Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

Daily devotional thoughts that come from my daily Bible reading

August 18 – Life Motto

John 3:22-36; 1 Chronicles 13-14; Zechariah3 Companies brand themselves in people’s minds with mottoes. Sometimes the mottoes are advertising slogans and sometimes they’re meant to motivate a company as well as inspire the public. Let me give you a few … Continue reading

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August 17 – Gone But Not Forgotten

John 3:1-21; 1 Chronicles 12; Zechariah2 Someone once asked me why Baptists don’t observe Lent. I gave them a funny look and said, with a smile of course, “Baptists don’t have anything left to give up.” We laughed. They took … Continue reading

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August 16 – And They Walked With Him

John 2; 1 Chronicles 10-11; Zechariah1 It’s amazing how many things people remember after the fact. When somebody does something heroic and news reporters check with the neighbors they’ll often remember what a good kid that person was as they … Continue reading

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August 15 – Time

John 1:35-51; 1 Chronicles 9; Haggai 1:1-2:23 It’s been said people they could tell you what’s important in your life by looking at your calendar and your checkbook. Times have changed. Many people no longer keep checkbooks. They pay by … Continue reading

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August 14 – Perspective

John 1:19-34; 1 Chronicles 7-8; Zephaniah 3 There’s an old Hindu fable about 6 blind men experiencing an elephant for the first time. Each of the men touches a different part of the elephant and then describes what the elephant … Continue reading

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August 13 – Grace and Truth

John 1:1-18; 1 Chronicles 5-6; Zephaniah 2 It was one of those days. I had to run some errands before I got to the airport to travel overseas for a mission trip. Everyone else decided that this day was a … Continue reading

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August 12 – Thoughts About the God of Love and Peace

2 Corinthians 13; 1 Chronicles 3-4; Zephaniah 1 The gospel has been misinterpreted and abused throughout history. Paul talked about those who would make the gospel a source of wealth in his letter to the Philippians. It’s been used to … Continue reading

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August 11 – Are You Weak Enough?

2 Corinthians 12; 1 Chronicles 1-2; Habakkuk 3 It’s the interview question that leaves candidates in a cold sweat. Most people looking for a job know that this question’s going to be asked, and yet, they’re never prepared for it. … Continue reading

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August 10 – Street Cred

2 Corinthians 11; 2 Kings 25; Habakkuk 2 Street Cred. In the hip hop community that usually means that the rapper has lived on the streets and probably spent time in jail. Street Cred is important to people in the … Continue reading

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August 9 – War

2 Corinthians 10; 2 Kings 23:36-24:20; Habakkuk 1 As I write this, sabers are rattling around the world – most especially in Pyongyang and Washington, D.C. North Korea has developed a nuclear weapon that could be fitted onto a missile, … Continue reading

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