DAILY DEVOTIONS

Grace Considers Us Worthy
October 27th, 2020
God’s holy and perfect nature necessitates holiness and perfection from His creation. In the Garden of Eden, those made in His image were told to eat from any tree but the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, “for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:17) When Adam and Eve rebelled, a once holy and perfect union fractured, and death was the only proper reparation. This...
Better Than I Deserve
October 26th, 2020
I remember sitting in our school gymnasium watching my little brother’s basketball practice draw to a close. The coach had the boys line up at one end of the court for the final conditioning drill of the day. Each player would have two free throws. If the shots went in, the boys stayed on the line; if either shot was missed, the team would sprint across the court and back. As middle schoolers, a f...
Do Not Be Conformed to the World
October 24th, 2020
To be honest, most days recently I’ve felt like my head is about to explode. Everywhere I turn, friends, neighbors and lots of people I barely know are very loudly trying to convince me to believe as they believe. I have found myself on more than one occasion asking God if He was planning to return anytime soon, since that’s the only thing that will truly make everything right.But in the meantime,...
The Freedom of Forgiveness
October 23rd, 2020
“A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.” (Proverbs 19:11) God calls His people to be like Him in their attitude and conduct. When God declares sin forgiven, it’s accomplished once for all. Past, present, and future sins are wiped clean from our slate. The Bible says, “as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” (P...
The Consequences of Unforgiveness
October 22nd, 2020
“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’  In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother o...