Day 8/16 – An Inconsistent Bible

Trials & Testing  – James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”  James‬ ‭1:2-4 “I don’t want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit.… [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 8/8 – Parable of the Vineyard

Honesty  – Leviticus 19:11 (ESV)  “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.”  Leviticus 19:11 “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” John 13:15 “God calls you to invest in the lives of others.  If you are a follower of Christ… [More…]

Day 7/28 – Hiding from God

Serve Others  – 2 Corinthians 4:5 (ESV)  “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”  2 Corinthians 4:5 “You determine your inheritance in heaven by freely giving of yourself for the welfare of others.”    Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions… [More…]

Day 7/27 – The Quest for Autonomy — II

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  “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”    Martin Luther  — Where’s your priorities? Although it may seem counter-intuitive,… [More…]

Day 7/23 – Message and Messenger

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 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 7/18 – Holiness

His Help in Temptation  – Hebrews 2:18 (ESV)  “For because He Himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.”  Hebrews 2:18 “Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don’t be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ… [More…]

Day 7/10 – Unnecessary Grief

His Strength  – Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)  “…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10 “The door to discipleship opens both ways.  Jesus will hold the door open for you to enter, or… [More…]

Day 7/3 – Sensing a Need

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 “I eagerly concede that good, Bible-teaching churches exist today, and I am grateful for them. Tragically, they are the… [More…]

Day 6/23 – Tired of the Battle

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 “I want the joy of knowing that I am doing… [More…]

Day 6/21 – Testing One Another

Prayer  – Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)  “…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7 Godly shame: …”we have lost our capacity for shame,… [More…]

Day 6/20 – Exposing Heresy

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 “…it is also true that if you wish a close, intimate relationship with God, you must spend the effort studying and applying theology, which is another way of saying,… [More…]

Day 6/12 – Seeking God’s Counsel

He supplies your every need  – Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”  Philippians‬ ‭4:19 “If it is hard to follow Jesus, and it is, it is harder not to follow Him.”   Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions can be… [More…]

Day 6/11 – Two Kinds of Vessels

Is there Fruit in your life?  – James‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  James‬ ‭1:22 “How we read the Scripture is of integral importance because it determines whether or not we are tethered to the underlying spiritual reality of the universe, which is grounded in the authority of God.… [More…]