Posts Tagged 'Daily devotions'

Prosperity Or Poverty

February 19, 2021

Prosperity Or Poverty

Proverbs 10:16 (KJV) The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

This scripture verse contrasts righteous living against wicked living—each lie at opposing ends of the spiritual spectrum.  A man cannot choose to serve wickedness on this earth and be a beacon of life.  Sin always represents darkness and death.

Righteous living approved by God brings lasting life.  Not only life on this earth, but godly living brings eternal life.  A ...

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Giant Goliath Smirked At His Unpretentious Opponent

February 18, 2021

Giant Goliath Smirked At His Unpretentious Opponent

1 Samuel 17:43-47 (KJV) And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field. Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with ...

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Sometimes A Person Is Just Tired Of The Consequences

February 17, 2021

Sometimes A Person Is Just Tired Of The Consequences

2 Corinthians 7:10 (KJV) For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

The spiritual state of many lost and wayward hearts is in a sad state of affairs.  The truth is that many soon grow weary of disadvantaged circumstances and putting up with unintended consequences of their choices; however, these same people do not attempt to move any closer ...

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Remember No More

February 14, 2021

Remember No More

Jeremiah 31:31-34 (KJV) Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall ...

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The Forgiveness Factor

February 11, 2021

The Forgiveness Factor

Colossians 3:13 (KJV) Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

True forgiveness is hard work, but it is not as challenging as it may seem for softened souls on the same page with God.  What do I mean?  A spiritually regenerated soul naturally desires to please God.  Pleasing God includes forbearing and forgiving others.

You might claim that voicing about forgiveness ...

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The Power and Persuasion of Music

February 10, 2021

The Power and Persuasion of Music

Daniel 3:4-7 (KJV) Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning ...

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Consider The Lilies

February 09, 2021

Consider The Lilies

Luke 12:27 (KJV) Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Indeed, you will agree that God gave us many beautiful things to please our eyes on the landscape of this earth.  God, the Creator, painted an array of beautiful flowers across the plains and fields in this world to stand as a reminder ...

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An Encouraging Report

February 04, 2021

An Encouraging Report

1 Thessalonians 3:6-8 (KJV) But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you: Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith: For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

Timothy reported about the circumstances at the ...

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Deadly Deception

January 29, 2021

Deadly Deception

2 Thessalonians 2:11 (KJV) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.

This verse summarizes the truth taught in the near preceding verses.  “For this cause,…” takes us back to what was the cause of this deadly delusion, rejection of the gospel message, choosing to follow the anti-christ in “that” day.

Humanity is naturally evil at heart, and for this reason, most souls delegitimize and reject the truth.  God desires that ...

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God’s Wisdom

January 25, 2021

God’s Wisdom

James 3:17 (KJV) 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.

This scripture, along with wisdom, revealed in Proverbs, as Solomon fittingly sums up the understanding given of God.  In Proverbs, this wisdom is sometimes affectionately termed as “she” and shows the value and worth placed on God’s style of wisdom.

This particular verse from James’s book provides ...

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