Devotions

They Lacked Spiritual Clarity

February 18, 2019

They Lacked Spiritual Clarity

John 2:19-20 (KJB) Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

Jesus Christ was speaking to the Jewish audience about His body.  He was the temple which would be destroyed.  However, though these people followed Him and were familiar with His teaching, they ...

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February 17, 2019

Though He Speaks of God, A Hypocrite is Distanced from God

Matthew 15:7-9 (KJB) Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

The Bible tells us in many places including both prophecy and precepts that what resides in a man’s heart ...

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Intellectual Assent and Spiritual Agreement Are Different

February 16, 2019

Intellectual Assent and Spiritual Agreement Are Different

John 2:23-24 (KJB) Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. 24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men.

Lack of commitment is commonplace today.  Not only is there lack of commitment between men; but often between God and mankind.  Just like in ancient times, a man may make ...

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Treasures or Troubles

February 15, 2019

Treasures or Troubles

Proverbs 15:6 (KJB) In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

This Proverb attempts to help us understand the difference between lasting prosperity and continual spiritual poorness.  Now, this simple precept rings true whether a man is talking about the perpetual state of his spiritual health or the health of his secular state and finances.

When a man chooses to live righteously, the state of his life and ...

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Favoritism Forbidden and Genuine Love Expected

February 14, 2019

Favoritism Forbidden and Genuine Love Expected

James 2:9-10 (KJB) But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Many people get the intent of this scripture verse upside down and backward.  In the verse before this one, God’s Royal Law is mentioned.  This law simply means that if a person chose to ...

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A Slave for Christ

Philemon – A Slave for Christ

 

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Philemon 15-16 (KJB) For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; 16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?

This book contains a marvelous doctrinal account of love and mercy. Philemon departed as a ...

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Only One Name is Forever Famed

February 13, 2019

Only One Name is Forever Famed

Philippians 2:9-11 (KJB) Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Sports pros, famous movie and television stars, leaders in business, popular ...

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Out of Fellowship with God

February 12, 2019

Out of Fellowship with God

Genesis 3:8 (KJB) And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

This day was different.

Why?

God was walking in the garden alone.  He was there, but they were no longer walking with Him.

Adam and Eve ordinarily walked in sweet fellowship with God.  However, they were ...

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It is A Spiritual Process Not an Emotional One

February 11, 2019

It is A Spiritual Process Not an Emotional One

1 Timothy 3:1-7 (KJB) This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well ...

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Each Soul Will Reside in Eternity

February 10, 2019

Each Soul Will Reside in Eternity

Hebrews 13:2 (KJB) Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Let us never forget that every person we meet in this world has a soul that will reside in eternity.  Whether it be within sweet fellowship with God.  Or found among the flames of Hell is not something we can determine.

The Bible tells us that only God knows the condition of the heart.  Though we can and should ...

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