Daily Devotion

Work For Me Today

Matthew 21:28-32 ¶ But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father?
 
This week I have been thinking on the passage referenced here and how our LORD taught with the method of parables. While doing so Jesus communicated so many kingdom principles of which we are still commonly practicing and participating in today. This principle God spoke into me began at an age of 20 in my life as I was thinking I was being obedient to all I knew HE had ever asked of me. At that point of active service in my home church, I was pretty satisfied that I had answered the call to serve and I was pleased with what self was doing. I was like the first son who originally said no but later he went.
 
“He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.”

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Fruitful and Sappy

“Psalm 92:14-15  They will still yield fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap and very green, to declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”
 
Having reached an age which by almost all opinions would be considered “old”, this verse is an encouragement to me.  That God is not finished with me yet.  I still have a job to do.  His call upon my life remains.

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Keeping the Faith

Text: Mark 5:24-34

Keeping the Faith

 

Do you ever experience circumstances that make you just want to talk to Jesus face to face or just to touch him? Sometimes I feel if I could just physically see and touch him, whatever my circumstance is at that particular time would just fade away. Maybe we just feel alone and feel that physical time with Jesus would be all we need.

This is exactly how the woman in this passage felt. She had been sick with some sort of disease that caused her continual bleeding for 12 years, and not a single doctor could give her any answers. She had suffered for so long, and since there weren’t any other options left, she felt that if she could just touch the hem of the cloak that Jesus was wearing, she would be healed. So that’s what she set out to do, and Jesus in fact healed her immediately. Her faith is so encouraging!


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Grace For All

July 21, 2020
 
Text: Luke 23:32-46
Grace For All
Here we read the story of the crucifixion of Jesus. I find this story to be one of my favorites because it teaches me many important things such as all people have a choice to make about eternity, that we can find hope in a lost and dying world, and that the plan of salvation is simple and for everyone.

As Jesus hung there on the cross to die, in the middle of two other men, he showed love and mercy even in his own suffering and pain. Jesus said “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”.

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