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Today’s Devotion

Envy!

“They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the Lord.” Psalms 106:16-17 One of the signs of envy is criticism. Sometimes, people who criticize us are actually envious of us. Moses and Aaron came under heavy criticism from Korah and two hundred and fifty princes of …

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Quick Exit

Scripture Reading — Mark 14:44-52 Then all the disciples deserted him and fled. — Matthew 26:56 In a congregation that I served as a pastor, our membership included a large number of immigrants from Africa: refugees from deadly civil wars in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ethiopia/Eritrea, and Sudan. Adjustment to North American …

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ARMOUR

READ: Ephesians 6:10-18 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8 Protecting yourself from the attacks of the enemy can be very complicated. After September 11, America realized how vulnerable she was. A myriad of …

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A Heart of Belief

If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. —Romans 10:9 The heart is the blood-pump of the body. It is also used metaphorically when we speak of affections and feelings. …

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Power Of Life

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Prov. 18:21). “No, I won’t pray for your son,” I told the startled widowed mother of a fifteen-year-old boy. “It won’t do any good. As long as you keep telling …

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Saved By Words!

One night, I was returning home late in the night with my wife and it was raining heavily. As we get closer home, I saw a stranger standing at the side of the road in the rain flagging me down. I wondered, “Who is this stopping me in the middle …

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God Speaks A Fresh Word

Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength.… —Psalm 105:4 When King Jehoshaphat heard that a huge army was amassing to attack Judah, he knew what to do. He needed to set himself to seek not the advice of the people, but to seek God …

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Peace At Home

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. James 3:16 Have you ever noticed that the easiest place to remain self-centered is at home? There’s an incentive to be lovely with others, but with your family you are tempted to allow yourself more selfish privileges, …

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