Devotion for October 20, 2021

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) Gandhi once said, “I refuse to let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet.” Yet that’s exactly what we do

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Devotion for October 19, 2021

“Here I am; testify against me before the LORD … Whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to close my eyes with it?” (1 Samuel 12:3) Toward the end of his life, Samuel paused to reflect. He

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Devotion for October 18, 2021

“Then the Spirit of God rushed upon Saul mightily when he heard these words, and he became very angry.” (1 Samuel 11:6) Saul was angry. But this was a special kind of anger, inspired by God, for His Spirit “came upon Saul mightily.” This was righteous anger,

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Devotion for October 17, 2021

“When they looked for him, he could not be found … The LORD said, ‘Behold, he is hiding himself among the baggage.’” (1 Samuel 10:21-22) Saul seemed astonished. Was he really to be Israel’s king? He felt unqualified and didn’t want to accept the assignment. Yet this

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Devotion for October 16, 2021

“Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations.” (1 Samuel 8:5) Situational ethics has become a common part of modern life. This philosophy assumes that everything is relative,

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Devotion for October 15, 2021

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2) Our high-tech society is producing

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Devotion for October 14, 2021

“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead …” (Philippians 3:13) We live in the day of multitasking. We talk on the phone while having lunch, read

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Devotion for October 13, 2021

“Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the

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Devotion for October 12, 2021

“Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent; and the defeat was very great.” (Samuel 4:10) As they carried the Ark of the Covenant into battle, Israel thought they were invincible.  Confident, they proclaimed that God would save them from their enemies.  Yet they were

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Devotion for October 11, 2021

“A third time the LORD called Samuel … ‘Here I am; you called me.’ Then Eli realized that the LORD was calling the boy … ‘If he calls you, say, “Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.”‘” (1 Samuel 3:8-9) Samuel thought someone was calling him. He

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