Psalm 107:16-21 Followers of Christ can get caught in the trap of trying to justify their wrongs. But when we dispense with all the creative excuses, everything can be boiled down to four reasons for rebellion: • I refuse to Continue reading The Reason For Rebellion
Galatians 6:7-10 Rebelling against the Lord is costly. The divine law of consequences is that people reap what they sow, more than they sow, and later than they sow. And the principle is unchangeable whether you believe in God or Continue reading The Reuins Of Rebellion.
Ephesians 1:3-8 When I hear a believer say, “I’m just a sinner,” I feel like responding, “That’s what you used to be.” A lot of folks cling to a view of themselves as a patched-up, slightly-better-than-before version of their old Continue reading Our True Identity.
1 Peter 1:1-7 Peter wrote the first of his two epistles to encourage people who were undergoing persecution. And the disciple decided to begin the letter by reminding believers of who they are in the Lord. Believers are chosen in Continue reading Who We Are In Christ.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 What are we to do with our pain when, despite our pleading, God won’t remove it? He knows we’re hurting but does nothing. How can He be a God of love yet not come to our aid? Continue reading Learning From Adversity
Acts 16:16-34 One way we tend to judge whether we’re walking in God’s will is by the outcome. The assumption is that when we’re doing what the Lord wants, life will run smoothly. But if all sorts of problems and Continue reading Recognizing God’s Open Doors
Matthew 6:7-15 In Matthew 6:7, Jesus cautioned against meaningless repetition when talking to the Father. Just two verses later, He left a pattern to help us pray. However, in using this passage, which is known as the Lord’s Prayer, we’re Continue reading A Pattern For Prayer
1 John 2:15-17 The rich young man approached Jesus to learn how to secure his future in eternity. Out of loving concern, the Lord engaged him in a dialogue to reveal his wrong thinking and thereby identify a significant spiritual Continue reading Relying On Something Other Than God.
Hebrews 12:14-15 Scripture stresses the importance of pardoning those who have offended us. While it may feel natural to pull away from hurtful people, refusing to forgive has consequences far worse than the pain of being wronged. Unforgiveness … Continue reading Consequences Of Unforgivness
Psalms 3 Do you want to know who God is and what He cares about most in your life? You may have stored up lots of intellectual information about the Bible, and that is important, but it’s not the main Continue reading David’s Devotion