Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Nahum 1:1 through 2:13

March 16, 2020

“The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” (Nahum 1:3)

I grew up in the country, and although most of our animals were raised for food, Dad occasionally let us “adopt” one of them...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 25:1-30

March 15, 2020

“And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.” (2 Kings 25:24)

There can be tremendous blessing in words of encouragement. In 1937, tragic news reached Oswald Smith, a young pastor and songwriter in Toronto, Canada. His brother-in-law, Clifford, a missionary in Peru, had been instantly...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 23:31 through 24:20

March 14, 2020

“And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.” (2 Kings 24:2)

An object lesson that I have never forgotten was given in Sunday school when I was young. Our...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 23:1-30

March 13, 2020

“And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.” (2 Kings 23:3)

As I consider our focus verse, I have a...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 22:1-20

March 12, 2020

“And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king. And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.” (2 Kings 22:10-11)

When he was eight years old, Josiah became the king of Judah. At the age of twenty-six, he encountered the Word of God in a life- and...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 21:1-26

March 11, 2020

“And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.” (2 Kings 21:6)

Kathy attended church as a child, but when she was in her teens she rebelled against her early training and began dabbling in the Wicca religion. “I was always kind...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 20:1-21

March 10, 2020

“Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord.” (2 Kings 20:5)

When we face times of crisis in life, it is wonderful to be able to pray and to know that...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 19:1-37

March 9, 2020

“Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.” (2 Kings 19:19)

During World War II, while on a special mission Eddie Rickenbacker was in an airplane that crashed in the Pacific Ocean. For twenty-four days, the eight men from that plane drifted...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 18:1-37

March 8, 2020

“Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand? But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king’s commandment was, saying, Answer him not.” (2 Kings 18:35-36)

It was the 1930s, and business trends were still headed downward. There was rumor of upcoming salary cuts at the New...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 17:24-41

March 7, 2020

“But the Lord your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.” (2 Kings 17:39)

An inexperienced driver, high speeds, wet roads, and a dash of alcohol. Young children playing with matches. Greasy carnival food and too many rides on the roller coaster. We call these combinations “a recipe for disaster” because when certain factors are combined, we know problems will...

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