Day 8/20 – The Uniqueness of Grace

Die to self  – John‬ ‭12:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” John‬ ‭12:24‬ ‭‬‬ “Like many of you, the universe continues to overwhelm me”.  If you look for our nearest neighboring galaxy, its Andromeda.  “The… [More…]

Day 8/19 – An Illustration of Grace

His Light in you  – Mathew 5:16  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Mathew 5:16 “You will carry into eternity the product of your investment in this life. Life is too short and the stakes too high to live mediocre lives.”  Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”… [More…]

Day 8/17 – An Ill-defined Bible

Trusting God  – Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”   Philippians‬ ‭4:6 “God rewards on the basis of faithfulness to opportunity; labor, not results.”  Walt Heinrich  ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions along with other valuable Resources can be found… [More…]

Day 8/12 – Legalism

Good Works  – Galatians 6:9-10 (ESV)  “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:9-10 “God brings suffering into your… [More…]

Day 8/9 – A Man Sent From God

Honesty  – Acts 24:16 (ESV)  “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.”  Acts 24:16 “God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show the world that your God is great and that knowing Him brings peace and joy, even when life is hard.”  Francis Chan ——:///// +++ A… [More…]

Day 7/20 – A Time of Testing

His Help in Temptation  – Psalm 119:9-11 (ESV). “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your Word. With my whole heart I seek You; let me not wander from Your commandments! I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”   Psalm 119:9-11 “Whenever… [More…]

Day 7/19 – The Fruit of Sin

His Help in Temptation  – Psalm 119:9-11 (ESV). “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your Word. With my whole heart I seek You; let me not wander from Your commandments! I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”   Psalm 119:9-11 “A… [More…]

Day 7/2 – Contrasting Ministries

Salvation Not by Works  – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)  “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9 Biblical “Commandments are by their nature clear and concise; you find them in the imperative… [More…]

Day 6/27 – The Desire to Retire

All Have Sinned  – Isaiah 53:6 (ESV). “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”  Isaiah 53:6 “People argue that some of the biblical commands are cultural; they apply to the culture of that day, but not to ours.… [More…]

Day 6/18 – Interpreting Scripture

The Word  – 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”  2 Timothy 3:16 “The myth of progress has come at the expense of developing the soul, leading instead to moral and spiritual degeneration. Distracted by a deluge of unimportant information, we… [More…]

Day 6/17 – Manipulation and Influence

Obedience to Christ  – John 14:21 (ESV)  “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” John 14:21 “…Herein lies the cardinal difference between the moralizing religions and Jesus’ offer to us… Jesus… [More…]

Day 6/10 – Subjective Application

Life is but a vapor in eternity  – Psalms‬ ‭90:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  Psalms‬ ‭90:12  “Highly opinionated people are often willful people.  They have a keen sense of what is right, but risk being unwilling to submit their standards to the Lordship of Christ.  Strong opinions can… [More…]

Day 6/7 – Positive and Negative Commands

Only God in you can control your tongue  – James‬ ‭3:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”  James‬ ‭3:8‬ ‬‬ “Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”   James 1:2-3   “God will never place you… [More…]

Day 6/4 – Never Say No to God

Who are you? … what do you dwell on?  – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV  “For as he thinks in his heart, so ishe…”  Proverbs 23:7 “Jesus here tells us we cannot be assured of entrance into heaven unless we do the will of His Father. Note with me that, like the children of Israel, the people to whom He refers… [More…]

Day 5/26 – How God Punishes

Good Works  – Galatians 6:9-10 (ESV)  “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:9-10 “Anyone who takes his faith seriously… [More…]