Daily Devotional
What is God’s secret motive?


BIBLE MEDITATION:
Delight thyself in the Lord and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Satan is a clever liar. In fact, many of his lies sound like the truth. Jesus Himself said, “He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44).

He plays with our minds to confuse us, lying about the biggest subject of all – God. If he can deceive and distort your idea of God, then he has you in everything else.

Satan doesn’t deny the existence of God; he’s too clever for that. But he wants you to think of God as cruel, harsh and severe, filling your mind with negative thoughts, seeing God as some a cosmic killjoy.

The opposite is true.

Every time God says, 'Thou shalt not,” He's just saying, “Don't hurt yourself.” Every time God says, “Thou shalt,” He's saying, “Help yourself to happiness.”

Poet Ralph W. Seager has written in “The Extravagance of God,”
“More sky than man can see,
More seas than man can sail,
More sun than he can bear to watch,
More stars than he can scale,
More breath than he can breathe,
More yield than he can sow,
More grace than he can comprehend,
More love than he can know.”

ACTION POINT:
If it will make you healthy, happy, holy, or wholesome, God says, “Help yourself, My child. I love you.” Meditate on these verses today: “The Lord thy God is a sun and a shield. The Lord will give grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold from them that walk up rightly” (Psalm 84:11). “God giveth us richly all things to enjoy” (I Timothy 6:17).

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Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

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Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.