Devotionals

A daily word of encouragement, exhortation and edification, drawn from the Scriptures.

The Lion of Glory

Revelation 5:5 "And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."One of the most majestic pictures of Jesus Christ in Scripture is found in...

When hating produces gladness

Psalms 45:7 "Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."In this Messianic Psalm, we read that Jesus Christ, Son of Man was a man anointed with gladness because He hated...

The better life

Hebrews 8:6 "But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises."One of the oft repeated words used in the book of Hebrews is the word better. Our passage this...

Fresh Help for a New Day

Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. (Psalms 80:3)Three times in Psalm 80, we find the words found in our morning devotional. They were directed to The Shepherd of Israel, Who dwells between the cherubim. It was a request for God...

Hold on to your Head

What? According to the apostle Paul, every single one of the heretical teachings that were seeking to find acceptance in the body of Christ stemmed from the simple fact that they were not holding fast to The Head of the church, Jesus Christ. The same holds true today....

A Fixed Heart

Psalms 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. This is said to be the state of the heart of the man who fears The Lord and delights greatly in His commandments. There is no shortage of evil tidings in the world. Prophets...

Pray and Proclaim!

Psalm 142. 4,5 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. I cried unto thee, O Lord : I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.I know how to throw the best pity...

For Withering Saints

“Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come.” “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures...

The Talent Thief

The Kingdom parable Jesus taught in Matthew 25:14-30 tells us very plainly that God is the talent Giver. The apostle Peter wrote that these talents are an expression “of the manifold grace of God.” We also find in the New Testament lists of gifts that have been given...

Stressed or Blessed?

Isaiah 26:8,9 …the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early… Reader, what is your desire this morning? Here we read that the desire of one’s...

Did Jesus Say That?

Matthew 21:21,22 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall...

Darius’ Decree

Daniel 6:26,27 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and steadfast forever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end. He...

Peace is not Passive

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Jesus Christ is called The Prince of Peace. When peace is spoken of amongst the saints of God, it usually is within the context of our...

Conforming – To What?

The Scriptures tell us that mankind is either being conformed to the image of Jesus or the image of this world system. The question that we must ask ourselves today is, ‘Am I truly growing in grace and in the knowledge of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?’ I’ve learned...

The Place Of Faith

What are you believing God for at this present moment? The salvation of a lost spouse or relative? Physical healing? Finances? This side of Glory is filled with episodes of difficulties. The Scriptures tell us that without faith it is impossible to please God. The...

But Now!

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” Let that truth sink deep down into your heart today. By God’s wonderful design, Jesus Christ was sent into this world to save sinners. We are sinners in need of God’s...

Circumstances, Feelings, Or Scripture?

Eternal life is knowing the true and living God. All of Scripture points to Him and encourages us to grow in the knowledge of Him. Apart from its theological and eternal importance, the practical value of knowing Him is the key to confident living in an unpredictable...

Our Holy Calling

All Christians are commanded to be holy. We are not given the option of being “selectively” holy. By that I mean that we “reserve” areas in our lives where we can engage in questionable activity or speech. There is no escaping this call unto holiness3 and purity for...

Ministering Angels

“Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” (Heb 1:14) I was shocked the other day when that “still, small voice” asked me if I was a Sadducee. Remember them? They were the typical wealthy, aristocratic religious...

The Touch Of God

You remember that Adam and Eve were forbidden to eat or touch the fruit of the tree in the midst of the garden. How interesting that man, before the fall, was forbidden to touch that tree, but today because of God’s Lamb, Jesus Christ, man is invited to ‘Come to...

A Lesson From Jotham

One of the kings of Judah was a man by the name of Jotham. His name means “Jehovah is perfect”. How beautiful it is to be a child of the King whose ways are perfect. Confident in His strength, He, as I humbly obey Him, makes my way perfect. This king Jotham followed...

The Peril Of Self Rule

The last verse in Judges indicates the peril of self rule, which is the demise of mankind. When man is bent on self rule, destruction is sure to follow. A good example of this is found in 1 Samuel 8. Godly Samuel was aging. Experiencing the bodily limitations that...

Jesus Christ, Our Mighty Deliverer

Colossians 1:12,13 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: God tells us through His...

The Example Of Moses

Moses was one of the mightiest vessels of the Lord. He was indeed a man of faith, but he was also a man of fruit. However, like Elijah, he was a man subject to the passions and temptations in life like every one of us. For example, he had a problem with anger, as...

Mother’s Day

The Incredible Influence Of A Godly Woman One of the most treasured gifts of God to the local church is godly, virtuous women (Proverbs 31:10-31). On a day set aside to honor mothers, I’d like to look at what a woman’s primary role is in the home and in the church...

Faith In Fruitless Times

We are ever being taught by God’s Spirit to walk by faith, and not by sight. Faith sees what the natural eye doesn’t. How important it is for us to grasp this key to a steady walk with Jesus. I was reminded of this again when one of the lines sung during a worship...

The Cross – Your Victory

“All flesh is as grass, and the glory of man as the flower of grass.” “Surely every man at his best state is altogether vanity.” Humanism at its best is folly. When humanism creeps into the church the Body of Christ is weakened, and the glory of God declines to “the...

Wait on The LORD

Isaiah 40:29-31 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with...

Fellowship

This English word “fellowship” is taken from the Greek word “koinonia”. Among other things, it carries the idea of partnership, a sharing of something in common. When the church was formed, fellowship was a very vital ingredient. Now let’s not think that this meant...

Sowing to The Spirit

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Each person...

The Life Of Faith

The Bible teaches us about faith. There faith is defined; we might call it a “statement of faith”. It is very important that we know both what we believe and why we believe it. Scripture is given for correct doctrine. Nevertheless, as believers saved by grace through...