God Invites Sinners

    “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18) When you are tempted to sin, how does it happen? Does a sinful …

God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways

    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 55:8) Jeremy Fairmont sat in the fourth pew with his family during Mr. Graham’s funeral. Mr. Graham had been Jeremy’s neighbor, his Sunday school teacher, and his friend. Jeremy was feeling very …

Jesus Is the Only Valid Way to God

    “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) The little spotted brown dog leaped up through the open doors of the bus and made himself comfortable in the seat across from Sam. Sam …

God Is Kind and Desires Kindness

    “But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” (James 3:8) Sometimes, we say things we wish we hadn’t said. It may be to a friend, or mother, father, sister, brother – or maybe even to someone we don’t even know. There …

God Is Eternal

    “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.” (Isaiah 40:28) “Hey, Tim – will you look at that moon?” James poked his friend’s sleeping bag. “Hm-m-m?…hey – I was just falling asleep!” Tim rolled over on his back. “Sorry – it takes me …

God Corrects Those He Loves

    “Whom the LORD loveth he correcteth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” (Proverbs 3:12) Sometimes parents have to correct their children. Perhaps someone has had to correct you recently! Correction doesn’t feel too great, does it? It is humbling to be told you were in …

God Wants Our Trust

    “Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you…. And the house of Israel called the name thereof manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.” (Exodus 16:4a, 31) Every evening at …

What Pleases God More than Anything

    “That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.” / “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” (1 Thessalonians 2:12 / Ephesians 5:17) William Law was born in 1686, and he died in 1761. Maybe …

God Gives Wisdom

    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments.” / “For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” (Psalm 111:10a / Proverbs 2:6) Have you ever made a choice that you thought was …

God Blesses the Poor in Spirit

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) It was Billy’s turn to read his verse during morning devotions. The Phillips family was reading in the book of Matthew, chapter 5. Billy read verse 3 – “Blessed are the poor in spirit, …