Devotionals & Poems

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The Entrance

The Entrance

In Psalm 23:6 the Amplified Bible says, “… through the length of days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.” This could possibly be applied to eternity, but I think the application is for this life. So how do I enter into His holy presence? There is only one […]

The Fragrance Of The Flowers

The Fragrance Of The Flowers

Have you noticed the beauty of the flowers, and the lovely fragrances with which they fill the air? So exquisite and versatile that they grace weddings and banquet tables; they are sent to bring cheer and hope to sick rooms; and they appear in the time of death to bring comfort and uplifting to those […]

“He Who Dwells”

“He Who Dwells”

Psalm 91 is an essay on the blessings of dwelling in God’s secret place, under His covering, in His tabernacle, His home, His presence, (see Psalm 27:5 and 31:19-20). The Psalm speaks in three different voices, the voice of prophetic utterance declaring the benefits of those abiding in God’s presence, (this will include living and […]

New beginnings

New beginnings

The Resurrection of Jesus was an essential part of God’s redemptive plan and work, occurring on “the first day of the week”, Matthew 28:1-8. The first day of the week is the eighth day of the weekly cycle, and the number eight in the Scripture is associated with new beginning. The Old Testament era of […]

Our Every Day God

Our Every Day God

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah” Psalm 68:19. By dropping the two words “with benefits” which are not in the original manuscripts, but were added by translators in an effort to clarify, we can see a whole different picture here. Now don’t get me wrong, […]

Life Giving Blood

Life Giving Blood

During the time of year we call the Passion season our attention is drawn to the sufferings of Jesus after the “Last Supper”, which leads us to focus on His blood that was shed for us. Peter writes, in 1:18-19 of his first epistle that we were redeemed “with the precious blood of Christ.” In […]

The Good News Of The Gospel

The Good News Of The Gospel

In Colossians 1:23 the apostle is speaking about the importance of the followers of Christ continuing in the faith and not being “moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven.” We understand these last words to be a Hebraism meaning the whole human race, […]

Spring

Spring

God has so orchestrated His plans and ways so that everything we understand from “nature”, from His creation, has a very similar spiritual truth and application. So do you want to understand more about spiritual life, about God and His ways? Then look to the seasons and to agriculture. Jesus constantly used things the people […]

The Light Of Hope

The Light Of Hope

Proverbs – a book of wisdom – in 4:18 says, “… the path of the just is like the shining sun (light, KJV), That shines ever brighter (more and more KJV) unto the perfect day.” What a perfect verse to portray the journey of the righteous through the world of darkness that is all around […]

An Early Riser

An Early Riser

In Joshua 3:1-5 we see a principle that when employed can be very beneficial, “Joshua rose early in the morning;” here it was to lead the people of Israel on the next “leg” of their journey toward the land God promised them for a possession. The Hebrew word translated early in this verse means “to […]