Only Love – Romans 5:8

“God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 Today’s devotion in Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening, focused on the scourging that carved lacerations on Jesus’ back, contained this quote that stirred my heart: “Sinners have bound the Almighty’s hands, and spit in their Creator’s […]

Our God Who Came – Matthew 1:22-23

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).” Matthew 1:22-23 Thankfulness is filling my heart this morning that Jesus is Immanuel. Thankfulness that God the Father desired and […]

A Greater Sacrifice – 1 Peter 1:17-19

“And if you call on Him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, […]

Making the Dead Alive – Galatians 4:22-23, 28

“For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise… Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.” Galatians 4:22-23,28 If […]

The Personal Love of God – Psalm 116:1

“I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.” Psalm 116:1 I read a devotion this morning by Charles Stanley that focused on this verse and the beautiful reality that God hears us and cares about the small things in our lives, not just “big” prayer requests. And I’d […]

Anguish and Joy – Isaiah 53:11

“Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.” Isaiah 53:11 This is one of my favorite verses in all of Scripture. Capturing so powerfully Jesus’ perspective of His sacrifice […]

A Personal Salvation – 1 Samuel 2:1

“And Hannah prayed and said, ‘My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.’” 1 Samuel 2:1 Hannah prayed these words after seeing God’s faithfulness and blessing toward her through the birth of her son, Samuel. Through her barrenness, spiritual […]

By His Blood – Exodus 12:3-13

“Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their father’s houses, a lamb for a household…Your lamb shall be without blemish; a male a year old…and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly […]

Rejoicing at This Word – Acts 13:38-48

“‘Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through [Jesus] forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about: “Look, you scoffers, […]

Sacrifices – Hebrews 10:11-14

“And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his […]