Devotionals

Praying

Evangelism

September 25th

I delight to do thy will, O my God…I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth – Psalm 40:8,10 In this messianic psalm, Jesus speaks by prophecy thousands of years before his birth in Bethlehem. And he declares, “I delight to do thy …

Comfort

September 24th

Comfort one another with these words – 1 Thessalonians 4:18 These words comfort. These words speak real consolation to real heartaches and real sorrow. These words, when received by faith and firmly fixed before our eyes, are sufficient to bring hope to even the darkest times and deepest …

Jesus Our Example

September 23rd

Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God – Mark 10:18 While some have misunderstood this passage to teach that Jesus did not claim to be God, it is actually one of the brightest displays of his divinity. By demonstrating an unyielding passion for the …

Facing Temptation

September 22nd

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good – Romans 12:21 What a powerful, concise exhortation this is! In just a few words, Paul sums up the mission of Christian living. First, be not overcome of evil! There are a thousand different ways in which Satan seeks to tear down our Christian …

Strength and Encouragement

September 21st

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise – Psalm 57:7 David begins this psalm asking God to be merciful to him in the time of his calamities. He describes those calamities as facing those with tongues like swords and those who had prepared a net to entrap him. But he …

Proverbs

September 20th

Enter not into the path of the wicked…Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away – Proverbs 4:14-15 Have you ever been stuck in slow-moving traffic, only to discover finally that the entire delay was caused by people rubber-necking an accident on the other side of the highway? If so, …

Patience and Hope

September 19th

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him – Job 13:15 There is perhaps no man in history, besides Jesus Christ himself, who has suffered as greatly as Job. Job’s afflictions came because of his obedience to God, yet he seemed to be utterly forsaken by …

Church Life

September 18th

…the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth – 1 Timothy 3:15 Paul makes three astonishing claims for the church, in rapid-fire succession, which we would do well to remember. First, the church is the house of God. Don’t let the wonder of that …

Serving Others

September 17th

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body – Hebrews 13:3 What a selfless, sacrificial, thoughtful command to service! It is not enough, the writer of Hebrews clearly implies, to merely pity the poor or to pray for the …

Marriage and Family

September 16th

If any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel – 1 Timothy 5:8 We live in an age of self-justification. We can excuse or explain almost any personal behavior or habit or shortcoming, making a case for our own …