Devotionals

Praying

Women of Faith

June 29th

The Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath – Joshua 2:11 This profession of faith comes from the lips of one of the most unlikely characters in the Bible — a prostitute, a heathen, and a citizen of an enemy nation to God’s people. But it is exactly the unexpectedness of her …

Men of Faith

June 28th

The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed – Matthew 8:8 This centurion knew authority when he saw it. He himself commanded one hundred men, and he had witnessed countless examples of power …

Death and Dying

June 27th

All the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died – Genesis 5:27 Has history taught us any lesson more clearly or convincingly than that death is inevitable? Even for Methuselah there would finally be a 970 th year that he would not see: despite his unique longevity, …

Youth and Old Age

June 26th

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken – Psalm 37:25 Here is David’s testimony: although I have seen many adventures as a youth, and faced many struggles throughout my life, I have never yet seen God neglect one of his children or forsake the godly when they …

Evangelism

June 25th

I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves – Matthew 10:16 What a strange picture! Sheep charging in among wolves. Isn’t it usually the other way around in nature?  Yes, but Jesus reveals the supernatural power, and upside-down ways, of …

Comfort

June 24th

Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God – 2 Corinthians 1:4 God gives us comfort in all our tribulation. There is not a sickness, or a loss, or a pain, or a frustration for …

Jesus Our Example

June 23rd

Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work – John 4:34 What drives you? What motivates you? What sustains you? Jesus revealed to his disciples, when they could not understand his passing up a lunch break, that his driving motivation was the will of …

Facing Temptation

June 22nd

Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve – Matthew 4:10 It is striking that Jesus, who later asserts that He could call down twelve legions of angels to assist him at any time, chooses to face the …

Strength and Encouragement

June 21st

David encouraged himself in the Lord his God – 1 Samuel 30:6 David and his men arrived home to discover the army of Amalek had burned the city and had taken their wives and children captive. They wept until they could weep no more. The loss was overwhelming. In their grief and frustration the men …

Proverbs

June 20th

Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path – Proverbs 2:9 With all the new philosophy, technology, and insight that we have in our day, is this promise still relevant? You may be asking yourself, “Do I need to understand these things?”  The answer is a …