Devotions

Guarded On All Sides

“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.”  (Isaiah 48:17) 

The Lord places a hedge about His sheep as they roam about in the “field” of life, like a shepherd who guards His own sheep against wolves and other predators.  The Lord guards and protects His sheep on all sides against the wiles of the ...

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God’s Rainbow of Promise

A Rainbow, with an emerald glow about it, surrounds the throne in heaven.  This rainbow forms a complete circle.  The apostle John saw the whole circle of God’s great comfort and assurance firsthand.  The throne was hedged round about with the brilliance of His divine promise.  John was overcome by the sight of this royal throne and the magnificence of His presence.  This illuminating rainbow surrounding the throne had a brilliant emerald hue.  Straightway John fell to the ...

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Daniel Encountered Dirty Politics Too

“Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”  Daniel 2:20-22

Constant criticism and offensive remarks about political leadership dot ...

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And They Walked With Him No More

“But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.”  (John 6:64-66)

These particular verses in the book of John are among some of ...

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A Helpmeet For Man

“And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” (Genesis 2:18) 

The Creator God intimately anticipated the needs and desires of man.  He fashioned man with certain innate longings.  Man was fashioned to have need of a help meet, or companion.  The help meet was fashioned to fulfill these desires and becoming one with man, intimately sharing in fellowship together.  God created man and ...

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Hath God Said

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (Genesis 3:1 KJV)

Satan caused Eve to doubt what God had said in the Garden of Eden.  Satan is still up to his cunning tricks and deception causing a downward spiral of doubt and uncertainty to clutter the mind of mankind ...

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Discrimination Is Nothing New

“Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.” (John 4:9 KJV)

The Jews and the Samaritans were living in opposition and hatred towards each other.  This tension was a mix of religious, social, and territorial anger and disdain for one another.  This contempt and social shunning escalated into what would be considered ...

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Who is Melchezedek?

The name Melchezedek is made up of smaller words collectively meaning my king is righteousand is name that echoes an individual who has both kingly and priestly functions.  In the Hebrew Bible He is the first individual to be given the title Kohen, or the Hebrew word for priest.

The Law of Moses stipulated only the male descendants of Aaron would be commissioned to serve as Jewish priests before the ...

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