Daily Devotional

Today Is the Day

March 23, 2017

For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. – 2 Corinthians 6:2

 A while back, I made plans to purchase new furniture for my home office. After doing some research and reviewing my budget, I finally decided what pieces I would buy and just...

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Almost Home

March 22, 2017

Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. – Isaiah 33:17

Recently during a lunch with my dad, I mentioned to him that our pastor and his wife were at that moment flying toward home at the close of a two-week international trip. I glanced at my watch and realized that if all the connecting flights had been...

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Using Faith

March 21, 2017

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. – Hebrews 11:6

Lately, I have spent some time thinking about the subject of faith, and have come to the conclusion that most of what we do takes faith. When we sit down at the computer to...

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Really Good Jerky

March 20, 2017

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. – Psalm 34:8

Driving along the Arizona-California border recently, my wife and I saw several signs advertising “Really Good Jerky.” Somehow, this unexceptional claim caught my fancy. We stopped there to buy some and were pleased to discover that it actually was “Really Good Jerky.”

In this...

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What Example Do We Set?

March 19, 2017

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock. – 1 Peter 5:2-3

 A number of years ago, my health was such that I needed to use a cane all the time. One day, when my granddaughter was at...

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Decisions, Decisions

March 18, 2017

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6

Some years ago, my attraction to pickup trucks drew me to consider buying one, in spite of the fact that I already had a functioning vehicle. After halfway making this decision on my own, the thought occurred...

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Do We Fit?

March 17, 2017

Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. – Ephesians 2:20-22

"They wouldn’t fit” . . . just three little words. On the construction site of a beautiful new church, two enormous laminated beams—costly material—were discarded and lay...

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Beyond the Lion’s Claws

March 16, 2017

David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. – 1 Samuel 17:37

What would you do if, before your proposal to marry was approved, you had to kill a lion? Could you search for and overcome a lion with only a...

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Elbow Grease

March 15, 2017

For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. – 2 Corinthians 8:12

Within almost every home, you will find a number of products which are advertised to do wonders. And in no field is this more evident than in the area of house cleaning. Practically all of us own one of those...

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God’s Bandage

March 14, 2017

For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord. – Jeremiah 30:17

When on a playground supervising children, one occasionally needs a bandage to cover a scrape after a tumble from a swing or merry-go-round. Daycares, pre-schools, grandmas, and moms usually have several boxes of these healing aids stored in their cupboards. Not only do ...

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