God Deserves the First and Best

    “And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all …

God Heals Broken Hearts

    “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3) What is a “broken heart”? Have you ever had one? We use the expression when we talk about the deepest kind of grief a heart can feel. Broken hearts are often caused by a hurtful change …

God Loves the Truth

    “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4) Does God ever lie? No, He cannot lie. He is a God of truth and does not sin, so He never …

God Is Our Refuge

    “I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge, and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” (Psalm 91:2) In the news, we hear a lot about refugees. We talk about those people, and we see pictures of them on TV. But who are they really? …

God Delights To Answer Prayer

    “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7:11). Regular readers, please see a special note for you at the foot of this devotional.* …

God Has Not Given You a Spirit of Fear

    “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7). One day when Kelly was in second grade, she flipped a few pages ahead in her math book and saw little clocks all over the …

God Hates Sin

    “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that …

God Knows Our Needs

    “Behold, the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” (Matthew 6: 26) Gwen’s bedroom window looks out on a little pond. A family of mallard ducks lives …

God Gives Good Gifts

    “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17) Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m so lucky?” Have you ever said it yourself? The truth is, there is …

God Hears

    “I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.” (Psalm 116:1-2) Have you ever tried to talk to someone who isn’t paying attention to you? You …