Ed Young Devotionals

    Korah’s Rebellion

    Posted on Mar 4, 2021
    Read Numbers 16:1-18:32 Think Numbers 16:10, “[God] has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself, but now you are trying to get the ...

    Topics: authority, respect, rebellion

    Believe, and Go with God!

    Posted on Mar 3, 2021
    Read Numbers 14:1-15:41 Think Numbers 14:9, “Do not rebel against the Lord… the Lord is with us.” When we face overwhelming trials, and our world ...

    Topics: believe, belief, humility

    Eyes of Faith

    Posted on Mar 2, 2021
    Read Numbers 11:1-13:33 Think Numbers 13:26-28, 30, “They came back to Moses and Aaron and the whole Israelite community … There they reported to ...

    Topics: faith, remember

    Just What I Need

    Posted on Mar 1, 2021
    Read Numbers 6:1-27 Numbers 10:1-36 Think Numbers 6:24-26, “May the LORD bless you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. ...

    Topics: blessing, protection

    Guard Your Heart

    Posted on Feb 28, 2021
    Read Proverbs 4:23, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”​ Think Any Scripture that begins with “above all else” ...

    Topics: heart

    Protective Measures

    Posted on Feb 28, 2021
    Read Numbers 4:1-5:31 Think Numbers 5:11-15, “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Speak to the Israelites and say to them: If a man’s wife goes astray and ...

    Topics: jealousy, sin, confession

    God of Order

    Posted on Feb 27, 2021
    Read Numbers 2:1-3:51 Think Numbers 2:1, “Then the Lord gave these instructions to Moses and Aaron…” In today’s reading in the book of Numbers, there ...

    Topics: protection, order

    Organization 101

    Posted on Feb 26, 2021
    Read Leviticus 27:1-34 Numbers 1:1-54 Think Numbers 1:2, “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families, listing every ...

    Topics: presence, calling

    Blessings for Obedience

    Posted on Feb 25, 2021
    Read Leviticus 25:24-26:46 Think Leviticus 26:3, 12, “If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands … I will walk among you and be ...

    Topics: obedience, disobedience

    Justice For All

    Posted on Feb 24, 2021
    Read Leviticus 23:1-25:23 Think Leviticus 24:20, “Fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. The one who has inflicted the injury must ...

    Topics: salvation, justice

    Punishment Deserved vs. Holiness Given

    Posted on Feb 23, 2021
    Read Leviticus 20:1-22:33 Think Leviticus 20:22, 26, “Keep all My decrees and laws and follow them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live ...

    Topics: salvation, forgiveness, holiness

    He is LORD

    Posted on Feb 22, 2021
    Read Leviticus 17:1-19:37 Think Leviticus 19:4b, “I am the Lord your God.” In Leviticus 19, God declares that He is the LORD — fifteen times! Why ...

    Topics: obedience, respect

    Atonement Day

    Posted on Feb 21, 2021
    Read Leviticus 14:33-16:34 Think Leviticus 16:30, “On that day offerings of purification will be made for you, and you will be purified in the LORD’s ...

    Topics: atonement

    Cleansed

    Posted on Feb 20, 2021
    Read Leviticus 12:1-14:32 Think Leviticus 14:1-2, 8, “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘The following instructions are for those seeking ceremonial ...

    Topics: sin, forgiveness, redemption

    Not On Your Terms

    Posted on Feb 19, 2021
    Read Leviticus 9:1-11:47 Think Leviticus 10:1-2, “Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they ...

    Topics: humility, holiness, reverence

    Thanks Be to God

    Posted on Feb 18, 2021
    Read Leviticus 7:1-8:36 Think Leviticus 7:30, “With their own hands they are to present the food offering to the Lord…” How often do you communicate ...

    Topics: thankfulness, gratitude

    Good Enough

    Posted on Feb 17, 2021
    Read Leviticus 4:1-6:30 Think Leviticus 5:17, “If anyone sins and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD’s commands, even though they do not know ...

    Topics: sin, sacrifice, redemption

    Do You Remember?

    Posted on Feb 16, 2021
    Read Numbers 8:1-9:14 Leviticus 1:1-3:17 Think Numbers 9:1-5, “The Lord spoke to Moses … in the second year after they came out of Egypt. He said, ...

