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God is mainly just love...right?

BIBLE MEDITATION: For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: God will never overlook sin. He cannot. God is holy, and by His holiness He has sworn that sin will be punished. If God were to let one half of one sin go unpunished, God would no longer be holy. The chief attribute of God is not love — it is holiness. The cross is God’s way to pu... Read More

Who was ever like this?

BIBLE MEDITATION: But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Galatians 4:4-5 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Nobody knows the exact date of Jesus’ birth, and yet His birth has divided all of history to A.D. and B.C. He never, so far as we know, wrote a book, and yet more books have been written about Him than any oth... Read More

Without even saying a word...

BIBLE MEDITATION: I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go. Psalm 32:8 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: I was talking to my son one day, and he reminded me of something that happened when he was a little boy. He said, “Dad, I was sitting in church, and you looked at me, and I knew I was going to get a whipping when I got home.” If you’re married, you know how your spouse can give you that look that says, “Whatever you’re talking about... Read More

Stalked by fear or worry?

BIBLE MEDITATION: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: When we ought to be enjoying victorious, abundant lives…what happens? Fear creeps in and grips us cold. Many of us lose priceless opportunities because of this boa constrictor of fear. When fear dominates, there is no room for Christ Who can comfort us. “These things I have spoken unto you, that in M... Read More

If you could do it over again...

BIBLE MEDITATION: Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. Matthew 2:1-2 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Once a year we celebrate fathers. Maybe you are one. Let me give you a challenge. One father said, “If I had it to do all over again, I’d love my wife more in front of my children. I’d laugh with my children more. I’d listen more, even to the youngest child. I’d be more honest about my own weaknesses and stop prete... Read More

How to make amends with your teen...

BIBLE MEDITATION: But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. James 5:12 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: In June we take time to focus on fathers, and I’ve discovered in talking with teenagers that many of them harbor bitterness and resentment. Much of that resentment is directed toward their fathers over the seriou... Read More

The name you're allowed to call God

BIBLE MEDITATION: And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4:6 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Do you know what “Abba” means? It means “Daddy Father.” Have you ever thought about God as your Daddy? When Jesus taught us to pray “Our Father” in Matthew 6:9, the same word in Greek is the word “Pater” – “Abba Father.” American children say, “Da-da.” But in the Middle East they say, “Abb... Read More

Should we bring children into a chaotic world?

BIBLE MEDITATION: As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:4-5 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: I would be afraid to bring children into this world if I did not know God. But because I know God, I am free to encourage you to have children. Don’t ever let the devil intimidate you. I’ve ha... Read More

Are you parenting or just coasting?

BIBLE MEDITATION: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: A little boy was riding around and around the block. A man asked him, “What are you doing?” “I’m running away from home,” he said. “But you’re just going around and around the block,” said the man. The little boy responded, “That’s because my mom won’t let me cross the street!” Even in the earliest... Read More

Can I ever be restored?

BIBLE MEDITATION: He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. Job 33:28 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: On the night of Jesus’ arrest, Peter denied Jesus — three times! But after His resurrection, in spite of Peter’s lack of loyalty, Jesus prepared a table of restoration on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and extended to Peter an invitation of mercy: “Come and dine.” Can you imagine what was going through Peter’s mind?... Read More