Daily Devotional

  • Strong Words Spoken — Sunday August 28, 2016

    Strong Words Spoken

    And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, “We have ten shares in the king; therefore we also have more right to David than you. Why then do you despise us—were we not the first to advise bringing back our king?” Yet the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

    2 Samuel 19:43

    The men of Israel voiced their rights to the king. They had ten tribes compared to the two tribes of Benjamin and Judah. But Judah’s words were stronger; the king would remain with them. Later, these ten tribes of Israel would break away to the north, to Tel Dan; whereas the other two tribes would remain in the south, where Jerusalem was their capital.
    These ten tribes of Israel said they would come down to Jerusalem once a year to worship. But as they went to the north, they started worshipping other gods––the golden calf. God saw their evil Idolatry and He used one of the worst nations to destroy the ten tribes. He brought the Assyrians, who took them captive. During this time the Assyrians intermingled with the Jews and they became the Samaritans––can you believe that?
    There are Christian’s who say they are committed to go to church regularly. But like many people, they do not make the effort. Instead they stay away from church and the Lord. Attending church slowly becomes an unnecessary discipline. They become consumed by other things that have taken first priority in their lives––they become backslidden.
    Listen to the strong words spoken by Moses in Deuteronomy 8:11:
    “Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today…”
    Have you become idolatrous and placed other things before the Lord?
    Let us not forsake the assembling of ourselves together…
    ~Hebrews 10:25~

  • A Close Relative — Saturday August 27, 2016
  • Words that Cause Division — Friday August 26, 2016
  • A Double Blessing — Thursday August 25, 2016
  • Doing Good to Others — Wednesday August 24, 2016
  • Offering Repayment — Tuesday August 23, 2016
  • Never Be Burdensome — Monday August 22, 2016
  • Returning the Favor — Sunday August 21, 2016
  • Rich Resources — Saturday August 20, 2016
  • What Really Matters Most — Friday August 19, 2016
  • Receiving High Honors — Thursday August 18, 2016
  • Deception and Slander — Wednesday August 17, 2016
  • Opportunity to Speak — Tuesday August 16, 2016
  • Mercy over Judgment — Monday August 15, 2016
  • The Right Perspective — Sunday August 14, 2016
  • The Lord’s Anointed — Saturday August 13, 2016
  • Admitting Wrong Doing — Friday August 12, 2016
  • Where Lies Your Allegiance? — Thursday August 11, 2016
  • The Return of the King — Wednesday August 10, 2016
  • The Voice of Unity — Tuesday August 9, 2016
  • My Flesh and Bone — Monday August 8, 2016
  • A Leader’s Indecisiveness — Sunday August 7, 2016
  • A Major Dispute — Saturday August 6, 2016
  • Seated in Authority — Friday August 5, 2016
  • The King’s Speech — Thursday August 4, 2016
  • Open Rebuke — Wednesday August 3, 2016