Daily Devotional (Page 93)

Daily Lift – May 19, 2015

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps (1 Peter 2:21). The Christian has been called out of the world by the gospel of Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:14). This call involves a certain lifestyle (Titus 2:11-12). This lifestyle was mapped out…

Daily Lift – May 18, 2015

O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps (Jeremiah 10:23). The hordes of Babylon were bearing down on Jerusalem and the Promised Land. Israel had forsaken God and turned to idols (Jeremiah 1:11-16). They had ignored and forsaken the…

Daily Lift – May 17, 2015

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not (1 John 3:1). A recent Facebook post from someone I watched grow up was praising her dad who was retiring after a long and…

Daily Lift – May 16, 2015

And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God (Ruth 1:16). These words are often used in wedding ceremonies to describe the commitment…

Daily Lift – May 14, 2015

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons (Deuteronomy 4:9). Memory is one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind, but all…

Daily Lift – May 13, 2015

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33). SEEK – What is it you want from life? What are you seeking? Is it money, education, fame, power? What occupies your time, energy and resources? SEEK FIRST – Jesus also said “Where…

Daily Lift – May 12, 2015

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night (Psalm 1:2). Psalm 1:1 begins with the word “blessed.” Being blessed involves a state wherein a man is happy and his soul is right with his Lord, a position that most desire. There is no…

Daily Lift – May 11, 2015

And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him (Hebrews 5:9). Idolatry has always been a fascination. Isaiah mocked idolaters by observing how they gather wood, burn some for heat, and create their God with the other (Isaiah 44:14-20). The psalmist wisely observed that “They which make…

Daily Lift – May 10, 2015

And David said, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause?” (1 Samuel 17:29). These questions jump off the page, signaling a confused and frustrated stress of David. Goliath was mocking God’s army and, in the process, mocking God. Israel, professing to serve Him, was shaking like an atheist people at the very…