Devotionals

Praying

Church Life

November 18th

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? – James 4:1 Have grudges, or petty differences, or personality clashes been tearing at your church lately? Has your own love for the Lord, and his people, been diminished by some strife …

Serving Others

November 17th

If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet – John 13:14 What a shocking scene this is! Even the disciples, who had watched Jesus touch lepers and heal cripples and eat with sinners, were unprepared for this parting command and example. The night …

Marriage and Family

November 16th

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil – Proverbs 3:7 Here is a lesson for young people, from a loving and godly parent: “do not think highly of yourself; do not trust your young and inexperienced instincts and emotions; do not trust your own wisdom.” Conversely, fear …

Decision Making

November 15th

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you – Matthew 6:33 Life can often seem very complicated. Career decisions, family dynamics, academic ambitions — every area and issue of life has its own challenges. However, Jesus spotlights for us …

Christian Living

November 14th

The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy – James 3:17 What a wonderful, and revealing, description of heavenly wisdom! When we become embittered or angry with another …

Gratitude

November 13th

By [Jesus] therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name – Hebrews 13:15 We cannot praise God without thanking God. That is the clear implication of this verse. The praise to which we are called must be continual ; and it …

Forgiveness

November 12th

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool – Isaiah 1:18 This verse is a parenthesis in the middle of Isaiah’s prophecy of rebuke and warning. We might have expected for …

Call to Worship

November 11th

Kings of the earth, and all people…young men, and maidens; old men, and children: let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent – Psalm 148:11-13 Religious skeptics have suggested that Christianity is only for the uneducated, for the poor, for the ignorant. But here everyone …

Cross of Christ

November 10th

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God – Hebrews 12:2 We learn many things as we look to Jesus on the cross. We learn how to suffer pain, we learn …

Names of God

November 9th

God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you – Exodus 3:14 Speaking to Moses out of the burning bush, God gave himself a personal name. It has been pronounced “Jehovah” or “Yahweh”, but the meaning is unmistakable. God …