Posts Categorized: Devotion

1 John 4:18 – Whoever Fears

God’s purpose in raising up Israel as a nation – as His Chosen People – was for the Jews to be a light to the world. The church likewise has this duty.

Psalm 20:7 – Some Trust in Horses

In psalm after psalm we see that David exhibited his faith in the Lord.  Although in his descriptions, we understand that he faced many difficulties, from enemies that pursued him to those who betrayed him.  Yet, the common theme throughout the psalms David wrote is his believing loyalty to Yahweh. Men rose up on every…

Job 2:3 – You Incited Me

When we read in Job 1-2 about the sons of God (bene Elohim) coming to present themselves before Him, we see an interesting dynamic.  First, we must understand that these are spiritual beings.  They gather before their creator in His divine throne room into an assembly known as the Divine Council.  Every entity in God’s…

John 19:38 – Secretly for Fear

Immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus, two men showed their allegiance to and faith in Him. They received permission from Pilate to remove His body from the cross and to place it in a tomb.  The one man, Joseph of Arimathea, had not previously been mentioned in Scripture.  We know from Luke 23:50-51 and Mark…

2 Chronicles 20:15 – The Battle Is Not Yours

If there was ever a formula for God to intervene in a situation, we see it in the life of King Jehoshaphat. Please don’t misunderstand me. God cannot be put into a box and manipulated by us in any way.  Thus, for there to be a sure-fire blueprint for gaining what we want through some…

John 11:27: Yes Lord, I Believe

An argument that many of the feminist persuasion make is that the Bible, and by association, all of ancient Israel, was paternalistic and that women were degraded – nothing but chattel – almost on the equivalent of slaves.  In their thinking, the culture that Scripture portrays is rife with offensives because women were housebound and…

Numbers 2:2,17 – At the Center

We first encounter the term “tent of meeting” in Exodus 33:7-11 as the tent that Moses pitched outside the camp, where he would seek the Lord and speak with Him face to face.  This tent was the temporary tabernacle of God that was a place of worship and where He dwelt.  When Moses entered the…

Matthew 13:12 – Abundance or Not

Jesus began a period of His ministry in which He spoke only in parables.  His most famous of these is the Parable of the Sower.  Most of us are familiar with this teaching, as we’ve likely heard it preached on many times.  There is one verse that is probably less known in this account.  In…

Genesis 25:20,26 – Waiting

We live in a “now” world.  Because of modern technologies and the conveniences we’ve become accustomed to in the so-called civilized world, if we’re not instantly gratified, that leaves us unhappy and grumbling.  Our attention spans have grown increasingly shorter, and our patience wears thin if we have to wait more than a couple minutes…

Genesis 24:6,8 – Old Life Before Christ

There are many principles that God illustrates to us through the lives and actions of the people who populate the Old Testament.  In Genesis 24:6,8 we see one of these principles enacted through Abraham’s servant Eliezer when Abraham sent him to the place of his extended family in Ur to seek a wife for his…