Leviticus Leviticus – it’s such a strange book.Is it really worth another look?It speaks of the God who’s holy.It tells us that He loves us.It points us to the Lamb of God.He takes away our sin.
Genesis 6:9-9:7 The flood speaks to us of God’s judgment. The ark speaks to us of his salvation. Great is the darkness. How much greater is the bright shining light of God’s salvation. The darkness threatens to overwhelm the light – but it will not scucceed. In John 1:5 – we read about the light […]
“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love” (Psalm 103:8). How much does the Lord love us? His love is “perfect love, all love transcending.” His love is “love divine, all loves excelling.” His love is so much greater than human love is – or could ever be!
We look, Lord, for happiness, but we cannot find it. Why do we keep missing happiness? We’re looking in the wrong place. We try to find happiness in ourselves. You’re saying to us, “You’ll only find happiness when you come to Jesus. Only Jesus can fill the God-shaped blank in your heart.” Teach us, Lord, […]
Genesis 43-45 43:1-34 The roles have been reversed. At the beginning of Joseph’s story, it seemed that the brothers had control over his destiny (37:19-20). Now, Joseph has the upper hand. Ultimately , it was the Lord who was in control. In all the events of Joseph’s life, God had been leading him towards the […]
Ruth 1:1-2:23 Sometimes, Lord, it seems to us that some things just happen by chance. You’re saying to us, “No. It’s more than that.” You are working in us. You are showing us Your love. Day-by-day, You are showing us that You are the faithful God. You are the God of “amazing grace.” Help us […]
1st June: Jeremiah 23:21-40 ‘I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied’ (21). Before we can speak for God, we must take time to listen to Him. We dare not attempt to speak for God if we are not prepared […]
Daily Devotional Readings: Year Two – June 1st June: 1 Kings 1:1-53 David’s reign was coming to an end. He would be replaced by Solomon (30). No one goes on forever. Every day takes us one day closer to the day of stepping down and handing over to someone else. We must pray that the […]
The end of Saul’s reign, the beginning of David’s reign. For Saul, the end was tragic – “See how the mighty have fallen” (2 Samuel 1:19,25,27). David’s reign marked a new beginning. God is gracious. He gives a new beginning when we have made a mess of things. He is the God of hope. He leads us out of our failure and into His victory. David became the king of Judah (2 Samuel 2:1-7) and the king of Israel (2 Samuel 5:1-5). Behind the story of David, there is the story of God […]
In Ezekiel 9, we learn that if holiness is to be preserved, there must be a divine judgment upon sin. We cannot grow in our love for God, if we continue to have love, in our hearts, for the ways of the world. “Abba, Father, let me be Yours and Yours alone” (Dave Bilbrough, Mission […]
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