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May 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Ezekiel 18:25

"You say, “The way of the Lord is not fair.” Hear now … is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair?"

That’s not fair!Did you ever say that to your parents? Most of us have, and in some cases we have spoken the truth. But usually children feel that way because they’re unable to see things from a more mature perspective.

In Isaiah 55:8–9, our heavenly Father says:My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways.… For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Abraham might have wondered if God were being too harsh with the population of Sodom, but he contented himself with this assurance: “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Genesis 18:25).

He shall! God is righteous—that is, He is morally right, and He is right in His decisions and in all His ways. But God tempers His justice with mercy. If you sometimes feel God has treated you unfairly, tell Him so. Then ask Him to give you a higher understanding of His ways and a deeper dependence on His grace. You can trust the Judge of all the earth to do right.

Bro. Paul

May 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at John 16:22

"I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you."

The joy of Christ doesn’t go away. Have you noticed how easily earthly joy can leave? Have you discovered how simple it is for your gladness of today to become your sadness of tomorrow, for your sweetness of the morning to turn into the bitterness of the night? Have you discovered how the people you thought were your friends today can become your enemies tomorrow, the wisdom you thought was so great yesterday is foolishness today?

Nothing seems to be too stable in the world. You can’t really count on too much anymore. But the joy of Christ is a continual, never-ending, absolutely constant joy when we follow the principles of the Word of God. This joy survives all the difficult times in life. This joy is not hinged on happenings, but it is hinged on a Person.

In John 16:22, Jesus says, “Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.” Isn’t that something? Jesus says the joy He wants to give every one of His children is the kind of joy you don’t have to lose. Nobody can take it away from you!

Bro. Paul

May 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Psalm 1:2–3

"His delight is in the law of the Lord.… He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water."

Your strength comes from God’s Word. The psalmist says the righteous person is like a tree planted by streams of water. Just like a tree is nourished by the constant supply of water—without which, under the blistering sun, the tree would surely die—so the life that is rooted in the Word of God will also be established and it will be strong.

Your stability comes from God’s Word. A fruit tree that is planted by the banks of the river suggests stability. The tree is firmly rooted in the soil so that it can resist the storm. There are trees standing today that were here when this country was discovered. If you go to the right place you can see trees that are just as magnificent and beautiful as they were in their prime. Why? Because they’ve got a tremendous root structure and they are strong. If you’ve ever seen a redwood, a tree so big that you can drive your car through the middle of it, then you know what invincible means. That’s the kind of stability God wants His people to have. And when you put your roots deep down into His Word, you will become a person of great stability.

Bro. Paul

May 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Matthew 10:29, 31

"Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from Your Father’s will.… Do not fear, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."

God is the God of the individual. He is the God who would spare Sodom if someone there could demonstrate faith. When the destruction came, He got His people out because of His love for the individual. He was the one who saw Nathanael, sitting under a fig tree, and later talked to him one-on-one. He’s the one who cared about Cornelius, who was praying by the sea. He’s the one who sent two messengers to Rahab so that she could know what to do before the judgment came.

God knows who you are. He sees you in the massive crowd on this overpopulated globe! He knows you, He loves you and He cares. The same God who is the God of patience is a God of passion for the individual.

He is the only one who can take us as we are and not only keep us from the judgment, but lift us up out of the mire and put our feet upon the Rock. He’ll give us all we need to become all He ever wanted us to be. 

Bro. Paul

May 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Monday's devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 1 Peter 5:10

"But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you."

God took Jacob through one experience after another to teach him to submit. Jacob even wrestled with God once, but his vow afterward rang hollow. Jacob didn’t deserve any more chances, but God’s grace stayed in effect. The Lord loved Jacob and disciplined him until he surrendered his life to God.

God is more forgiving than we can imagine. His continuing grace can take the sorry elements of a human life and use them for His blessed purposes. There is nothing more marvelous in all the world than the power of God’s grace. He forgives, He lifts up, and He transforms.

The great love of God’s grace can heal broken hearts and mend broken lives. The gospel comes to hearts that are broken by sin and despairing of redemption, and it offers peace, pardon, and purity. Only a God of grace could take a rebellious man like Judah and a wicked woman like Tamar and somehow use them in the line of our Blessed Redeemer. But that’s what God does—redeem people. He came to reclaim the broken lives of His children. He is the God of all grace, and His grace abounds to you and me.

Bro. Paul

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