Daily Devotions (Page 79)

Daily Devotions (Page 79)

A Glorious Duty

  A Glorious Duty Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.(1 Corinthians 10:31) It is the duty of every person to live for the glory of God. If God made us for His glory, it is clear that we should live for His glory. Our duty comes from God’s design. What does it mean to glorify God? It does not mean to make Him more glorious. It means to acknowledge His glory,…

Strength and Courage

Strength and Courage Be strong, and let your heart take courage, wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:14) The psalmist had just said, “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”(Psalm 27:14) If it had not been for his faith in God, his heart had fainted. But in confident assurance in God which faith gives, he urges himself and…

Everything You Need

Everything You Need Blessed are the people…..who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face, who exalt in your name all the day.(Psalm 89:15,16) When Moses encountered God in a burning bush, he asked, “If I go to the Israelites and say to them: The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I tell them?”(Exodus 3:13) “God…

Waiting For What?

Waiting For What? O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you.(Isaiah 33:2) Our waiting for God may be waiting for Him in our times of prayer to take His place as God, and to work in us the sense of His holy presence and nearness. It may be a special petition, to which we are expecting an answer. It may be our whole inner life, in which we are on the lookout for God’s…

Integrity Before God

Integrity Before God May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you. (Psalm 25:21) It is a great thing for a soul not only to wait upon God but to be filled with such a consciousness that it’s whole spirit and position is that of a waiting one-that it can, in childlike confidence, say, “Lord, Thou knowest I wait on Thee.” It will prove a mighty plea in…

Possessing All Things

Possessing All Things Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God.(Matthew 5:3) Our Lord referred to the tyranny of things when He said to His disciples. “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find…

Winning Our Praise

Winning Our Praise It is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.(Psalm 147:1) We praise what we enjoy because the delight is incomplete until it is expressed in praise. If we were not allowed to speak of what we value and celebrate what we love and praise what we admire, our joy would not be full. So if God loves us enough to…

Why This Quest?

Why This Quest? For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceived himself.(Galatians 6:3) Before we start to ascend the mountain in our study to know God, we need to stop and ask ourselves a very fundamental question- a question, indeed, that we always ought to put to ourselves whenever we embark on any line of study in God’s Holy Book. The question…

Our Best Help For Others

Our Best Help for Others Everyone helps his neighbor and says to his brother, “Be strong.”(Isaiah 41:6) All the love of God, and of Christ, are inseparably linked with love to the brethren. And day by day we can prove and cultivate this love by daily praying for each other: “Let none that wait on thee be ashamed.”(Psalm 25:3) Take the message to all God’s tried and weary…

Love’s Depths

Love’s Depths That in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.(Ephesians 2:7) In Ephesians 2, Paul vividly describes our wretched condition apart from Christ. Besides being “dead in the trespasses and sins”(verse 1) in which we lives, Paul says we followed the ways of this world (verse 2)-that is, of the…