Devotionals

Praying

Christian Living

June 14th

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him – Matthew 17:5 On the Mount of Transfiguration, the voice of God was heard saying, not only that he was pleased with his Son, but also that his Son should be heard. God the Father makes it clear that the Son speaks with authority and …

Gratitude

June 13th

All things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God – 2 Corinthians 4:15  Every person, every situation, every thing is allowed through the wise and omnipotent hand of God for your sakes. He is, like the potter, shaping this …

Forgiveness

June 12th

There is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared – Psalm 130:4 This is a striking statement from beginning to end. First, there is forgiveness with the holy, perfect God who does not pardon sins? How could this be? On the other hand, even this forgiveness of God should lead us to a …

Call to Worship

June 11th

Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever – 2 Peter 3:18  Here is a call to here-and-now worship. Yes, heaven will be wonderful and, yes, we who are redeemed by Christ will praise him forever there. But are you praising him now? …

Cross of Christ

June 10th

The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God – 1 Corinthians 1:18  In this concise account we find two responses to cross-preaching and two descriptions of those who thus respond. First, there are those to whom the cross of Christ …

Names of God

June 9th

Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah nissi – Exodus 17:15 Jehovah nissi is Hebrew for “the Lord my banner.” Moses publicly claimed the Lord as his banner. There are at least three things that we should consider about this banner.  First, a banner (or flag) is a sign of unified …

Prayer

June 8th

Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord -- 2 Kings 19:14 Here is one of the best pictures of prayer in the Bible. Hezekiah is king over Israel when the cruel and powerful Assyrian army …

God’s Word

June 7th

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds – 2 Corinthians 10:4 Our weapons are not carnal, or physical, weapons. This is a great comfort to know since Paul tells us in Ephesians that we are not wrestling or fighting against flesh-and-blood …

The Gospel Message

June 6th

[Jesus our Lord] was delivered for our offences – Romans 4:25 Your initial response to that statement might be: “Offenses? What offenses? I’m a pretty good person who lives a pretty good life.” And you are probably right! You have not killed anybody ever, you have not stolen from anybody lately, …

Salvation

June 5th

Of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, He that glorieth let him glory in the Lord – 1 Corinthians 1:30-31  We first observe here the source of our blessings. They are of God and in …