Satan is a determined enemy – and he’s, also, a defeated enemy …

Praying Through God's Word Deuteronomy 7:1-26 Lord, living for You is not easy. We have a fight on our hands. Satan is a determined enemy. Help us to remember that he's also a defeated enemy. When the battle seems to be getting too much for us, help us to remember that we are "kept by …

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What will we pass on to the next generation? …

Genesis 25:1-18 What will we leave behind us? What will we pass on to the next generation? In this passage of many names, there is a challenging contrast between the influence of Abraham and Ishmael on the next generation. In verse 11, we read, ‘After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac’. In verse 18, …

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We thank You, Lord, that You are greater than all our problems.

Deuteronomy 2:1-37 We thank You, Lord, that You are greater than all our problems. As we look back on the way You've led us, help us to say, "Grace brought me safe this far." As we look to You to lead us into the future, help us to say, "Grace will lead me home." Thank …

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In our own homes – Teach us, Lord, to live for You.

Learning From God's Word

“I am filled with the power of the Lord’s Spirit” (Micah 3:8).

This is what makes true ministry of God’s Word so different from ‘prophecy’ that doesn’t come from the Lord. Without the power of the Lord, there can be no Word from the Lord. We need the Word, and we need the power.

“Let’s go to the mountain of the Lord… He will teach us His ways so that we may live by them” (Micah 4:2).

We are taught by the Lord so that we might live for Him. Teaching and living: they belong together. We do not learn from God’s Word so that we can amass more head-knowledge. We pray for a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ: a life-changing knowledge that gives us the strength that we need to live for the glory of God.

Teach us, Lord, to live for You.

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