Daily Devotional

He Cares for You

July 17, 2018

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. – 1 Peter 5:7

 I marvel at how much God cares for each one of us. When I was drafted into the United States Army, my wife was expecting our first child. I very much wanted to be at home when the baby was to be born, but of course, that would be impossible. First, I went...

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Shout for Joy

July 16, 2018

The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing. – Psalm 65:13

In my younger years I remember watching my dad plant corn in early May. About two weeks after he had dropped the seeds into the ground, I would see him checking for signs of life poking up through the freshly cultivated dirt. When green leaves were...

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No Change

July 15, 2018

For I am the Lord, I change not. – Malachi 3:6

Russian-born, Nobel Prize winning author Alexandr Solzhenitsyn loved his native country, but hated many of the things done by his government. For speaking out against public wrongs, especially in the Stalinist era, he first served an eight-year sentence in various prison camps. Then he was exiled for life to an undesirable part of the...

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Customer Service, Please

July 14, 2018

And him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. – John 6:37

In a recent conversation with her sister, my wife found out about a special bargain relating to a set of Noritake china. My wife was ecstatic, and as her birthday was approaching, the china seemed to keep coming up in conversation. I did not think she was trying to hide...

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Evidence for Believing

July 13, 2018

Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. – John 20:29

Many people seem to think, I cannot see God, therefore He does not exist. However, if you follow that kind of logic, you will come up with some strange conclusions about many things.

For instance,...

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The Bugler’s Dilemma

July 12, 2018

Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. – Revelation 12:12

Enemy armies surrounded the Emperor Napoleon, or at least that is how the story goes. Defeat was certain! So he called his bugler. “Quick, Bugler, ...

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Getting Even

July 11, 2018

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. – Romans 12:19

When Sylas was about two years old, he loved horses, so for Christmas he got a rocking horse that neighed like a real one. He quickly caught on how to ride his new steed, and was soon rocking back and forth at a...

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A Resting Place

July 10, 2018

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27

One of my favorite Southern Gospel groups, the Cathedral Quartet, used to sing a song that says, “No news is good news when you’re reading your newspaper; no news is good news...

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A Refreshing Spirit

July 9, 2018

Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. – 2 Corinthians 7:13

 A few summers ago, the heat of the day seeped into every inch of space my house had to offer. I watched through the window as the sun beat continually on the walls outside, raising the...

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Life in a Goldfish Bowl

July 8, 2018

Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men. – 2 Corinthians 3:2

At our school bus company, several of the senior drivers are authorized to train new applicants. This is a part-time role, which they carry out between runs of their regular student routes. One of these drivers, Ed by name, has gone beyond and qualified as a third-party tester....

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