Tag: evil

  • September 14 – Wicked People May Prosper Temporarily

    Reading Job 22:1-24:25 Devotional In these chapters, Job asks a question that every GOD-fearing person has asked themselves at some point in their life: Why do the wicked often seem to prosper? Job said: 1 “Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such…

  • August 20 – GOD Equates Israel, Judah to Prostitutes

    Reading Eze. 23:1-23:49 2 Chron. 36:13a 2 Kings 25:1 Jer. 52:4 Devotional Parental Caution: Today’s reading contains very graphic descriptions of two sisters who engaged in prostitution. I recommend you read Eze. 23 by yourself before deciding to read it with children. In today’s reading, GOD uses an extremely graphic illustration of two sisters who…

  • August 18 – Personal Accountability

    Reading Eze. 15:1-18:32 Devotional Eze. 18 is one of the most important passages in the Bible. During Ezekiel’s day the Israelites were fond of saying, “The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” GOD rebuked them for using this proverb because what they were saying was, “Hey, we’re in this…

  • 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…

  • August 5 – Habakkuk Questions, GOD Responds

    Reading Hab. 1:1-3:19 Devotional The book of Habakkuk is only three chapters, but it contains a number of important lessons for us to remember. Habakkuk was a prophet who lived at the same time as Jeremiah. He knew what the LORD was in the process of doing, using foreign nations to punish His children Israel…

  • August 3 – Josiah Dies in Battle

    Reading 2 Chron. 35:20-25 2 Kings 23:30b-34, 36-37, 35 Jer. 22:10-17; 26:1-23 Devotional Neco king of Egypt was passing through the land of Judah on his way to the Euphrates River for a battle, and king Josiah went out against Neco. In a rather uncommon event GOD spoke to Neco and told him to warn…

  • July 28 – Half-hearted Won’t Work

    Reading Jer. 7:1-9:26 Devotional GOD’s case against Judah is a long list of sins. In today’s reading GOD rebukes them for their idolatry, stealing, murder, adultery, perjury (lying or misrepresenting the truth), human sacrifice, greed, and evil intentions toward their neighbor. In addition to all these things, GOD says that their allegiance to Him was…

  • July 23 – Josiah, the Child King

    Reading 2 Kings 21:17-18a; 2 Chron. 33:18-20a 2 Kings 21:18b-19 2 Chron. 33:22-23 2 Kings 21:25, 23, 26a, 24; 22:1-2; 23:25-27 Devotional When Manasseh died, his son Amon became king of Judah. Although GOD blessed Manasseh after his repentance, GOD did not turn away from the punishment He planned for Judah because of all the evil…

  • July 19 – Three Important Truths from the Mind of GOD

    Reading Isa. 57:1-59:21 Devotional Today’s devotional will focus on three key truths that GOD gives us from His mind. 1. Why Righteous People Die One of the most frequently asked questions is, “Why do good people die?” GOD gives us the answer in Isa. 57:1-2: 1 The righteous perish, and no one takes it to…

  • July 12 – Isaiah Prophesies GOD’s Message of Comfort

    Reading Isa. 40:1-41:10 Devotional With Manasseh in control, the future of Judah is sealed. His great wickedness is provoking GOD to bring about the destruction long-foretold, even as far back as Moses. Isaiah now focuses his message on the future events which are coming in order to show that it is GOD who is bringing…