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    Christian Devotional – May 11, 2020

    The Message – #31 Who do you trust in and look to for help? The people have been looking at Egypt, but God reminds them it should be Him. Read Isaiah chapter 31, focusing on verse 1. Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord !Isaiah 31:1 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.31.1.NASB The Israelites had a habit of going to Egypt for help. They would try to form an alliance with them and they would rely on…

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    Christian Devotional – October 9, 2019

    Wisdom will not save you. As we saw yesterday, having allies is not enough to save us from God’s judgment for sin. Now, we see that wisdom is not able to save either. Read Obadiah 1:8. “Will I not on that day,” declares the Lord , “Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau? Obadiah 1:8 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.8.NASB Are we trusting in our “smarts” or other cunning abilities that we think we have? God makes it very clear that wisdom will not save Edom, and it won’t save us either. What are we trusting in to save us from the judgment that we deserve from God?…

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    Christian Devotional – December 25, 2018

    Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This amazing and incomprehensible act on the part of a Holy God can only be described as grace. That Jesus, who is fully God, would take on the form man and leave heaven to live life, is truly the most amazing form of humility and mercy. We don’t deserve this gift. We can’t earn it. We can only accept it as a gift, knowing that we owe Him everything. Because God is Holy, I deserve judgment because I am not Holy. Because God is merciful, He sent His Son to live the perfect life we could not. Jesus died the death that…

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    Christian Devotional – December 18, 2018

    The plan. Joseph has a plan. He wants to see what his brothers have learned since they sold him into slavery. They were jealous of him for being the favorite son, and now he wants to know whether they will treat Benjamin the same way they treated him. He has already spent this dinner favoring Benjamin. Now he needs to set up a chance for them to either sacrifice Benjamin or save him. Read Genesis 44:1-6. Put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his money for the grain.” And he did as Joseph had told him.Genesis 44:2 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/gen.44.2.NASB Joseph asks his…

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    Christian Devotional – August 15, 2018

    Good equals good and bad equals bad, right? That’s what we typically assume. But we have all known Godly people who have gone through difficult and hard times. So what does the psalmist do when faced with this situation? Read Psalm chapter 125. Do good, O Lord , to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. Psalms 125:4 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.125.4.NASB The psalmist prayes for it. Even though this world may not have the right responses to good people, the psalmist asks God’s help with that. ┬áThere is nothing wrong with praying and asking God to allow good things to happen to the people who…

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    Christian Devotional – January 3, 2018

    Do we really want Jesus in our lives? A lot of people will say that they do. They act like they do, but then Jesus does something out of their ordinary routine. At that moment is when we can know if we truly want Him around. Read Luke chapter 8 starting in verse 26 through the end of the chapter. And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great fear; and He got into a boat and returned. Luke 8:37 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/luk.8.37.NASB Jesus did something amazing in their midst and their response was to…

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    Christian Devotional – January 1, 2018

    Happy New Year! As you look at the prospects of a new year and all that brings with it, we must remember to keep things in perspective. We sometimes are not the most accurate assessor of our current situation. Take for example Luke 8:1-25. Look at this verse: They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Luke 8:24 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/luk.8.24.NASB There was a storm and the disciples were afraid. They were assessing their situation and making assumptions about their circumstances. They thought they were perishing.…

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    Christian Devotional – December 27, 2017

    How much do you love others and what does that say about you? It can actually be quite telling. Read the story of Jesus found in Luke 7:11-49. For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:47 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/luk.7.47.NASB Those who know what life is truly like without Jesus, understand the change and the difference when He forgives them. They love Him and as a result they love others. Their love for others becomes evident in how they live their life and what they do. The people they are around…

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    Christian Devotional – December 25, 2017

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!! What makes us worthy? It may seem an odd question to ask today, but as we are about to open presents and enjoy the things that others have given to us, what makes us worthy to receive any of these things? Let’s look at Luke 7:1-10, paying particular attention to these verses: When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, “He is worthy for You to grant this to him; for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue.” Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying…

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    Christian Devotional – December 21, 2017

    What if no one ever recognizes what you do? For most of us, we thrive on the positive feedback from others. We desire and tell ourselves that we need to feel that we are making a difference and the only way to prove that is through the feedback or recognition of those around us. So what happens if you don’t get that? Read Luke 6:20-49, and check out verse 35. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. Luke 6:35…