Devotion for June 28, 2022

“If you declare with your mouth ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) Paul grieves for his fellow Jews, who, with zeal to please God, try to cover themselves with their own righteousness. They were still

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Devotion for June 27, 2022

“Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD — that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.” (Psalms 83:18) The Israelites called God Jehovah, a name they thought of as incommunicable and inexplicable. The name means the “self-existing one”; the “I am”. He was before

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Devotion for June 26, 2022

“The words ‘it was credited to him’ were not written for him alone but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness — for us who believe in him (Romans 4:23, 24). When we think of something being “credited”, we can think of a gift being paid anonymously into

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Devotion for June 25, 2022

“Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.” (Romans 6:12) Paul writes: “Consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ … Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give

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Devotion for June 24, 2022

“At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And

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Devotion for June 23, 2022

“Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs.” (Psalm 22:20 Have you ever been on a plane that was either in the midst of a storm or skirting it? How flimsy the armrests feel as you grip them tighter with each successive drop of

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Devotion for June 22, 2022

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine … to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 3:20, 21). One of the most beautiful things about science is that there is an attempt to measure everything. From the

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Devotion for June 21, 2022

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8) Love is not just a noun; it’s a verb. It’s not what you think or feel; it’s what you do. When Mother Teresa arrived in Calcutta in 1948, one of the first things she did

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Devotion for June 20, 2022

“My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the utterance from my heart will give understanding.” (Psalms 49:3) The Bible says that you are to be gracious in what you say. That means your goal in conversation should always be to bring out the best in others, not denigrate them or

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Devotion for June 19, 2022

“Among all the wise leaders of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no-one like you. They are all senseless and foolish.” (Jeremiah 10:7b,8a) It’s interesting to watch how elections take place. For weeks (or months) preceding the actual voting, the country is subjected to a tsunami of

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Devotion for June 18, 2022

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world.” (Ephesians: 6:12) Demons are patient and persistent in their quest to gradually insinuate their influence on your thinking to gain control of a piece of your life. They will work against you just

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Devotion for June 17, 2022

“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29:29) When you don’t understand what’s happening in your life, start with what you know for sure; namely,

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