Forgiveness and Future Grace – 1 John 5:3-5

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is […]

Revealing Himself As We Need – 1 Samuel 3:10

“And the LORD came and stood, calling as at other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant hears.’” 1 Samuel 3:10 Reading through this passage this morning of the Lord’s calling of His prophet, Samuel, I was reminded of a devotion I wrote several years ago considering the unique ways in which […]

To See More of Our God – Psalm 119:16

“I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.” Psalm 119:16 This verse compelled a specific prayer of my heart: Lord, may I delight in Your statutes. Not just obeying them because I know I’m supposed to – although we are to exercise discipline to obey even when we don’t “feel” like […]

That We May Live – Deuteronomy 5:33

“You shall walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live” Deuteronomy 5:33a Our God desires life for us. Real, whole, full, abundant life. Some might say that living according to the commands of God, following the example of Jesus, and walking in the sacrificial and submissive […]