Devotionals

Praying

Future Things

March 30th

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord – 1 Corinthians 15:58After dedicating an entire chapter to the subject of the resurrection, Paul concludes with this word: …

Women of Faith

March 29th

So will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish – Esther 4:16 The life of Esther is one of the most extraordinary in all the Bible. A true rags-to-riches story, she was plucked out of obscurity, chosen to be queen, and then faced with one of the most …

Men of Faith

March 28th

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house – Hebrews 11:7 We all have a lesson to learn from Noah, whether we are fathers, husbands, brothers, or sons. Noah trusted God, believed his warnings, and obeyed his commands… as …

Death and Dying

March 27th

Whether…the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours – 1 Corinthians 3:22 What a strange thing to say. How can Paul claim with a straight face that everything—even death—has been given to God’s people and belongs to them? It certainly does not feel as though the …

Youth and Old Age

March 26th

Even the youths shall faint and be weary…but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength – Isaiah 40:30-31 It’s hard to imagine a two-year-old getting tired. They seem to have endless energy and they only have two speeds: fast and faster. When you try to put them to bed, they deny all …

Evangelism

March 25th

Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest – John 4:35Soon after beginning his public ministry, Jesus turns to his small band of disciples and speaks these words. He goes out of his way to grab the attention of his listeners before …

Comfort

March 24th

Ask ye of the Lord… for the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain – Zechariah 10:1-2 There are a thousand different places and people and pleasures that promise comfort and healing and satisfaction… but their comfort is vain, …

Jesus Our Example

March 23rd

Jesus wept – John 11:35 This verse is famous for being the shortest verse in the Bible. But it deserves our attention for reasons much more significant than that. What a scene! The eternal, unchanging, immovable God-in-the-flesh Jesus, weeping in front of the tomb of a friend. How mysterious a …

Facing Temptation

March 22nd

He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee – Psalm 81:16 There are great lessons to be learned even from the failures of God’s people recorded in the Scriptures. God says if his people had obeyed his voice he would have …

Strength and Encouragement

March 21st

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength – Isaiah 40:29 It is not hard to find someone who will give support to the powerful, attention to the famous, notice to the remarkable, or recognition to the accomplished. Virtually everyone is willing to jump on …