Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

Daily devotional thoughts that come from my daily Bible reading

April 19 – Light the Lamps and Sweep the House

2 Samuel 6-8 Luke 15:1-10 “Suppose a woman has ten silver coins, but loses one. She will light a lamp, sweep the house, and look carefully for the coin until she finds it.” (Luke 15:8) I’d heard a story once … Continue reading

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April 18 – Gaining Focus in the Middle of a Carnival

2 Samuel 3-5 Luke 14:25-35 “If anyone comes to me but loves his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters—or even life—more than me, he cannot be my follower.” (Luke 14:26 NCV) Jesus became a Judean rock star. People gathered … Continue reading

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April 17 – Humble Pie is on the Menu

2 Samuel 1-2 Luke 14:1-24 “All who make themselves great will be made humble, but those who make themselves humble will be made great.” (Luke 14: 11 NCV) I don’t know what kind of meal Jesus was attending when He … Continue reading

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April 16 – Forward the Light Brigade

1 Samuel 30-31 Luke 13:23-35 “Yet I must be on my way today and tomorrow and the next day. Surely it cannot be right for a prophet to be killed anywhere except in Jerusalem.” (Luke 13:33 NCV) I’m not sure … Continue reading

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April 15 – “But I’m So Much Better Than They Are”

1 Samuel 27-29 Luke 13:1-22 “What about those eighteen people who died when the tower of Siloam fell on them? Do you think they were more sinful than all the others who live in Jerusalem? No, I tell you. But … Continue reading

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April 14 – Searching For Real Treasure

1 Samuel 25-26 Luke 12:32-59 “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Get for yourselves purses that will not wear out, the treasure in heaven that never runs out, where thieves can’t steal and moths can’t destroy. Your heart … Continue reading

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April 13 – Living Genuinely

1 Samuel 22-24 Luke 12:1-31 “Everything that is hidden will be shown, and everything that is secret will be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in … Continue reading

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April 12 – Is Jesus Calling You Out?

1 Samuel 19-21 Luke 11:29-54 “One of the experts on the law said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, when you say these things, you are insulting us, too.’” (Luke 11:45 NCV) Jesus had started in on the Pharisees. He’d just noted their … Continue reading

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April 11 – With Him or Against Him: The Choice is Yours

1 Samuel 17-18 Luke 11:1-28 “Anyone who is not with me is against me, and anyone who does not work with me is working against me.” (Luke 11:23 NCV) “God is God, and I am not.” This passage from Luke … Continue reading

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April 10 – Be a Neighbor…But Wait! There’s More!

1 Samuel 15-16 Luke 10:25-42 “But the man, wanting to show the importance of his question, said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’” (Luke 10:29 NCV) You would have thought that the Pharisees had learned this truth early on … Continue reading

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