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Isaiah 51-52
by Audrey Rogers on September 21st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 51--Verse 3For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.This verse reminds me of the movie “Moana”, in which the main characters fight a giant lava monster to restore the heart of the island. (Spoiler: The...  Read More
Isaiah 25-27
by Audrey Rogers on September 7th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 26--Verse 12 (CSB)Lord, you will establish peace for us, for you have also done all our work for us.Peace is so refreshing. The absence of tension, of anxiety, of anything that makes us crazy.There’s a particular restlessness that comes with feeling the need to perform for God. We try to please him, try to make him happy, work hard to be honorable in his sight.But that...  Read More
Isaiah 7-9
by Audrey Rogers on August 31st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 9--Verse 2The people walking in darkness    have seen a great light;on those living in the land of deep darkness    a light has dawned. Imagine for a minute that you were lost in a cave. Everything is dark, you can’t see what’s in front of you. At any moment, death is coming. But something catches your eye, a light source. Hope of escaping is present and real. Strength...  Read More
Ecclesiastes 7-9
by Audrey Rogers on August 24th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Ecclesiastes 7--Verse 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.When I was younger, I hadn’t experienced much in life, especially when it came to mourning and grief. When someone was in grief, pain, or mourning, I didn’t have much to say that was helpful--even though all I wanted was to help. That is until I experienc...  Read More
Job 31-33
by Audrey Rogers on August 17th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 32--Verses 19-20 (RSV)Behold, my heart is like wine that has no vent;    like new wineskins, it is ready to burst. I must speak, that I may find relief;    I must open my lips and answer.Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and felt like this? Like you have to say something or you will burst open? Like a volcano about to erupt? Sometimes what we feel we need ...  Read More
Job 13-15
by Audrey Rogers on August 10th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 13--Verse 24 (CSB)Why do you hide your face and consider me your enemy? Have you ever walked through a considerable difficulty and felt that God was far away? Maybe you feel as if God has turned his back on you? That maybe he considers you as his enemy instead of loving you like he’s supposed to? It is difficult in the moment to see beyond our suffering. In this passage, ...  Read More
Esther 1-5
by Audrey Rogers on August 3rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Esther 3--Verses 5-6When Haman saw that Mordecai was not bowing down or paying him homage, he was filled with rage. And when he learned of Mordecai’s ethnic identity, it seemed repugnant to Haman to do away with Mordecai alone. He planned to destroy all of Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout Ahasuerus’s kingdom.The tale of Haman is such a cautionary tale. Everyone loved h...  Read More
Ezra 9-10
by Audrey Rogers on July 27th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Ezra 10—Verses 5-7aAt the evening offering, I got up from my time of humiliation, with my tunic and robe torn. Then I fell on my knees and spread out my hands to the Lord my God. And I said:My God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift my face toward you, my God, because our iniquities are higher than our heads and our guilt is as high as the heavens. Our guilt has been terrib...  Read More
2 Chronicles 30-31
by Audrey Rogers on July 20th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Chronicles 30--Verses 18-20A large number of the people...were ritually unclean, yet they had eaten the Passover contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah had interceded for them, saying, “May the good Lord provide atonement on behalf of whoever sets his whole heart on seeking God, the Lord, the God of his ancestors, even though not according to the purification rules of t...  Read More
2 Chronicles 18-19
by Audrey Rogers on July 13th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Chronicles 18--Verses 12-13 (CSB)The messenger who had gone to summon Micaiah said to him, “Look, the other prophets without exception are predicting success for the king. Let your word agree with theirs, and speak favorably.”But Micaiah said, “As surely as the Lord lives, I can tell him only what my God says.”Can you imagine how intimidating it would be to be the only dive...  Read More
2 Chronicles 6-7
by Audrey Rogers on July 6th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Chronicles 7--Verse 1 (CSB)When Solomon finished praying, fire descended from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. There are three significant moments when fire descended from Heaven as approval from the Lord for his dwelling place: At the Tabernacle (Leviticus 9:24), The dedication of the temple (this insta...  Read More
1 Chronicles 21-22
by Audrey Rogers on June 29th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Chronicles 22--Verse 19a (AMP) Now set your heart and your soul to seek (inquire of, require as your vital necessity) the Lord your God…David fell into sin and was met with both judgement and mercy from God, which made him want to build God a permanent house—a temple that was beyond comparison. But the bloodshed and war under his kingship made him unfit to build God’s house...  Read More
