Tag: commandments

  • Salvation Takes More Than Belief (What Must I do to be Saved?)

    “What must I do to be saved?” Many claim that all a person has to do to be saved is believe that Jesus is the Son of GOD or pray the sinner’s prayer and ask Jesus into their hearts. But this is a partial gospel—a false gospel that doesn’t save because it leaves people outside…

  • August 6 – First Deportation from Judah

    Reading 2 Kings 24:1a 2 Chron. 36:6-7 2 Kings 24:7 Jer. 25:1-38; 35:1-19 Devotional In 605 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invaded the land of Judah and attacked King Jehoiakim. He took the first captives back to Babylon, among which was the young man Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar took articles from the temple and put them in…

  • July 8 – Israel Falls

    Reading 2 Kings 17:3-5; 18:9-11; 17:7-41; 18:7b-8 Devotional Today we read of the end of the northern tribes of Israel in 723 B.C. GOD had given the people numerous opportunities to return to Him and save themselves, but they refused to repent. As a result, Shalmaneser king of Assyria attacked king Hoshea and all of…

  • April 18 – Solomon Made King

    Reading 1 Chron. 26:12-28:1; 23:1b; 28:2-29:22 Devotional Once David assigned the responsibilities for the gatekeepers of the temple, his officials, judges, military commanders, and overseers of possessions, David called together an assembly. The text reads: David summoned all the officials of Israel to assemble at Jerusalem: the officers over the tribes, the commanders of the divisions in…

  • March 6 – Blessed if You Obey, Cursed if You Disobey

    Reading Lev. 22:31-33 Deut. 12:32 Num. 15:37-41 Deut. 31:9-13 Lev. 26:3-46 Devotional Moses concluded his final message to the Israelites by reminding them of the promises GOD had given them. The basic message was quite simple: Obey Me and you’ll be blessed; disobey and you will be punished and ultimately destroyed. GOD told them to…

  • March 24 – Sincerity Alone isn’t Enough

    Reading Judg. 17:1-18:31 Devotional In the days of the Judges there was a man named Micah of the tribe of Ephraim who made an idol and a shrine in his home to that idol. He then hired a young Levite to live in his home and be a priest for his family. Micah treated the…

  • January 3 – When Godly Isn’t Popular

    Reading Gen. 6:1-9:29 Devotional Noah lived during a very difficult time. The text says: Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth,…

  • February 16 – Parents, Teach Your Kids

    Reading Deut. 4:44-49; 5:1-5a, 22-33; 6:1-25; 7:1-26; 8:1-20 Devotional  In giving his second speech to the Israelites, Moses said: And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by…