Posts with the category “daily-devotions”
Uphold the Stumbling
July 29th, 2021
Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands. Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, and you have made firm the feeble knees.Job 4:3-4+Uphold the StumblingIn today...
At the End of Your Rope
July 28th, 2021
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said: “If one ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? Yet who can keep from speaking?Job 4:1-2+At the End of Your RopeWe are often brought to the end of...
July 27th, 2021
For my sighing comes instead of my bread, and my groanings are poured out like water. For the thing that I fear comes upon me, and what I dread befalls me. I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no ...
July 26th, 2021
“Why is light given to him who is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul, who long for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures, who rejoice exceedingly and are glad w...
The Great Equalizer
July 25th, 2021
Or why was I not as a hidden stillborn child, as infants who never see the light? There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest. There the prisoners are at ease together; they...
July 24th, 2021
“Why did I not die at birth, come out from the womb and expire? Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should nurse? For then I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slep...
Hope for Light
July 23rd, 2021
Let those curse it who curse the day, who are ready to rouse up Leviathan. Let the stars of its dawn be dark; let it hope for light, but have none, nor see the eyelids of the morning, because it did n...
July 22nd, 2021
Let gloom and deep darkness claim it. Let clouds dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. That night—let thick darkness seize it! Let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it n...
The Beginning of Woes
July 21st, 2021
After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. And Job said: “Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, ‘A man is conceived.’ Let that day be darkness! May God...
July 20th, 2021
And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great.Job 2:13+SilenceIn the wake of tragedy there are often n...
Distortions of Sin
July 19th, 2021
And when they saw him from a distance, they did not recognize him. And they raised their voices and wept, and they tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads toward heaven.Job 2:12+Distortions...
Sympathy and Comfort
July 18th, 2021
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appoint...
Hold Fast Your Integrity
July 17th, 2021
Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall...
July 16th, 2021
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himse...
Spare His Life
July 15th, 2021
Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life. But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.” An...
No Rest for the Wicked
July 14th, 2021
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD. And the LORD said to Satan, “From where have y...
Everything But Trust
July 13th, 2021
In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. Job 1:22+Everything But TrustAs Christians we have been given much, and therefore, “Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required...
Blessed Be the Name of the Lord
July 12th, 2021
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has t...
Your Sons and Daughters
July 11th, 2021
While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and ...
Attacks of the Devil
July 10th, 2021
While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The Chaldeans formed three groups and made a raid on the camels and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I al...
The Fire of God
July 9th, 2021
While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” Job1:16+The...
July 8th, 2021
And there came a messenger to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the s...
A Day Like Any Other
July 7th, 2021
Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, Job 1:13+A Day Like Any OtherEvery day is a blessing. This should not be news to the Chr...
July 6th, 2021
But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your...
For No Reason
July 5th, 2021
Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, a...
July 4th, 2021
And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?”Job 1:8 +God’s ChosenGod...
Going To and Fro
July 3rd, 2021
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. The LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and sai...
A Family Feast
July 2nd, 2021
His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. And when the days of the feast had run their co...
Greatest of All
July 1st, 2021
There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of al...
Blameless and Upright
June 30th, 2021
There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.Job 1:1+Blameless and UprightJob is most often remembered fo...
Lord God, Keep Us to the End
June 29th, 2021
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.PSALM 23:6+Lord God, Keep Us to the EndBecause the devil never stops tormenting th...
The True Son of God
June 28th, 2021
To all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.JOHN 1:12...
The Promised Savior
June 27th, 2021
Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh.1 TIMOTHY 3:16+The Promised SaviorHe paints His person in this way: He is the promised Savior come from heaven—tha...
Jesus' True Deity
June 26th, 2021
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.JOHN 1:14+Jesus' True DeityHere [John] expresses who the Word is...
Build Your Faith on These Words
June 25th, 2021
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us.TITUS 3:4-5+Build Your Faith on These WordsThe divine nature is nothing other than pure beneficence and, as Paul says ...
The Christian's Highest Work
June 24th, 2021
When they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. LUKE 2:17+The Christian's Highest WorkThe shepherds freely confess and publicly preach the word that was spo...
Christmas in July
June 23rd, 2021
And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lo...
June 22nd, 2021
"Blessed is the one who is not offended by Me."MATTHEW 11:6+Guard YourselfGuard yourself here diligently against offense. Who are those who offend you? All who teach you to do works instead of to beli...
True Christian Theology
June 21st, 2021
We preach . . . Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.1 CORINTHIANS 1:23-24+True Christian TheologyTrue Christian theology, as I often warn you, does not present God to us in His majesty, as M...
In the Present World
June 20th, 2021
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age...