    Topics: remember

    You Get to Give!

    Posted on Feb 15, 2021
    Read Numbers 7:1-89 Think Number 7:11, “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Let one leader bring his gift each day for the dedication of the altar.’” You may be ...

    Topics: giving, generosity

    God With Us

    Posted on Feb 14, 2021
    Read Exodus 39:32-40:38 Think Exodus 40:34, 38, “Then the cloud covered the Tabernacle, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle. … The cloud ...

    Topics: presence, providence, tabernacle

    The Ark of the Covenant

    Posted on Feb 13, 2021
    Read Exodus 37:1-39:31 Think Exodus 37:8-9, “He molded the cherubim on each end of the atonement cover, making it all one piece of gold. The cherubim ...

    Topics: covenant

    Gifted for a Purpose

    Posted on Feb 12, 2021
    Read Exodus 35:1-36:38 Think Exodus 35:35, “He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, ...

    Topics: purpose, spiritual gifts

    Where Are You Leading?

    Posted on Feb 11, 2021
    Read Exodus 32:1-34:35 Think Exodus 32:21, “[Moses] said to Aaron, ‘What did these people do to you, that you led them into such great sin?’” Have ...

    Topics: leadership, leading

    Be Still

    Posted on Feb 10, 2021
    Read Exodus 29:1-31:18 Think Exodus 31:17, “In six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.” ...

    Topics: listening, rest, Holy Spirit

    A Heart That Hears

    Posted on Feb 9, 2021
    Read Exodus 25:1-28:43 Think Exodus 25:1-2, 8, “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering ...

    Topics: heart

    On the Road

    Posted on Feb 8, 2021
    Read Exodus 22:16-24:18 Think Exodus 23:20, “See, I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I ...

    Topics: protection, angel, promise, presence

    Words to Live By

    Posted on Feb 7, 2021
    Read Exodus 20:1-22:15 Think Exodus 20:1-3, “Then God gave the people all these instructions. And God spoke all these words: ‘I am the Lord your God, ...

    Topics: love, protection, providence

    Take a Load Off!

    Posted on Feb 6, 2021
    Read Exodus 16:1-19:25 Think Exodus 18:14, 17-18, “When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he asked, ‘What are you ...

    Topics: wisdom, rest, pride

    Catch-22

    Posted on Feb 5, 2021
    Read Exodus 13:1-15:21 Think Exodus 14:13-16, “Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm, and you will see the deliverance the Lord ...

    Topics: God's will, providence, Moses

    Up to the Task?

    Posted on Jan 2, 2021
    Read Genesis 4:1-6:22 Think Genesis 6:13-15, “So God said to Noah, ‘I have decided to destroy all living creatures, for they have filled the earth ...

    Topics: trust, obedience, Noah

    In the Beginning

    Posted on Jan 1, 2021
    Read Genesis 1-3 Think Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created…” Genesis 1:31, “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” For just a ...

    Topics: creation

    Permission Granted

    Posted on Dec 30, 2020
    Read Hebrews 10:21-22, “And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere ...

    Topics: salvation, grace

    Taste and See

    Posted on Dec 29, 2020
    Read Psalms 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him!” Matthew 11:28-29, “Then Jesus said, “Come to ...

    Topics: Christmas, goodness

    White-Out

    Posted on Dec 28, 2020
    Read Isaiah 1:18, “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white ...

    Topics: salvation, sin

    Paid in Full

    Posted on Dec 27, 2020
    Read Ephesians 1:7, “He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins.” Ephesians ...

    Topics: salvation, sin

    Home Sweet Home

    Posted on Dec 26, 2020
    Read Matthew 2:19-21, “After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother ...

    Topics: family, Christmas

    Another Route

    Posted on Dec 24, 2020
    Read Matthew 2:12, “And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.” John 14:6, “Jesus ...

    Topics: Christmas, wise men

    Starstruck

    Posted on Dec 22, 2020
    Read Matthew 2:1-2, “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the East came to Jerusalem and asked, ...

    Topics: Christmas, wise men

    The Reason for the Season

    Posted on Dec 19, 2020
    Read Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulders. And His name will be called ...

