Category Archives: Devotions

The Love of Jesus

John 11:35 – Jesus wept.             This is the shortest verse in the Bible, but perhaps the most powerful. The context is the raising of Lazarus which shows the power of the Lord Jesus over death and the grave. But three times we read that Jesus loved Lazarus; no doubt an underlying theme. Jesus’ love […]

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Falling Backward

1 Samuel 4:18 – And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died… Eli didn’t end his life as Moses did, on top of the mountain with God. Instead […]

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The Tax of Christmas

Luke 2:1 – And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.             I think it parallels our day to note that money was a driving force at the first Christmas. In fact this tax played an important role as […]

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The Difference In Being Thankful

Psalm 100:4 – Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.             Doctrinally, Psalm 100 looks forward to the reign of Christ. Historically, it may have been sung as the Jews brought the peace offering (called the “sacrifice of thanksgiving” – Lev. 7). […]

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In the Family

Ephesians 3:15 – Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,             “Once saved always safe” is a good way to describe eternal security. Unfortunately many Christians live in uncertainty and doubt that they are eternally secure. When they sin they either think they never were saved or they lost their salvation. […]

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Seeing Christ

Acts 9:27 – But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way… Paul used to be Saul; that is, before he met the Lord. He was a religious zealot, a Pharisee of the strictest order. He hunted down Christians and had […]

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For Such a Time

Esther 4:14 – …who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? In the book of Esther the word “God” never appears, yet the hand of God is seen on every page. Through a series of events Esther, a Jewish maiden raised by her cousin Mordecai, became the queen […]

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A Reminder

Luke 16:23 – And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments… Much too often we Christians go through life all tied up and tangled up with the “affairs of this life” (2 Tim. 2:4) and forget or choose to ignore that people are dying and going to hell. The reality of hell […]

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Don’t Forget!

Deuteronomy 8:11 – Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God… Things were changing fast for Israel. Joshua was about to replace Moses and Israel was about to enter the land of promise. Moses knew the importance of memory, but there is good memory and bad memory. There are some things we should forget […]

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Borrowed Talents

2 Kings 6:5 – But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. Have you ever borrowed something from someone and lost it or damaged it? As soon as it happens you feel sick about it and hope the […]

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