautifully transformed. All we have ever known has been sin inside …

Youth and Old Age

August 26th

For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him – Genesis 21:2 Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, was well past her child-bearing years when Isaac was conceived. It is evident that no one was more …

Evangelism

August 25th

He commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead – Acts 10:42 Is this the message that your church, your Bible teachers, your ministry is preaching to the people? Are you proclaiming that God has appointed Jesus …

Comfort

August 24th

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted – Matthew 5:4 Jesus is clearly not speaking here of every kind of mourning, some of which is due to the natural consequences of sinful living in a sinful world. Rather, he speaks of those who mourn for their sins, in repentance, recognizing …

Jesus Our Example

August 23rd

He… was subject unto [his parents] – Luke 2:51 Young people, you may sometimes feel as though your parents do not understand you. Neither did Jesus’ parents understand him. In fact, the verse before (50) specifically mentions “they did not understand” what Jesus was saying to them. You may …

Facing Temptation

August 22nd

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it – 1 Corinthians 10:13 Although this verse is speaking of every …

Strength and Encouragement

August 21st

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong – 1 Corinthians 16:13 As Paul concludes his first, and scathing, letter to the church at Corinth, he leaves them with a rapid-fire set of short directives. “Watch!” Paul says. You have already succumbed to many of Satan’s lies and …

Proverbs

August 20th

Despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: for whom the LORD loveth he correcteth – Proverbs 3:11-12 Do not despise, or make light of, the chastening hand of God in your life. How does one make light of God’s correction, when it obviously feels so heavy? By not …

Sovereignty of God

May 2nd

[Christ] shall…put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet – 1 Corinthians 15:24-25 Together, these two verses form one of the most encouraging and comforting pictures of reality to be found anywhere in Scripture! Every minute of …

God and His Attributes

May 1st

Power belongeth unto God – Psalm 62:11 There is no power — past or present, spiritual or physical, heavenly or earthly — that does not come from God. The only autonomous, self-sufficient being is God himself. All power belongs to him, so he is omnipotent, all-powerful.  This is a great comfort to …