Devotionals

Praying

Death and Dying

January 27th

I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness – Psalm 17:15 God, who is holy and wholly good, cannot countenance even the presence of evil (Habakkuk 1:13). Yet, when believers die they go straight into the presence of the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). …

Youth and Old Age

January 26th

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised – Psalm 113:3 No matter where you come from, where you live, or where your life may take you, your purpose is the same — to praise the Lord in all you do, say, and think. From the place of the sunrise, to …

Evangelism

January 25th

Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light – 1 Peter 2:9 Salvation is of the Lord. That is the point of Peter’s reminder: you are a chosen generation. As …

Comfort

January 24th

He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold – Job 23:10 Are you feeling the weight of some crushing burden or heartache? Job’s words speak immeasurable comfort in the midst of any trial. First, remember he knows the way that I take. God is not unaware of your …

Jesus Our Example

January 23rd

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God…made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant – Philippians 2:5-7 Let this mind be in you. The Christian life is not merely intellectual assent to a list of orthodox tenets. It is …

Facing Temptation

January 22nd

Abstain from all appearance of evil – 1 Thessalonians 5:22 The best way to face a temptation is not to face it, to avoid it altogether. When it comes to sin, we often set ourselves up for defeat. We try to see how close we can get to moral failure, or heady success, or romantic involvement without …

Strength and Encouragement

January 21st

My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness – 2 Corinthians 12:9 Someone has said, “God always answers our prayers, either by giving us what we ask for or by giving us something even better.” In Paul’s case, God gave him something even better. Paul was afflicted …

Proverbs

January 20th

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him – Proverbs 18:13 It makes so much sense, and yet we fail to remember it almost every day: you can’t answer a question, or give a solution, before you hear the matter fully. Parents do it to their kids. They bark orders, …

Patience and Hope

January 19th

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory – 1 Peter 1:8 Christian faith is a paradox. It loves someone you have never met, it believes in someone you cannot see, and it enjoys this person with a fullness that …

Church Life

January 18th

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you – Matthew 28:19-20 Here Jesus succinctly sums up the entire purpose of his church, the commission he has given …