Devotionals

Praying

Ready to Hear and Obey

March 11th

Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further. Job 40:3-5 This is Job's initial response to the answer which God provided out of the whirlwind …

Peace be unto you

March 10th

And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. Luke 24:36-37 Mark the surprising contrast between the word that Jesus spoke to the disciples and their …

The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ

March 9th

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. 2 Cor. 8:9 Who can judge the poverty into which our Lord descended? For we cannot fathom the riches he possessed. Our Lord described it as glory …

Jesus Prays for You

March 8th

And the Lord said unto him, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Luke 22:31-32 Christ prayed for Peter. But does Christ pray for you? If you are …

Promises for Piety

March 7th

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Cor. 7:1 The promises the apostle is referring to are the promises that God will dwell with us and be for us: "I will dwell with them, and …

Sovereignty that sings

March 6th

The LORD shall reign for ever and ever. Exodus 15:18 We should not forget that this verse was a part of the Song of Moses, sung by exultant Israelites who had experienced a wonderful and unexpected deliverance from the Egyptian chariots whose horse and rider God had thrown into the sea. What this …

Peddlers of God's Word

March 5th

For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ. 2 Cor. 2:17, ESV. WIth these words, Paul is condemning those who used God's word as a means to a sinful and self-serving end. As the KJV puts it, these are …

The Sentence of Death

March 4th

For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: but we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God which raiseth the …

Quiet Before God

March 3rd

The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:14 The Israelites were in an incredibly precarious position: in front of them was the impassible Red Sea and behind them was the incorrigible Egyptian army. And though God had just brought ten mighty plagues on Egypt, and though …

The God of all comfort

March 2nd

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of …

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