Posts with the tag “audrey”

Isaiah 59-60
by Audrey Rogers on September 25th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 60--Verse 1Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.Isaiah is speaking to the nation of Israel in this verse, but it can easily be applied to the church. We are no longer walking in the darkness of trying – and failing – to follow the law, because Jesus our Light has come and redeemed us! And now our job is to shine His light ...  Read More
Isaiah 47-48
by Audrey Rogers on September 18th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 48—Verse 13My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.Consider just two miracles that we can see daily:A seed dropped by a bird last summer sprouts in warm soil this spring, taking nutrients from the earth and converting sunshine into food, growing into a tall, leafy plant that burs...  Read More
Isaiah 35-36
by Audrey Rogers on September 11th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 35—Verse10And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.I don’t know about you, but I can get discouraged and disheartened listening to the news. It seems like our world just continues to get worse and worse. So much pain, so ...  Read More
Isaiah 19-21
by Audrey Rogers on September 4th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah19--Verse 25…whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.”Whoa – hold up – what?! Blessed be Egypt and Assyria? Wait a minute, these are the sworn enemies of Israel. Egypt enslaved the Israelites and murdered their babies for 400 years, and Assyria attacked Israel and took several t...  Read More
Isaiah 1-3
by Audrey Rogers on August 28th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 1—Verse 18Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.The book of Isaiah a big book of prophecy written in a very poetic style. It can be confusing at times. But as we go through it, just keep in mind the main story arc Isaiah follows:He...  Read More
Ecclesiastes 1-3
by Audrey Rogers on August 21st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Ecclesiastes 2—Verse 18I hated all the toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me…When we put much effort into some task or project that ends up being for nothing, it’s tempting to feel like the author of Ecclesiastes (whom we assume is Solomon) and say “What’s the point?!” But I subscribe to the idea that we should aim t...  Read More
Job 25-27
by Audrey Rogers on August 14th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 25—Verses 5-6Behold, even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not pure in his [God’s] eyes; how much less man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm!This was spoken by Bildad. Boy, did he have it wrong. Did he not know? Man was created in the IMAGE of GOD. How could he then call man a maggot? David pondered the greatness of God compared to man when he a...  Read More
Job 7-9
by Audrey Rogers on August 7th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 7—Verse 1“Has not man a hard service on earth, and are not his days like the days of a hired hand?” – JobSometimes, this is how life feels. Like we’re just running in a hamster wheel, working so hard but not getting anywhere. We feel worn down, run over, washed up. We start to think, “What’s the point?” “Why is it so hard?”Well friend, many have gone before and felt the s...  Read More
Nehemiah 9-11
by Audrey Rogers on July 31st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Nehemiah 10—Verse 39bWe will not neglect the house of our God.When the Israelites returned from Babylon after 70 years in exile, they read God’s law (the first five books of the Bible) to be reminded of how God expected them to live and behave as His chosen people. They were grieved to find out just how poorly their forefathers had measured up.In order to avoid another exile,...  Read More
Ezra 2-5
by Audrey Rogers on July 24th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Ezra 4—Verse 4Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build…When God directs his people to do a work for him, there are often detractors, hold-ups, bumps in the road, and all manner of distractions to discourage us from completing the work. But perseverance is built when you have to work against forces that are working against you. ...  Read More
2 Chronicles 26-27
by Audrey Rogers on July 17th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Chronicles 27—Verse 6So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before the Lord his God.To order our ways can speak of organizing our priorities. Our priorities will determine how we live our life, and the things that are most important to us will be evident by the way we spend our time and money. When I was in college, learning how to ‘adult’, I never had enough ...  Read More
2 Chronicles 14-15
by Audrey Rogers on July 10th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Chronicles 15—Verse 2b“Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The Lord is with you while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.”“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” – favorite words of mine, repeated many times in many different books of the Bible. They resonate with me because I’ve never had an earth...  Read More
2 Chronicles 2-3
by Audrey Rogers on July 3rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Chronicles 2—Verse 6But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to make offerings before him?Solomon’s attitude is beautiful – he recognizes the magnitude and awesomeness of the task he has been given, yet he has a level of humility to see the seeming impossibility of it. S...  Read More
1 Chronicles 17-18
