Day 10/10 – Viewing Sin

His Provision  – Philippians 4:19 (ESV)  “And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:19 “If you perceive your vocation as the means whereby you earn your living, Jesus says you will not be able to adequately seek His kingdom… Christ wants all of His followers to… [More…]

Day 9/28 – Handling Disappointment

Must Receive Christ  – Revelation 3:20 (ESV). “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me.”  Revelation 3:20 “You cannot know until after you believe and speak; that is the order: believe, speak, know.  You cannot… [More…]

Day 9/9 – Do Good to the Undeserving

Obedience to Christ  – Romans 12:1 (ESV)  “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”  Romans 12:1 “Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the… [More…]

Day 8/30 – Contentment

Belief in Action  – II John‬ ‭1:9-11‬ ‭NKJV  “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet… [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 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 6/2 – Testing and Surrender

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 “Mercy is the setting aside of justice, it is not the setting aside of consequences. The mercy of God does not eliminate the consequences  of the sin. If you stand… [More…]

Day 5/27 – Faith and Reason

Good Works  – Matthew 5:16 (ESV)  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16 “God charges the state with the task of justice, the individual with forgiveness. When the state seeks to be merciful, oppression and… [More…]

Day 5/17 – Dispensing God’s Grace

Love  – 1 John 3:18 (ESV)  “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”  1 John 3:18 “You cannot be knowingly disobedient to Jesus and experience fellowship with Him. Your prayer for forgiveness, after salvation, is not to be saved again, but for restoring the relationship. Your sin has separated… [More…]

Day 5/16 – Repentance and Salvation

Love  – John 13:34-35 (ESV)  “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35 “If you desire a satisfactory relationship with God,… [More…]

Day 5/10 – Measuring the Work of God

Serve Others  – Mark 10:45 (ESV)  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45 “An axiom of Scripture is: Steward the temporal; give your life in exchange for the eternal. Keep the value of your possessions in proper perspective; they… [More…]

Day 3/10 – Fear and Love

Faith Romans 4:20-21 (ESV) No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.  Romans 4:20-21 “We are lost when human opinion means more to us than God’s.”   D A Carson (“Don Carson”)… [More…]

Day 2/13 – The Captivity of Job

His Provision  – Romans 8:32 (ESV)  “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”  Romans 8:32 “If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, He would have sent an economist. If He had perceived that our greatest… [More…]

Day 1/31 – Seeing God Clearly

Salvation Not by Works  – Titus 3:5 (ESV)  “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,”  Titus 3:5 “You can easily become obsessive of that which God gives you, forgetting that He gave it to you to… [More…]

Day 1/18 – Justice, Mercy, and Consequences

Prayer  – John 15:7 (ESV)  “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”  John 15:7 “You may feel that because your heart does not condemn you that God is well pleased with your life; your heart may not condemn you, but that does not… [More…]