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August 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone

Let's look at Psalm 33:5 this morning:

"The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord."

God loves to bring about blessings in our lives. We can see the goodness of God not only by how He provides for us in our own lives, but also by looking at the beauty that He built into the universe He created. The psalmist says, "The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord." Arthur W. Pink writes that the goodness of God is seen in the variety of natural pleasures which He has provided for us. God could have satisfied our hunger without worrying about our taste, but He gives us tastebuds and gratifies them with good-tasting food. God could have made the earth fertile without its surface being so delightfully beautiful. We could have lived without beautiful flowers and the music of birds. But the source of all this loveliness and charm leads us back to the goodness of God.

We have a beautiful world, and every time we have a chance to visit the greatness and goodness of God in His provision of this beauty for us, we ought to stop and praise His name. He has cared so wonderfully for us as His creatures.

Bro. Paul




August 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Proverbs 11:28

"He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage."

Proverbs’ primary principle on the governance of money is found in 11:28: "He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage."

There is nothing wrong with obtaining riches, but there is a great deal wrong with trusting in them instead of trusting in the One who gives them—and who can take them away. We are warned against greed and against putting our trust in transitory things like wealth so that nothing comes between us and God.

Money is not given to us as a permanent possession and therefore should never be the object of trust. God, on the other hand, is permanent and eternal, the perfect object for our trust. Therefore, we are to trust the Giver, not the gift, when it comes to material prosperity.

If we manage what God has given, we will have enough money to give away.

Bro. Paul




August 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at John 20:31

"These are written that you may believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name."

Jesus was not only victorious over death, but He reached out to all those around Him. He desperately wanted to communicate with those who had been closest to Him. He used His scars with Thomas, His voice with Mary, the breaking of bread with two disciples, and a repeated fishing adventure with the other disciples because He loved them and wanted to reveal Himself to them.

He still has that passion today. We are so blessed to have the precious Word of God, the record of all the Lord did to reveal Himself to people. By it He has communicated to us, asking us to believe so that we may have life.

He continues to reach out to people today, through His church, through radio and television messages, through books and tapes, and through the personal witness of those who know Him as their personal Savior. He keeps on reaching to us with the message that He is alive, and because He lives, we may live also.

Bro. Paul




August 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 1 Timothy 1:13 this morning:

"I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy."

The great glory of the story of the apostle Paul is knowing what he had been before seeing what he became. The greatest enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ in the first century became His greatest servant, most trusted apostle, and a faithful friend. The same hand that wrote out indictments of heresy against the early church was the hand that wrote the letters upon which the early church was based and ultimately spread. The heart that rejoiced when Stephen was stoned to death became a heart that rejoiced at the privilege of suffering for Christ’s sake. The noble statements of theology in Romans, the sweet lyrics of Christian love in 1 Corinthians 13, and the desire to reach the regions beyond with the gospel all came from the former persecutor of Christ and His church.

If ever there was any evidence of the transforming power of the gospel, it is seen in the life of Saul the persecutor who became Paul the apostle. Hopefully that same gospel has transformed you as well. If so, like Paul, may you ask the Lord today, "What do You want me to do?"

Bro. Paul




August 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 1 Timothy 1:13 this morning:

"I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy."

The great glory of the story of the apostle Paul is knowing what he had been before seeing what he became. The greatest enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ in the first century became His greatest servant, most trusted apostle, and a faithful friend. The same hand that wrote out indictments of heresy against the early church was the hand that wrote the letters upon which the early church was based and ultimately spread. The heart that rejoiced when Stephen was stoned to death became a heart that rejoiced at the privilege of suffering for Christ’s sake. The noble statements of theology in Romans, the sweet lyrics of Christian love in 1 Corinthians 13, and the desire to reach the regions beyond with the gospel all came from the former persecutor of Christ and His church.

If ever there was any evidence of the transforming power of the gospel, it is seen in the life of Saul the persecutor who became Paul the apostle. Hopefully that same gospel has transformed you as well. If so, like Paul, may you ask the Lord today, "What do You want me to do?"

Bro. Paul


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