Devotionals

Praying

The Love of God

July 28th

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 How important is it to know …

Lament and hope (Part 3)

July 27th

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. Psalm 42:5 We have been looking at the important lessons this psalm teaches us with respect to lament and hope. Let us, then, note the persistence of …

Lament and hope (Part 2)

July 26th

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. Psalm 42:5 As we continue to look at Psalm 42, I want you to notice that the psalmist does not allow his circumstances to dilute his view of God. It is …

Lament and hope (Part 1)

July 25th

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. Psalm 42:5 This Psalm, if it teaches us anything, is that a good man may become greatly dejected and even feel waves of hopelessness wash over him. The …

The Mortification of Sin

July 24th

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: in the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in …

Surely I am with thee.

July 23rd

And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house. And the …

Peace, be still!

July 22nd

And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39 The words of Christ caused the winds on the Sea of Galilee to cease, and the calm was the calm of still waters and the transformation from turbulence to tranquility …

Doing the will of God

July 21st

And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall …

What is our sin?

July 20th

And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? Or what is our iniquity? Or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God? Then shalt thou say unto them, …

Repentance and faith

July 19th

Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Mark 1:14-15 From the very beginning, the Christian message, the gospel, has insisted …

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