Daily Devotional

Daybreak: 2 Kings 17:1-23

March 6, 2020

“For they served idols, whereof the Lord had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.” (2 Kings 17:12)

As a child, I sometimes found it hard to obey what my parents told me to do. One particular instance of disobedience still lingers in my mind, more than four decades later.

My mother had some mementos from her childhood that she kept in a cupboard above our kitchen stove, and occasionally...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 16:1-20

March 5, 2020

“And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.” (2 Kings 16:10)

Holding the plastic landing gear for a remote-control helicopter in the palm of his hand, our son, who is a designer for a precision mold company, said, “Hmm,...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 15:1-38

March 4, 2020

“And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done; save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.” (2 Kings 15:3-4)

My husband and I have a good friend who shares our love for the Gospel. He is an outstanding carpenter and cabinet maker, and also a wonderful communicator. ...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 14:1-29

March 3, 2020

“And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.” (2 Kings 14:24) 

Recently, a man from our church was sleeping deeply in the middle of the night when a panicked scream jarred him. Before he was completely awake, he jumped out of bed and burst into the hallway....

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 13:1-25

March 2, 2020

“And he [Elisha] said, Take the arrows. And he [the king of Israel] took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.” (2 Kings 13:18)

When I was in my mid-teens, I played on an organized baseball team. Generally I played first base, but occasionally I was directed to a position in the outfield. Although I was far from being a superstar, I had...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 12:1-21

March 1, 2020

“But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the Lord: and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the Lord.” (2 Kings 12:9)

Not long ago, a young university student who had recently come to...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 11:1-21

February 29, 2020

“But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king’s sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.” (2 Kings 11:2)

Ray was an adventuresome boy, and several times that spirit of adventure put his life in serious danger. On one occasion, he and several other...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 10:1-36

February 28, 2020

“But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.” (2 Kings 10:31)

One of my favorite stories about my grandfather, Alba Green, is how he came into the Apostolic Faith Church. Grandpa had been involved in a religious community in the State of Washington, and...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 9:1-37

February 27, 2020

“And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead: And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber; Then take the box of...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 8:16-29

February 26, 2020

“And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the Lord, as did the house of Ahab: for he was the son in law of the house of Ahab.” (2 Kings 8:27)

Have you noticed that small children are great imitators? Their first words are echoes of what they hear. If we say “bye-bye,” they repeat it. Even that oft-spoken “no” comes from them hearing an...

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