Devotions

It Is A Trap

June 25, 2020

It Is A Trap

Matthew 22:17 (KJB) Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

To get a proper context about this pointed question, a person must read the verses immediately surrounding this particular verse.  Then we must realize that it does not matter which way Jesus Christ answers this question.

If Jesus Christ were to answer that it is proper to pay tribute to Caesar, then these clever Herodians would make sure that ordinary citizens are aware ...

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Gathering Gold

Gathering Gold

Judges 8:24-27 (KJB) And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.) 25 And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey. 26 And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven hundred shekels ...

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Fear God

June 24, 2020

Fear God

Proverbs 9:10 (KJB) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

A healthy fear of God is a foundational building block in building godly wisdom and holiness in the life of every sincere child of God.  Parents can introduce their young offspring to God in a variety of ways, including through the majesty of this earth, necessary discipline, and by reading and studying His Word from the early stages of learning to read ...

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Spiritual Baptism

June 23, 2020

Spiritual Baptism

1 Corinthians 12:13 (KJB) For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Sadly, many people and congregant groups hold to the necessity of physical baptism for possessing the genuine salvation of the soul. Still, baptism is an essential public act for regenerated hearts to participate in soon after their choice to accept the gift of salvation.

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Not A Mental Health Crisis

June 22, 2020

Not A Mental Health Crisis

Luke 8:35-36 (KJB) Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.

Ill mental health and the spiritual condition of the heart are, without any doubt, inexplicably tied together.  ...

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Waiting For Waves In The Water

June 21, 2020

Waiting For Waves In The Water

John 5:2-4 (KJB) Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever ...

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A Crooked Election Campaign

June 20, 2020

A Crooked Election Campaign

Judges 9:2-4 (KJB) Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether is better for you, either that all the sons of Jerubbaal, which are threescore and ten persons, reign over you, or that one reign over you? remember also that I am your bone and your flesh. 3 And his mother’s brethren spake of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; ...

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Dependent On God and Each Other

June 19, 2020

Dependent On God and Each Other

1 Corinthians 11:11-12 (KJB) Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. 12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

God hardwired men and women to naturally rely upon God foremost and to each other rather than trusting in themselves for success and survival in this world.  Both must choose to base their life upon the ...

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A Help Meet

June 18, 2020

A Help Meet

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

First, let us identify what a helpmeet is in using Bible passages as our defining point.  Doing so will separate what God has to reveal to us about women apart from what modern minds may claim as facts.  You see, there are many false narratives and frankly spiritual rubbish at work in this world to confuse ...

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Not In Meat And Drink

June 17, 2020

Not In Meat And Drink

Romans 14:17-18 (KJB) For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

God’s focus does not dial in on the externals of life, such as our choices in meat and drink.  His emphasis is on the condition of the heart, whether it be in a saved or lost spiritual state.  That said, God ...

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