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Isaiah 49-50
by Audrey Rogers on September 20th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 50--Verse 4aThe Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. We have all been discouraged at one time or another in our lives. “A tongue of those who are taught” (a well-trained tongue) knows just what to say to help.God has provided His Word to help - to give hope, encouragement, direction, food...  Read More
Isaiah 37-38
by Audrey Rogers on September 13th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 37--Verse 20So now, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the Lord.The king of Assyria and his army were at the gates of Jerusalem. King Hezekiah was distraught and he went to prayer to ask for rescue. He needed God needed to intervene.I was intrigued about some of the reasons he used to “convince” God to ...  Read More
Isaiah 22-24
by Audrey Rogers on September 6th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 22—Verse 11You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago.Everyone has had tasks to perform where their talents or abilities were just what was needed to get the job done. A mechanic with the proper tools is able to fix a car that is not running. A skilled carpenter ca...  Read More
Isaiah 4-6
by Audrey Rogers on August 30th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 6--Verse 3And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!””In the presence of angels worshiping the Lord of hosts, Isaiah felt unworthy to join because of his unclean lips. How could the lips of a sinner be used to offer praise to a Holy God? God saw his predicament and sent an angel with a burning coal ...  Read More
Ecclesiastes 4-6
by Audrey Rogers on August 23rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Ecclesiastes 4—Verses 9-10Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!As King Solomon wrote this book later in life, he had become disillusioned. He believed everything we accomplish in life is meaningless (vanity). Both the ...  Read More
Job 28-30
by Audrey Rogers on August 16th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 28--Verse 28And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’King Solomon was known for his wisdom. When God offered to give him anything he wanted, he chose understanding and a discerning heart over riches and long life. Because of this good choice, God gave him a wise and discerning heart, plus what he didn’...  Read More
Job 10-12
by Audrey Rogers on August 9th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 10--Verse 2I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me.Job wants to know why bad things are happening to him, in spite of his lifestyle of righteousness. And he wants it to stop.His friends believe he must have sinned but has forgotten. Thus this judgment has come upon him, and he deserves it.We know that in life bad things happen to “good...  Read More
Nehemiah 12-13
by Audrey Rogers on August 2nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Nehemiah 13—Verse 18Did not your fathers act in this way, and did not our God bring all this disaster on us and on this city? Now you are bringing more wrath on Israel by profaning the Sabbath.Throughout Israel’s history, they neglected to follow God’s instructions for righteous living. The reading and teaching of the Law was neglected and ignored. This resulted in intermarri...  Read More
Ezra 6-8
by Audrey Rogers on July 26th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Ezra 8—Verse 22For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we had told the king, “The hand of our God is for good on all who seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him.”Darius, king of Persia, obeying an edict made by a former king, tasked Ezra to lead willing Israelites back ...  Read More
2 Chronicles 28-29
by Audrey Rogers on July 19th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Chronicles 28--Verse 10And now you intend to subjugate the people of Judah and Jerusalem, male and female, as your slaves. Have you not sins of your own against the Lord your God?Because of their idol worship, God allowed judgement to come upon the kingdom of Judah. The Syrian king and his forces and even the kingdom of Israel came against the kingdom of Judah. They defeate...  Read More
2 Chronicles 16-17
by Audrey Rogers on July 12th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Chronicles 16--In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet, and his disease became severe. Yet even in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but sought help from physicians.King Asa of Judah had a difficult time trusting the Lord. Late in his reign, he developed a foot disease and did not seek the Lord’s help, but instead sought help from physicians. ...  Read More
2 Chronicles 4-5
by Audrey Rogers on July 5th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Chronicles 5--Verse 14So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.Solomon had completed the house of the Lord, with all its riches and beauty. The ark of the covenant containing the two tablets of stone was brought in. There was great celebration - with 120 priests blowing trumpets, singers lifting ...  Read More
1 Chronicles 19-20
by Audrey Rogers on June 28th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Chronicles 19--Verse 2aAnd David said, “I will deal kindly with Hanun the son of Nahash, for his father dealt kindly with me.” Nahash, the king of Ammon, showed kindness to David. So when Nahash died, David sent ambassadors to console his son and successor, Hanun, in his time of grief. But Hanun’s advisors sowed seeds of distrust in David’s pure motives. They convinced Hanu...  Read More
1 Chronicles 7-8
by Audrey Rogers on June 21st, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Chronicles 7--Verse 20The sons of Ephraim: Shuthelah, and Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eleadah his son, Tahath his son.Sometimes keeping track of people in the Bible can be difficult, especially when they have the same name. Consider the name Mary. There is Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary the sister of Lazarus, and Mary Magdalene to name a few. Joash was a name given to di...  Read More
2 Kings 20-21
by Audrey Rogers on June 14th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 20--Verse 17Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says the Lord.King Hezekiah was dying and prayed for healing. God heard his prayer, promised to add fifteen years to his life and deliver Jerusalem from attack by Assyria. These promises ...  Read More
2 Kings 8-9
by Audrey Rogers on June 7th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 8--Verse 6And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed an official for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, together with all the produce of the fields from the day that she left the land until now.”Bad things happen in life, but God is in the business of restoration.The Shunammite woman’s dead son was restored to life.  The woman’s land ...  Read More
1 Kings 18-19
by Audrey Rogers on May 31st, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Kings 19--Verses 11-12And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in t...  Read More
1 Kings 6-7
by Audrey Rogers on May 24th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Kings 6--Verse 7When the house was built, it was with stone prepared at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron was heard in the house while it was being built.Have you ever wondered why there were so many exact specifications that needed to be followed in building the temple? Just one of the restrictions is listed in the verse above.Whatever the rea...  Read More
2 Samuel 15-17
