Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Judges 4:1-24

August 31, 2017

“And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the Lord hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not the Lord gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.” (Judges 4:14)

During the Second World War in Europe, a father, carrying his young son, rushed from a building that had just been bombed. Ahead, in their front yard, was a shell hole. Amid...

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Daybreak: Judges 3:1-31

August 30, 2017

“And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites: And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and forgat the Lord their God, and served Baalim and the groves.” (Judges 3:5-7)

The summer before the start of my third year of high...

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Daybreak: Judges 2:1-23

August 29, 2017

“And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this?” (Judges 2:2)

My husband was a very wholehearted Christian as a young boy. He was not ashamed to tell people about Jesus and even went door-to-door to pass out invitations for special meetings at church. He loved the Lord with all his heart and his greatest...

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Daybreak: Judges 1:1-36

August 28, 2017

“Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?” (Judges 1:1)

The human family needs leadership. God designed us that way, and a righteous leader is a treasure. I have been blessed in my time in the Gospel to have wonderful servants of God as teachers, ministers,...

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Safe Passage

August 27, 2017

If by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God.– Romans 1:10

My journey down the Rogue River in a drift boat was an unforgettable experience. Most of that early morning passed quietly as we floated down a ruggedly beautiful stretch of water. Then, as we approached a bend in the river, our guide rowed over to the bank...

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A Promise Is a Promise

August 26, 2017

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? – Numbers 23:19

It would be safe to say that most of us have made promises. It would probably be just as safe to say that most of us have broken one or...

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Never Forsaken

August 25, 2017

Cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day. – Joshua 23:8

Today, while walking along the edge of a bluff, my friend and I spotted an old, storm-battered tree just hanging on to the side of the bank—barely attached, but still hanging on! Half of its support had given way as the ground had crumbled beneath it, exposing sturdy thick roots...

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The Finished Product

August 24, 2017

Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. – Psalm 66:12

It is always a thrill to help out at my daughter’s school. Today was no exception! The lunchroom was buzzing with all sizes of happy students zipping along to their next classes. As the sound diminished, I opened a shiny red cart and...

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Who’s at the Wheel?

August 23, 2017

As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. – John 1:11-12

 A few years ago my family and I made a day trip to Larch Mountain, high up above the beautiful, rugged Columbia River Gorge of the Pacific Northwest. Upon leaving the mountain, we pulled out of the parking lot and began descending a steep and...

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Waiting for His Will

August 22, 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

As I neared the end of my freshman year in college, I needed to decide who would be my roommate for the following year. I prayed and asked the Lord to direct my choice—whether it...

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