Daily Devotions (Page 84)

Daily Devotions (Page 84)

Sick and Serving

Sick and Serving Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous but sinners. ( Mark2:17) John Piper in Desiring God gives us the following: The difference between Uncle Sam and Jesus Christ is that Uncle Sam won’t take you in his service unless you are healthy and Jesus won’t unless you unless you are sick.…

Christ’s Faith, My Faith

Dallas Willard shares the following in Hearing God: I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, bur Christ who lives in me. (Galatians 2:20) The faith but which Jesus Christ lived, his faith in God and his kingdom, is expressed in the Gospel He preached- the good news that the kingdom rule of God is available to humankind here and now. His followers did…

Living In A God-Governed World

Living in a God-Governed World Jerry Bridges writes in Trusting God; From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised. (Psalm 113:3) Going beyond our own personal circumstances, God‘s infinite wisdom- directing his sovereign power- governs the world. As we look around us, it seems that much of the world is outside God’s control and much of…

Whose Work Is It Anyway?

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the…

Death and Life

  Death and Life Like water, the human spirit seeks to find the lowest level. Only when it is channeled, controlled and pushed by some force does it rise to higher levels. Everyone who has a well knows that without the pump in the well the water would never rise and flow through the plumbing in our homes. Most urban areas have huge water towers that are elevated…

A Veil Removed

A Veil Removed Do you ever wonder what they did with the veil that was torn in the temple? Did the mend it? Did they replace it? Did they just leave it in tatters? We know that heaven removed the veil that separated us from God and granted us access to the very throne of God through Christ Jesus. Symbolically, we must see that this veil was representative of all that…

A Veil Remaining

I share with you further thoughts about the torn veil from A.W. Tozer’s book, The Pursuit of God. You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face , Lord do I seek.”(Psalm 27:8) With the veil removed by the rending of Jesus flesh, with nothing on God’s side to prevent us from entering, why do we tarry without? Why do we consent to abide all our days just…

The Veil Torn

The Veil Torn One of the powerful moments of the crucifixion was the tearing of the veil in the temple. And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen…

TWO THIEVES

Two Thieves Charles Colton in his book Loving God shares the following: Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.(Luke 23:42) Golgotha- what a grin set on which to play out the crucial act in the drama of redemption. Golgotha- from the Aramaic: meaning “skull” and the Hebrew implying “a skull-like mound”- was well named in light of the bloody business conducted…

In Times Like These, We Have A Savior

In Times Like These, We Have a Savior What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and…