    Topics: Christmas

    Why Me?

    Posted on Dec 18, 2020
    Read Luke 1:34, 38, “‘How will this be,’ Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin? … I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me ...

    Topics: trust, fear

    Resurrection Power!

    Posted on Dec 17, 2020
    Read Matthew 27:65-66, “‘Take a guard,’ Pilate answered. ‘Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.’ So, they went and made the tomb secure by ...

    Topics: Resurrection

    Home in Heaven

    Posted on Dec 9, 2020
    Read Revelation 21:3-4, “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, ...

    Topics: heaven

    Wrapped and Delivered

    Posted on Dec 8, 2020
    Read John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ...

    Topics: Christmas

    Impersonators

    Posted on Dec 5, 2020
    Read 1 Corinthians 11:1, “And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.” Think Have you ever seen a son try to walk in his dad’s shoes that ...

    Topics: parenting, imitation

    More Than Conquerors

    Posted on Dec 2, 2020
    Read Romans 8:37, “…In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Think If you are a Christ-follower, you are fighting ...

    Topics: conquer

    The Key Ingredient

    Posted on Nov 30, 2020
    Read Proverbs 22:15, “A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but physical discipline will drive it far away.” Proverbs 29:17, “Discipline ...

    Topics: parenting

    The Attention Trap

    Posted on Nov 29, 2020
    Read Psalm 127:3, “Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him.” Proverbs 22:6, “Train up children in the way they should go; even ...

    Topics: parenting, attention, children

    Man Up

    Posted on Nov 25, 2020
    Read Ephesians 5:23, “For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior.” ...

    Topics: marriage

    The Family Formula

    Posted on Nov 24, 2020
    Read Matthew 22:37, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Genesis 2:24, “A man shall ...

    Topics: family

    Family Matters

    Posted on Nov 23, 2020
    Read Joshua 24:15, “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ...

    Topics: family

    Branching Out

    Posted on Nov 21, 2020
    Read John 15:1,4, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. … Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it ...

    Topics: purpose

    Live Original

    Posted on Nov 20, 2020
    Read 1 Samuel 16:7, “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him.’ The Lord does not look at ...

    Topics: authenticity

    Open the Box!

    Posted on Nov 19, 2020
    Read 1 Samuel 4:5, “And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all Israel shouted so loudly that the earth shook.” Think In the ...

    Topics: anticipation

    Stay Off the Fence!

    Posted on Nov 18, 2020
    Read Revelation 3:16, “But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!” Think Our verse for today is ...

    Topics: lukewarm, casual Christianity

    Plot Twist

    Posted on Nov 17, 2020
    Read 2 Corinthians 11:25, 27-28, “Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night ...

    Topics: peace, storms

    Life’s Highway

    Posted on Nov 16, 2020
    Read Hebrews 10:25, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as ...

    Topics: relationship, relationships

    Eternal Winners

    Posted on Nov 15, 2020
    Read Matthew 16:18, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” ...

    Topics: church

    Walk the Talk

    Posted on Nov 14, 2020
    Read James 3:13, “Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the ...

    Topics: character, reputation

    From Misstep to Next Step

    Posted on Nov 6, 2020
    Read Matthew 26:74-75, “Then he began to curse and swear, saying, ‘I do not know the Man!’ Immediately a rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the ...

    Topics: discipline, repentance

    Famous Everywhere

    Posted on Nov 5, 2020
    Read Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the duty of ...

    Topics: fear, disobedience

    Just One Candle

    Posted on Nov 4, 2020
    Read Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Think ...

    Topics: evangelism

    Neverland, Really?

    Posted on Nov 2, 2020
    Read Hebrews 12:6-7, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the ...

    Topics: discipline

    Get Smart!

    Posted on Oct 29, 2020
    Read 2 Corinthians 2:11, “So that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.” John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal ...

    Topics: sin, devil

    Excuse Me, Please

    Posted on Oct 26, 2020
    Read Philemon 1:6, “I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in ...

    Topics: spiritual maturity

    Accept It, You’re Weak!

    Posted on Oct 25, 2020
    Read 2 Corinthians 12:9, “Each time He said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my ...

    Topics: weakness

    The Answer Key

    Posted on Oct 24, 2020
    Read Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith — and this is a not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by ...

