Devotion for March 20, 2021

“The day of the Lord will come like a thief … and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness” (2 Peter

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Devotion for March 19, 2021

“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.” (1 Chronicles 29:11) From the earliest days of the church, Christians have ended the Lord’s Prayer with the words “For yours is

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Devotion for March 18, 2021

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8) We all need “an attitude adjustment” from time to time. It’s crucial to

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Devotion for March 17, 2021

“Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against … the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12) With the request “Deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:13, KJV), we implore God to keep us safe

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Devotion for March 16, 2021

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:4) Some thought David was “a man after My own heart” (Acts 13:22). But David struggled with a weakness in his life. What

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Devotion for March 15, 2021

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father …” (James 1:17) The petition “Lead us not into temptation” (Matthew 6:13) has often confused people. It can be misread to imply that God leads us into temptation. But would God actually do that?

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Devotion for March 14, 2021

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17) Let’s define the word “faith” more clearly. The Bible says faith is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith isn’t

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Devotion for March 13, 2021

“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or your sister from your heart.” (Matthew 18:35) Do you know the phrase “quid pro quo”? It’s Latin, and it means “this for that” — or, in other words, “Do this

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Devotion for March 12, 2021

“Have mercy on me, O God … Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” (Psalm 51:1-2) This petition of the Lord’s Prayer has two versions. Matthew quotes Jesus as saying, “Forgive us our debts” (Matthew 6:12), and Luke quotes him as saying, “Forgive

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Devotion for March 11, 2021

“My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26:39) “Whatever.” Maybe you’ve heard someone say this when they had to deal with something they didn’t like. When we pray to God, saying,

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