Daily Devotional (Page 99)

January 16, 2015

For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments (Ezra 7:10). Those who preach and teach the Word of God realize the seriousness of that work (James 3:1). In Ezra 7:10 we are privileged to see Ezra’s plan as…

January 15, 2015

The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished (2 Peter 2:9). These inspired words from Peter remind us of what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 10:13. God promised there to make for us a way to escape temptation. Peter’s…

January 14, 2015

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24). Our world is wrapped in confusion about marriage and the family. In the second chapter of the Bible we find the foundation for all that follows concerning the home. A man…

January 13, 2015

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began (Titus 1:2). We read this passage and say, “Well, of course God does not lie.” But when we read a bit more carefully we see that Paul has said that He cannot lie. The character of God, being infinitely good,…

January 12, 2015

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Proverbs 14:12). The idea of living for God as a “walk” is found throughout Scripture (1 John 1:5-10; 2 Corinthians 5:7). In Proverbs 14:12 Solomon describes the two attitudes we can have toward God: We can…

January 11, 2015

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6). When Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me,” He was proclaiming simply and powerfully the exclusive nature of…

January 10, 2015

“And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up (Deuteronomy 6:7). Take time to consider every word in this verse. “You” – a personal responsibility. “Shall” command.…

January 9, 2015

“Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving (Colossians 2:7). One must be planted in Christ to take root. Growth only occurs in well-rooted plants (Ephesians 3:17). Developing good roots comes through digging into the meat of God’s word to differentiate between good…

January 8, 2015

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14). Headlines filled with violence cry for revival (Psalm 85:6). Revival begins with…

January 7, 2015

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20). Stretch your mind for a moment. What is the greatest thing you could ever ask of God? You are not stretching enough. What is the most extreme thing…