Devotionals

“Jesus answered him, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.’” -Luke 23:43 A few years ago I asked a Navy-Vet and retired ship captain friend who was both older than me and quite ill at that...

“For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to Him. Therefore, I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.” -1 Samuel 1:27-28 Children are a gift from the...

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And...

“It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.” -Ecclesiastes 7:2 Memorial Day is about sorrows, especially for...

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.”...

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.” -Psalm 1:1 There is a natural progression to becoming a scoffer of Jesus, a scorner...

“Jesus wept.” -John 11:35 Is Jesus really that much like us? Did He feel pain? Did He experience sorrow, joy, exhilaration, exhaustion, temptation? He cried genuine tears of sorrow at the grave of His good friend,...

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven...

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” -Luke 23:34 Apparently it was a very rabid crowd in Jerusalem calling for His crucifixion, even more so than the two real criminals who were crucified...

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