Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Judges 2:1-23

May 21, 2019

“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

May 20, 2019

“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,...

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Daybreak: 2 Peter 3:1-18

May 19, 2019

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” (2 Peter 3:10)

It was Saturday evening, and our family packed our vehicle in preparation for the 135-mile trip we would make early Sunday. The trunk of our car...

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Daybreak: 2 Peter 2:10-22

May 18, 2019

“These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.” (2 Peter 2:17)

For as long as I remember, our farm’s well had a windmill on it. It is a typical rural American sight: a tall framework composed of four long, angle-iron posts with cross bracing of the same material in huge X shapes. A wheel of curved blades that caught the wind topped...

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Daybreak: 2 Peter 2:1-9

May 17, 2019

“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” (2 Peter 2:9)

Recently I was at my friend’s house for lunch. While she was preparing some soup, she put her toddler in a highchair and placed some bread in front of him. However, her son was far more interested in the sharp knife that she had used to cut the loaf...

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Daybreak: 2 Peter 1:1-21

May 16, 2019

“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” (2 Peter 1:5-7)

A few years ago, Rebekah, a young wife and mother-to-be, died suddenly before the age of twenty in an automobile accident. After her death, her family found her personal journal....

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 5:1-14

May 15, 2019

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

It has been seven years since the Lord called my husband home to Heaven. When I found myself alone and had to cope with things that I had never had to do before, I called upon the Lord, and He helped me. The instruction to cast our cares on the Lord took on a new dimension, and God has been there for...

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 4:1-19

May 14, 2019

“Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” (1 Peter 4:19)

Etched indelibly in my memory is the night my uncle had a massive stroke. As our family gathered around his bedside in prayer, snatches of sermons he had preached replayed themselves in my mind. Copies of those sermons had circled the globe, inspiring many. Would we...

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 3:1-22

May 13, 2019

“Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives.” (1 Peter 3:1)

Our daily lives have an impact on those around us, especially on our families. The Apostle Peter gave instructions to Christian women whose husbands were not saved. If these women lived holy lives according to the principles of God’s Word, their husbands...

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 2:11-25

May 12, 2019

“For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” (1 Peter 2:20)

When she was in eighth grade, a friend of mine realized that merely attending Sunday school did not make her a Christian. The Lord began talking to her heart, and one Sunday evening she accepted her...

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