    Topics: faith, grace

    Walls

    Posted on Oct 16, 2020
    Read Matthew 14:29-21, “Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, ...

    Topics: faith, rescue

    Melody

    Posted on Oct 15, 2020
    Read Psalm 96:1-2, “Sing God a brand-new song! Earth and everyone in it, sing! Sing to God — worship God! Shout the news of His victory from sea to ...

    Topics: worship, music

    Father

    Posted on Oct 13, 2020
    Read Philippians 3:8, “Yes, everything is worthless when compared to the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake, I have ...

    Topics: love

    Bound

    Posted on Oct 10, 2020
    Read James 4:7, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (Temptation – T) John 8:44, “He was a murderer from ...

    Topics: freedom

    The Ox and Donkey Team

    Posted on Oct 7, 2020
    Read Judges 14:1-3, “Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman. When he returned, he said to his father and mother, ‘I have ...

    Topics: relationships, marriage

    Lasting Impression

    Posted on Oct 4, 2020
    Read Mark 14:8-9, “She did what she could. She poured perfume on My body beforehand to prepare for My burial. Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel ...

    Topics: kindness, selfless

    Yank The Plank!

    Posted on Sep 29, 2020
    Read Matthew 7:1-5, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, ...

    Topics: judging, judgment

    The Fragrance of Faith

    Posted on Sep 28, 2020
    Read John 12:3, “Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped His feet with her hair. And ...

    Topics: faith

    Drop The Anvil

    Posted on Sep 27, 2020
    Read Matthew 6:14-15, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not ...

    Topics: forgiveness, unforgiveness

    Bad Hair Day

    Posted on Sep 26, 2020
    Read 2 Samuel 18:9,16-17, “Now Absalom happened to meet David’s men. He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large ...

    Topics: wisdom

    The “I” of Pride

    Posted on Sep 21, 2020
    Read Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Think Pride is constantly living with a first-person ...

    Topics: pride

    It’s Not Magic

    Posted on Sep 20, 2020
    Read Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your ...

    Topics: trust

    Compelling Love

    Posted on Sep 18, 2020
    Read 2 Corinthians 5:14, “For the love of Christ compels us…” Psalm 100:2, “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.” Think ...

    Topics: love

    The Source

    Posted on Sep 17, 2020
    Read Psalm 139:1-4, “You have searched me, Lord, and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You ...

    Topics: truth

    Blessed Be His Name

    Posted on Sep 16, 2020
    Read Job 1:21, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the ...

    Topics: suffering, Job

    Steady in the Storm

    Posted on Sep 12, 2020
    Read 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, “We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck ...

    Topics: trials and tribulations

    Have You Ever?

    Posted on Sep 6, 2020
    Read Isaiah 42:8, “I am the Lord; that is My name! I will not give My glory to another or praise to idols.” Romans 11:36, “For from Him and through ...

    Topics: authority, omnipotence

    Happy Face

    Posted on Aug 30, 2020
    Read Philippians 4:12-13, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any ...

    Topics: joy, happiness

    More Than A Feeling

    Posted on Aug 29, 2020
    Read Psalm 37:5, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust Him, and He’ll act.” Colossians 3:23 “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were ...

    Topics: commitment

    Empirical Evidence

    Posted on Aug 26, 2020
    Read John 2:19-20, “Jesus replied, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ ‘What!’ They exclaimed. ‘It has taken forty-six years ...

    Topics: Resurrection

    A Candle In The Dark

    Posted on Aug 23, 2020
    Read Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a ...

    Topics: evangelism

    Screen Time

    Posted on Aug 22, 2020
    Read Romans 12:1-2, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to ...

    Topics: mercy

    Just Look Around!

    Posted on Aug 17, 2020
    Read Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — His eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, ...

    Topics: creation, heaven

    Greater Is He

    Posted on Aug 13, 2020
    Read I John 4:4, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the ...

    Topics: love

    The Crowded Heart

    Posted on Aug 6, 2020
    Read Matthew 13:7, 22, “Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. … The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who ...

    Topics: heart

    The Shallow Heart

    Posted on Aug 5, 2020
    Read Matthew 13:5-6, “Some fell on the rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when ...

