Tag Archives: Hezekiah

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

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

September 30 – Standing Strong

Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Kings 19:8-20 35-37; Revelation 2:12-29 It was a little over a month ago that we were given those amazing words “Complete Pathologic Response.” What that means is that after all the chemo and the surgery, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

September 29 – Destroying Snakes

Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Kings 18:1-8 28-36; Revelation 2:8-11 There is this mythical belief among Christians that somehow, if they had more direct contact with God, they wouldn’t sin. I say mythical because that belief contradicts human nature, and we actually … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

June 15 – Unclean!

Psalm 130; 2 Chronicles 30:13-27; Mark 2:1-12 You have probably read stories of a new pastor pretending to be a homeless person for a while in front of the church he is getting ready to take on the responsibility of … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

June 13 – Cleaning Out the Muck

Psalm 130; 2 Chronicles 29:1-19; Galatians 3:1-9 The garbage disposal is an amazing tool in the kitchen. It lets you get rid of food type trash by chopping it up and sending it down the drain. That way, those little … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

September 19 – Purity

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 It was a most peculiar celebration of the Passover. It was a month late because they needed to make sure they had enough priests consecrated. Hezekiah sent messengers from all over the area … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

November 1 – Dealing With Blasphemers

1 Timothy 3; Isaiah 36-37; Psalm 119:97-120 Times were tense in Judah. Assyria had conquered Israel and just about everyone else in its quest for world conquest. Many cities of Judah had been captured and now the army was at … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

September 21 – Victory

John 20:19-31; 2 Chronicles 32; Psalm 88 Hezekiah led a revival of the kingdom of Judah when he was king. The revival was religious and political in nature. He rid the kingdom of the places used to worship idols and … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

September 19 – A Tale of Two Passovers

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 Some would obey the rules fastidiously. Their hands are clean. They haven’t defiled themselves by being around the wrong kind of people. These are the religiously upright who recognize the importance of the … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

November 1 – Dealing With Wrongs

1 Timothy 3; Isaiah 36-37; Psalm 119:97-120 Modern political campaigns are amazing things. Most beginning politicians have this starry-eyed belief that they can help the country. They work for other politicians and when things get rough and the campaigns get … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , ,