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Devotionals III

the old and new testaments

“This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way …

what’s taking so long?

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the de…

the voice of the lord

“And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw . . .one like unto the So…

delighting in the details

“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.”(Psalm 119:18) I am amazed a…

amen!

“These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”(…

we are beloved

“Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, …

moving on to maturity

“For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the f…

proximity not enough

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that d…

sound words

“Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Chris…

diligent inquiry

“Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently . . .”(Deuteronomy 13:14a) Today’s pas…

no black backdrop needed

“And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which…

love that will not let us go

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making req…

cause for rejoicing

“And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suff…

discriminate warfare

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and…

the king’s beauty

“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up bef…

the kingdom of the cults

“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another …

what happened to james?

“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, . . . greeting.”James 1:1 As mentioned in an …

truth and the rule of law

“So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgm…

noah’s call, our call

“[God] spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, brin…

someone understands

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was…

we are different

“For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walk…

help for sick people

“And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans …

the crucial and the cosmetic

“And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I hav…

redeeming the time

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the day…

food for thought

“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Psalm 34:8) Eatin…

potentiality and actuality

“So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise …

known of god

“But if any man love God, the same is known of him.”(1 Corinthians 8:3) The Scriptures are replete w…

fulfilled not destroyed

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulf…

an enemy has done this

“He said unto them, An enemy hath done this.” (Matthew 13:28) Today’s verse passage is part of the L…

fathers and sons

“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he ha…

guard the gates

“Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as…

god with us

“Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, sayi…

the “new” journalism

Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are m…

no compromise

“Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Heb…

vintage cars

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory …

whosoever will may come

“Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou also with us? return to thy place, an…

forever settled

“For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” (Psalms 119:89) Fads and gimmicks come and go. Yo…

portraits of christ in judges

“And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and delivered them out o…

the wonder of knowledge

“He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he …

victory in jesus

“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor…

we are christians

“ . . . and the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” (Acts 11:26b) In Bible times, th…

pictures in pouring

“Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah…

minds and machines

“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solom…

the greatest is charity

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffe…

satisfied at last

“And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my g…

stasis and change

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I b…

blessings from judah

“And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto …

songs from the heart

“Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.”(Psalm 100:2) Songs can expres…

signs and symbols

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moo…

the end of the law

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.(Romans 10:4) Christ…

comfort one another

“ . . . comfort one another with these words”(1Thessalonians 4:18) We will never fully fathom God. T…

tragedy averted

“And the thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and did not i…

peace if possible

“And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of t…

idle tales

“It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with the…

god’s limitless love

“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His…

the best day of someone’s life

“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in …

what is a soul worth?

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:3…

the mystery of music

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in p…

dead but never more alive

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the rig…

no “cookie-cutter” christians

“But God giveth [each seed] a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.”(1 Corint…

the stone of help

“Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, s…

saved without strength

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”(Romans 5:6) The Bo…

new and improved

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: fo…

follow the leaders

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that…

judge not

“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with wha…

love: the apostolic witness

“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: an…

time no longer

“And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, and s…

real strength

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”(Ephesians 6:10) I have…

words have meanings

“And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and …

building up and tearing down

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, …

real treasures

“Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for [Moses] had respec…

watching our words

“The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in sea…

hope in hard times

“Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in re…

god’s new garden

“For we are laborers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.”(…

all things done well

“And [the people] were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well . . .”(Mark 7…

little children

“And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say …

wisdom, power, and irony

“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgmen…

better than ever

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory …

two problems; four “musts”

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”Romans 3:23 Though Paul had desired to vis…

students and teachers

“And [Jesus] spake a parable unto them, ‘Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into…

the most amazing “trailer”

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: Th…

closer than a brother

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than…

the social issue

“Open thy mouth for the dumb [the speechless] in the cause of all such as are appointed to destructi…

as seeing him who is invisible

“[Moses chose] rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of si…

landmarks

“The princes of Judah are like those who remove a landmark; I will pour out my wrath on them like wa…

waiting on god

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD…

saved and secure

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and…

default settings

“Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.”Psalm 106:3 Most…

surprizing strategies

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the he…

our blessed hope

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Ch…

you are what you worship

“Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his mol…

saints not sinners

“For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I wi…

ministers of the true faith

“Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; And was unknown by face unto the churches …

remember

“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is non…

peter’s deliverance

“And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers…

two worlds

“But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be call…

unbreakable

“For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the se…

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