Devotionals

Praying

Salvation

September 5th

Through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by him all that believe are justified from all things – Acts 13:38-39 How strange that it could ever be truthfully said that “through this man”— any mere man—could be found forgiveness of sins! Imagine (and I recognize this may …

Repentance

September 4th

Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth – Revelation 14:7 This message comes from an angel, in the last days, and is part of the “everlasting gospel” which he preaches to all the inhabitants of earth (verse 6). This is a …

Sin and Its Effects

September 3rd

She said, ‘The Philistines be upon thee, Samson.’ And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, ‘I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself.’ And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him – Judges 16:20 The horrendous tragedy of the shorn, helpless, but foolishly confident Samson is …

Sovereignty of God

September 2nd

Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine – Job 41:11 As God questions Job, we see even this righteous man coming quickly to the end of himself and to the realization of the sovereignty of his God. Job had lost everything he owned and all his …

God and His Attributes

September 1st

Thou art good, and doest good – Psalm 119:68 God is good. He is not just partially good, or occasionally good, but He is goodness itself. As John reminds us, “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all ” (1 John 1:5). God’s perfect character does not have even the slightest shade of …

Seven Sayings from the Cross

August 31st

Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst – John 19:28 We come to the fifth of Christ’s seven sayings from the cross, and the lesson we now learn from him, even in the midst of unspeakable suffering, is this: “submit yourself to the …

Future Things

August 30th

The Lord himself shall descend from heaven…and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 Paul gives us here one of the …

Women of Faith

August 29th

[Apollos] began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly – Acts 18:26 Apollos was a preacher who is described by Luke as being “an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures,” as well as …

Men of Faith

August 28th

I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will – Acts 13:22 God seems to indicate that when he looks at the heart of David, he is reminded of his own heart . What does this mean? What does it mean to have a heart after God’s own heart? Is it …

Death and Dying

August 27th

The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed – 1 Corinthians 15:52Christian, this promise applies to you. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, then one day you will be eternally and beautifully transformed. All we have ever known has been sin inside …