Thoughts on Heaven

"They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever."  - Revelation 22:4-5 ESV Today I finished my study in the... Continue Reading →

Reverencing God

This morning I read the story of Gideon asking God for a sign in Judges 6:36-40 ESV “Then Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said, behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece alone, and... Continue Reading →

Reading the Bible Devotionally

I frequently post on the importance of Bible study, going deeper into the text, and reading old books. But today, I want to give you some tips to help you read the Bible devotionally. Typically when we think of devotions, we think of a plan on the Bible app or reading a Devotional book. While... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Diligence

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."II Timothy 2:15 NKJV Understanding Scripture in its context is important. We need to get the story right, and we need to understand that all of Scripture points to Jesus. In studying Scripture,... Continue Reading →

How’s Your Relationship?

A relationship with Jesus is common vernacular in the church today. It is such a common phrase you probably do not give much thought to it. But have you ever stopped to ponder the meaning of the phrase? We all know the implication behind the phrase is salvation. After that, it is about what living... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Renewed

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."Romans 12:2 NKJV The only way our minds can be renewed is by spending time in the Word. It's easy for us as Christians... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Agree

"And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written:" Acts 15:15 NKJV From beginning to end, the words of the Bible agree. There are prophecies that have been fulfilled and those that are still yet to be fulfilled. One of the things I love about Scripture is how Moses and... Continue Reading →

Give Attention to the Word (James 1:19-27)

In the last two weeks we have looked at how to handle temptation, keep a right perspective and how to persevere through trial. This week we will look at a major key in all of those areas, giving attention to the instruction of Scripture. Making Bible reading a priority in life, but not just reading,... Continue Reading →

Abiding in the Word

John 15:1-8 NKJV "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Word

"My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word." Psalm 119:28 NKJV Are you fearful, worried, or depressed? Your strength, your hope, and your peace is found in the Word of God. We are directed by the Word and we rejoice in the Word. As we meditate on the Word of God it... Continue Reading →

Valuing the Word of God

John chapter seventeen records Jesus's prayer in the garden of Gethsemane. In verse seventeen we read, "Sanctify them by Your truth, Your word is truth." Psalm 138:2 NKJV "I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your word above all Your name."... Continue Reading →

Evening Devotion: Resolved

"Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same." - Jonathan Edwards' 28th Resolution. I love this resolution of Jonathan Edwards, It fits perfectly with 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: First

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:33 NKJV Seek first. When we put God first Scripture promises that He will take care of everything else. Even when we face trials and temptations we have promises that we will make it through.... Continue Reading →

Evening Devotion: Abide

"Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."" John 8:31-32 NKJV The word Abide is one of my most favorite words in all of Scripture. To abide means to continue... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Blessed

"Blessed is the man...." Psalm 1:1 How do we walk in blessing? According to Psalm one; we don't walk in ungodly counsel, stand in the path of sinners, sit in the seat of the scornful, instead we delight in the law of the LORD and meditate in it day and night. Matthew 5:3-12 NKJV “Blessed... Continue Reading →

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