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- You hear from God.
- You get closer to God; the Holy Spirit will begin to dwell in you.
- You begin to hate sin and sinful thoughts and don't want to entertain them anymore; your mind and thoughts start becoming pure.
- You will grow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding; you will become subtle and smart.
- You will get answers to life's questions and solutions to challenges.
- You will begin to meditate on God's Word naturally; the scripture you have read will find a way of coming back to your head from time to time and the Holy Spirit will begin to expound the scriptures to you.
- You become bold and fearless.
- You find it easy to obey civil laws, rules and regulations wherever you find yourself.
The Hebrew Midwives
Exodus 1:17But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
After the demise of Prime Minister Joseph in Egypt and the Pharaoh that appointed him, there arose a new Pharaoh who either didn’t know about Joseph at all or never cared to know or didn’t give a damn!...More
The LORD's Organs
Genesis 8:21And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Genesis 8:21 is rich with many insights into the nature of our God. Indeed, there is no searching of His understanding (Isaiah 40:28). Nobody can ever really fully understand or comprehend God. Nevertheless, the LORD doesn’t want us to stop trying or seeking to know and draw close to Him all the more. This can only be done by searching the scriptures (John 5:39)...More
Easy Yoke & Light Burden
Matthew 11:28-30Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Humanly speaking, once a yoke becomes easy, it ceases to be a yoke and any burden that is light is no more a burden. Yet, our Lord Jesus assures us that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. This means the yoke and burden of our Lord Jesus Christ are no burdens and yokes at all. Why then did the Lord still refer to them as burden and yoke?...More
Jesus Sanctified Himself
John 17:19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
When Jesus talked about sanctifying Himself for the sake of His disciples and would-be followers, He meant He made Himself holy so that they might be holy. You may then ask; wasn’t Jesus supposed to be holy from the beginning of His earthly life?...More
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The Reason for Writing
Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 5–7, Mark 11:1–18
But these are written that you may believe.
Today's Scripture & Insight: John 20:24–31
“The Lord is my high tower . . . . We left the camp singing.” On September 7, 1943, Etty Hillesum wrote those words on a postcard and threw it from a train. Those were the final recorded words we would hear from her. On November 30, 1943, she was murdered at Auschwitz. Later, Hillesum’s diaries of her experiences in a concentration camp were translated and published. They chronicled her perspectives on the horrors of Nazi occupation along with the beauty of God’s world. Her diaries have been translated into sixty-seven languages—a gift to all who would read and believe the good as well as the bad.
The apostle John didn’t sidestep the harsh realities of Jesus’ life on earth; he wrote of both the good Jesus did and the challenges He faced. The final words from his gospel give insight into the purpose behind the book that bears his name. Jesus performed “many other signs . . . which are not recorded” (20:30) by John. But these, he says, were “written that you may believe” (v.31). John’s “diary” ends on the note of triumph: “Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.” The gift of those gospel words allows us the opportunity to believe and “have life in his name.”
The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) are diary accounts of God’s love for us. They’re words to read and believe and share, for they lead us to life. They lead us to Christ.
By: John Blase
Reflect & Pray
How might it change the way you read the Gospels if you thought of them as diaries? How are you being led to the heart of Christ through them?
Gracious God, thank You for the gift of the Scriptures, written down by faithful hands so that I might believe and have life.
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Many people wish us all the best and many happy returns on...
I will not let you go unless you bless me.
Genesis 32: 26.
Many people wish us all the best and many happy returns on our birthday. These friendly words do us good. But what does “happiness” actually constitute for a person? How can I find personal joy and satisfaction? These are questions that we are bound to ask.
Take this example from the Bible. A man sought to pile up wealth and achieve more and more all his life. He had good intentions and good taste. Moreover he was interested in God and the blessing that He has for us. But the means he adopted were not in order.
Initially he obtained his brother’s inheritance right of the firstborn by cunning. Then he deceived him in the matter of his father’s blessing. His name was Jacob. He wanted the most beautiful wife by his side as well as the biggest possible flock. Struggling for the greatest possessions, he and his father-in-law tried to outdo each other. Jacob was never satisfied, but his problems increased, too. God appeared before him in angelic form and opened his eyes. Then Jacob clung to God. From then on God was to have the first place in Jacob’s life. He found his joy in God. We see this even better in the apostle Paul. He said: “For me to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21). Paul knew Jesus Christ as his Redeemer. Previously he had been persecuting Christians. But Christ appeared to him and forgave him. Paul then knew the Son of God, who had died for his sins and freed him from his self-righteousness and his own greatness. So Paul wished to live solely for Christ. For this reason many people today sincerely wish to follow Christ, simply because He loves us and has made us unspeakably happy.
Today‘s reading: Deuteronomy 3: 18 – 29 · Matthew 21: 12 – 17
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‘Whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.’ Matthew 21:22 NKJV
You say, ‘If God loves me and knows what I need, why should I have to ask Him for it?’ Because prayer means talking to God and listening to God, which leads to building a relationship with Him. Jesus said, ‘Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you.’ (Matthew 6:33 ESV) When your prayers are based on your relationship with God, your needs get met. When you love God and spend time with Him, His Word says: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him. But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit.’ (1 Corinthians 2:9–10 NLT)
Did you get that? God has planned a level of blessing for you that your natural eye can’t see and your natural mind can’t comprehend. And when you pray, He reveals things to you by His Spirit. When that happens, your faith grows and you’re able to receive what God wants you to have. So develop a lifestyle of prayer—praying all the time, everywhere you go, in the midst of your daily routine.
