Daily Devotional

  • A Change of Affairs — Thursday April 28, 2016

    A Change of Affairs

    To bring about this change of affairs your servant Joab has done this thing; but my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of the angel of God, to know everything that is in the earth.”

    2 Samuel 14:20

    Joab wanted to bring about an end to David’s separation with Absalom. He did not agree with how the king was handling the situation. So he took it upon himself to bring about a new change of affairs in the kingdom. It could be he had selfish motives; as he might gain a greater influence in the kingdom for himself.
    A Pharisee named Nicodemus was a man of great influence being a ruler of the Jews. Yet, he did not understand what Jesus was speaking about when He said a man must be born again (John 3:3). These spiritual concepts were hard to understand. Without God’s spirit Nicodemus struggled to comprehend them, even though he was a religious leader and practiced the law; but natural man does not understand the things of God:
    But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14).
    Once you have received Jesus as your Savior and asked for forgiveness of your sins, you become born again. You are given the Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity; He will teach you spiritual things (John 14:26).
    Any change of affairs in your life has to begin within your heart. God transforms a man’s heart, Ezekiel 36:26 says: I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
    Do you need a change of heart today?
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
    ~2 Corinthians 5:17~

  • Let Truth Be Known — Wednesday April 27, 2016
  • Out in the Open — Tuesday April 26, 2016
  • Beware of Flattering Words — Monday April 25, 2016
  • The King Hears and Delivers — Sunday April 24, 2016
  • A Hopeful Answer — Saturday April 23, 2016
  • Welcome Back the Banished — Friday April 22, 2016
  • Getting to the Point — Thursday April 21, 2016
  • Not One Hair Touched! — Wednesday April 20, 2016
  • Untouchable — Tuesday April 19, 2016
  • My Own Iniquity — Monday April 18, 2016
  • Obey the Kings Orders — Sunday April 17, 2016
  • Weaving a Story of Woe — Saturday April 16, 2016
  • Telling a Comparable Tale — Friday April 15, 2016
  • Help, O King! — Thursday April 14, 2016
  • Putting Words in People’s Mouths — Wednesday April 13, 2016
  • Concern for the Guilty — Tuesday April 12, 2016
  • A Longing Heart — Monday April 11, 2016
  • Fleeing From the King — Sunday April 10, 2016
  • Weeping Endures — Saturday April 9, 2016
  • Saved not Slaughtered — Friday April 8, 2016
  • Taking Things to Heart — Thursday April 7, 2016
  • When Bad News Arrives — Wednesday April 6, 2016
  • Strike to Kill — Tuesday April 5, 2016
  • The Art of Friendly Persuasion — Monday April 4, 2016
  • Murderous Motives in Mind — Sunday April 3, 2016