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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
1 Corinthians 14
by Audrey Rogers on July 23rd, 2020
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.1 Corinthians 14:332020 has undoubtedly been one of the most confusing years in history. Between keeping track of the current pandemic guidelines, working and schooling from home, trying to understand racial tensions and the history that has brought them about, and now trying to figure out where all our nation's coins have gone? It's a mess! And the m...
1 Corinthians 13
by Audrey Rogers on July 22nd, 2020
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13Without love, we are nothing (v2) and we have nothing (v3). We are worse than nothing - we are an annoyance (v1). But it's not too difficult to find love within ourselves - how do we know if we have love? Verses 4-7 give a pretty good description of the fruit that will be in our lives if we have l...
1 Corinthians 12
by Audrey Rogers on July 21st, 2020
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.1 Corinthians 12:7Consider the Mona Lisa: da Vinci spent hours capturing the spirit and personality of his subject and "manifesting" it in his painting. Mostly it was for her own benefit - she was a wealthy woman who wanted a self portrait. But it was such a unique piece of art that through the ages, millions have benefited from ...
1 Corinthians 11
by Audrey Rogers on July 20th, 2020
Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.1 Corinthians 11:28You know how dirt builds up so gradually? You wash your car and as days go by it seems like it still looks good but then one day you swipe a finger across it and EW - it seems to have suddenly become caked in dust again! Our minds and hearts are like that - we may have a time of spiritual cleansing ...
by Audrey Rogers on June 26th, 2020
Romans 11:33Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!Paul has been sharing some very deep thoughts and complex theology in this book! He’s trying to explain the mind of God, which is so very far above our heads. I am humbled when I realize how narrow my focus can get sometimes, and then the Holy Spirit helps me bac...
by Audrey Rogers on June 25th, 2020
Romans 10:2For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.Paul is talking about his Jewish brothers & sisters – they were ALL ABOUT following the Rules of Righteousness, trying to earn favor with God – but they didn’t understand that ultimately, God does not want our self-sacrifices. We don’t get to heaven just by following all the rules or being a ‘good pers...
by Audrey Rogers on June 24th, 2020
Romans 9:18So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.If God chooses to have mercy on one person but not another, what then is the point of praying for God to save certain people? What’s the point of trying to raise our children “in the way they should go”? What’s the point of telling people about Jesus? It may seem like there is no point, no hope, if we have no as...
by Audrey Rogers on June 23rd, 2020
Romans 8:1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.Condemnation = punishment. If you are abiding in Jesus and He in you, you no longer face eternal punishment. Conviction = declaration of guilt. We do all still face conviction because we are all still guilty. Guilty of missing the mark of God’s perfect will for our life, whether that be by walking in pride, anger, b...
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