    Topics: heart

    The Value of Vulnerability

    Posted on Jul 24, 2020
    Read Matthew 26:39, “My Father, if there is any way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want. You, what do you want?” Psalm 73:26, “My health ...

    Topics: vulnerability

    Running Man

    Posted on Jul 22, 2020
    Read Jonah 1:1-3, “The word of the Lord came to Jonah: ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up ...

    Topics: mercy, grace, Jonah

    Think Quick!

    Posted on Jul 21, 2020
    Read Judges 4:18,20-21, “Jael went out to meet Sisera and said to him, ‘Come, my lord, come right in. Don’t be afraid.’ So he entered her tent, and ...

    Topics: bravery

    Are You Sure?

    Posted on Jul 18, 2020
    Read Luke 13:24-25, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once ...

    Topics: salvation, peace

    No Filter Needed

    Posted on Jul 17, 2020
    Read Psalm 139:1-14, “You have searched me, Lord, and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. … You are ...

    Topics: attention

    Time to Resign

    Posted on Jul 15, 2020
    Read Matthew 6:27, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Psalm 55:22, “Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain ...

    Topics: worry, stress

    Facing Giants

    Posted on Jul 14, 2020
    Read 1 Samuel 17: 37, 45-46, “‘The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this ...

    Topics: David, Goliath

    The “I” of Pride

    Posted on Jul 12, 2020
    Read Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 22:4, “The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is ...

    Topics: pride

    Your First Thirst

    Posted on Jul 11, 2020
    Read John 4:7-14, “When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Will you give me a drink?’ … The Samaritan woman said to Him, ‘You ...

    Topics: breakthrough

    Hello My Name Is…

    Posted on Jul 10, 2020
    Read Psalm 139:14 “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 92:4-5, “You ...

    Topics: creation, life

    Spiritual Spring Cleaning

    Posted on Jul 9, 2020
    Read Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Romans 12:2, “Do not ...

    Topics: time management

    More Than Enough

    Posted on Jul 7, 2020
    Read Matthew 14:20, “They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. John 10:10, ...

    Topics: satisfaction

    The Scalpel

    Posted on Jul 5, 2020
    Read Hebrews 4:12-14 (MSG), “His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open ...

    Topics: God's Word, scripture

    Test Me

    Posted on Jul 3, 2020
    Read Psalm 139:23b, “…Test me and know my anxious thoughts.” 1 Peter 1:6-7, “In all this, you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may ...

    Topics: love

    Search Me

    Posted on Jul 2, 2020
    Read Psalm 139:23a, “Search me and know my heart…” Psalm 19:12, “Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.” Think In today’s ...

    Topics: heart

    The Heart of the Issue

    Posted on Jul 1, 2020
    Read Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me ...

    Topics: heart

    The Fear Virus

    Posted on Jun 29, 2020
    Read Matthew 10:30-31, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the ...

    Topics: fear, confidence, courage

    Son Exposure

    Posted on Jun 27, 2020
    Read Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a ...

    Topics: evangelism

    I Can’t Change

    Posted on Jun 26, 2020
    Read Proverbs 28:13, “You will never succeed in life if you try to hide your sins. Confess them and give them up; then God will show mercy to you.” ...

    Topics: sin, confession

    It’s Worth It!

    Posted on Jun 25, 2020
    Read Proverbs 3:13, “Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better ...

    Topics: wisdom, wealth

    Seasick

    Posted on Jun 22, 2020
    Read Mark 4:39, “He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down, and it was completely calm.” Psalm ...

    Topics: faithfulness, storms

    The Faithful Father

    Posted on Jun 21, 2020
    Read John 20:17, “Jesus said, “Do not hold on to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ...

    Topics: fatherhood

    Choose This Day

    Posted on Jun 20, 2020
    Read Joshua 24:15, “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ...

    Topics: serving, surrender

    You Are Not Alone!

    Posted on Jun 18, 2020
    Read Mark 15:34, “And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’ (Which means ‘My God, my God, why ...

    Topics: lonliness, trials and tribulations, suffering

    Stop, Drop, and Roll

    Posted on Jun 12, 2020
    Read Exodus 14:11-12, “They said to Moses, ‘Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us into the wilderness to die? What have ...

