Daily Devotional

Reconciled and Restored

“This wonderful message of reconciliation.”—2 Corinthians 5:21 The source of many of our afflictions is often rooted in our past. When we come to the Lord, we are saved and covered by His shed blood. We are indeed new: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have […]

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The Path to Healing

“Forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”—Matthew 6:14 I will be honest. I am puzzled by why and how some people are healed and others are not. But I know that healing is a reality in the Kingdom of God here on earth, as […]

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A Most Encouraging Example

If ever there was a man who loved God and was called for a purpose, it was David, with all his flaws and weaknesses. The Lord continued to work on David’s character, just as He does with us. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that […]

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Are you Tied Up in Knots?

Of all the David stories, the two most famous are the accounts of David and Goliath, and David and Bathsheba. In one, he slays a giant. In the other, he falls to a greater enemy, his lust. Paradoxically, the story of David’s sin with Bathsheba reveals his greatness and why God called him “a man […]

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Choosing the Right Kingdom

“The kingdom of God is at hand.”—Mark 1:15 Sometimes prodigal children have to live in the wretchedness of a far country before they can recognize the blessings, comfort, and love of home. It took the nation of Israel over seven years of bloody, civil war to surrender to the rightful king. Peace required a change […]

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Take an Honest Look

“David went on and became great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.”—2 Samuel 5:10 The nation of Israel in David’s time was, in reality, a huge, extended family, made up of twelve tribes. Like many families, they squabbled and fought, with painful results. When David was ready to take his anointed position as king, the family […]

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God Forgives and Forgets

“If we are faithless, He remains faithful.” —2 Timothy 2:13 “You have been foolish,” the old prophet thundered to Saul. “Your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart.” In that phrase, David’s epitaph was written. When the life of David is taught, discussed, dramatized or otherwise […]

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What Is Your Calling?

“When God set me apart from birth and called me by His grace.”—Galatians 1:15 In his book, Why Grace Changes Everything, Pastor Chuck Smith wrote, “God has a special work for each of us to do and it is necessary that all of us be prepared for that work. Many of us will spend the […]

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Lessons from the Cave

“Thus Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David… and Saul was still more afraid of David. So Saul became David’s enemy continually” —(1 Samuel 18:28‑29). Has life taken a hard turn and you feel frustrated, hurt, and fearful about what’s ahead? A.W. Tozer wrote, “There are those times that before God uses a […]

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People Need People

“As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” —Proverbs 27:17 Have you ever wondered about the people in your life? Why some are a blessing, and some are…not. As God is transforming and renewing our lives, He is engraving the character of His Son into our lives—and the engraving tools […]

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