Devotionals

Praying

Church Life

August 18th

If thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother – Matthew 18:15 Jesus here gives the prescription for offenses within the body of Christ. Do you believe his medicine is effective? Will you apply …

Serving Others

August 17th

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ – Galatians 6:2 To bear each other’s burdens means to emotionally, financially, physically, and—most of all—spiritually support one another in times of need. Are you ready for such a commitment? The church of Jesus Christ is not a …

Marriage and Family

August 16th

If any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God – 1 Timothy 5:4 How many nursing homes would be out of business if this command was followed more consistently by Christians? While there are …

Decision Making

August 15th

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man – Psalm 118:8 What an appropriate reminder as we make any decision, whether small or large! Don’t put your confidence in other people; put your trust in God, where it will never be disappointed. We have such a tremendous temptation to …

Christian Living

August 14th

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake – 1 Peter 2:13 Peter, under the authority of the Holy Spirit, commands us to submit ourselves to every authority placed over us. He goes on to specify that this applies, not only to powerful national leaders, but even to local …

Gratitude

August 13th

Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name – 1 Chronicles 29:13 The first question we should ask is simply this: what is the “therefore” there for? In other words, why are we to give thanks and praise to God’s glorious name? The answer is in the previous verse, and in …

Forgiveness

August 12th

Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven – Matthew 18:21-22 If we are honest with ourselves, Peter’s question is one we all would have wanted to ask. Exactly how …

Call to Worship

August 11th

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable – Psalm 145:3 God is great. In fact, he is so great that he deserves our praise. In fact, he deserves praise in proportion to his greatness — because he is so great, he is greatly to be praised. How great is God? How …

Cross of Christ

August 10th

That he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby – Ephesians 2:16 What a strange phrase! Slaying enmity, putting to death hostility, slaughtering antagonism. But this is the paradox of the cross. By being put to death for us, Christ put to death the …

Names of God

August 9th

The most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will – Daniel 4:32 Some religions believe in millions of gods. Some believe that everything is god. Others believe that we are gods. But in a world crammed full of gods, the God of the Bible stakes this supreme claim – He is …