Day 12/5 – The Discouragement of Comparison

Christ the Center  – Galatians 2:20 (ESV)  “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  Galatians 2:20 +++ “Discipleship is our… [More…]

Day 12/4 – Giving to God

Christ the Center  – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”    2 Corinthians 5:17 +++ “You will find it easier to serve those who appreciate you than to those who despise you. You will only be able to do… [More…]

Day 12/3 – Sin and Fear

Be a Reproducer  – II Timothy‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭NKJV  “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”  ‭‭II Timothy 2:2 +++ “When you live acting like your daily needs are your responsibility, you offend your Heavenly Father as surely as you would… [More…]

Day 11/24 – A Teachable Heart

Guard my tongue  –  Psalms 141:3  Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.  Psalms 141:3 ‬ ‬  ‬  “You do not gather to worship so that you can feel good, or sense that you are close to God.  All such emotion must remain ancillary to the objective of acknowledging  the goodness and greatness… [More…]

Day 11/23/2019 – Rebellion Blinds

Bear Fruit, a Qualification  – John 15:4 NKJV  “Abide in Me, and I (Jesus) in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4 ‬ ‬  ‬  “Paul calls attention to the essential ingredient in order for worship to be accepted by… [More…]

Day 11/22 – Wheat and Straw

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… [More…]

Day 11/21 – Playing with Fire

Loving God Means Obeying His Commandments  – II John‬ ‭1:5-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “…that we love one another.” “This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.”  II John‬ ‭1:5-6‬ ‬  ‬  “You can easily become possessive of that which God gives you,… [More…]

Day 11/20 – Doing Hard Things

Eternal Word  – II John‬ ‭1:2‬ NKJV  “because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:” II John‬ ‭1:2‬  ‬  Miracles: “There may be times when your heart longs for outward manifestations of His power.  Remember, if they are for you, you are asking Him to let you walk by sight rather than faith,… [More…]

Day 11/12 – God Reveals Himself

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 ‭‬‬ “Your self-denial does not attract a watching world.  Many walk around in self­ deprivation, scaring those who meet them.  Nor do… [More…]

Day 11/6 – Your Standard of Living

Invest for the Long Term…Lay Up Your Treasures in Heaven  – Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV  “19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break… [More…]

Day 11/1 – Idolatry

Honesty  – Acts 24:16 (ESV)  “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.”  Acts 24:16 “The only difference between a vocational Christian worker and the laity is how the ministry is funded.”  Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt H”) ——:///// A history of these Daily Devotions along with other valuable Resources can be found… [More…]

Day 10/27 – Discipleship

Humility  – Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)  “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 “Jesus summarized the Law in two commands: love God and your neighbor.  You will never be able… [More…]

Day 10/26 – Jesus Saves

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  “When you sin the defilement of your deed touches many; it does not stop with you. God says to His people that the effects of pollution are greater than the effects of sanctification.  Remember… [More…]

Day 10/25 – Judgment

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 “You can no more raise a spiritually dead… [More…]

Day 10/17 – The Ways of God II

Be Steadfast  – 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)  “Therefore, my beloved Brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”  1 Corinthians 15:58  “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in… [More…]

Day 10/15 – Exalting Jesus

Separate From the World  – 1 John 2:15-16 (ESV)  “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life —is… [More…]

Day 10/8 – Guilt and Shame

His Peace  – 1 Peter 4:7 (ESV)  “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.”  1 Peter 4:7 “When God bestows His abundance upon you, He expects you to be grateful, for you are blessed.  But never forget that that is only half the equation; the more you… [More…]