Daily Devotional

  • The Perils of Persecution — Monday April 12, 2021

    MONDAY April 12, 2021

    The Perils of Persecution

    And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.  Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

    Galatians 6:16-18

    Paul spoke of the true Israel––the Israel of God––the people of God. Like the people of God, Christians have upon their lives His great peace and mercy––amazing! While serving the Lord Jesus Christ, Paul bore in his body the marks he suffered. Paul suffered tremendously:

    ...in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness––besides the other things... (2 Corinthians 11:23-28). 

    Jesus suffered, Paul suffered and as Christ’s disciple, know that you will also suffer the perils of persecution. The Apostle Peter advised: Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator (1 Peter 4:19). God’s grace will carry you through.

    Notice, we began the book of Galatians with God’s grace: Grace to you...and we now conclude the book with God’s grace, Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. We are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. What great grace!

    Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began....
    ~2 Timothy 1:8-9~

  • Boasting in the Cross of Christ — Sunday April 11, 2021
  • Persecution for the Cross of Christ — Saturday April 10, 2021
  • Do Not Grow Weary — Friday April 9, 2021
  • Sowing and Reaping — Thursday April 8, 2021
  • A Workman Worthy of Hire — Wednesday April 7, 2021
  • True Servanthood — Tuesday April 6, 2021
  • Bear and Share Burdens — Monday April 5, 2021
  • Victory Over the Grave — Sunday April 4, 2021
  • Victory Over Death — Saturday April 3, 2021
  • Victory Over Sin — Friday April 2, 2021
  • Victory Over Fear — Thursday April 1, 2021
  • Victory Over Sufferings — Wednesday March 31, 2021
  • Victory Over the Flesh — Tuesday March 30, 2021
  • Victory Over Condemnation — Monday March 29, 2021
  • Palm Sunday — Sunday March 28, 2021
  • Passion Week — Saturday March 27, 2021
  • True Restoration — Friday March 26, 2021
  • Best Consider Yourself — Thursday March 25, 2021
  • Loving Restoration — Wednesday March 24, 2021
  • Fruit of the Spirit — Tuesday March 23, 2021
  • The Evident Works of the Flesh — Monday March 22, 2021
  • Walk in the Spirit — Sunday March 21, 2021
  • Through Love Serve One Another — Saturday March 20, 2021
  • Those Who Trouble You — Friday March 19, 2021
  • A Little Leaven — Thursday March 18, 2021