Daily Devotional 12-14-19

Posted by on Dec 14, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

“They go from strength to strength.” —Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength. There are various renderings of these words, but all of them contain the idea of progress. Our own good translation of the authorized version is enough for us this morning. “They go from strength to strength.” That is, they grow stronger and stronger. Usually, if we are walking, we go from strength to weakness; we start fresh and in good order for our journey, but by-and-by the road...

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Daily Devotional 12-13-19

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

A Hope Kept in Heaven “An inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”- 1 Peter 1:4–5 First Peter was most likely written in the early 60s AD to address Christian suffering. This is clear from the letter’s emphasis on what it means to suffer as a believer in Jesus. Peter fills his epistle with...

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Daily Devotional 12-12-19

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. 1 Peter 2:11–12 There are questions which cannot be properly decided if only the rights and liberty of the individual men are emphasized. Each one is part of the group with which his lot is...

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Daily Devotional 12-11-19

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Individuality If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself. Matthew 16:24. Individuality is the husk of the personal life. Individuality is all elbows, it separates and isolates. It is the characteristic of the child and rightly so; but if we mistake individuality for the personal life, we shall remain isolated. The shell of individuality is God’s created natural covering for the protection of the personal life; but individuality must go in order that the personal...

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Daily Devotional 12-10-19

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Living Stones in a Spiritual House “You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture: ‘Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame’ ” (vv. 5–6).- 1 Peter 2:4–8 When we meet another Christian, it is not uncommon to ask,...

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Daily Devotional 12-9-19

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Submission to Authority “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.”- 1 Peter 2:13–14 Western culture is undergoing a crisis of authority. The cultural revolution that has been occurring for the past several decades has led people to an almost wholesale rejection of claims of authority. Children disobey...

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