Devotionals

Praying

Don't be like Diotrephes!

May 28th

I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth …

God at the Center

May 27th

And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch. Numbers 2:1-2 As the tribes of Israel made their journey through the …

His commandments are not grievous

May 26th

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 1 John 5:3 God's commandments are not grievous. They are not burdensome. It is the lie of Satan, one of his chief deceits, that holiness and obedience are a yoke too hard to be borne. That we will be …

Perfect Peace

May 25th

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:3-4 Why is "the righteous nation" (ver. 2) composed of people who are kept in "perfect peace"? It is because …

What manner of love

May 24th

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 1 John 3:1 Consider what is celebrated here: "that we should be called the sons [children] of God." To be a child of God is the …

The God who listens

May 23rd

I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. Psalm 77:1 This morning I was listening to Dr. Mohler's Briefing, and in it he discusses an article in the New York Times entitled, "How to pray to a God you don't believe in." And the author of that article …

The Indwelling Spirit

May 22nd

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Romans 8:9 What does it mean for the Holy Spirit to dwell in us?  The word used here is the Greek word oikeo, which means to live in a …

What manner of persons ought ye to be?

May 21st

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 2 Peter …

Reserved for God by grace

May 20th

God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God …

Our God and Savior Jesus Christ

May 19th

Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: . . . For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus …

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