Daily Devotional

Even in the Darkness

March 26, 2019

“Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on their God.” Isaiah 50:10 Everyone ought to experience, at least once, a very deep cavern. Thousands of tourists do so…

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Give Thanks Loudly

March 25, 2019

“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, ‘Jesus, Master, have pity on us!’ When he saw them, he said, ‘Go, show…

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A Simple Prayer

March 24, 2019

“Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.” Luke 4:38 When Jesus visited the home of Simon, his mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever. Today’s Scripture reads, “They asked Jesus to help her.” I love…

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Fight for One Another

March 23, 2019

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6 You don’t have to read much about World War II in…

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Carry Someone’s Load

March 22, 2019

“A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.” Mark 15:21 Only the gospel of Mark shares this brief encounter: “A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing…

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Remain in Fellowship

March 21, 2019

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7 Some promises are conditional. You might promise to take the children to the park—if they get their chores done. No chores—well then, no park. The Bible has conditional promises, too. In…

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Don’t Tame the Resurrection

March 20, 2019

“Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.” John 20:18 Have you noticed how people try to tame the resurrection of Jesus with sentimental images of lilies, cherubs, and bluebirds? Could it be we’ve lost touch with…

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Crowning Day

March 19, 2019

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 The New Testament teaches that crowns will be given as rewards when we arrive in heaven. Some people just shrug at this.…

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The Bottom Line of Contentment

March 18, 2019

“Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.” Job 13:15 The apostle Paul said he had “learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” (Philippians 4:11). The key word is learned. It didn’t happen overnight. In time, however, Paul could even write those words from…

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Homesick for Us

March 17, 2019

“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.” John 17:24 All of us will lose loved ones during this life. As much as we wish it otherwise,…

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