Devotionals

Praying

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 …

Repentance

June 4th

Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned – Lamentations 5:21  This prayer expresses the utter inability of anyone to heal their own spiritual wounds, to draw near to God in their own strength, or to turn from sin without his divine intervention and assistance: turn us unto thee, O …

Sin and Its Effects

June 3rd

Ye will not come to me, that ye might have life – John 5:40  What a terrible, treacherous thing sin is! In Jesus Christ is everlasting life, and yet our sinful nature willfully rejects the abundant life for the pursuit of the non-existent. Our passion by nature is to seek lasting pleasure outside …

Sovereignty of God

June 2nd

Declaring the end from the beginning…saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure – Isaiah 46:10 There is a famous military motto: “No plan of war survives first contact with the enemy." This maxim holds true in every human conflict because it is impossible to know for certain how …

God and His Attributes

June 1st

All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him – Hebrews 4:13 The one true God is omniscient; He is all-knowing. There is nothing in the past, in the present, or in the future that is hidden from him. There is nothing spoken in secret, or thought in private, or done in darkness that is not …