Devotion for October 10, 2020

“But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.” (Nehemiah 4:9) God’s sovereignty doesn’t negate our responsibility. Just the opposite. It empowers it. When we trust God, we think more clearly and react more decisively. Like Nehemiah, who said,

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Devotion for October 9, 2020

“Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” (Ruth 1:16) The book of Ruth sits in between Judges and 1 Samuel as a wonderful little story about life during the time of the judges. Before Israel had a king, they had judges, people who

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Devotion for October 8, 2020

“Aaron’s staff … had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds.” (Numbers 17:8) It was a miraculous, incredible sign. God said, “The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout.” A dead stick would come to life! One staff from each tribe, including

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Devotion for October 7, 2020

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3) If you’re a “me first” person, here are some verses of Scripture that are designed to keep you on your toes, and your knees! “Do nothing out of

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Devotion for October 6, 2020

“Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.” (Numbers 16:47-48) It was a shocking display of God’s justice. Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and all their families were swallowed alive by the earth. In this way

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Devotion for October 5, 2020

“And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.” (1 Samuel 23:16) The first African American to play major league baseball in the USA was Jackie Robinson. While trying to break through baseball’s color barrier, he faced insults and abuse

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Devotion for October 4, 2020

“Always [be] prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15) Christians can be weird. We’ve always been like this. From the very beginning, people noticed that we are different. We gathered money

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Devotion for October 3, 2020

“If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.” (James 1:26) When someone gossips about you, keep this in mind: people tend to accuse in others what they excuse in themselves. The

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Devotion for October 2, 2020

“For forty years — one year for each of the forty days you explored the land — you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.” (Numbers 14:34) We have reached a low point in the book of Numbers.

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Devotion for October 1, 2020

“… in which was written: ‘It is reported among the nations — and Geshem says it is true — that you and the Jews are plotting to revolt, and therefore you are building the wall. Moreover, according to these reports you are about to become their king.’”

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