Keep Away

Scripture Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. ~I John 5:21, NLT Quote Whatever you love more than Jesus is your idol. ~ Dwight L. Moody David dreamed of building God a Temple and God allowed his son Solomon to built a temple but as Paul said in…

Rich Man, Poor Man

Scripture The rich and poor have this in common: The Lord made them both. ~Proverbs 22:2, NLT Quote The rich don’t need God; money is their god and supplies all their needs. ~Ray dis Comfort Democrats seem to know that they cannot win a national election without employing the same tactics that they used to win…

Impossible

Scripture Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised! ~Psalm 48:1, NLT Quote It is impossible to exaggerate or embellish the greatest of God. ~Ya’akov I have always struggled with telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. From early childhood, I have had the tendency to embellish. Bro. Inman said…

Older Or Younger

Scripture Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer person is decaying, yet our inner person is being renewed day by day. ~II Corinthians 4:16, NASB Quote That which lies before us is infinitely greater than anything that lies behind. ~C.S. Lewis It is not rocket science, our mortal bodies are aging, they…

Two Jerusalems

Scripture And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. ~Revelation 21:2, NLT Quote Jerusalem is a city of rocks built on a hill top in the edge of a desert and yet there is something mysterious and awesome about…

The Spirit Is Willing But…

Scripture “Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” ~Matthew 26:41,  NASB Quote The flesh is strong when it comes to doing its will but it is weak when it comes to doing God’s will. ~Jack Taylor In the game of baseball, you…

Living Above Sin

Scripture If we claim to be already free from sin, we lead ourselves astray and the truth has no place in our hearts. ~I John 1:8, Weymouth Quote The only way to live above sin in this world is to rent an apartment over a honky-tonk. ~Bob Harrington Our salvation involves all three tenses: past,…

Be Still And Know

Scripture “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” ~Psalm 46:10, NLT Quote Only when the soul is calm can God’s work in us be done. ~A. J. Russel   Psalm 46 came up in yesterday’s devotional reading and I am glad;…

Baruch Atah

Scripture Bless the LORD, my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. ~Psalm 103:1, NLT Quote Make it the purpose of your life, above all else, to bless the LORD. ~Jonathan Cahn Baruch Atah is Hebrew for “bless you.” The Hebrews began their prayers by blessing God. I have always struggled…

Your Treasure

Scripture We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. ~2 Corinthians 4:7, NLT Quote What we treasure, in this short life, reveals our wisdom or our lack thereof.…