    Topics: criticism

    The Ride of Pride

    Posted on Jun 11, 2020
    Read Numbers 20:10, “He (Moses) and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, ‘Listen, you rebels, must WE ...

    Topics: pride

    Don’t Miss Your BIG Appointment!

    Posted on Jun 10, 2020
    Read Exodus 4:1,10, 13, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you?’ … ‘I am slow of speech and slow of ...

    Topics: obstacles

    A View From The Top

    Posted on Jun 8, 2020
    Read 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made ...

    Topics: love

    When Fear Has Gone

    Posted on Jun 7, 2020
    Read Exodus 14:29-31, “But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. That day the ...

    Topics: fear, breakthrough

    Fear-worm

    Posted on Jun 2, 2020
    Read 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, ...

    Topics: fear

    We Can!

    Posted on May 29, 2020
      Read Philippians 4:12-13, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any ...

    Topics: strength, gratitude

    Flex Your Faith

    Posted on May 26, 2020
    Read James 1:5-6, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God … But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is ...

    Topics: faith

    Stop To Start

    Posted on May 22, 2020
    Read Exodus 2:15, “When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian where he sat down by a ...

    Topics: sin

    Look Up

    Posted on May 19, 2020
    Read Exodus 2:12, “Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.” Think Crime shows are very popular ...

    Topics: sin

    Wonder Woman

    Posted on May 17, 2020
    Read Luke 2:19, “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” 1 Samuel 12:24, “But be sure to fear the LORD and faithfully ...

    Topics: truth, peace, courage

    You Be You!

    Posted on May 16, 2020
    Read Proverbs 31:25-29, “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful ...

    Topics: women, proverbs 31

    Ripples Of Faith

    Posted on May 15, 2020
    Read Hebrews 11:23-26, “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and ...

    Topics: faith

    Dancing In The Rain

    Posted on May 14, 2020
    Read 2 Peter 3:8-9, “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, ...

    Topics: eternity, peace

    Better Than Ever

    Posted on May 9, 2020
    Read Numbers 13:30-31,14:1-3, “Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can ...

    Topics: quarantine

    The Busyness Badge

    Posted on May 6, 2020
    Read Ecclesiastes 2:11, “Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, chasing after ...

    Topics: busyness

    What’s In Your Hand?

    Posted on May 2, 2020
    Read Exodus 4:1-4, “Moses answered, ‘What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, the Lord did not appear to you?’ Then the Lord said to ...

    Topics: potential, creativity

    The Spice of Life

    Posted on Apr 29, 2020
    Read Psalm 96:1-2, "Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after ...

    Topics: majesty, worship, song

    The Creative Canvas

    Posted on Apr 24, 2020
    Read Song of Solomon 8:6-7, “Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring ...

    Topics: creativity

    You’ve Got It, Now Use It!

    Posted on Apr 21, 2020
    Read 2 Corinthians 3:17, "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Genesis 1:2, “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over ...

    Topics: Holy Spirit, creativity

    The Master Storyteller

    Posted on Apr 20, 2020
    Read Matthew 13:34, “All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, He said nothing to them without a parable.” Think Everybody loves ...

    Topics: parables

    Leave The Past Behind

    Posted on Apr 19, 2020
    Read Isaiah 43:19, “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.” ...

    Topics: regrets

    What If … What Is

    Posted on Apr 15, 2020
    Read Hebrews 11:3, “It is by faith that we understand that the universe was created by God's word, so that what can be seen was made out of what ...

    Topics: God's Word

    Most Holy Place

    Posted on Apr 10, 2020
    Read Luke 23:44-46, “It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the ...

    Topics: holiness

    Security!

    Posted on Apr 9, 2020
    Read Proverbs 14:26, “In the fear of the Lord, there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.” Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of ...

    Topics: security

    Live Long And Prosper

    Posted on Apr 8, 2020
    Read Proverbs 10:27, “The fear of the Lord lengthens one’s life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.” Think “Live long and prosper,” the ...

    Topics: health, prosperity

    Let’s Talk Dividends

    Posted on Apr 6, 2020
    Read Job 28:28, "And this is what God says to all humanity: The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.” James 1:5, ...

    Topics: wisdom

    Keep It Simple

    Posted on Apr 4, 2020
    Read John 3:16, “For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have ...

