Devotionals

Praying

Persevering in Prayer

February 4th

And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. Mk. 7:28 This is the answer of the Syrophenician woman to the comment of our Lord that it was not fitting to take the children's bread and feed it to the dogs (27). She had asked him to free …

Faith makes the difference

February 3rd

And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? Mk. 5:30 There were many people pressing in to get close to Jesus; many hands were no doubt touching him. In the middle of this multitude came this woman with …

Faith's Response to Sorrow

February 2nd

Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down to the ground, and worshipped. Job 1:20 This is the response of Job to the news that he had just lost everything. Everything! And he had not only lost all his material possessions but also everyone of his children in a violent …

The winds and sea obey him

February 1st

And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Mk. 4:41 Our Lord rebuked the disciples for their fear of the wind and the sea. This is because their question, "Master, carest thou not that we perish?" (38) was motivated by …

Jacob's Prayer

January 31st

And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal with thee: I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my …

Christ came for sinners

January 30th

When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Mk. 2:17 What does this mean? It means that part of conversion to Christ involves a real understanding that we are …

Two Revelations

January 29th

For therein [in the gospel] the righteousness of God is revealed. . . . For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. Rom. 1:17-18 There are two revelations in these two verses which summarize the message of Romans and of the gospel. First, there …

Why do we believe?

January 28th

And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. Mt. 28:17 The last part of the sentence of our text is remarkable. For who did they see but the risen Christ? They did not read about him or hear someone else tell them about him, but with their own eyes they saw him, Jesus, risen from …

God's Servant

January 27th

For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am and whom I serve. Acts 27:23 Listen to the way the apostle described God. God is the one "whose I am." Paul belonged to God, body and soul, and every moment of his existence reflected that. He was a slave of Jesus Christ (Rom. 1:1). Of …

The Help of God

January 26th

Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day. Acts 26:22 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble (Ps. 46:1). We should bless the Lord, "who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation" (Ps. 68:19). The apostle Paul found this to be …

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