Refusing to Listen – Jeremiah 16:10-12

“And when you tell this people all these words, and they say to you, ‘Why has the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? What is our iniquity? What is the sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?’ then you shall say to them: ‘Because your fathers have forsaken me, declares […]

Provision for Every Promise – Genesis 22:13-14

“And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of that place, ‘The LORD will provide’; as it […]

Different – Jeremiah 11:4

“…Listen to my voice, and do all that I command you. So shall you be my people, and I will be your God” Jeremiah 11:4b I am the Lord’s. As His, my life is to look different. Very different from the world. It looks different because I listen to Him. I don’t just go along […]

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 […]