Devotionals & Poems

A final opportunity (Parables of Jes...

A final opportunity  (Parables of Jesus part two)

As He often did Jesus uses an agricultural setting to teach about the kingdom of God; in Luke 13:6-9 He tells the story of a man that had a vineyard and planted a fig tree in it, expecting it to produce fruit; however after returning to it season after season and finding no fruit he […]

Light of the world (Parables of Jesu...

Light of the world  (Parables of Jesus part one)

In Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus uses the metaphor of light to describe the influence His children, who through Him are “…no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints and members of the household of God” Ephesians 2:19, would have in this world. Back in Matthew 5:14 He said “You are the light of the […]

The Lord sees and hears

The Lord sees and hears

David, the man that was anointed to become Israel’s second king, was probably feeling rejected as he departed from king Abimelech (probably the same as Achish 1 Samuel 21-22) being hunted by king Saul as though he was a criminal, with seemingly no safe place dwell! So what was he to do? Which way should […]

God’s loving care

God’s loving care

Psalm 34:18-22 is teeming with God’s truth of which we can only touch briefly in a short meditation. It begins by saying “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart…” which means your inner being, your feelings and intellect become crushed and broken; then it goes on saying, “…And saves such as […]

Rejoicing in hope

Rejoicing in hope

  The first of Peter was written by this Apostle to first century Christians living in various places of Asia Minor and suffering rejection by the world around them, they were grieved or distressed by various trials which likely included persecution, etc. because they were followers of Christ. Following Christ is not always an easy road […]

Living hope

Living hope

We read about this “living hope” in 1 Peter 1:3-5. What is living hope? It is hope with assurance that its object will come to pass without question; it is a confidence that its end is absolutely certain! It is God’s guarantee to us that He will give us “a future and a hope”, or […]

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega

As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of a new I am reminded of Jesus words in Revelation 22:13, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” He is like the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet which “bookends” everything […]

Christ’s advent

Christ’s advent

It is almost beyond our human comprehension that the Co-Creator of the entire universe would become an implanted seed, leaving the riches of heaven and be born of a woman into the poverty of fallen humanity; but “though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor…” 2 Corinthians 8:9. He was born in […]

Getting to know God (Part fourteen)

Getting to know God  (Part fourteen)

Today we come to another attribute of our great “I Am” God, EL Hanneman, in Deuteronomy 7:9, “He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.” And that really tells the story, He is the faithful God, the one that […]

Getting to know God (Part thirteen)

Getting to know God  (Part thirteen)

In Psalm 86:8 David, recalling before God that while there may be many gods in this world, “there is none like You, O Lord” Adonay, (we say Adoni) which is Lord or my Lord, and is used as a proper name of God only. Strong’s dictionary tells us this is an emphatic form of another […]

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