Singular Devotion

Dear Ones:

If there is one thing that is clear throughout the entire Bible, it is the truth that we are called to singular devotion to God, and to His Son, Jesus Christ.

In the Old Testament it is written: “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5) It is also written: “You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3)

In the New Testament the Lord Jesus elaborates on this call to devotion very clearly. Continue reading

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A Parable About Prayer

Dear Ones:

“And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; ‘for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; “and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’? “I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.” Luke 11:5-9

This visitor came at an inopportune time.  It was late and he was hungry. The host Continue reading

Joy’s Endurance

Dear Ones:

How shall we overcome adversity? How shall we endure? How shall we reign in life? How shall we say with the Apostle Paul, “I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord shall give me at that day” (2 Timothy 4:7-8)?

The answer to these questions can be found in part in Continue reading

Taught of Lions

Dear Ones:

There are a good many lions mentioned in the Bible.  And as we study the situations, and the context, in which these animals are mentioned, we find that God has used them to accomplish many of His purposes.  Sometimes the lessons from lions were aimed at demonstrating to the world that He was/is God.  This was the case with Daniel, mentioned in Daniel 6, where he was thrown into a den of lions, his enemies anticipating that he would be torn to pieces.  Continue reading