Devotionals

Praying

Those who desire riches

August 11th

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many …

Doxology

August 10th

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17 “Now unto the King . . . be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” For Paul, theology always led to doxology. Meditating on God and the salvation through Christ moved …

Now unto the King eternal

August 9th

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17 God is King. All the descriptions of God in verse 17 are describing God as King. This is the main thing in Paul’s mind as he praises God. He is King. But God is not just …

Fearing men and not God

August 8th

Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they were afraid both one and other, and said unto Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words. . . . Yet they were not afraid , nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words. …

The God who is infinite

August 7th

In Matthew 18, Jesus asks us to put ourselves in the place of the servant who owed his master 10,000 talents. To think about how much this is, consider the fact that in that day one talent represented about 20 years’ wages (ESV note on Matthew 18:24). Thus, 10,000 talents represents about 200,000 …

The glorious and blessed God

August 6th

According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. 1 Tim. 1:11 In this verse, we are reminded that God is both glorious and blessed. Let us briefly meditate upon these two wonderful realities. God is glorious. In the KJV, “glorious” modifies “gospel.” However, …

How the word of God grows and prevails

August 5th

And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and …

Do what you can for Jesus

August 4th

She hath done what she could. Mark 14:8 Too often the Christian is paralyzed by a perception of what needs to be done, and is overwhelmed by the vastness of the spiritual drought and desolation that is all around them. So much needs to be done, and the reality is that we are just not equipped to do …

The sin of the scribes

August 3rd

And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive …

The prayer of faith

August 2nd

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have …

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