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The place in your life God doesn't want

BIBLE MEDITATION:Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:3 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:What is an idol? Anything that keeps you from loving God, knowing God, serving God. Anything that comes between you and God. A man takes his own ideas and puts them into the work of his hands, and then he begins to worship it. What he is really worshiping is himself. You may say, “Well, I’m not guilty of idolatry.” Let’s just there an... Read More

Something you can't hurry or stop

BIBLE MEDITATION:But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings. . . Malachi 4:2a DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Since Jesus is the S-O-N of God, He is also the S-U-N of righteousness. Let me tell you something about the sunrise. Sunrise never comes ahead of time, and it is never late. Isn’t that right? The sunrise operates according to the power of God and the authority of God. You can’t hurry it up, and you... Read More

What if my parents aren't worthy of respect?

BIBLE MEDITATION:Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Whether you are young or old, you can honor your parents. How? By showing respect. Leviticus 19:3 says, “Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.” The word “fear” doesn’t mean to quake in the presence of your paren... Read More

Do you really mean business with God?

BIBLE MEDITATION:Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:I’m amazed at how little it takes to stop some Christians from accomplishing the tasks the Father has given them to do. This thing of being a Christian is not a Sunday afternoon stroll. Shining God’s light in a dark world is a full time job. The Christian life, being saved, le... Read More

When 1+1=1 in God's math

BIBLE MEDITATION:Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:6 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Do you know what’s wrong with many marriages? Husbands treat their wives like a new car. When it’s new, he shows it off; and then when it gets old and the paint fades a little bit, he trades her in for a new model. The Bible compares a husband’s position in a home to the role... Read More

Do you stop to thank God for these?

BIBLE MEDITATION:Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people. 1 Chronicles 16:8 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:If you are a child of God, you ought to be able to thank God every moment of every day, no matter what happens to you. Have you ever stopped to thank God for the water you drink? Did you know that in some countries the majority of the population doesn’t have reasonably pure drinking water? Millions of people di... Read More

Do you have only a "hope-so" salvation?

BIBLE MEDITATION:For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:If you think you’re going to get to Heaven by your good works, I guarantee you’ll always wonder if you’ve done enough. You won’t have a “know-so” salvation. You’ll have a “hope-so” salvation. Rather than standing up straight in confidence like an exclamation point, you’ll b... Read More

Are you consulting the best?

BIBLE MEDITATION:A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. Proverbs 1:5 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Several years ago the investment firm of E. F. Hutton ran a TV ad with the slogan: “When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen.” Everyone in the ad suddenly stopped what they were doing and leaned in to hear what Hutton was saying. If only people had this respect and reverence for God and H... Read More

Has your mouth gotten you in trouble this week?

BIBLE MEDITATION:In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Your tongue can get you into a lot of trouble. Nothing can do more damage to your relationships than your words.  Proverbs 17:27 says, “He that hath knowledge spareth his words.” Now, there’s a seeming contradiction—if you have knowledge, if you’re so smart, why wouldn’t you speak a lot? But it’s saying, ... Read More

Are you part of something bigger than yourself?

BIBLE MEDITATION:And the Lord God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. Genesis 2:15 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:God gave women an instinctive desire to nurture and to men He gave the task of dressing and maintaining the garden. He gave men a hard exterior to be providers and protectors. With that natural gift, it follows that men want to be admired by women. I want to be admired by my wife. I’m blessed when she admires me an... Read More