Posts with the category “daily-devotions”
Christians Can Bear Everything
April 18th, 2021
"My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."MATTHEW 11:30+Christians Can Bear EverythingWhatever there is of cross or suffering to be borne later on is easily sustained. The yoke that Christ lays upon u...
Lean Not on Your Understanding
April 17th, 2021
In the hand of the LORD there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed, and He pours out from it.PSALM 75:8+Lean Not on Your UnderstandingAll who want to study in the Bible and sacred letters should wit...
April 16th, 2021
Can wicked rulers be allied with You, those who frame injustice by statute?PSALM 94:20+No CompromiseNow, we have some smart alecks who want to patch things up, to remove the issue, and to mediate the ...
The Narrow Door
April 15th, 2021
"Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able."LUKE 13:24+The Narrow DoorWell, why not? Because they do not know what the narrow door is. It i...
We Are All Alike
April 14th, 2021
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.ROMANS 3:23+We Are All AlikeNo one can exclude himself or boast that he is better than another. All are alike before God, and all must admit that...
The Good Neighbor
April 13th, 2021
"But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion."LUKE 10:33+The Good NeighborYou do not need to ask what outward works you should do; look at your neigh...
April 12th, 2021
We were buried therefore with Him by Baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.ROMANS 6:4+Baptismal Gi...
The Active Word of God
April 11th, 2021
From among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert . . ..ACTS 20:30-31+The Active Word of GodIf there were no such sects throu...
True God and True Man
April 10th, 2021
"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him."MATTHEW 1...
Our Comfort and Joy
April 9th, 2021
"If I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you."JOHN 16:7+Our Comfort and JoyAlthough Christ Himself admits here that He leaves them and they leave Him relu...
This Is God's Kingdom
April 8th, 2021
"Whoever receives you receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me."MATTHEW 10:40+This Is God's KingdomLet us not think that heaven is closed, except to cows and pigs, that is, to cre...
Keep the Goal in Sight
April 7th, 2021
Let no one pass judgment on you . . .. Let no one disqualify you.COLOSSIANS 2:16, 18+Keep the Goal in SightNow you can see, I think, what the correct gloss on St. Paul is and what he is teaching when ...
Rely on Christ Alone
April 6th, 2021
But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a def...
Remain in the Kingdom
April 5th, 2021
Mercy triumphs over judgment.JAMES 2:13+Remain in the KingdomI remain in the kingdom of grace when I do not despair of God's mercy, no matter how great my sin may be, but resolutely pin mind and consc...
God Hears and Answers
April 4th, 2021
I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and He answered me.JONAH 2:2+God Hears and AnswersWe must feel that our crying to God is of a nature that God will answer, that we may glory with Jonah in...
Bearing Witness to God
April 3rd, 2021
Feed me with the food that is needful for me.PROVERBS 30:8+Bearing Witness to GodChrist bears witness everywhere that He does the will of His Father, and He teaches others to do the same thing, as He ...
You Can Trust God
April 2nd, 2021
"Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?"MATTHEW 6:26+You Can Trust GodChrist says:...
These Great Things
April 1st, 2021
"Whoever feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him."JOHN 6:56+These Great ThingsYou must not view these words with your physical eyes as you begin to discuss topics such as the ...
March 31st, 2021
He fills you with the finest of the wheat.PSALM 147:11+God's GoodnessWhen we see a whole field or one grain, we should recognize not only God's goodness but also His power and say to ourselves: "O lov...
What to Pray For
March 30th, 2021
The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.JAMES 5:16+What to Pray ForWe usually press for small and trivial things and do not consider with what a great Majesty we are speaking...
Feast of St. Michael and All Angels
March 29th, 2021
Behold, angels came and were ministering to [Jesus].MATTHEW 4:11+Feast of St. Michael and All AngelsThis was written for our comfort, so that we would know how many angels serve us when one devil atta...
A Chosen Race
March 28th, 2021
"Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."MATTHEW 5:16+A Chosen RaceWhat is this "holy adornment," these priestly garmen...
There Is No Secret Salvation
March 27th, 2021
I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house.ACTS 20:20+There Is No Secret SalvationChrist says and bears witness in clear wo...
God Is Unchangeable
March 26th, 2021
The Jesus said to him, "Be gone, Satan!"MATTHEW 4:10+God Is UnchangeableChrist manifested Himself in the flesh to snatch us from death, from the power of the devil. From this knowledge must come great...
The Time for Rescue
March 25th, 2021
In Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.GALATIANS 3:26+The Time for RescueNo human being can endure [the devil's attacks] without God's special help and strength. . .. For [the devil] t...
Trust in God
March 24th, 2021
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act.PSALM 37:5+Trust in GodTherefore it is best to trust in God, even though we cannot be without tears, sorrow, and pain. What can we do against...
When Salvation Begins
March 23rd, 2021
Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.ROMANS 10:17+When Salvation BeginsOur salvation begins, not with any work of ours but with the hearing of the Word of life. Hence also ...
Who Is an Apostle?
March 22nd, 2021
Behold, I am against the prophets, declares the LORD, who use their tongues and declare, "declares the LORD." Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, declares the LORD, and who tell them...
The Purpose of Need
March 21st, 2021
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."MATTHEW 5:4+The Purpose of NeedThis is the right kind of sacrifice, one that pleases God, . . . namely, a soul that has no comfort among crea...
To Know God
March 20th, 2021
Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.2 JOHN 9+To Know God[The Turks, Jews, and all...
Waiting for God
March 19th, 2021
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.HABAKKUK 2:3+Waiting for GodGod's nature is...
The Spirit of Truth
March 18th, 2021
"The Spirit of truth . . . will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come."JOHN 16:13+The Spirit of TruthHere Christ m...
Have Faith Like Children
March 17th, 2021
"Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."MATTHEW 18:3+Have Faith Like ChildrenHow often does Christ tell us that we must become child...
Blind Human Nature
March 16th, 2021
No longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardn...
Why Is Christ Punished?
March 15th, 2021
The LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.ISAIAH 53:6+Why Is Christ Punished?These words must not be diluted but must be left in their precise and serious sense. For God is not joking in the wor...
The Promise of Godliness
March 14th, 2021
Godliness with contentment is great gain.1 TIMOTHY 6:6+The Promise of GodlinessThe eagerness, or desire, for money extends more widely than greed. It extends to all other things, to the desire for pow...
To Live as a Christian
March 13th, 2021
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God.ROMANS 12:19+To Live as a ChristianWhere people do not want to tolerate nor forgive and forget, hatred and envy must certainly follow...
The Gospel Is Public
March 12th, 2021
"When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next."MATTHEW 10:23+The Gospel Is PublicIt is impossible to keep the Gospel from anyone. No power in heaven or on earth can do this, for it is a publi...
March 11th, 2021
Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this.1 TIMOTHY 4:16+Divine RighteousnessThis is our glory to know for certain that our righteousness is divine in that God does not imput...
The Fulfillment of the Law
March 10th, 2021
[Christ canceled] the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross.COLOSSIANS 2:14+The Fulfillment of the LawOnly Christ takes away the Law, ...