by Audrey Rogers on June 26th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Chronicles 17—Verse 27Now you have been pleased the bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before you, for it is you, O Lord, who have blessed, and it is blessed forever.I love David’s conversation with God in this chapter. David’s like, ‘Here I am sitting in my nice wood house while God is out tent-camping – I need to fix this!’ and God is like, ‘Rea...  Read More
1 Chronicles 5-6
by Audrey Rogers on June 19th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Chronicles 6—Verse 64So the people of Israel gave the Levites the cities with their pasturelands.When the Israelites took possession of the Promised Land, and the land was portioned out among the tribes, every tribe except Levi received an allotment of land. Was this a punishment to their tribe for some reason? I don’t think so. God required the other tribes to provide citi...  Read More
2 Kings 18-19
by Audrey Rogers on June 12th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 19—Verse 30And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward.Most people go through times in life when they feel like they have been uprooted and misplaced, and are unfruitful. This happens to us as individuals, as families, sometimes as whole organizations or even nations. But those times are usually temporary. God c...  Read More
2 Kings 6-7
by Audrey Rogers on June 5th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 6—Verse 16He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”It is easy to focus on the difficulties we see firsthand in life. Not enough money in the bank to pay bills. A calendar full of doctor’s appointments. Strained relationships. Overwhelming feelings like anxiety or insomnia that steal your days and your joy…How do we g...  Read More
1 Kings 16-17
by Audrey Rogers on May 29th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Kings 17—Verse 13And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son.”God often asks us to step out in faith BEFORE He provides a miracle. He asks us to pray for the sick BEFORE He heals them. He asks us to give 10% of our income back to him BEFORE ...  Read More
1 Kings 4-5
by Audrey Rogers on May 22nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Kings 4--Verses 29-30And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore, so that Solomon’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the people of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.We have a wealth of information at our fingertips today – between Google and YouTube, we can learn anything. But knowledge is not the same...  Read More
2 Samuel 12-14
by Audrey Rogers on May 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 12—Verses 13-14David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord has also put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child who is born to you shall die.”The “deed” Nathan refers to is actually several:LustAdulteryCover-UpMurderDavid committed these sins agai...  Read More
1 Samuel 30-31
by Audrey Rogers on May 8th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Samuel 30—Verse 6aAnd David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul…Recap: these men who gathered to David were “in distress, in debt, and bitter in soul” (22:2). And during the time they all lived in Ziklag, they’d raid the neighbors, murdering and plundering (27:8-9). So, now that they get a taste of their ow...  Read More
1 Samuel 12-14
by Audrey Rogers on May 1st, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Samuel 12—Verse 21And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty.We were created with an empty spot in our heart. We feel it, all our lives long: a longing, an ache, a desire for completion. We think, if we can just fill that spot, we will have arrived. Sometimes the longing is more intense, sometimes subtler. But it’s always ther...  Read More
Judges 19-21
by Audrey Rogers on April 24th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 19—Verse 12And his master said to him, “We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners, who do not belong to the people of Israel, but we will pass on to Gibeah.”God set the Israelites apart as his special people, and he forbade them from mixing with others, so they wouldn’t slip into idolatry. However, as we’ve seen thus far, the Israelites were not separating the...  Read More
Judges 7-8
by Audrey Rogers on April 17th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 8—Verses 33-34As soon as Gideon died, the people of Israel turned again and whored after the Baals and made Baal-berith their god. And the people of Israel did not remember the Lord their God, who had delivered them from the hand of all their enemies on every side, and they did not show steadfast love to the family of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) in return for all the g...  Read More
Joshua 17-19
by Audrey Rogers on April 10th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Joshua 17—Verses 17-18Then Joshua said to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, “You are a numerous people and have great power. You shall not have one allotment only, 18 but the hill country shall be yours, for though it is a forest, you shall clear it and possess it to its farthest borders. For you shall drive out the Canaanites, though they have chariots of iron, a...  Read More
Deuteronomy 34-Joshua 1
by Audrey Rogers on April 3rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Joshua 1—Verse 9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.We all deal with feelings of nervousness, fear, anxiety, or weakness at times. Sometimes, even a God-given task seems too overwhelming. In those times, sit down and read Joshua chapter 1. Insert your name at the be...  Read More
Deuteronomy 22-23
