Tag Archives: God’s grace

Jonah; July 31, 2021


Jonah 2:8 “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” Just recently there was a news item from the US that greatly illuminated the story of Jonah. A swimmer was indeed taken into the mouth … Continue reading

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Consequences; July 20, 2021


Jeremiah 7:19 “But am I the one they are provoking? declares the Lord. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?” This whole passage is very interesting. Verse 16 is the rather infamous command to Jeremiah not to … Continue reading

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Response to Crisis; July 11, 2021


Isaiah 37:1 When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the Lord. King Hezekiah lived in pretty terrible times, but he was definitely one of the better kings of … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy; July 4, 2021


Proverbs 15:8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. This is another expression of a truth that is stated countless times throughout the Bible, and that is that God cares about … Continue reading

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Morning Devotions; June 12, 2021


Psalms 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice;in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. It is evident from various Psalms that morning prayer was a regular practice of David. The Japanese … Continue reading

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Values; June 7, 2021


Job 21:16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. Job here touches on an issue that comes up in the Bible many times and is still common all … Continue reading

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Redemption; May 29, 2021


2 Chronicles 33:12-13 In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. And when he prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened … Continue reading

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Legalism; May 28, 2021


2 Chron 30:18-20 Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the Lord, … Continue reading

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Believing Prayer; May 27, 2021


1 Chronicles 5:20 He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him. Too often, people pray as a last option. We tend to pray when nothing else works out! When I started reading this morning I wondered why I had … Continue reading

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Human Weakness; May 21, 2021


1 Kings 19:3 Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. In a number of ways this part of Elijah’s story is as important as the triumph on Mt. Carmel. One of the marvels of the Bible is that it … Continue reading

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