1 Chronicles 9-10
by Audrey Rogers on June 22nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Chronicles 9--Verse 27And [The Sons of Korah] lodged around the house of God, for on them lay the duty of watching, and they had charge of opening it every morning… When the Israelites were allowed to return to Israel after the Exile, a specific clan of Levites were given the duty of guarding the Temple, as well as leading in the preparation of Sabbath. The Sons of Korah we...  Read More
2 Kings 22-23
by Audrey Rogers on June 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 22--Verses 10-11 (NIV)Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king. When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes.King Josiah did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. As he was working out payment for some workers, the Books of the Law were foun...  Read More
2 Kings 10-11
by Audrey Rogers on June 8th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 10--Verses 28-29 (CSB)Jehu eliminated Baal worship from Israel, but he did not turn away from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit—worshiping the gold calves that were in Bethel and Dan.Reading through 1 & 2 Kings is rough. The consistent downfall of each generation of kings (who led Israel into sin) is frustrating as a reader. We want to ye...  Read More
1 Kings 20-21
by Audrey Rogers on June 1st, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Kings 21--Verses 27-29 (NIV)When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and fasted. He lay in sackcloth and went around meekly. Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite: “Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in t...  Read More
1 Kings 8-9
by Audrey Rogers on May 25th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Kings 8--Verse 66 (CSB)On the fifteenth day [Solomon] sent the people away. So they blessed the king and went to their homes rejoicing and with happy hearts for all the goodness that the Lord had done for his servant David and for his people Israel.God officially dwells in the Temple! His glory filled the temple with a dark cloud and ALL OF ISRAEL was present to witness it!...  Read More
2 Samuel 18-20
by Audrey Rogers on May 18th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 18--Verse 33 (CSB)“The king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber above the city gate and wept. As he walked, he cried, “My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you, Absalom, my son, my son!”’As a son of David, Absalom became treacherous. He did things against God’s law and he tried to usurp the throne of his father. Absalom’s wick...  Read More
2 Samuel 2-3
by Audrey Rogers on May 11th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 3—Verses 26-27Then Joab left David and sent messengers after Abner. They brought him back from the well of Sirah, but David was unaware of it. When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside to the middle of the city gate, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died in revenge for the death of Asahel, Joab’s brother....  Read More
1 Samuel 18-20
by Audrey Rogers on May 4th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Samuel 18--Verses 8-9 (CSB)Saul was furious and resented this song. “They credited tens of thousands to David,” he complained, “but they only credited me with thousands. What more can he have but the kingdom?” So Saul watched David jealously from that day forward. We all have to be so careful with jealousy. If we do not weed it out of our hearts, it can quickly take root an...  Read More
1 Samuel 1-2
by Audrey Rogers on April 27th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Samuel 1--Verses 16-17 (NIV)“...Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.” Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.”There is something about grief that all of us connect with even though it affects us all differently. Hannah was expressing her grief in deep sorr...  Read More
Judges 11-12
by Audrey Rogers on April 20th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 11—Verse 36 (HCSB)“Then she said to him, “My father, you have given your word to the LORD. Do to me as you have said, for the LORD brought vengeance on your enemies, the Ammonites.”The story of Jephthah is perplexing. After leading the Israelite army in victory after victory, he celebrates by making a foolish vow to God. Why is it not surprising that his only child is ...  Read More
Joshua 23-24
by Audrey Rogers on April 13th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Joshua 24--Verses 14a & 15a,c (CSB)“Therefore, fear the Lord and worship him in sincerity and truth...But if it doesn’t please you to worship the Lord, choose for yourselves today: Which will you worship... As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord.”Have you ever heard the song “Gotta Serve Somebody” by Bob Dylan? Throughout the song he mentions people from all walks ...  Read More
Joshua 5-7
by Audrey Rogers on April 6th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Joshua 5--Verses 13-14a (CSB)When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua approached him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”“Neither,” he replied. “I have now come as commander of the Lord’s army.”This was a practical question. The Israelites were about to attack Jericho and battle was imm...  Read More
Deuteronomy 26-27
