Daily Devotional

July 24, 2014 – Bless Those Who Persecute You

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” (Rom. 12:14)

The world says, “Do unto others before they do it to you.”  Our text  teaches the very opposite and runs contrary to our fleshly nature.  We need to remember that in New Testament times Christians suffered tremendously because they were Christians.  One writer stated the following: “Nero wrapped the Christians in pitch and set them alight, and used them as living torches to light his ...

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July 23, 2014 – Rejoice and Weep

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” (Rom. 12:15)

Forty thousand fans were on hand in the Oakland stadium when Rickey Henderson tied Lou Brock’s career stolen base record. According to USA Today Lou, who had left baseball in 1979, had followed Henderson’s career and was excited about his success. Realizing that Rickey would set a new record, Brock said, “I’ll be there. Do you think I’m going to miss it now? Rickey ...

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July 22, 2014 – Whatever Things Are of Good Report

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Phil. 4:8)

The Bible tells us that “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things” ...

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July 21, 2014 – Whatever Things Are Lovely

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Phil. 4:8)

We need to realize that it is in thoughts that horrendous deeds are conceived and nurtured that bring about actions that are not only detrimental but also destructive.  This is why one of ...

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July 18, 2014 – Whatever Things Are Pure

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Phil. 4:8)

The aim of Jesus Christ is not to reform the manners of society, but to change the hearts of sinners like you and me.  What’s in our hearts or minds is ...

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July 17, 2014 – Whatever Things Are Just

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Phil. 4:8)

If we are serious about changing our lives so as to live on a higher plane than the rest of the world we must allow God to change our hearts.  Jesus ...

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July 16, 2014 – Whatever Things Are Noble

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Phil. 4:8)

In being conformed to the image of the Lord (Rom. 8:29) God expects Christians to transformed by the renewing of their minds (Rom. 12:2).  Our thoughts are the roots of our ...

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July 15, 2014 – Whatever Things Are True

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Phil. 4:8)

As was pointed out in the last devotion, even though Scripture is not specifically mentioned, it is assumed, because it is the only source for knowing what is true, noble or honorable, just or right, ...

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July 14, 2014 – How To Prepare Your Mind

 

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Phil. 4:8)

The battle every Christian is fighting is a spiritual battle between good and evil for the control of our minds.  Since it is a spiritual war we must fight it with spiritual resources.  ...

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July 11, 2014 – Meditate On These Things

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)

God commanded Joshua to meditate on the Book of the Law day and night or constantly. There can be no true progress in vital and practical ...

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