Devotionals

Praying

Prayer

December 8th

When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple – Jonah 2:7 Prayer can take us from hell to heaven in the blink of an eye. Here Jonah had run away from God, disobeying the command to preach to Israel’s enemies in the city of Nineveh. …

God’s Word

December 7th

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven – Matthew 5:19 The kingdom of God is not impressed by the …

The Gospel Message

December 6th

By him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses – Acts 13:39 By him (Jesus Christ) all that believe are justified. To be justified means to be declared completely righteous, innocent before the law of God. It is as if you had never …

Salvation

December 5th

This is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day – John 6:40 Jesus came to accomplish the will of his Father (verse 38). This “will” then, which Jesus describes for us, is not merely …

Repentance

December 4th

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin – Psalm 32:5 Two things we are clearly meant to take away from this account: sin must be confessed and, when it is, sin will be …

Sin and Its Effects

December 3rd

Exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin – Hebrews 3:13 We cannot help but notice from this exhortation the deceitfulness of sin, the swiftness with which it can deceive us, and the urgency with which we must battle against it. …

Sovereignty of God

December 2nd

Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: and he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings – Daniel 2:20-21 God is sovereign, ruling over all creation. He is not only sovereign in his authority; he is sovereign over all wisdom …

God and His Attributes

December 1st

The God of patience – Romans 15:5 In our enlightened, can-do age, patience is seen as more weakness than virtue: it is for those who can’t invent a solution or aren’t physically fit to climb the stairs when the elevator is slow. Patience is for those who can’t get their own way. But repeatedly the …

Future Things

November 30th

The LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? – Joel 2:11 Both in the Old and New Testaments, “the day of the Lord” refers to some obvious and initial …

Women of Faith

November 29th

When [Rhoda] knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so – Acts 12:14-15 It is no accident that Rhoda is mentioned by name in this exciting …