Friends Who Hold You Down
July 10, 2020 | Devotionals

And the Lord sent Nathan to David. . . (2 Samuel 12:1a, esv). Here’s an uncomfortable thought: A genuine friend will restrain or correct you at times. Not only does a biblical friend hold you up when you stumble, but that friend also holds you down when you stray. We stumble under the heavy pressures […]

Friends Who Hold You Up
July 5, 2020 | Devotionals, Relationships

David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh. And Jonathan, Saul’s son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God. And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find […]

The Warrior Mindset
July 3, 2020 | Devotionals, Spiritual warfare, Suffering

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God (1 Peter 4:1–2, ESV). Suffering […]

Within Your Jurisdiction
June 26, 2020 | Devotionals

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:1–2, esv). Doesn’t it seem like everybody knows this verse? Especially that first phrase. People who don’t even believe in God’s Word quote this one […]

3 Guidelines for Knowing God’s Will
June 18, 2020 | Devotionals

105Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. 107I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to your word! —Psalm 119:105-107 How can you know God’s will? How can you get on the right […]

In the Trenches
June 9, 2020 | Devotionals, Faith, God's Word, Spiritual warfare, Temptation

TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came (Matthew 4:1–3a, esv). Faith is as practical as you can get. It’s not ivory tower, abstract, feel-good thinking. Faith is for […]

The Ending
May 26, 2020 | Devotionals, Eternity, Savior, Victory

Today’s Devotional Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:11, 16, ESV). Spoiler alert: […]

May 26, 2020 | Comfort, Devotionals, Fear, God's power

Today’s Devotional “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6, ESV). For dark days and even darker nights, for stretches of hardship that seem never to end, for the […]

Where Peace Comes From
May 19, 2020 | Devotionals, Grace, Peace

Today’s Devotional “To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 1:7, esv).” You may or may not have noticed this, but almost every one of Paul’s epistles in the New Testament contains a […]

Unchanging Reality
May 12, 2020 | Devotionals, God's love, Healing, Hurt

Today’s Devotional “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing” (Zephaniah 3:17, ESV). God the Father is able to heal the hurt of every human heart, and […]