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1 Chronicles 1-2
by Audrey Rogers on June 17th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Chronicles 1--Verse 34Abraham fathered Isaac. The sons of Isaac: Esau and Israel.Reading these genealogies is like a recap of all we’ve read this year. As you read, stop at the names you remember from past reading and reflect on their story. These first two chapters of 1 Chronicles remind me of learning about my own family history. As a kid, I loved hearing my grandparents’...
2 Kings 14-15
by Audrey Rogers on June 10th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 14--Verse 4But the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.In our passage we see kings that “did what was evil” and kings that “did what was right.” But, those doing right always had one downfall—letting the worship of false gods continue. The kings could have torn down the high places of false worship, but they ...
2 Kings 2-3
by Audrey Rogers on June 3rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 3—Verse 7And he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat king of Judah: “The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to battle against Moab?” And he said, “I will go. I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.”Even though Israel and Judah were divided against each other, they were at times able to come together to fight for a commo...
1 Kings 14-15
by Audrey Rogers on May 28th, 2021
Daily Devotionals from 1 King 15-- Verse 11And Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as David his father had done. In these chapters we see ruler after ruler turn away from God and towards the things of this world. But, in the middle, we see Asa, who wanted to serve the LORD and led the people to do so. Although he did his best, he still did not entirely eradicate the evil that existed i...
2 Sam 24-1 Kings 1
by Audrey Rogers on May 20th, 2021
Daily Devotionals from 1 Kings 1-- Verse 17She said to him, “My lord, you swore to your servant by the Lord your God, saying, ‘Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne.’" Adonijah thought he could easily take control of the kingdom without David’s blessing and the priests’ anointing. But Nathaniel and Bathsheba reminded David that he had promised to make Solomon king. I...
2 Samuel 6-8
by Audrey Rogers on May 13th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 6--Verses 13-14aAnd when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. And David danced before the LORD with all his might.David loved worshiping God. He didn’t care what he looked like. All he wanted was for those around him to join in worshipping Yahweh, the God above all. We see this in our reading today, and in ...
1 Samuel 24-26
by Audrey Rogers on May 6th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Samuel 24-- Verse 5And afterward David’s heart struck him, because he had cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. David handled being wrongly accused and threatened with such humility. He refused to bring harm to Saul, even though he had every right to do so. He even felt guilty for considering to do harm to Saul, because he honored him. Even though David was deeply hurt, he chose...
1 Samuel 6-8
by Audrey Rogers on April 29th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Samuel 8--Verses 19-20But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. And they said, “No! But there shall be a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”Israel had seen God defend and fight their battles for them, still they wanted a physical king like the other nations. Even with t...
by Audrey Rogers on April 22nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 16—Verse 28Then Samson called to the Lord and said, “O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me only this once, O God, that I may be avenged on the Philistines for my two eyes.”Samson was not very faithful to God while he judged Israel. He was rash and he was quick to head into relationships he shouldn’t have been in. His own love for Delilah blinded him f...
by Audrey Rogers on April 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 4--Verse 9And she said, “I will surely go with you. Nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.”God tends to use unexpected things for His glory. Not only was Jael a woman, she was not a warrior or an Israelite; her husband was actually an enemy of Israel.It’s easy to assume certain ...
by Audrey Rogers on April 8th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Joshua 11--Verse 15Just as the LORD had commanded Moses his servant, so Moses commanded Joshua, and so Joshua did. He left nothing undone of all that the LORD had commanded Moses.Joshua was faithful to the original command God gave Him to be strong, courageous, and careful to follow all the directions given through Moses. Throughout our reading today, we see how Joshua faced ...
by Audrey Rogers on April 1st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 30--Verse 14But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul” has been a theme throughout Deuteronomy, and is repeated many times in today’s reading. The command to love God above all else is possible because of His words. When we keep His words in our hea...
by Audrey Rogers on March 25th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 18--Verse 18I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.It is so crazy that even in Moses’s time, prophecies were being made about Jesus. In John 5, Jesus was talking about the witnesses that prove He is the Messiah; He ends the passage by saying, “…i...
by Audrey Rogers on March 18th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 6-- Verse 5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Complete trust and complete devotion is what the Israelites were being called to in Deuteronomy 6-7. He asks the same of us. In fact, Jesus repeats these same words in the New Testament when He is asked what the greatest commandment is by teachers of the...
by Audrey Rogers on March 11th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 30-- Verse 2If a man vows a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. God cares about our words and the actions that follow. This verse makes me think of Matthew 5:37, “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” When we put conditions on ourselves, we make it easier to break th...
by Audrey Rogers on March 4th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 19-- Verse 9bAnd they shall be kept for the water for impurity for the congregation of the people of Israel; it is a sin offering. Clean, unclean, and water are words we see repeated over and over throughout these passages. God gave direction again and again to the people of Israel on the care they were to undertake in order to be set apart. But, just like us, the Isr...
by Audrey Rogers on February 25th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Numbers 6--Verse 27So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.You’ve probably heard the blessing in verses 24-26. But did you notice that God is the one who gave Aaron and his sons the words to speak over the Israelites? Even more amazing is that we still hear this blessing spoken over us today—the very words of God given as a blessing to His p...
by Audrey Rogers on February 18th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Leviticus 22-- Verse 32b-33 I am the LORD who sanctifies you, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the LORD. Throughout Leviticus 21-22 we see requirements physically and relationally for the priests, and we see physical requirements for the sacrifices. Throughout this reading we also see the word “blemish” repeated over and over. It was required that...
by Audrey Rogers on February 11th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Leviticus 9-- Verse 23And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting, and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people. In Leviticus 9-10, we see how the sacrifices were carried out. There were very specific commands for the sin, burnt, and peace offerings. When Aaron had carried out these commands, God appeared before al...
by Audrey Rogers on February 4th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Exodus 39-- Verse 43And Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it; as the LORD had commanded, so they had done it. Extravagant—that’s how I would describe the final result of the Tent of Meeting. The Israelites worked hard to follow all that God had commanded in the building of the temple—especially the craftsman, designers, and perfumers. The end result was a plac...
by Audrey Rogers on January 28th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Exodus 20-- Verse 3:You shall have no other gods before me. In Exodus 19-21, we see a stunning display of God’s power and His outline for morality for the people of Israel. These are the first laws given to them to follow, and they come down to two things: love God and love your neighbor (Mark 12:29-31). This is the struggle of the human condition. It’s hard for us to love Go...
by Audrey Rogers on January 21st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Exodus 3--Verse 11:But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”I remember the day I felt the Holy Spirit speak to me about pursuing worship ministry. I was afraid, and I didn’t feel well equipped for the task. Moses was being called to do something great and scary. He also did not feel equipped, although God had ...
by Audrey Rogers on January 14th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 34--Verse 30“Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, ‘You have brought trouble on me by making me stink to the inhabitants of the land…’”When we see injustice, our natural reaction is anger—and rightfully so. What we do with that anger says a lot about us. Dinah’s brothers were furious about the rape of their sister, and rightfully so. But what they did with that anger we...
by Audrey Rogers on January 7th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Genesis 16-- Verse 13“So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, ‘You are a God of seeing,’ for she said, ‘Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.’” Have you ever tried to take matters into your own hands, instead of letting God write the story of your life? I know I have many times, and in Genesis 16-18, we see how Sarai and Abram took matters into their own...
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