Category Archives: Devotionals

From Bad to Worse–Joel 1

Has anything like this happened in your daysor in your fathers’ days? Joel 1:2 Joel recalls locusts overrunning Israel in his day. These insects devoured everything. This is how he described the destruction. What the gnawing locust has left, the … Continue reading

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Enlightenment

1 How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?How long will You hide Your face from me?2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul,Having sorrow in my heart all the day?How long will my enemy be exalted … Continue reading

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All Talk–Psalm 12

Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases to be, for the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. They speak falsehood to one another; with flattering lips and with a double heart they speak. Psalm 12:1-2 In evil times, … Continue reading

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Never Out of Sight

You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand. Psalm 10:14 The forces of evil are and have always been with us. The sinister arrogantly think they operate freely beyond the notice … Continue reading

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Know This

As society rapidly descends into chaos and corruption, and everything we hold dear is ripped from our fingers, know this. “Those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O Lord have not foresaken those who … Continue reading

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Dichotomies

For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the … Continue reading

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Not Many Mighty

It would be pleasing to look back over your life and say, “In holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God,” have I conducted myself in the world. (2 Corinthians 1:12) We are instructed … Continue reading

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The Fear Factor

Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 1 Samuel 17:4 Fear cannot be permitted to occupy our hearts. If it does, the confidence of … Continue reading

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Finishing School

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also … Continue reading

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In Conclusion, Part 2–1 Thessalonians 5:14-22

We’ve been told what we are to do as a church with our pastors and leaders (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13), now Paul turns to what we are to do with our brothers and sisters.   14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the … Continue reading

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