Daily Devotional

Pound for Pound

“What misery is mine! There is no cluster of grapes to eat, none of the early figs that I crave. The godly have been swept from the land… All men lie in wait to shed blood;… But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear […]

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Rescued!

For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. — Colossians 1:13-14  We are rescued! The cross was a commando raid. Jesus continued what His Father had always done—rescue His people. Moses delivered them from […]

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The Difference a Word Can Make

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love.—Colossians 2:2 When people are encouraged, they are more likely to be united and generous toward one another in actions and in spirit.   Our English word for “encourage” means “with heart.” So to encourage someone is to give that person a new […]

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For Love, for Unity

“I want you to know how much I am struggling for you.” — Colossians 2:1 Was the apostle Paul bragging or trying to get credit for his hard labor to the church? No, Paul was endeavoring to communicate how bonded he felt to his fellow believers, how much he valued them and what he was willing […]

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Yield to Love

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.— John 12:24  We are like seeds. Only by dying and being buried in the ground can anything productive come of a little seed. But what if the […]

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Time to Remember

“Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.” —Revelation 2:5 NIV The most powerful witness you can give the world is your personal testimony and how you live it. When you […]

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Better Together

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.— Colossians 2:2-3 People are not meant to […]

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Love Is…

Today, Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love. Please read the following verses, think about them, and purpose in your heart to apply them to your life. They may be new to you, or familiar words you’ve read many times. Either way, today you can make them new in your life. This passage says it all. It […]

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The Real Battle

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience […]

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Find Joy in the Beautiful

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  In the midst of prison, mental battles, and turmoil, does it seem odd that the apostle Paul would suddenly start talking about what is […]

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