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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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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