Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Jonah 3:1-10

August 31, 2018

“And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey.” (Jonah 3:1-3)

A while back, my computer was not working properly. When I would open up a program and click...

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Daybreak: Jonah 1:1 through 2:10

August 30, 2018

“But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.” (Jonah 1:3)

Fleeing from the presence of the Lord may sound like radical behavior. However, people may “flee” in...

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Daybreak: Joel 3:1-21

August 29, 2018

“The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.” (Joel 3:16)

Our son was set to appear before the judge for a traffic violation, and he was apprehensive. We had been instructed by our insurance company to contest the violation, which was given following...

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Daybreak: Joel 2:1-32

August 28, 2018

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” (Joel 2:25)

Years ago, after the “locust and cankerworm” of sin had all but destroyed his life, a man named Joel heard a Gospel meeting on a street corner in Portland, Oregon. Calloused by sin, he listened with a pipe in his mouth and a sneer...

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Daybreak: Joel 1:1-20

August 27, 2018

“Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.” (Joel 1:3)

As human beings, we learn by repetition. If you have ever memorized a chapter of the Bible or learned to type without looking at the keys, you know this. Perhaps you had a grandfather who, as you were growing up, told and retold stories about his youth. No doubt in your mind you can still...

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The Law of Cause and Effect

August 26, 2018

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. – Galatians 6:7

God has blessed most of us with a healthy digestive system. As a result, if we eat more than a certain amount, we gain weight. By the same token, if we eat about the right amount and engage in healthful physical activities (like going for walks), we can maintain a...

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God’s Flashlight

August 25, 2018

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. – 2 Corinthians 4:6

 A comic strip portrayed a little boy walking down a country road, hand-in-hand with his mother. The moon was shining overhead at its fullest. A church, partly hidden in...

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You Can Be Chosen

August 24, 2018

Many are called, but few are chosen. – Matthew 22:14

When I was a kid, one of the favorite pastimes in the long hot summer evenings was a good game of baseball. At the neighborhood ball game, generally the two best players in the group were the team captains, and they were the ones who did the choosing. The right selections were important! It could mean having...

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A Prayer Away

August 23, 2018

He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. – John 8:44

As I pondered the testimonies of my son and a newly-saved elderly lady, as well as my own, I could see they were distinctly alike in one way.


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Who Is the Real Owner?

August 22, 2018

And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments. – Exodus 35:21

Inventor and industrialist Robert LeTourneau was a man who built his business with God as his partner. In his book, “Mover of Men and...

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