Everything listed under: devotion

  • What’s Your Grade?

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6)Solomon, the author of these two short verses, commands us to do three things. I would like you to evaluate how well you have been doing at following these specific commands.   Read More...

  • Jesus Is Still Our All-Powerful Savior

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8.)Who likes change? Most of us don’t like change at all and even those who don’t mind change would say that the last two weeks have been a little too much change. Stores are closing.   Read More...

  • Who Is Ruling?

    “I saw one like a son of man coming. He came to the Ancient of Days, and he was brought before him. 14 To him was given dominion, honor, and a kingdom. All peoples, nations, and languages will worship him.   Read More...

  • The Lord Graciously Chose Us to be his Own

    You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will endure, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. (John 15:16– EHV)Lord, ’tis not that I did choose you; That, I know, could never be,For this heart would still refuse you Had your grace not chosen me.“Lord, ‘Tis Not that I Did Choose You” —CW 380 (Stanza 1, Verses 1-2)Keeping with our theme from last week—on how a good hymn teaches the...  Read More...

  • What Makes a Good Hymn?

    12So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, so also death spread to all people because all sinned. 18So then, just as one trespass led to a verdict of condemnation for all people, so also one righteous verdict led to life-giving justification for all people. 19For just as through the disobedience of one man the many became sinners, so also through the obedience of one man the many will become righteous. (Romans 5:12, 18-19– EHV)1  All mank...  Read More...

  • Our Best Isn't Good Enough!

    The Lord saw that the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth, and that all the thoughts and plans they formed in their hearts were only evil every day. (Genesis 6:5 – EHV)“Do you really believe that?” Has anyone ever asked you that question when it comes to your faith and the Bible? I’m sure that you’ve been asked that question a number of times—about a number of different teachings! One of the teachings and beliefs that leads to questions from othe...  Read More...

  • Our Best Isn't Good Enough!

    “You have heard that it was said to people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be subject to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ will have to answer to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of hell fire.   Read More...

  • How blessed We are that our Sins are forgiven!

    1How blessed is the personwhose rebellion is forgiven,whose sin is covered.2How blessed is the personwhose guilt the Lord does not charge against him,in whose spirit there is no deceit.3When I kept silent, my bones wasted away as I groaned all day long.4For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My moisture was dried up by the droughts of summer. 5I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover up my guilt. I said, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord,...  Read More...

  • Don't Be Afraid!

    "In a furious rage Nebuchadnezzar said to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then these men were brought before the king. Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods and that you do not worship the golden statue that I set up?   Read More...

  • Live Differently

    This is how we know that we have known him: if we keep his commands. 4The one who says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1 John 2:3-4 –EHV)We spend much of our lives trying to fit in. When we were younger we wanted to do what everyone else is doing—and be where everyone else was.   Read More...