Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Micah 5:1-15

September 19, 2018

“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” (Micah 5:2)

To be “little” or “small” is not necessarily a bad thing. Even though Bethlehem was a small town in Israel, it was to play a major role in the plan of God to...

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Daybreak: Micah 3:1 through 4:13

September 18, 2018

“But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.” (Micah 3:8)

During World War II, the prayers of a Spirit-filled woman for her son-in-law, Harry, changed the course of his life. Harry was on a ship in the South Pacific and unsaved. She sent him a letter one June that said, “I know you...

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Daybreak: Micah 1:1 through 2:13

September 17, 2018

“If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.” (Micah 2:11)

A few years ago, I read a story about a politician who had been caught lying. Our local newspaper did a “man in the street” poll to see how people reacted to this news. I...

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Daybreak: Hosea 13:1 through 14:9

September 16, 2018

“Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.” (Hosea 14:9)

When my mother was a young girl, her family moved often. As she grew up she would be in a school just long enough to make friends, and then it was time to move again. Sometimes the...

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Daybreak: Hosea 11:1 through 12:14

September 15, 2018

“I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.” (Hosea 12:10)

Growing up in our church, I have many memories of object lessons that were presented in the primary and junior departments during Sunday school time. The teacher giving the lesson would often display a common item and then explain how the item revealed something important about our spiritual lives or our relationship...

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Daybreak: Hosea 10:3-15

September 14, 2018

“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” (Hosea 10:12)

I enjoy driving through farmland in the springtime and viewing the fields plowed in perfect rows. Seeing the green blades shooting up through the ground always makes me comment on their beauty, and I love to look across fields of grain that are nearly...

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Daybreak: Hosea 8:1 through 10:2

September 13, 2018

“For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.” (Hosea 8:14)

As a mother of young children, I am often faced with the task of trying to locate something for them. They have forgotten where they put a special piece of clothing, a homework assignment, or a shoe, and they come to me...

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Daybreak: Hosea 6:1 through 7:16

September 12, 2018

“They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.” (Hosea 7:16)  

My brother-in-law is an archer. One year he went to Alaska to hunt bear, and he made every possible preparation to ensure success. His preparation included visits to donut shops where he could get discarded pastries...

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Daybreak: Hosea 4:1 through 5:15

September 11, 2018

“Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.” (Hosea 4:1)

From the early decades of time, God has used preachers as His messengers. Under God’s anointing, these people have urged sinners to change their ways. Hosea was one of these messengers.

The famous evangelist D.L. Moody was another....

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Daybreak: Hosea 2:2 through 3:5

September 10, 2018

“For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.” (Hosea 2:8)

Have you ever been the recipient of a gift from an unidentified giver? 

Occasionally groups of women will choose to have “secret pals.” They draw names, and challenge themselves to give each other gifts without their “pals” finding out who gave them. At times, even handwriting is disguised or...

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