Devotionals

Praying

God wins

April 3rd

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord. Prov. 21:30 Of course this verse is not saying that no one seeks to apply their knowledge and wisdom against the Lord or that people don't band together to take counsel against the Lord and against his Anointed (cf. Ps. 2!). When I …

Man's goings of the Lord

April 2nd

Man's goings are of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way? Prov. 20:24 Verses like this should be deeply comforting to God's children. Here the Wise Man tells us that "man's goings are of the Lord." This is stated in the widest possible terms - there is no one for whom this is not …

God laughs

April 1st

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Ps. 2:4 We need to remember that all the plans of the wicked have neither startled God, nor do they worry him. And when they carry out their schemes, God is not wringing his hands. What is he doing? He is laughing, …

What the Resurrection of Jesus means

March 31st

Go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead. Mt. 28:7 1. It means that God keeps all his promises. Acts 2:25-32; 2 Cor. 1:20. 2. It means that the punishment that sin demands has been fully and completely paid for by Jesus Christ for all who belong to him. It is finished! Jn. …

Be careful for nothing

March 30th

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7 In these verses, the apostle exhorts us to not …

Christ forsaken

March 29th

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Ps. 22:1 When our Lord uttered this prayer on the cross, he was not merely sharing in David's experience. He was, of course, but in a very real sense our Lord was experiencing a depth to the experience of being forsaken by his Father that David never had …

Strengthened with might

March 28th

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. Eph. 3:16 This verse is embedded in a prayer (Eph. 3:14-21) in which every line deserves our fullest attention. But today let us consider this one verse. In this part of the …

Jesus prayed for you

March 27th

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word. John 17:20 To hear that Jesus prays for you may perhaps feel like the sentiments of an overly spiritual dreamer. But here you have it in the high priestly prayer of our Lord himself. He declares that he …

To have peace

March 26th

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 If you want to have real peace, our Lord's words here indicate that we need to believe the things he is teaching us here in order …

Putting in a Good Word

March 25th

Heaviness in the heart maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. Prov. 12:25 The word "heaviness" is variously translated as "worry" or "grief" or "anxiety." There are many things which can bring heaviness to the heart, anxiety being probably the most common cause. We worry about so many …

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