by Audrey Rogers on March 27th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 22—Verses 1-4You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother. And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him. And you shall do the same with his donk...  Read More
Deuteronomy 10-11
by Audrey Rogers on March 20th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy10—Verses 12-13And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?As parents, we set rules and boundaries for our ki...  Read More
Numbers 34-35
by Audrey Rogers on March 14th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 35—Verse 33You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it.He’s talking specifically about murder. Murder pollutes the land. Most of us probably have not murdered anyone. But 1 John 3:15 says that whoever hates their bro...  Read More
Numbers 22-23
by Audrey Rogers on March 6th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 22--Verse 38bThe word that God puts in my mouth, that must I speak.Nothing could convince Balaam to say other than what God wanted him to say. If you search www.openbible.info for 'what does the Bible say about how we should talk' you will find a LOT! Our words can bring life or death. They can build up and tear down. Just like God didn't want Balaam cursing his peopl...  Read More
Numbers 10-11
by Audrey Rogers on February 27th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 11—Verse 1And the people complained in the hearing of the Lord about their misfortunes, and when the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some outlying parts of the camp.It’s a repetitive theme. The people complain, grumble, murmur. About their leaders, about God, their circumstances, what they don’t have or wha...  Read More
Leviticus 25-26
by Audrey Rogers on February 20th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Leviticus 26--Verses 3-4If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.Verses 1-13 list the blessings of obeying God, while 14-39 pronounce curses for disobedience. We are in the middle of the five books of the LAW and...  Read More
Leviticus 13-14
by Audrey Rogers on February 13th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Leviticus 13—Verses 45-46The leprous person who has the disease shall wear torn clothes and let the hair of his head hang loose, and he shall cover his upper lip and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean.’ He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp.The chapter on Identifying Leprosy is the longest cha...  Read More
Leviticus 1-2
by Audrey Rogers on February 6th, 2021
Daily devotional from Leviticus 1--Verse 13:bAnd the priest shall offer all of it and burn it on the altar; it is a burnt offering, a food offering with a pleasing aroma to the LORD.It sounds like God likes the smell of BBQ, eh? I like the smell of BBQ! But while I am drawn to the savory aroma of tender marinated meats and vegetables slowly roasting over an open flame, God is drawn to the aroma of...  Read More
Exodus 25-27
by Audrey Rogers on January 30th, 2021
Daily devotional from Exodus 25--Verses 26-27:And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and fasten the rings to the four corners at its four legs. Close to the frame the rings shall lie, as holders for the poles to carry the table.See how detail-oriented God is! It's like IKEA took their cues from Him...'just print instructions and let them build it'. Consider the Table for Bread. ‘Put rings a...  Read More
Exodus 7-9
by Audrey Rogers on January 23rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Exodus 9--Verse 35So the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people of Israel go, just as the Lord had spoken through Moses.This little sentence is getting rather repetitive here, isn't it? Moses foretells a plague, God sends the plague, and Pharaoh hardens his heart and refuses to let the people of Israel go. I don't know about you, but I don't want God to ...  Read More
Genesis 40-42
by Audrey Rogers on January 16th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 40--Verse 4The captain of the guard appointed Joseph to be with them, and he attended them. They continued for sometime in custody. How much lower can you go? Joseph has been sold into slavery. falsely accused of wrongdoing, thrown unjustly in prison, and now he is assigned to serve the servants in the prison! You'd never know it by his attitude though. I'm sure Josep...  Read More
Genesis 22-24
by Audrey Rogers on January 9th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 22--Verse 14So Abraham called the name of that place, "The Lord will provide"; as it is said to this day, "On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided."The story of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his own son - the miracle son that God had promised him - is one we all know well. And there are so many great lessons we can learn from this example of complete trust ...  Read More
Genesis 4-6
by Audrey Rogers on January 2nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 5--Verse 22Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters.I've always loved this verse - it's in the midst of a list of 'this guy lived this long and fathered this guy, and then died at this age'...literally, over and over. But there are a couple extra details given about Enoch: he walked with God (the footnote in my Bibl...  Read More
1 Corinthians 15
by Audrey Rogers on July 24th, 2020
Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."1 Corinthians 15:33If you (symbolically) sat on a block of ice, is your relationship with Jesus on fire enough that you would melt the ice? Or is your passion for God a little more on the lukewarm side, such that the ice would start to freeze your bum? We should consider this question in light of our friendships as well. Do your relationships ins...  Read More