Daily Devotional

Where Is Jesus?

December 14, 2019

We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. – Hebrews 8:1

"Where is Jesus?” Those were the words I heard several years ago as we were preparing for our Christmas Pageant. The church nativity scene that graced the front yard of the church each year had a life-sized figure representing Baby Jesus. During the year, the...

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Guaranteed Protection

December 13, 2019

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. – Psalm 121:7-8

 A couple of days ago, I chatted by phone with a friend who lives in Shanghai, China. Concern was evident in her voice as she told me that a typhoon was headed...

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A Reward Awaits

December 12, 2019

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. –...

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Don’t Be Ridiculous

December 11, 2019

Pray without ceasing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:17

The week after I became a Christian, I heard a minister say, “We should pray without ceasing as the Bible says to do.” I had not prayed in years and initially found it difficult just to remember to pray over my food. However, I wanted to obey the Bible, so I asked God to help me to pray always and...

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Anticipation

December 10, 2019

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. – 1 Corinthians 2:9

When I was a young child, my anticipation always escalated as Christmas Day drew near. Every year we held a Christmas program at our school house, and all of the students participated. The program emphasized the Christmas story, and...

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Satan’s Devices

December 9, 2019

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. – 2 Corinthians 2:11

As three o’clock approached in the big city where I live, the evening rush hour traffic was just beginning. I was a part of this mass exodus. Suddenly, a small car heading north put on its brakes to avoid hitting an object that was lying in the middle of the...

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Just One Taste

December 8, 2019

O taste and see that the Lord is good. – Psalm 34:8

Have you ever tasted something that you did not like? My family loves pickled pigs’ feet. They once stood around the table saying, “Oh, these are so great!” However, I thought they were terrible! I can also remember well the things that tasted good to me. My sister was an unbelievably good cook,...

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A Disciplined Soldier

December 7, 2019

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. – 2 Timothy 2:3

One of our veterans had this testimony of his time as a soldier: “It was my privilege to serve my God and my country in the United States Army. I was a frontline infantryman with the 88th Division, and God took care of me there. I had shrapnel come so close to me ...

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Come See!

December 6, 2019

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. – James 1:17

One of the many blessings of having a family is grandchildren! Watching them grow and develop their...

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Thanks Where Thanks Is Due

December 5, 2019

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God. – Luke 17:15

Several years ago, my wife and I received a letter from a family in Romania. I had never been to Romania, but it was a kind, well-written letter thanking us for sending their family some money in a time of real financial struggle. They even sent a...

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