Devotion for March 30, 2021

The author of Psalm 42 is in deep distress. He is longing for God, and people around him have been taunting him, saying, “Where is your God?” People in this world also taunt and judge us sometimes. But we should not let that bother us, because people

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Devotion for March 29, 2021

“Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! … Hosanna in the highest heaven!” (Mark 11:9-10) The Prince of Peace enters the “City of Peace” (“Jerusalem”) as the people cheer, “Hosanna!,” which means, “Save!” Do they know what’s happening? Probably not. “Hosanna!” will

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Devotion for March 28, 2021

“When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews …” (Nehemiah 4:1) After a long period of exile and destruction from conquering armies, God’s people were allowed to rebuild the temple of the Lord and the

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Devotion for March 27, 2021

“But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.” (Genesis 19:26) Before destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, angels of the Lord rescued Lot and his family. “When they had brought them outside … he said, ‘Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor

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Devotion for March 26, 2021

“Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands.” (1 Samuel 23:14) After God rejected Saul as the king over Israel because of his disobedience (1 Samuel 15:11), God had Samuel anoint David to be the next king (1 Samuel

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Devotion for March 25, 2021

“Take your son, your only son, whom you love — Isaac — and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” (Genesis 22:2) God tells Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son. Why would God ask

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Devotion for March 24, 2021

“Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” (Genesis 4:10) Abel was the first person to be killed in human history, and his brother, Cain, was the first murderer. How did Cain come to do such a terrible thing? Cain was jealous and angry

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Devotion for March 23, 2021

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds …” (James 1:2) When difficulties come to us in life and in our relationships, as they inevitably will, it’s easy to succumb to the “dominoes of despair”. First, we become disappointed with an event

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Devotion for March 22, 2021

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.” (John 17:22) Our Bible reading today is from a beautiful prayer that Jesus offered just before he was arrested and crucified. This is the longest prayer of Jesus

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Devotion for March 21, 2021

“Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” (Luke 18:1) The widow in this parable has been called many things: troublesome, annoying, irritating, irksome, pesky. Yet Jesus applauds her for being persistent. Her relentless pursuit of justice

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