Devotions

Human Reasoning, Consensus, or Conviction?

January 13th, 2020

Human Reasoning, Consensus, or Conviction?

2 Corinthians 7:9-10 (KJB) Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Being sad, apologetic, and sorrowing unto repentance are radically different avenues in life.  Each of us is personally responsible for recognizing God and choosing whether to ...

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More Noble

January 12th, 2020

More Noble

Acts 17:11 (KJB) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

These believers, as mentioned above, were likely Jewish, and were spiritually accomplished or noble.  They were viewed as more upright than some of their counterparts in Thessalonica Church.

Why?  This verse gives us two reasons: 

Their mind was ready.

They searched the scriptures each day.

Indeed, you understand that not every professing Christian who occupies a ...

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Eating Good

January 11th, 2020

Eating Good

Isaiah 1:19 (KJB) If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.

This verse is sandwiched in between a litany of verses where God is speaking to the hearts of the people of Judah.  Though these words were spoken and recorded in ancient times, they are still relevant to the heart and mindset of each of God faring individual today.

First, God beckons a person to come, to get their heart cleansed, or consecrated, by Him, and to choose to live ...

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Jesus Calls His Disciples Friends

January 10th, 2020

Jesus Calls His Disciples Friends

John 15:15 (KJB) Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Isn’t it great to have a best friend?  That one person who knows all about you.  To have one sibling, partner, friend or life-long spouse that you can call on any time day or night.  A person who will drop everything to come and ...

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David Considered the Goodness of God

January 9th, 2020

David Considered the Goodness of God

Psalm 8:3-4 (KJB) When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

This starry night, as the shepherd David stared into the sky, he pondered creation and was awed at the magnitude of God and humbled with the insignificance of mankind.  It is quite a wonder, indeed, when a person takes a ...

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Ready with A Proper Response

January 8th, 2020

Ready with A Proper Response

1 Peter 3:14-15 (KJB) But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

Fear is a wonderful thing; that is when God is the object of fear.  Any person who fears God and is ...

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Delighting Greatly

January 7th, 2020

Delighting Greatly

Psalm 112:1 (KJB) Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

You read that right… “delighteth greatly in his commandments…”

Ouch, when that sinks into your mind, it might sting a bit. 

God not only expects His spiritual family to delight in His commandments but to cherish His authority and rule in their life.  A child of God will find pleasure in His decrees rather than consider them grievous.  Each sincere hearted person desires to follow ...

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Sincere Wisdom Does Not Muddle but is Merciful

January 6th, 2020

Sincere Wisdom Does Not Muddle but is Merciful

James 3:16-17 (KJB) For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Wisdom from above is supernatural, or above that naturally found at work in this world.  Genuine understanding is pure and spiritually perceptive and only found inside a personal relationship with God and separated apart from confusion, ...

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Starving for Wisdom

January 5th, 2020

Starving for Wisdom

Ephesians 5:15-17 (KJB) See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

The times in which we live are filled with empty-hearted souls void of wisdom of God.  This kind of spiritual atmosphere is nothing different than the condition of many souls in ancient times.  Though this world drowns in an overload of information, undoubtedly you ...

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His Power, Wisdom, and Discretion

January 4th, 2020

His Power, Wisdom, and Discretion

Jeremiah 10:12 (KJB) He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

Undoubtedly, you understand that “He” recorded in this scripture verse is a direct reference to God. He is the One who created the earth, established this world, and stretched out the heavens according to His pleasure.  You see, according to the inspired account found in the book of Genesis, this earth was formed at the ...

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