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Devotionals V

the last things

“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves k…

in god’s image

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the…

scars

“From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.”(Galatian…

how shall we escape?

“In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought ag…

reconcilliation

“Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a mercif…

one of a kind

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

visible expressions

“When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.”(Ma…

that ye may know

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know t…

the glorious gospel (romans 10)

“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath…

in or out?

“The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every…

lives filled with hope

“For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet …

instruction and encouragement

“Do not let your heart envy sinners: but be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day; For surely…

moved with compassion

“And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because th…

have ye not read?

“But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were …

prove it!

“He through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also…

ehud: a surprising type of christ

“But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the …

friends or foes?

“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he rec…

the king’s authority

“Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom…

beware of dogs

“Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision [mutilation].”(Philppians3:2) While…

package deals

“In Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”(1 Corinthians 15:22) Years ago I remem…

origin, meaning, morals, and destiny

“It was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the fa…

data compression

“Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God…

a dog’s big world

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man,…

pushing and pulling

“This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things…

the razor’s edge

“Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to…

building according to code

“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foun…

remember the “con” in “convenience”

“Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much fo…

privileged people

“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a f…

mental health

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not…

deadly diffusion

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so ha…

God or god’s son?

“But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more…

borrowed capital

“Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction”(Proverbs 13:18a) Years ago I heard a c…

answer, don’t answer

“Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according …

still waters or destructive torrents

“Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Re…

god’s millenial temple program

“But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the child…

on and off the record

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book …

butterflies

“Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: …

the love of animals

“A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”(P…

thorns, briers, and sins

“Thorns also and thistles shall [the ground] bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the…

the C’s of Redemption History

“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, an…

god of mercy and truth

“And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto …

before honor is humility

“He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understand…

feelings vs the word

“And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my…

prayer is always the answer

“. . . men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”(Luke 18:1) Prayer is essential. Every redemptive…

first nations relations

“Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and peo…

signs of the times

“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what I…

facts, faith, and feelings

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. . . . Peace I leave with you…

environment and environmentalism

“He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. He cau…

the problem of evil and human suffering

“Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?”(Psalm 10:1) Of al…

no footing, no defence

“I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overf…

the prince of the power of the air

“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked acc…

the blessed word

“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things wh…

faith and works

“Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh n…

good news for all people

“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God” (Romans…

the gospel of christ

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every on…

the gospel of god

“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which …

the necessity of gospel preaching

“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe…

special blessings

“Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, a…

blessed sleep

“It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth …

the long game

“I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jaco…

powerful agents

“Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving l…

restraining forces

“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the …

unity vs uniformity

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye…

mysterious synergism

“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in m…

the word living and powerful

“For the word of God is quick [living], and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing…

saved by his life

“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being r…

joy unspeakable

“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with j…

weaponizing the system

“And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and dre…

god will do the talking

“Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach!”(Habakkuk 2:1…

cancel culture

“For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitabl…

he abideth faithful

“It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we …

attitude adjustment

“For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: I…

twin witnesses

“I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those w…

who can we trust?

“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD …

a little sanctuary

“Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have s…

lessons from a landslide

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid…

inspired prayer requests

“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that…

overcoming sin

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, …

the gospel of peter

“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;”(Mark 1:1) Some have found it curious …

the commandments’ purpose

“As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge…

nothing but the blood of jesus

“Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almo…

he hath declared him

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

lessons from a repentant thief

“And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself…

the bible in three verses

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,…

god thought of it first

“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, an…

reminders in the sky

“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host b…

remember who you are

“But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother&#82…

christ the creator

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the…

the center of our faith

“For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vai…

the blind man’s “tunnel vision”

“As he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the so…

believing is seeing

“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.”(Luke 23:42) We’ve all…

under the microscope

“And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.”(1 John 3:5) As we …

ancient mysteries

“Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among …

keep yourself from idols

“What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”(Mark 10:9) Our world contains qu…

distinct but inseperable

“What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”(Mark 10:9) Our world contains qu…

tributaries

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:…

power in prayer meetings

“These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother…

pendulum thinking

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”(Proverbs 3:5) Th…

substitution

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God…

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