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Psalm 130
on November 26th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Psalm 130—Verse 5 (NIV)I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.What are you waiting for? A better job? A spouse? A house? A debt to be paid off? Healing? World peace? Our whole existence on earth is as a waiting room. But ultimately, we are not waiting for any of these things or anything else. We are waiting until the day when we are reunited ...  Read More
1 John 5
on November 25th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 John 5--Verse 21Little children, keep yourselves from idols.John Calvin famously said, “the human heart is an idol factory.” There’s just no way around it. We are hard-wired for worship. If Jesus is not the object of your devotion and affection, you will manufacture little deities. Causes and careers will be your idols and icons. Hobbies and pursuits will be your gods and g...  Read More
1 John 4
on November 24th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 John 4--Verse 11Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.I’m so thankful for the Body of Believers. We are all around the world, diverse, have  different worldviews—yet God has called us together as His children. That’s amazing! Any Christian you meet is your brother and your sister.Jesus, in love, sacrificed Himself so that we could be free from death...  Read More
1 John 3
on November 23rd, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 John 3—Verses 19-21No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.This doesn’t mean that once we are saved, we don’t sin ever again. This means we don’t embrace a lifestyle of sin, our hearts shift toward the righteousness of God, toward Jesus. We now desire to be free from sin and...  Read More
1 John 2
on November 22nd, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 John 2--Verse 2b (CSB)But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ the righteous one.If this were a court room, we would be the defendant and Jesus would be our defense attorney. The enemy would be prosecuting, naming all of our sin, all of the reasons we deserve eternal punishment. Jesus is defending us, proving that our sins were already covere...  Read More
1 John 1
on November 21st, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 John 1--Verse 3That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.This epistle is written, eyewitness testimony by John, who lived life with Jesus and came to know Him as the eternal Son of God. This is John who wants to share his story to make his...  Read More
Proverbs 24
on November 19th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Proverbs 24—Verses 17-18Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him.GO HAWKS! Yes, it is absolutely okay to cheer on your favorites. But if you’re also praying the other team’s wide receiver would break a leg, well that would be displeasing to Jesus! That’s a li...  Read More
2 Peter 3
on November 18th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 2 Peter 3--Verse 9The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient towards you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.God doesn’t want anybody to perish. So, the Lord waits, and he waits, and he waits. He is certainly the most patient being to have ever existed. He wants people’s salvation more than anything...  Read More
2 Peter 2
on November 17th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 2 Peter 2—Verse 19They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.Sin is attractive. It’s easy to get sucked into things if we don’t have a strong community to hold us accountable. The world makes it seem easier to just give into our fleshly desires, but we’ve all seen the destruction that sin br...  Read More
2 Peter 1
on November 16th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 2 Peter 1—Verses 19-21And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men...  Read More
1 Peter 5
on November 15th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Peter 5--Verse 8 (CSB)Be sober-minded, be alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. Animals have keen senses. They intuitively know when a predator is around. Their ears perk. They start paying attention to their surroundings. And if the situation calls for it, they run. Peter is encouraging us to be aware of a...  Read More
1 Peter 4
on November 14th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Peter 4--Verse 8Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.Does this verse mean we should just overlook or hide or avoid confronting bad behavior just because we love someone?The Bible guides us with life-giving principles. It doesn’t seem healthy to let someone continue down a destructive path just because we love them, so this vers...  Read More
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