by Audrey Rogers on March 30th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 27—Verses 1-3 (HCSB)“Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, “Keep every command I am giving you today. At the time you cross the Jordan into the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must set up large stones and cover them with plaster. Write all the words of this law on the stones after you cross to enter the land the Lord your God is giving you...  Read More
Deuteronomy 14-15
by Audrey Rogers on March 23rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 15--Verses 7-8 (CSB)If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your city gates in the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him enough for whatever need he has. I love the way Our Father is intentional about loving a...  Read More
Deuteronomy 2-3
by Audrey Rogers on March 16th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 3--Verse 22 (NIV)“Do not be afraid of [your enemies]; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.”The book of Deuteronomy is really interesting. It is a series of sermons from Moses to the people of Israel just before the conquest of the Promised Land and Moses’ death. It is a good overview of Israel’s story and how God had been faithful to them. Moses is giving...  Read More
Numbers 26-27
by Audrey Rogers on March 9th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 27--Verses 15-17 (NIV)Moses said to the Lord, “May the Lord, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the Lord’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”Moses had just been told by God that he is not allowed to go further because of h...  Read More
Numbers 14-15
by Audrey Rogers on March 2nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 14--Verse 3 (CSB)Why is the Lord bringing us into this land to die by the sword? Our wives and children will become plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?It is so easy to read this story and get so frustrated at the Israelites. Their cries have been heard, they’ve been delivered from oppression, God saw them safely to deliverance by parting the Red...  Read More
Numbers 2-3
by Audrey Rogers on February 22nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 2--Verse 3 Those to camp on the east side toward the sunrise shall be of the standard of the camp of Judah by their companies, the chief of the people of Judah being Nahshon the son of Amminadab…The more I read and learn about the Bible, the more I love the story of the Tabernacle. One of my favorite things about it is that the entrance must face the east. What makes ...  Read More
Leviticus 17-18
by Audrey Rogers on February 16th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Leviticus 17--Verse 11For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.Atonement is one of those “church-y” words that gets said a lot. We know the context of it and that it is related to the cross and that it does something with sin. In this verse, the He...  Read More
Leviticus 5-6
by Audrey Rogers on February 9th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Leviticus 6--Verse 6:18bAnything that touches the [grain] offerings will become holy.Verse 6:27aAnything that touches the [sin] offerings will become holy.Purity laws in the Old Testament can sometimes seem crazy. If you touch or come into contact with “unclean” things, its “unclean” status has been imparted onto you. The only way to make yourself “clean” is to follow the car...  Read More
Exodus 31-33
by Audrey Rogers on February 2nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Exodus 32--Verse 14 “Then the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.”For many of us, the idea of an angry and fuming God is all we can imagine. God is angry at sin. Sinners are to stand before a righteous God and be judged for their evildoing. God’s judgment will come to the unrighteous. All of this is true. But what we see here, is that...  Read More
Exodus 13-15
by Audrey Rogers on January 26th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Exodus 14--Verse 14:“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” The Israelites were in the midst of a tricky situation. Their backs were against the Red Sea. In front of them was the entire Egyptian army. They had nowhere to go. Can you imagine the anxiety? Did God deliver them from Egyptian oppression--just to be annihilated by their hands? Yet, God had so...  Read More
Genesis 46-48
by Audrey Rogers on January 19th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 48--Verses 15-16 (NIV)Then he blessed Joseph and said, “May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked faithfully, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, the Angel who has delivered me from all harm —may he bless these boys. May they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly on the...  Read More
Genesis 28-30
by Audrey Rogers on January 12th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 28-- Verses 16 & 18“When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it….” Early in the morning Jacob took the stone that was near his head and set it up as a marker. He poured oil on top of it and named the place Bethel…” I wonder how often after this moment Jacob stopped and looked at this marker. Did his children know ...  Read More
Genesis 10-12
by Audrey Rogers on January 5th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 10-12Verse 12:4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.  (NIV)My Great-Grandmother was 90 years old when she became a Christian. She loved Jesus with everything she had during the last year of her life. Before she passed away, she loved reading the Bible and praying, and donating her...  Read More

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