Day 10/7 – Self-Justification

His Peace  – Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)  “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”  Isaiah 26:3 “An understanding of the grace of God results in works. But the works are a response to God — not a means of getting God to respond to them.  ‘I labor more abundantly than… [More…]

Day 10/6 – A Clean Conscience (Part Two)

His Faithfulness  – Numbers 23:19 (ESV)  “God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?”  Numbers 23:19 Jesus says in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that… [More…]

Day 10/5 – A Clean Conscience (Part One)

His Faithfulness  – Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV) The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22-23 “God will never do for you what you can do for yourself.  What can be done by man will not be done by Christ; Jesus never… [More…]

Day 10/4 – A Pliable Conscience

His Strength  – Philippians 4:13 (ESV)  “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:13 “When we were new in faith, many of us looked at works — Bible study, prayer, service, tithing — as ways to get God to respond to us. But as we grow in faith, we come to understand that works… [More…]

Day 9/26 – Earthen Vessels

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 “The ability to be a disciple is ours through the resources of Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1: 3); the… [More…]

Day 9/25 – Grief and Anger

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  “God can make the very worst things that ever happened in your life to work… [More…]

Day 9/24 – Tempting God

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  “Christianity is a religion of rescue. It is designed for the desperate. It is… [More…]

Day 9/22 – We Faint Not

Sin’s Penalty  – Hebrews 9:27 (ESV)  “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,”  Hebrews 9:27  “Becoming a Christian is free of charge. It costs the believer absolutely nothing: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not… [More…]

Day 9/13 – Freedom in Christ

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 “Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still.”  E.M. Bounds  ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions along… [More…]

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 8/21 – Unity and Union

Who are you? …really?  – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV  “For as he thinks in his heart, so ishe…”  Proverbs 23:7 “You can no longer view people “after the flesh.”  All are of equal worth and significance in the economy of God, and you must view them through that lens. This does not come naturally.  You must discipline yourself to treat people with… [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 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…]