Devotionals

Praying

How should we think about indwelling sin?

June 2nd

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. Romans 7:24-25 There are two mistakes that people make with respect to the reality of …

Find your stability in God

June 1st

The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is Zion’s treasure. Isaiah 33:5-6 (ESV) "He will be the stability of your times." The "he" is …

Somewhat against thee

May 31st

Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. Revelation 2:4 There is …

Hear what God the Lord will speak

May 30th

I will hear what God the Lord will speak. Psalm 85:8 Most folks do not believe that God has spoken, other than in their own hearts and in nature. They limit God to general revelation and become very disagreeable when you suggest that there is a book in which God communicates with us in words and …

Don't follow your dreams

May 29th

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Jude 8 Note that phrase "these filthy dreamers." The ESV has, "these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh." Let us hear the warning implicit in that description. In our day, when …

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 …

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