Posts with the category “daily-devotions”
Where is My Hope?
January 22nd, 2022
If I hope for Sheol as my house, if I make my bed in darkness, if I say to the pit, ‘You are my father,’ and to the worm, ‘My mother,’ or ‘My sister,’ where then is my hope? Who will see my hope?Job 1...
Night into Day
January 21st, 2022
But you, come on again, all of you, and I shall not find a wise man among you. My days are past; my plans are broken off, the desires of my heart. They make night into day: ‘The light,’ they say, ‘is ...
January 20th, 2022
The upright are appalled at this, and the innocent stirs himself up against the godless. Yet the righteous holds to his way, and he who has clean hands grows stronger and stronger.Job 17:8-9+Hold OnIn...
A Byword of the Peoples
January 19th, 2022
He has made me a byword of the peoples, and I am one before whom men spit. My eye has grown dim from vexation, and all my members are like a shadow.Job 17:6-7+A Byword of the PeoplesJob has become an ...
A Pledge for You
January 18th, 2022
Lay down a pledge for me with you; who is there who will put up security for me? Since you have closed their hearts to understanding, therefore you will not let them triumph. He who informs against hi...
A Ready Grave
January 17th, 2022
My spirit is broken; my days are extinct; the graveyard is ready for me. Surely there are mockers about me, and my eye dwells on their provocation.Job 17:1-2+A Ready GraveJob confesses like so many ot...
January 16th, 2022
O earth, cover not my blood, and let my cry find no resting place. Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he who testifies for me is on high. My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God...
A Pure Prayer
January 15th, 2022
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin and have laid my strength in the dust. My face is red with weeping, and on my eyelids is deep darkness, although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is ...
Like a Warrior
January 14th, 2022
God gives me up to the ungodly and casts me into the hands of the wicked. I was at ease, and he broke me apart; he seized me by the neck and dashed me to pieces; he set me up as his target; his archer...
Torn With Wrath
January 13th, 2022
He has torn me in his wrath and hated me; he has gnashed his teeth at me; my adversary sharpens his eyes against me. Men have gaped at me with their mouth; they have struck me insolently on the cheek;...
January 12th, 2022
If I speak, my pain is not assuaged, and if I forbear, how much of it leaves me? Surely now God has worn me out; he has made desolate all my company. And he has shriveled me up, which is a witness aga...
January 11th, 2022
I also could speak as you do, if you were in my place; I could join words together against you and shake my head at you. I could strengthen you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips would assuage y...
January 10th, 2022
Then Job answered and said: “I have heard many such things; miserable comforters are you all. Shall windy words have an end? Or what provokes you that you answer?Job 16:1-3+What Comfort?Job responds t...
January 9th, 2022
For the company of the godless is barren, and fire consumes the tents of bribery. They conceive trouble and give birth to evil, and their womb prepares deceit.Job 15:34-35+Conceiving TroubleEliphaz en...
January 8th, 2022
He will shake off his unripe grape like the vine, and cast off his blossom like the olive tree.Job 15:33+Wilted BlossomsA sick tree will not produce fruit. Its blossoms will wither and fall. When th...
Trusting in the Emptiness
January 7th, 2022
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment. It will be paid in full before his time, and his branch will not be green.Job 15:31-32+Trusting in the EmptinessTr...
Wise Men See
January 6th, 2022
Matthew 2:9-11After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When ...
January 5th, 2022
Number 6:22-27The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,The Lord bless you and keep you;the Lord make his ...
Depart in Peace
January 4th, 2022
Luke 2:28-32[H]e took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,according to your word;for my eyes have seen your salvationthat you have prepa...
A Light for the Nations
January 3rd, 2022
Isaiah 49:6[H]e says:“It is too light a thing that you should be my servantto raise up the tribes of Jacoband to bring back the preserved of Israel;I will make you as a light for the nations,that my s...
He is Coming
January 2nd, 2022
Revelation 1:7Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.+ He is ComingChrist ...
In One Spirit
January 1st, 2022
1 Corinthians 12:12-13For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into on...
Come to the Feast
December 31st, 2021
Matthew 22:4Again he sent other servants, saying, “Tell those who are invited, ‘See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the we...
December 30th, 2021
Matthew 16:28Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.+Standing HereStanding where we stand now, we have the benef...
The Watchman Sees
December 29th, 2021
Ezekiel 33:6But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his ...
The Place Where He Lay
December 28th, 2021
Matthew 28:5-6But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.”+The...
Appointed for Many
December 27th, 2021
Luke 2:33-35And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in ...
December 26th, 2021
Matthew 2:1-2Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? Fo...
Light in the Darkness
December 25th, 2021
John 1:1-5In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made tha...
December 24th, 2021
1 John 4:9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.+Made ManifestOver two thousand years ago, our Lord humbled H...
The Word Made Flesh
December 23rd, 2021
Micah 5:2But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,from you shall come forth for meone who is to be ruler in Israel,whose coming forth is from of old,from ancien...
The Nations Shall Come
December 22nd, 2021
Isaiah 60:4-5Lift up your eyes all around, and see;they all gather together, they come to you;your sons shall come from afar,and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.Then you shall see and be ra...
A Sign Among Them
December 21st, 2021
Isaiah 66:18-19“For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory, and I will set a sign among them…”+A Si...
December 20th, 2021
Mark 6:38-42And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green ...
Come and See!
December 19th, 2021
John 1:44-46Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazar...
Seeing His Glory
December 18th, 2021
John 1:14And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.+Seeing His GloryIn the Old Testament Temple system...
What’s In a Name
December 17th, 2021
Isaiah 9:6For to us a child is born,to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.+...
Augustus and Quirinius
December 16th, 2021
Luke 2:1-3In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registe...
A Royal Star
December 15th, 2021
Numbers 24:17I see him, but not now;I behold him, but not near:a star shall come out of Jacob,and a scepter shall rise out of Israel…+A Royal StarSet high in the heavens, the stars have guided ancient...
Joseph and Adam
December 14th, 2021
Matthew 1:20-21But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conce...