Tag: strength

  • Biblical Principle #237: King Not to Amass Horses, Wives, Wealth

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God forewarned Israel’s future kings not to amass horses, wives, and gold or silver. Explanation Knowing Israel would eventually desire a man to rule over them like the Gentile nations, GOD forewarned these Israelite kings in the Law, saying: 16 Wherefore he shall not multiply a…

  • I’m a Christian, Now What? (What Does GOD Want Me to Do?)

    In the post “What Does GOD Want from Me?,” I explained that GOD wants three basic things from each person: Today, I want to dig a little deeper into these three things. Knowing GOD is a life-long journey—a process. We never arrive at a full knowledge of GOD (in this life), therefore the goal is to…

  • The Wild One Whose Image We Bear (Inspired by “Wild at Heart”)

    If a man is to overcome the fearfulness that can grip us and causes us to focus too heavily upon being safe, we need to understand our heart—what we were created to be and why we are the way we are today. Back in 2006, a good friend of mine introduced me to the book Wild…

  • December 5 – Christ’s Strength Perfected in Weakness

    Reading  2 Cor. 10:1-13:14 Acts 20:2-3a  Devotional Paul suffered greatly as an apostle for Jesus. He also was blessed immensely as a result of His obedience to Jesus’ call. In order for Paul not to become conceited (that is, to think too highly of himself—to be arrogant), he was given a thorn in the flesh to…

  • September 9 – Only GOD Knows Why

    Reading Job 4:1-7:21 Devotional Job’s three friends Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar visited him in his turmoil. They sat with him 7 days and nights without saying a word. Finally, Eliphaz was the first to speak. He observed that only the wicked are destroyed and GOD punishes those who do evil and blesses the righteous. It…

  • July 15 – Babylon Will Fall

    Reading Isa. 45:14-48:15 Devotional In today’s reading GOD discusses future events and His plans to destroy Babylon and cause idolators to know that He is the One God. 14 Thus says the LORD: “The labor of Egypt and merchandise of Cush And of the Sabeans, men of stature, Shall come over to you, and they…

  • 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…

  • June 4 – Elijah’s Roller Coaster

    Reading 1 Kings 17:1-24; 18:1-46; 19:1-21 Devotional Today’s reading begins our look at the prophet Elijah. A lot happened in this reading so our devotional is more lengthy than usual, but this is among my favorite stories in GOD’s word. The recorded account of Elijah begins with GOD sending him to Ahab, king of Israel,…

  • May 9 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 21)

    Reading Psalm 2; 22; 27 Devotional Today we begin looking at the Messiah as revealed in the Psalms. In doing so, however, we continue our focus on seeing GOD and His character. Psalm 2 Kings and rulers plot against the LORD and His Anointed One, but GOD, who is enthroned in heaven, laughs and makes…

  • May 7 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 19)

    Reading Psalm 42; 53; 58; 81; 101 Devotional Psalm 42 Our GOD is the living God. He is my Savior and my God. By the day the LORD directs His love, at night His song is with me—a prayer to the GOD of my life. He is my Rock. Psalm 53 The fool has said…