Daily Devotional

Perspective

September 6, 2020

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. – Philippians 4:8

“I“It’s the worst day of my life!” my daughter wailed. She had just engaged in a disagreement with her sister, and I had reprimanded her for her reaction. ...

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Gain from Pain

September 5, 2020

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

While cleaning some old files off my computer this week, I came across an illustration I had read a while back. Though I have heard the story before, the application made a new impression on me.

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The Voice of God

September 4, 2020

And when he [the Holy Spirit] is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. – John 16:8

There are many occasions when we look for an opportunity to talk to someone about the Lord and let that person know how much Jesus loves us. Sometimes that opportunity never comes up, but we know that God is at work even...

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Morning Glories

September 3, 2020

The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: the grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. – Isaiah 40:6-8

Every summer, morning glories bloom in profusion...

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Use It

September 2, 2020

Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. – Matthew 25:24-25

One year, my daughter called me to find out if I had an iron and ironing...

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Know His Glory

September 1, 2020

For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. – Habakkuk 2:14

 A while back I purchased an artist’s rendition of the sea in all its dazzling beauty. In the painting, the dashing waves can be seen mounting upward toward the blue sky, projecting majesty and strength. Then as the waves crested, they became a foamy torrent ...

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A Wedding Story

August 31, 2020

Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. – Revelation 21:9

As people age, they often begin to look back over their lives, remembering important events. Recently, I started to reminisce about my wedding day in June of 1959. It was probably the happiest day of my life. I had found “Mr. Right,” and on the day of my wedding, I was on...

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As a Child

August 30, 2020

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby. – 1 Peter 2:2

 I received a call from my daughter, and as soon as she could quit laughing, she told me what had just occurred. She had picked up her son from school and was on the way to pick up her daughter. As is her habit, she began to talk...

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Direct Connection

August 29, 2020

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. – Isaiah 65:24

 I work for a large insurance company and, surprisingly, one of the complaints I hear most often has nothing to do with our benefit plans, claims processing abilities, or customer service in general. The number-one complaint seems to be our phone system....

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The Catalyst of Faith

August 28, 2020

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. – Hebrews 4:2

Several years ago, I took a boat building class in which we made fiberglass kayaks. The instructor guided the class through all the steps of preparing the mold, cutting fiberglass fabric in the...

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