by Audrey Rogers on May 17th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 15--Verse 21But Ittai answered the king, “As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, there also will your servant be.”There come times in our lives that we are forced to choose one path or another. The choice we make may impact the rest of our lives - or even eternity. What vocation should I ch...  Read More
2 Samuel 1
by Audrey Rogers on May 10th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 1--Verse 14David said to him, “How is it you were not afraid to put out your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?”It always amazes me that David had so much respect for King Saul, in spite of the king’s many attempts on his life. In the verse above, we see a clue to David’s perspective. He respected Saul’s position as the Lord’s anointed.Sometimes we are required to ...  Read More
1 Samuel 15-17
by Audrey Rogers on May 3rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Samuel 17--Verse 43And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.”Everyone has heard of the story of David and Goliath - a young shepherd boy armed with only a sling and stones going up against an armored giant having spear and sword. The giant looked with disdain at the “hero” sent to represent ...  Read More
Ruth
by Audrey Rogers on April 26th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Ruth 4--Verses 9-10Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses this day that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and to Mahlon. Also Ruth the Moabite, the widow of Mahlon, I have bought to be my wife, to perpetuate the name of the dead in his inheritance, that the name of the dead may not...  Read More
Judges 9-10
by Audrey Rogers on April 19th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 10--Verses 13-14Yet you have forsaken me and served other gods; therefore I will save you no more. Go and cry out to the gods whom you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress.Does God repent? Does God change His mind and go a different way than He feels He should? Thankfully, yes, when it benefits his children. Many times in the Old Testament  the I...  Read More
Joshua 20-22
by Audrey Rogers on April 12th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Joshua 21--Verse 45Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.God kept all of His good promises to the Israelites!He has made good promises to us also - promises He has guaranteed to keep.Wouldn’t you like to know what they are? The Scriptures are full of them!Here is one example:“And I am sure of this, tha...  Read More
Joshua 2-4
by Audrey Rogers on April 5th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Joshua 2--Verse 1And Joshua the son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab and lodged there.Do you think that because of your sin, God would never use you to advance His kingdom? That might seem reasonable to our thinking - He  is holy and H...  Read More
Deuteronomy 24-25
by Audrey Rogers on March 29th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 24--Verse 16Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin.Have you ever thought an outcome was not fair? Perhaps you were punished too harshly for a wrong you committed, or perhaps you weren’t punished at all when you truly deserved to be.Our ...  Read More
Deuteronomy 12-13
by Audrey Rogers on March 22nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 12--Verse 30Take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’It’s amazing to me that people could worship false idols of wood, stone, or gold that cannot  think, breathe, speak or even move.It’s ma...  Read More
Numbers 36-Deuteronomy 1
by Audrey Rogers on March 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 1--Verse 8See, I have set the land before you. Go in and take possession of the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their offspring after them. We see in the book of Deuteronomy, a repetition of events described in Exodus and Numbers. The name ‘Deuteronomy’ comes from a recognition of this repetition...  Read More
Numbers 24-25
by Audrey Rogers on March 8th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 24--Verse 2And Balaam lifted up his eyes and saw Israel camping tribe by tribe. And the Spirit of God came upon him...From reading the Scriptures you might assume that the prophet Balaam was a good guy. After all, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him; he would only bless the children of Israel and not curse them, in spite of the great riches  he was offered.Perhaps th...  Read More
Numbers 12-13
by Audrey Rogers on March 1st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 13--Verse 13But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it."God promised a national homeland for the children of Israel. As they left Egypt and approached the Promised Land, the Lord told Moses to send men to check out the land of Canaan.Spies - one from each of the 12 tribes - were selected...  Read More
Leviticus 27-Numbers 1
by Audrey Rogers on February 22nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Leviticus 27--Verse 21But the field, when it is released in the jubilee, shall be a holy gift to the Lord, like a field that has been devoted. The priest shall be in possession of it.Have you ever hit the reset button on a piece of electronic equipment that was no longer functioning properly?When the Israelites reached the Promised Land, God distributed land to the 12 tribes....  Read More
Leviticus 15-16
by Audrey Rogers on February 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Leviticus 16--Verses 21-22And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. And he shall put them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness. The goat shall bear all their iniquities on itself t...  Read More
Leviticus 3-4
by Audrey Rogers on February 8th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Leviticus 4--Verses 15-17:And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the Lord, and the bull shall be killed before the Lord. Then the anointed priest shall bring some of the blood of the bull into the tent of meeting, and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord in front of the veil.M...  Read More
Exodus 28-30
by Audrey Rogers on February 1st, 2021
Daily devotional from Exodus 28-30--And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.‭‭Exodus‬ ‭28:2‬ ‭When they go into the tent of meeting, or when they come near the altar to minister, to burn a food offering to the Lord, they shall wash with water, so that they may not die.‭‭Exodus‬ ‭30:20‬ ‭We all have had the experience - after we have been tent camping for a...  Read More
Exodus 10-12
by Audrey Rogers on January 25th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Exodus 12--Verse 13:“The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.”The angel of death passed over the homes of the Israelites whose doorposts were marked with the blood of the Passover lamb. This was a sign placed on the doorposts to...  Read More
Genesis 43-45
by Audrey Rogers on January 18th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis  45--Verses 7-8“And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.”Circumstances weren’t always in Joseph’s favor, but God had a plan and turned things around.We have ...  Read More
Genesis 25-27
by Audrey Rogers on January 11th, 2021
“Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭25:32-34‬ ‭ESV‬‬In the Old Testament, birthright was a privilege of the first born son to one day become the ...  Read More
Genesis 7-9
by Audrey Rogers on January 4th, 2021
Daily devotional from Genesis 9 verses 13 and 16“I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭9:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬“When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.””‭‭Genesis‬ ‭9:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬Our verses today say that after the flood, God w...  Read More

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