Devotionals

Praying

Rejoice evermore

April 17th

Rejoice evermore. 1 Thess. 5:16 It isn't hard to be told to rejoice when things are going well for us. But this is a command, and the modifier "evermore" alerts us to the fact that it is God's will for us to rejoice even when the lines have not fallen for us in goodly places. And this can be hard. …

Ask great things of God

April 16th

Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power. 2 Thess. 1:11 In today's devotional, I want to consider the phrase, "and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness." …

Sinners forgiven

April 15th

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Heb. 9:12 The redemption that Christ accomplishes is complete. There is nothing that we can do to add to what he has already done. No amount of fasting, …

More and more

April 14th

Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 1 Thess. 4:1 "More and more," let this be our watchword today! Let us not be content with what we have done, nor rest …

The importance of the church

April 13th

And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. Acts 2:47 Though I may be wrong, I think few Christians would deny that the Church is important.  However, when you ask some people what they think the Church is, it becomes clear that what they think the Church is, and what God says …

The glorious gospel

April 12th

The glorious gospel of the blessed God. 1 Tim. 1:11 The text literally reads, "the gospel of the glory of the blessed God." In these words, we see why the gospel is so wonderful. It is wonderful, first, because it is about God. Beware the peddlers of false gospels. One of the ways you can detect a …

Gentleness that makes great

April 11th

Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. Ps. 18:35 Is it not surprising that the verse refers David's greatness to God's gentleness rather than to God's power? Now of course God's power is at the disposal of …

The God who knows our sins

April 10th

O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. Ps. 69:5 I find this very encouraging, that God knew the folly and wrongs of David.  Why?  Because, despite this, David still knew he could pour out his heart to God.  He didn't think he had to hide or ignore his sins in order …

Therefore will not we fear

April 9th

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. Psalm 46:2 Beware of telling God that you will trust in him so long as he keeps your life in this world the way you want it to be. Beware of building your hopes and dreams upon a …

Waiting on the Lord

April 8th

And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. Luke 23:56 What do you do when your world comes crashing down and God's purposes seem hidden? I don't think it would be hyperbole to say that this is probably what these women (ver. 55; …

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