Daily Devotional

A Rough Guide To Life

August 21, 2018

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. – Psalm 119:105

We were interested in buying a computer, but before we made our purchase, I wanted some additional information. In my searching, I discovered a little book called, “A Rough Guide to Computers.” The title was interesting enough to cause me to buy the book. The publisher and writers of the...

Read More

Three Ways to Watch

August 20, 2018

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. – Matthew 24:42

"Watch out!”

What do you think about when you hear that? You probably think that something is about to happen, and you had better be alert. If you see your children in danger, you shout, “Watch out!” You want them to stop, look, and listen.

An event is coming which will separate those who are watching spiritually...

Read More

A Closet of Contentment

August 19, 2018

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. – Hebrews 13:5

As we made our way through the glass doors, the mall before us offered 185 stores to shop in. What could be better than finding new outfits? My friend who was with me smiled at my eagerness. The stores glittered...

Read More

Grow

August 18, 2018

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. – Ephesians 4:14

Last week, when I was at my son’s house, I was laughing as his three young children were wrestling and running around the front room. My son walked in from the other room...

Read More

Pliable Clay

August 17, 2018

But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. – Isaiah 64:8

My daughter took an art class in high school, where she worked with various clays and molds. Two of the things she fashioned were a cup and a vase. After the vessels were formed, she etched a delicate design around...

Read More

Inner Excellence

August 16, 2018

The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. – James 3:17-18

Every head turned and tension instantly filled the room. Arrayed in impeccable royal garments, the woman was gorgeous! But every person in the room knew...

Read More

Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt

August 15, 2018

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened. – Revelation 20:12

Having evidently made a favorable impression on the judge, the deputy district attorney, and the defense lawyer, I was now a member of a criminal jury along with eleven other local citizens.

The charge: a young father, apparently innocently pushing his little baby through the grocery store in her stroller, was actually...

Read More

A Proper Connection

August 14, 2018

I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. – John 15:5

We love to grow the giant variety of pumpkins in our garden, just to see how big they will get. Tips are available on how to nurture them so that they become as large as possible. For...

Read More

God’s Word

August 13, 2018

The word of the Lord was precious. – 1 Samuel 3:1

Thank God we can say the Word of the Lord is still precious. Recently, I was looking at a Bible that my wife has had since 1973. It is a small volume with a leather cover and a snap to close it. She sleeps with it at her head, and whenever she is bothered by pain ...

Read More

Never Give Up

August 12, 2018

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. – 2 Timothy 4:7

The violin is a beautiful instrument to look at, as well as to listen to. However, if I picked up my daughter’s instrument and tried to play, I’m sure that the only result of the bow crossing the strings would be horrible screeches. Someone who has studied and practiced ...

Read More