Devotions

I Hope You Know

April 13, 2021

I Hope You Know

Romans 6:16 (KJV) Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

The Apostle Paul was clearing up some confusion about serving sin and obeying God.  Though you may know that these two situations lie at opposing ends of the spiritual spectrum, sometimes it confounds folks willing to sit on the proverbial fence over seemingly ...

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A Temple Tax

April 12, 2021

A Temple Tax

Matthew 17:24-27 (KJV) And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are ...

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Appears To All

April 11, 2021

Appears To All

Titus 2:11-13 (KJV) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The gift of God is the salvation of lost souls.  I hope you also recognize that God has made this gift available to all ...

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Grace Of God Alone

April 10, 2021

Grace Of God Alone

Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

God imparts salvation to humanity through faith alone.  God does not require works of righteousness, doing something nice, helping others in the name of God, or any other thing to bring His gift of salvation to any needy soul.  His grace alone is the fuel of ...

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Many And Never

April 09, 2021

Many And Never

Matthew 7:22-23 (KJV) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

I hope you know by now that in reading and studying scripture, context is everything. Many verses have applications for ancient times, and ...

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All Flesh Bless

April 08, 2021

All Flesh Bless

Psalm 145:21 (KJV) My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

David is fondly speaking about praising God.  David desires all souls adore God.  I hope you know that David’s desire matches God’s yearning for all humanity to worship and to love Him.  Since sin’s presence on this earth, God attempts to reach every soul with His gospel message. However, some choose to disregard ...

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You Do Not Have Much Time To Get It Right!

April 07, 2021

You Do Not Have Much Time To Get It Right!

James 4:14-15 (KJV) Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Life is short.  I am confident that many of you are personally familiar with at least one life tragically ...

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Stop Enjoying Sin!

April 06, 2021

Stop Enjoying Sin!

Hebrews 11:24-26 (KJV) By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

God uses the recorded passages here to give us a lesson about faith.  In ...

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Every Creature

April 05, 2021

Every Creature

Revelation 5:13 (KJV) And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

One word in this scripture verse is critical – EVERY.  God declares that every creature everywhere will hear this message glorifying ...

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God Does Not Need Pitbulls

April 04, 2021

God Does Not Need Pitbulls

Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

These verses give humanity the character traits of the fruit of the Spirit.  An important thing to note is that not one attribute demands His followers be aggressive or mean towards other souls, saved or lost.  God calls for quite the opposite demeanor from His spiritual family.

Please understand that God ...

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