Daily Devotional

The Blueprint

April 3, 2017

According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.– Exodus 25:9

Recently we have had pages of blueprints and diagrams, with specifications and measurements carefully detailed, spread out on the dining room table at our house. They are plans for our daughter and son-in-law’s new house. Those plans were designed and laid out...

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Frantic Squirrel

April 2, 2017

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. – Titus 2:13

The frantic squirrel ran right in front of me, dug a quick hole, buried a nut, and then scampered off. I stood there amazed! Aren’t squirrels usually a little more secretive about hiding their nuts? At least you would think he would shy away from such close proximity ...

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Sunscreen, Please!

April 1, 2017

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. – Psalm 84:11

When I was a boy, we never heard of such a thing as sunscreen. We had shade trees and straw hats, but nothing to protect our skin from ultra-violet rays. However, while visiting our son in South...

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Prayer Closet

March 31, 2017

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. – Matthew 6:6

When I was a child, one of my favorite activities was rearranging my bedroom. I would shift each piece of furniture, sometimes a little and sometimes a lot. Often, I would fix it...

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March 30, 2017

Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord. – Isaiah 43:10

For several years, it has been my privilege to select and lead teams for outreach meetings we hold, including mission, care home, and jail services. Each individual on these teams has a testimony of God’s saving grace and a personal technique for delivering that testimony. Some have been alcoholics or bartenders; others were saved in Sunday...

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On Your Tombstone

March 29, 2017

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. – Ephesians 5:1-2

Driving behind a truck, I saw a logo that read, “What do you want on your Tombstone?” It was obvious that the question was about what I wanted on my Tombstone pizza,...

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March 28, 2017

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. – Psalm 37:4

Think about the word delight. My first thought was to list all the things that I enjoy: eating chocolate, watching a funny movie, learning new things, spending time with friends and family, etc. But really, do those things truly delight me? I enjoy them, but delight is...

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Quick Obedience

March 27, 2017

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. – Ecclesiastes 9:10

Have you ever read a newspaper column and wondered how the writer comes up with something new to write about every day? I have! As a member of the group of volunteers who write daily devotionals for our church website,...

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Brain Fade

March 26, 2017

And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. – Luke 12:11-12

How many of us have had an experience of forgetting something? At times it seems that the harder we try to remember, the...

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March 25, 2017

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. – Psalm 16:6

Where are the boundary lines? One of the first questions a prospective buyer asks when looking at a piece of land concerns the boundaries. He wants to know the exact length and width of the property. He feels more secure if he is shown the surveyor’s stakes.

More than one person has built without...

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