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    Christian Devotional – October 29, 2013

    VERSE: Hebrews 9:27–Just as people are destined to die once and after that to face judgment. TRUTH: Death and then judgment, this is the way that God has set up the world. We are able to recognize that ideas of reincarnation and the like are simply not true based on scripture. We live, then we die, then we face the judgment that God has for us. As the verses before this state, the results of the judgment will be determined by our response to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ with regard to our own sins. RESPONSE: Father, You have made it very clear that once I die, I will face…

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    Christian Devotional – August 15, 2013

    VERSE: Jeremiah 47:6–Alas, sword of the Lord, how long till you rest? Return to your sheath; rest and be still. TRUTH: Even as he was prophesying judgment against the Philistines, Jeremiah was still praying for them and interceding to God for them. Jeremiah knew God’s truth and the importance of the truth that he was sharing, but he also felt compassion for them and was praying that the judgments for sin would be short and simple. Do we pray for God’s mercy to be shown in every situation? RESPONSE: Father God, I don’t feel much compassion or desire for mercy today. I confess to You that is wrong. Please forgive…

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    Christian Devotional – May 3, 2013

    VERSE: Ezekiel 19:1–Take up a lament concerning the princes of Israel. TRUTH: Do we rejoice or lament when people are¬†brought down under the judgment of God? Ezekiel goes on in this chapter to describe the destruction of the kings of Israel, and even though they were evil, God gives this lament for the people to mourn their judgment. We are not to rejoice in the judgment of people who have acted wrong. We are to mourn their disobedience and failure to repent. Do we have a heart to mourn these who have refused to repent and turn to God? RESPONSE: Father, I want to have a heart like Yours to…

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    Christian Devotional – April 20, 2013

    VERSE: Ezekiel 6:10–And they will know that I am the Lord; I did not threaten in vain to bring this calamity on them. TRUTH: The people had been warned that their sin would have dire consequences. God promised to bring those about. Do we believe that God will do what He has promised to do? That includes the good and the bad. If we do not turn from our evil, He will destroy us. People get distracted by the fact that the consequences often don’t occur immediately, but we must not ever forget that God will do what He’s promised to do in His time. Are we repentant and following…

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    Christian Devotional – April 19, 2013

    VERSE: Ezekiel 5:14–I will make you a ruin and a reproach among the nations around you, in the sight of all who pass by. TRUTH: The people had sinned and had refused to repent. Therefore, God was going to bring judgment on them so that everyone around the world would recognize who God is and would turn to Him. God wants to use us to show His glory to others and He would prefer to do that by blessing our obedience. However, if we are disobedient and refuse to repent, He will still make His name known and show His holiness through the defense of His name and judgment of…