Daily Devotional

Get the Big Picture

January 21, 2019

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33

My school bus company, like many others in America, subscribes to the services of a firm dedicated to improving safety in the trucking and busing industries. Based on years of study, they have developed a set of simple principles...

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Rescuing Souls

January 20, 2019

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. – Daniel 12:3

When I was eight years old, my family and I were staying at a motel as part of our summer vacation. The swimming pool was full of water, but was unattended. During the day, I spent a lot of time...

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No Bad Bugs!

January 19, 2019

Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. – Romans 13:10

Talking on the phone to my grandson while he was recuperating from a nasty cold, I asked if he had sent his “bugs” to me because I was now sick too. His reply was, “No, someone who doesn’t love you did!” That was his indirect way of saying he would not do...

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Lost Keys

January 18, 2019

I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 16:19

As my husband and I were finishing our job at the place where we work, I realized my keys were missing. The last time I had used them was when I was putting some things away in the storage room, but now they were neither in my purse nor in my jacket pocket. I was...

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A Dry Crust of Bread

January 17, 2019

He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. – Psalm 147:14

My daughter and her husband had taken me out for a big lunch, so by dinnertime, all I wanted was a sandwich. Two slices of bread were left in the bag—just enough for one sandwich. And then there was a thin, leftover heel.

That leftover heel was just the thing to tear into...

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Sweet Treasure

January 16, 2019

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. – Psalm 119:11

The sight took my breath away. Who had scattered this handful of “rubies” in the dewy grass to glisten in the early morning sunlight? Not since I was ten years old had I seen such large ones or any with such deep, true red. I knelt down for a closer examination before...

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The Best Price

January 15, 2019

When he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. – Matthew 13:46

 I like a good deal—probably most people do. If I think I can get an item for a better price, I’ll shop around, and sometimes even buy an “off brand.” Often, this works quite well. However, some items of a lesser quality just do not work as well. For ...

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My Help Cometh from the Lord

January 14, 2019

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

It has been on my mind that I should cast more of my cares on the Lord. It seems that as one gets older, more cares come along in our lives each day.

Recently, I decided to have a family dinner and so invited my siblings, my children, and a good friend. I had not...

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Investment Requirements

January 13, 2019

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. – 2 Corinthians 5:21

Like many people today, I have the opportunity to control my own retirement account, so each month I receive a statement telling me whether my account gained or lost during the past month. One term used to describe the gains is...

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Time to Rebuild

January 12, 2019

And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. – 1 Kings 18:30

Recently, my son and I drove by a house that had been allowed to run down. As I looked at the sagging front porch and the boarded-up windows, the thought came to me that at...

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