Daily Devotional

Do the Right Thing

July 16, 2019

“I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope.” Lamentations 3:19-21 The early Christians took Jesus’ title as Lord very seriously. When Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna, was arrested for…

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He Sings a Melody Over You

July 15, 2019

“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 When you find yourself restless, lonely, or downcast, you may find comfort in singing an old, favorite hymn…

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Love is Patient

July 14, 2019

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” 1 Corinthians 13:4 If you’re shopping for an anniversary this month, you’ll find a large selection of beautiful, expensive cards describing your spouse as the most virtuous, fault-free, brave, and lovely person on the planet. But the…

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Rejoice in What God Has Given You

July 13, 2019

“The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, though they cannot compare with the wings and feathers of the stork.” Job 39:13 In Job 38- 41, the great Creator God takes His discouraged servant Job on a tour through the wonders of nature. In today’s Scripture, the Lord points out that “the wings of the ostrich…

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Lead Them to the Living Water

July 12, 2019

“Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’” John 4:13-14 Johan, a young man from the Netherlands, became a missionary to the…

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Gain by Losing

July 11, 2019

“Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.” Luke 17:33 A number of years ago, media mogul Ted Turner called Christianity “a religion for losers.” He later retracted his comments. But when you think about it, wasn’t he right? To follow Jesus means to lose oneself…

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Follow Me

July 10, 2019

“And He said to another, ‘Follow Me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.’ But He said to him, ‘Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.’ Another also said, ‘I will follow You, Lord; but first…

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You Can Never Pray Too Much

July 9, 2019

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18 “When all else fails…” How would you finish this thought? Maybe like this: When all else fails…I can always pray. It’s like…

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Keep Your Focus on God

July 8, 2019

“Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.” 1 Corinthians 8:6 Today’s Scripture says, “For us there is but one God, the Father, from whom…

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Up is the Best Direction

July 7, 2019

“When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28 Even an old cedar tree can teach a lesson about life. The tips of this evergreen always point straight toward the sky, reminding us that “up” is the best direction of all. When…

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