Daily Devotional 2-26-20

Posted by on Feb 26, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

Responding to God’s Call We live in daily submission to a host of authorities who circumscribe our freedom: from parents to traffic police officers to dog catchers. All authorities are to be respected and, as the Bible declares, honored. But only one authority has the intrinsic right to bind the conscience. God alone imposes absolute obligation, and He does it by the power of His holy voice. He calls the world into existence by divine imperative, by holy fiat. He...

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Daily Devotional 2-25-20

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

“The wrath to come.” —Matthew 3:7 It is pleasant to pass over a country after a storm has spent itself; to smell the freshness of the herbs after the rain has passed away, and to note the drops while they glisten like purest diamonds in the sunlight. That is the position of a Christian. He is going through a land where the storm has spent itself upon his Saviour’s head, and if there be a few drops of sorrow falling, they distil from clouds of mercy, and Jesus cheers...

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Daily Devotional 2-24-20

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

False Teachers and True Shepherds Galatians 4:12-20 How do we as pastors come to our flocks, and how do we as sheep receive the pasture that God gives us?  These are the 2 related questions that St. Paul raises for us today. First, for those of you who are pastors of some kind, among whom I include ordained clergy, Sunday school teachers, mentors, and, of course, parents: how do you come to the sheep that God has entrusted to you?  Do we come like St. Paul or do we...

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Daily Devotional 2-23-20

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die.” 2 Samuel 12:13–14 In considering the subject of forgiveness of sins we need to remember that Scripture presents it in several different aspects. There is, first of all, the...

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Daily Devotional 2-22-20

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

Now, O Lord God, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, establish it forever, and do as You have said. 2 Samuel 7:25 This is faith’s response to the promises of God, “Do as You have said.” Nothing can turn aside that which God has planned. He works everything according to the counsel of His own will. He gives quietness none can disturb. He never promises one thing and does another. His Word is unchangeable and His covenant is...

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