Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Amos 8:1-14

September 7, 2018

“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.” (Amos 8:11-12)

When I was about...

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Daybreak: Amos 6:1 through 7:17

September 6, 2018

“Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more.” (Amos 7:7-8)

Have you ever seen a plumbline used? It is a...

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Daybreak: Amos 5:1-27

September 5, 2018

“Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.” (Amos 5:14)

A Salvation Army officer told of an old Maori woman who, prior to her conversion, had won the name of “Warrior Brown” because of her propensity to fight when she was enraged or had been drinking. A week after she was converted, she gave her testimony at an...

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Daybreak: Amos 3:1 through 4:13

September 4, 2018

“The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:8)

During the spring, in the area where we live, it is not uncommon to hear wild turkeys gobbling. Their gobble is often out of fear — the male turkey will gobble at anything that startles him. Often, a car door slamming or the sound of a power tool from a job site is enough to elicit a gobble from...

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Daybreak: Amos 2:1-16

September 3, 2018

“Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.” (Amos 2:13)

One year, I was with my grandparents at harvest time. My grandfather, a very tall, hard-working individual, set out with his sons to harvest corn. This time he took my brother and me, too. However, we were told that we were expected to work and not distract the men from working. We assured our grandfather that we...

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Daybreak: Amos 1:1-15

September 2, 2018

“Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron.” (Amos 1:3)

For a number of years, a World War II veteran testified of God’s mercy to him. While in the service, he was a sailor and also a sinner. He said, “Once, we were standing on the deck when...

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Daybreak: Jonah 4:1-11

September 1, 2018

“And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.” (Jonah 4:2)

God is amazingly merciful! He will go to astounding measures to rescue one soul. Our focus verse indicates...

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Daybreak: Jonah 3:1-10

August 31, 2018

“And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey.” (Jonah 3:1-3)

A while back, my computer was not working properly. When I would open up a program and click...

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Daybreak: Jonah 1:1 through 2:10

August 30, 2018

“But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.” (Jonah 1:3)

Fleeing from the presence of the Lord may sound like radical behavior. However, people may “flee” in...

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Daybreak: Joel 3:1-21

August 29, 2018

“The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.” (Joel 3:16)

Our son was set to appear before the judge for a traffic violation, and he was apprehensive. We had been instructed by our insurance company to contest the violation, which was given following...

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