‘Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.’ (1 Peter 5:7 NKJV) God cares about every detail of your life. So when you become anxious about something, talk to Him about it. And don’t forget to read His Word.
That way when a problem comes up you can say, ‘Father, You said in Your Word You would do this for me,’ then quote the promise and, believing, stand on it.
SoulFood: Gen 44–46, Matt 21:18–32, Ps 106:24–48, Pr 7:3–5
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On the Same Team
When Philadelphia Eagle’s quarterback Carson Wentz returned to the field after healing from a severe injury, the NFL team’s backup quarterback, Nick Foles, graciously returned to the bench. Although competing for the same position, the two men chose to support each other and remained confident in their roles. One reporter observed that the two athletes have a “unique relationship rooted in their faith in Christ” shown through their ongoing prayers for each other. As others watched, they brought honor to God by remembering they were on the same team—not just as Eagles quarterbacks, but as believers in Jesus representing Him.
The apostle Paul reminds believers to live as “children of the light” awaiting Jesus’ return (1 Thessalonians 5:5–6). With our hope secure in the salvation Christ has provided, we can shrug off any temptations to compete out of jealousy, insecurity, fear, or envy. Instead, we can “encourage one another and build each other up” (v. 11). We can respect spiritual leaders who honor God and “live in peace” as we serve together to accomplish our shared goal—telling people about the gospel and...Full devotional details
The Triumph of Forgiveness
Mack, having struggled with drug abuse and sexual sin, was desperate. Relationships he valued were in disarray, and his conscience was beating him up. In his misery, he found himself unannounced at a church asking to speak with a pastor. There he found relief in sharing his complicated story and in hearing about God’s mercy and forgiveness.
Psalm 32 is believed to have been composed by David after his sexual sin. He compounded his wrongdoing by devising a sinister strategy that resulted in the death of the woman’s husband (see 2 Samuel 11–12). While these ugly incidents were behind him, the effects of his actions remained. Psalm 32:3–4 describes the deep struggles he experienced before he acknowledged the ugliness of his deeds; the gnawing effects of unconfessed sin were undeniable. What brought relief? Relief began with...Full devotional details
When I was five years old, my parents separated, and I...
When I was five years old, my parents separated, and I was put into an orphanage. One day a married couple visited us, wanting to adopt a child. I saw them standing there choosing, and I hoped they would take me. I longed for a home, a father and a mother. But they took someone else.
Years passed. Many couples came and made their choice, and I always remained behind. I still hope and longed fervently: I wanted to belong somewhere. But nobody wanted me. Once I asked the housemother, “Won’t anyone have me?” she just shrugged her shoulders and said, “I don’t know. Perhaps they will one day.” But it never happened...Full devotional details
The Amalekites attacked the people of Israel in the wilderness. They struck when the people were exhausted. Moreover, they had the rear ranks and all the stragglers particularly in view (cf. Deuteronomy 25:17.18).
Applying this to ourselves, it means that Satan knows our weak points, where we are easily vulnerable. Are you inclined to strive after riches or fame? Have you a weakness for the opposite sex? Then take care: that is where Satan is most likely to...Full devotional details
The tribe of Levi enjoyed a privileged position among the people of Israel. God had sanctified them for Himself, selecting them from the nation for His service. They were responsible for the tabernacle, God’s dwelling among His people. The people always...Full devotional details
A Wide, Sweeping Grace
Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled device, has an interesting feature: it can erase everything you say. Whatever you’ve asked Alexa to do, whatever information you’ve asked Alexa to retrieve, one simple sentence (“Delete everything I...Full devotional details
In Need of Rescue
A teenager named Aldi was working alone on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometers (about 78 miles) off Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island when heavy winds knocked the hut off its mooring and sent it out to sea. For forty-nine days, Aldi...Full devotional details
I was prepared with eye protection, an ideal viewing location, and homemade moon pie desserts. Along with millions of people in the US, my family watched the rare occurrence of a total solar eclipse—the moon covering the entire disk of the sun...Full devotional details
In 1932 two Christians undertook a long journey through the Libyan desert. It took them from the north-west of Sudan through Egypt to the far east of Libya. A caravan of fourteen camels transported their luggage: food, indispensable water and a precious...Full devotional details
Inheritance Isn’t Earned
“Thanks for dinner, Dad,” I said as I set my napkin on the restaurant table. I was home on a break from college and, after being gone for a while, it felt strange to have my parents pay for me. “You’re welcome, Julie,” my dad...Full devotional details
Liberated by Jesus
“I lived with my mother so long that she moved out!” Those were the words of KC, whose life before sobriety and surrender to Jesus was not pretty. He candidly admits supporting his drug habit by stealing—even from loved ones. That life...Full devotional details
A fresh start
Many people are haunted by their past. They cannot get over disappointments and plague themselves with reproaches. During sleepless nights they constantly think: “If only I hadn’t done such a stupid thing!...Full devotional details
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