Daily Devotional 9-16-16

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

September 16, 2016 Lay Aside the Fear of Man Article by Jon Bloom Staff writer, desiringGod.org Why do we fear others’ disapproval so much? We all experience this fear, and most of us don’t want to admit how serious its tyranny can be. The Bible calls this the “fear of man,” and it can weave a web of ambiguity around issues that are biblically clear. The fear of man can immobilize us when we should take action, and gag us into silence when we should speak. It feels...

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Daily Devotional 9-2-16

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 Lord, Keep Me Desperate Article by Jon Bloom Staff writer, desiringGod.org Many of us love Robert Robertson’s hymn “Come Thou Fount” because of these lines: Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it; Seal it for thy courts above. We understand this. We all keenly feel our proneness to wander from the God we love. And we all want this terrible proneness to decrease. So if we sing this hymn...

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Daily Devotional 8-19-16

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

AUGUST 19, 2016 Lord, Enlarge My Love for You Article by Jon Bloom Staff writer, desiringGod.org It all begins with delight. The Christian life the New Testament describes simply cannot be lived if our hearts do not love and treasure God. No one sells all they own for a field, unless it holds a much more valuable treasure (Matthew 13:44). No one forsakes sin to trust and obey Jesus, unless his salvation holds out far more pleasure than sin (Luke 19:8–10). No one will —...

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