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    Christian Devotional – February 14, 2017

    Ezekiel chapter 11 is a chapter of 2 extremes. First we see the judgment and destruction of the leaders who have been leading Israel astray. Then we see God’s promise to restore the people and return to them. We know that God is both judgment and mercy, yet we have difficulty reconciling that in our mind. How can the God who is so holy allow mercy and restore people? How can a God who is so loving allow such destruction? Since God is both and does not contradict Himself, we must come to the place where we accept that it is possible to be both. It is possible to love…

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    Christian Devotional – September 15, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 25 VERSE: 2 Kings 25:9–He set fire to the temple of the Lord, the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down. TRUTH: The people of Judah were experiencing the judgment that had been foretold by their prophets. The Babylonians came in and destroyed everything. They took everything valuable and the burned anything that was left. When we fail to follow and obey God, there are consequences for that decision. For some people who reject Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, they will also experience the fire of God’s judgment. We must recognize that God is a holy and righteous…

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    Christian Devotional – June 27, 2016

    Reach Nahum chapter 3 VERSE: Nahum 3:19–Nothing can heal you; your wound is fatal. All who hear the news about you clap their hands at your fall, for who has not felt your endless cruelty. TRUTH: This verse ends the book of Nahum and ends the prophecy that Nahum had regarding the city of Ninevah. Unlike several other books of prophecy regarding judgment of the children of Israel when there is some hope left at the end. This book finishes with the complete, total, lasting destruction of the evil city that rejected God. The people had not repented and didn’t seek to follow God. As a result, their destruction was…

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    Christian Devotional – November 24, 2015

    Read James chapter 4 VERSE: James 4:12–There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you–who are you to judge your neighbors? TRUTH: God created all things, so therefore, He is the only one who is able to judge all things. He made a way to save those who have accepted His gift of forgiveness and He will be the one to judge people. We are to simply hold to the truth that God has given us and to be focused on promoting that truth everywhere. We must realize that leading others to the truth is not judging them, but is leading…

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    Christian Devotional – October 18, 2015

    Read James chapter 2 VERSE: James 2:13–because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. TRUTH: Most people will talk about how mercy should triumph over judgment, especially if they are the ones needing mercy! However, most people don’t practice that or live that out on a regular basis. We want to receive mercy, but we want to pass out judgment. However, the scripture here discusses how mercy is given to those who give mercy. The Lord is merciful toward us. We all need His mercy. However, are we showing that same level of mercy to others? RESPONSE: Father, I talk…

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    Christian Devotional – March 28, 2015

    Read Psalm chapter 75 VERSE: Psalm 75:2–You say, “I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge with equity.” TRUTH: Here, God declares something about Himself. He says that He chooses the timing for all events and also that He will judge. The verse indicates that He will judge with equity. God doesn’t play favorites when it comes to sin. Either people have accepted His free gift of salvation through His Son Jesus Christ, or they haven’t. We can trust God to be fair and righteous in the judgments that He hands out. God has the perfect time and the perfect judgment for those who have chosen to reject…

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    Christian Devotional – December 13, 2014

    Read Judges chapter 11 VERSE: Judges 11:27–“I have not wronged you, but you are doing me wrong by waging war against me. Let the Lord, the Judge, decide the dispute this day between the Israelites and the Ammonites.” TRUTH: When we are experiencing a dispute between people, how do we handle it? Do we pile on the arguments and the logic? Do we get vindictive and attack the person in some way? Do we sue them and drag them to court just to prove we are right? In this case, the reminder was that God is the judge between people. God is the One to determine the guilt of people.…

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    Christian Devotional – December 11, 2014

    Read Judges chapter 9 VERSE: Judges 9:56–Thus God repaid the wickedness that Abimeleck had done to his father by murdering his seventy brothers. TRUTH: Years had passed before this took place. Abimeleck had murdered 70 men at one time in a fit of rage to secure his own power and authority, but God allowed him to continue for several years before He brought about judgment. When we look around our world and we see all the evil things that people do and seem to get away with, we must remember that God’s judgment is coming. However, there is no guarantee that it will come immediately. Sometimes God chooses to wait…

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    Christian Devotional – February 16, 2014

    Read Revelation chapter 16 VERSE: Revelation 16:7–And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.” TRUTH: Even as God is pouring out His judgments on the world, the statement is made that the Lord’s judgments are just and true. We may not understand His judgment, but we can trust it. We don’t have to wonder about it, we can wait and realize that God’s judgment are always exactly what is best. RESPONSE: Father, Your judgments are true and just. You are the Lord Almighty and I will praise You through all that happens. I will wait on You and trust all that You…

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    Christian Devotional – February 8, 2014

    Read Revelation chapter 8 VERSE: Revelation 8:13–As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels.” TRUTH: As John details the judgment that comes to the earth with the first four of the trumpets, it is hard to realize that judgment from the next three will be even worse.┬áThe depth of the disobedience to God is hard to understand and as a result, it is hard to fathom the judgment that will come. However, even in the midst of…