Daily Devotional

Follow Me

February 20, 2017

And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. – Mark 2:14

Have you ever been invited to a gathering and, even with the address in hand and a map of the city, still did not know exactly how to get there? Being without a GPS system, I have found...

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Wind Power

February 19, 2017

And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind. – Isaiah 7:2

Night was closing in on the city, and the sky was turning slowly into a black mosaic. The fir trees—just shadows through the large window of the library where I was sitting—revealed the strength of the wind as their branches bounced back and forth under ...

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True Testimony

February 18, 2017

This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. – John 21:24

After being called several times for possible jury duty, my short legal career ended with one relatively minor but real trial. One memory stands out from that trial. As a certain witness was quizzed concerning an important point, he used the words, “I think.” Immediately ...

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A Healing Touch

February 17, 2017

I am the Lord that healeth thee. – Exodus 15:26

In our small church congregation, there was a brother who was frequently sick. He was our music leader, and he suffered with migraines. When he led a song service, the Spirit of God was present, but many Sundays he was home with a terrible headache. He had been prayed for many times, and many had his...

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Check-Up Time

February 16, 2017

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. – 1 Peter 5:6

With a stethoscope and a clock to watch, you can take a reading of your heart rate. With a slender thermometer under your tongue, your body’s temperature can be found. With an inflatable sleeve and pump, your blood pressure can be obtained. These instruments were developed so...

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What Will We Reap?

February 15, 2017

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

Just a short distance from where I live, there are several fields and orchards with tall corn stalks, various other vegetables, and fruit trees. While I find fresh produce to be tasty and enjoyable, I know that a lot of effort is put into producing a good crop.

To reap a good...

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Slow Down!

February 14, 2017

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. – Psalm 25:5

Just a short time ago, my wife and I went out on a date. When you have young children, it is not as easy as it once was to make time for these special moments. I am not complaining; I love my children dearly....

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Rose of Sharon

February 13, 2017

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. – Song of Solomon 2:1

Sharon is a rich tract of land lying between the hills of Judea and Samaria and the sea, holding some of the richest soil to be found in the world. The loveliness of the area is enhanced by beautiful flowers, mainly roses, tinting the entire hillside when viewed from ...

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This Man Was Born There

February 12, 2017

The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. – Psalm 87:6

My birthplace is Seattle, Washington. My birth certificate bears a picture of the large downtown hospital where I was born. Even though there have been additions to that building through the years, you could go to Seattle today and recognize it from the photograph.

Now I am a grandparent, but I...

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Letting Your Light Shine

February 11, 2017

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16

Years ago, when I was in high school, I had a music teacher who sometimes gave us Christian songs to sing. At one concert, all the lights were turned off and the choir lined up in formation holding lit candles and singing “Pass It On.” Everyone...

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