Devotionals

Praying

Women of Faith

July 29th

Dorcas…was full of good works and almsdeeds…and all the widows stood by [Peter] weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them – Acts 9:36,39 Very soon Dorcas would be raised from the dead by the apostle Peter. Doubtless this is at least partially why Luke …

Men of Faith

July 28th

I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth – 3 John 3 While Gaius was a man who held firmly and joyfully to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, he was also living this truth out in a daily walk that mirrored his …

Death and Dying

July 27th

Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? – John 11:26 The everlasting, ever-living Christ entered the realm of death in order to spoil death of all its strength. Death and the devil had no more power over Jesus than a fortress that is being ransacked has over its …

Youth and Old Age

July 26th

I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one – 1 John 2:14 It is a myth that many young people perpetuate in their mind, that they cannot be strong or mature or successful in their Christian walk until they are …

Evangelism

July 25th

Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people…Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name – Psalm 96:3,8 Why should we put our reputation, our comfortableness, even our lives in danger in order to spread the name of Jesus Christ around the world? Ultimately, the psalmist …

Comfort

July 24th

God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us – 2 Corinthians 7:6 Paul here makes a general observation and then shares a specific testimony. First, he says, God comforts those who are cast down. Over and over in Scripture we are reminded that it is precisely those who have fallen on …

Jesus Our Example

July 23rd

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously – 1 Peter 2:23 When someone cuts you off in traffic, how do you respond? Do you yell harshly, gesture angrily, or perhaps even drive vengefully? This is not the …

Facing Temptation

July 22nd

I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? – Job 31:1 A lustful look is the beginning of most sins. It was an unguarded look which led to the fall of Achan into covetousness, and David into adultery. A covetous glance soon leads to covetous thoughts, which soon lead to …

Strength and Encouragement

July 21st

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord – Psalm 27:14 The blind poet John Milton, a devout Christian, famously observed: “they also serve who only stand and wait.” This kind of service—the service of patiently waiting on God’s timing, on …

Proverbs

July 20th

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding – Proverbs 3:5 The more you know God, the more you will trust God. What is there not totrust? He is completely loving, wise, powerful, and good. But it is one thing to express a belief in God, and another to actually …