Day 8/25 – Marriage or Celibacy

Do you want Wisdom & Understanding?  –  Job 28:28 And to man He said,‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that iswisdom, And to depart from evil isunderstanding.’  “”… Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar … ”   Romans 3:4    There are times when people say, ‘I prayed and nothing happened.’ ‘I had devotions and it’s not working.’ ‘I… [More…]

Day 8/22 – Choosing Your Standard

The impossible made possible – Luke 1:‬37 NKJV  “For with God nothing will be impossible.”  Luke 1:‬37 “…to the degree that you understand your depravity and propensity to drift into trouble, you will eagerly submit to the authority of Christ in your life.”     Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions along with other… [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 7/1 – The Importance of Action

Christ Paid the Penalty  – 1 Peter 3:18 (ESV)  “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the Righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,”  1 Peter 3:18 “…idolization of change and progress, have led the church to believe that preservation is… [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 6/26 – False Impressions

All Have Sinned  – Romans 3:23 (ESV)  “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”  Romans 3:23 Do we let our culture/traditions supersede God’s commands? Jesus speaking in Mark 7:6-9 said: 6 … “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:    These people honor me with their lips,     but their… [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 6/8 – The Disobedient Prophet

Ministry is the Believer’s privilege & responsibility   – II Timothy‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”  II Timothy 4:2 “Reason’s first order is to understand revelation; but its second order is to subordinate itself to that revelation. But in today’s church, revelation must… [More…]

Day 5/20 – Skepticism and Faith

Purity  – Ephesians 5:3 (ESV)  “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.”  Ephesians 5:3 “The difference between a knife in the hand of an assassin and a surgeon is intent.  Both inflict severe pain.  You must decide whether God is an assassin or a surgeon.  But remember, your… [More…]

Day 5/14 – Faith and Reason

Develop World Vision  – Acts 1:8 (ESV)  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  Acts 1:8 “The prophet Daniel serves as an example of how to thrive in a hostile culture.… [More…]

Day 4/8 – Lamentations II

Fellowship  – Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV). “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”  Hebrews 10:24-25 “When it comes to politics and elections, far too many… [More…]

Day 2/5 – Who Control’s Your Life?

His Spirit  – 1 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)  “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”   1 Corinthians 3:16 “You are complete in Him.”  You can add nothing to who you are by your own effort; you have nothing to prove, either to God, others, or yourself.   You are important, not because of… [More…]