Devotionals & Poems

Posts tagged Abide

Getting to know God (Part ten)

Getting to know God  (Part ten)

The book of the Prophet Ezekiel concludes with a vision of a new Temple and the layout of God’s chosen land, 48:35. While all the earth is His by reason of creation as Psalm 24:1 confirms “The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein…” He has chosen […]

Getting to know God (Part Eight)

Getting to know God (Part Eight)

As we look at 2 Samuel 22:33 we find David praising God for deliverance and victory over enemies, and in his praise we are introduced to God as Elohei Mauzzi, our “strength and power”. Literally this means a fortified place, and figuratively a defense. In Psalm 18:2 he declared “The Lord is my rock and […]

Getting to know God (Part six)

Getting to know God (Part six)

“The Lord is my rock” Psalm 18:2. In this verse we meet our God, the great “I Am”, as Jehovah Sela, our Rock. A rock is firm, strong, and stable, providing a solid footing upon which to build, as Jesus referred to in Matthew 7:24-25; God is the Rock of our salvation and the only […]

Are you a Zacchaeus?

Are you a Zacchaeus?

The story of Zacchaeus recorded in Luke 19:1-10 is a true picture of one truly seeking to know God; Jesus was passing by and Zacchaeus had a real desire to see Him, an inner urge that in Matthew 5:6 Jesus called “hunger and thirst” saying, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for […]

“I shall come forth as gold”

“I shall come forth as gold”

Many times in the Christian life there arise trials, difficulties, and adversities. As a child of God if you have experienced, or are experiencing these, 1 Peter 4:12-13 has a message for you: “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to […]

Growing Up

Growing Up

Growing is a natural part of life and spiritual growing is no exception. In 2 Peter 3:18 we read, “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…” Paul also, in Ephesians 4:15, speaks of growing “up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ”. Then 1 […]

God’s Mysterious House

God’s Mysterious House

The Bible uses at least two metaphors explaining God’s house. One of them is found in 2 Corinthians 5:1-8 where the Apostle speaks of our physical body, which he describes as a tent, (a temporary dwelling), yet 1 Corinthians 6:19 says it is the temple or dwelling place of the Holy Spirit; however it will […]

Hope Through Difficult Times

Hope Through Difficult Times

God knew there would be many difficulties in this life, opposition, pressures, trials, demands of life’s necessities, and those of society, Etc. However He instructs His children “to be anxious for nothing” Philippians 4:6-7; the word anxious (translated careful in KJV) is the same word Jesus used in Matthew 6:25 as worry (or take no […]

He walks with me

He walks with me

In Luke 24 we are told about two of Jesus followers (who were not of the twelve Apostles) going to Emmaus on the day of His Resurrection. They were downhearted and perplexed because they believed He was the Messiah, but three days earlier He had been crucified, and now on this morning some from their […]

Restoration

Restoration

Peter loved the Lord very dearly, yet in a moment of weakness he stumbled. Jesus in that wonderful foreknowledge of God knew this would happen and warned Peter in advance, adding, “I have prayed for you that your faith should not fail” Luke 22:31-32. What a wonderful thought that if we stumble in a moment […]