    Topics: simplicity, simple

    It’s About That Walk!

    Posted on Apr 2, 2020
    Read Psalm 25:12, “Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose.” Acts 4:13, “When they saw the courage of Peter ...

    Topics: fear

    Take Action!

    Posted on Mar 27, 2020
    Read Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests ...

    Topics: prayer, anxiety

    Back To The Future

    Posted on Mar 24, 2020
    Read Matthew 6:34, “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God ...

    Topics: worry, anxiety

    Keep Going

    Posted on Mar 22, 2020
    Read Nehemiah 2:1-2, “In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to ...

    Topics: listening, God's Word

    God > Fear

    Posted on Mar 19, 2020
    Read Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear?” Psalm 33:8-9, “Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone ...

    Topics: salvation, providence

    Get a Grip!

    Posted on Mar 18, 2020
    Read Proverbs 3:5-7, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make ...

    Topics: trust

    Exam Day

    Posted on Mar 13, 2020
    Read Romans 12:1-2, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and ...

    Topics: mercy, sacrifice

    Wake Up!

    Posted on Mar 10, 2020
    Read Ephesians 5:14-16, “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you. Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but ...

    Topics: sleep, rest

    Family Portrait

    Posted on Mar 9, 2020
    Read Ephesians 5:31-32, “As the Scriptures say, ‘A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ This ...

    Topics: family

    Applause From Heaven

    Posted on Mar 8, 2020
    Read Psalm 19:14, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Think One ...

    Topics: serving

    Staying Power

    Posted on Mar 7, 2020
    Read Ephesians 4:26-27, “If you are angry, don’t sin by nursing your grudge. Don’t let the sun go down with you still angry — get over it quickly; ...

    Topics: sin, anger

    First Things First

    Posted on Mar 2, 2020
    Read Hebrews 13:4, “Let marriage be held in honor among all.” Ephesians 5:33, “Let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see ...

    Topics: honor, marriage

    A Different Kind of Love Story

    Posted on Mar 1, 2020
    Read Romans 8:35, 37, 39, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger ...

    Topics: love

    What Shall We Say?

    Posted on Feb 29, 2020
    Read Romans 8:31-32, “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own ...

    Topics: trust

    Secrets Don’t Make Friends

    Posted on Feb 26, 2020
    Read Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, ...

    Topics: friendship

    I’m Sorry

    Posted on Feb 23, 2020
    Read Ephesians 4:26, “In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you’re still angry.” Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind and compassionate to ...

    Topics: forgiveness

    Making God Smile

    Posted on Feb 22, 2020
    Read 1 Samuel 15:11, “I am grieved that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from Me and has not carried out My instructions.” 1 Samuel ...

    Topics: obedience, disobedience

    Are You Ready?

    Posted on Feb 20, 2020
    Read Proverbs 19:18, “Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.” Hebrews 12:11, “No discipline ...

    Topics: discipline, parenting

    Just Relax!

    Posted on Feb 15, 2020
    Read Genesis 2:2, “By the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on the seventh day He rested from all His work.” Mark 6:31, ...

    Topics: rest, relaxation

    First Comes Love…

    Posted on Feb 14, 2020
    Read Genesis 2:24, "That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” Proverbs 16:24, “Gracious ...

    Topics: love, marriage

    The Family Formula

    Posted on Feb 11, 2020
    Read Matthew 22:37 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Genesis 2:24 “A man shall ...

    Topics: family

    Get In

    Posted on Feb 9, 2020
    Read Acts 16:31, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” Think Countless action movies have “cliffhanger moments.” Inevitably, the main ...

    Topics: faith, believe, belief

    Your Father

    Posted on Feb 9, 2020
    Read Psalms 68:5, “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families…” Romans 8:32, “He ...

    Topics: fatherhood

    Training Day

    Posted on Feb 8, 2020
    Read Proverbs 22:6, “Train up children in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it.” Deuteronomy 6:5-7, “Love the ...

    Topics: parenting, children

    Man Up

    Posted on Feb 6, 2020
    Read Ephesians 5:23, “For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior.” ...

    Topics: marriage, manhood

    Family Matters

    Posted on Feb 3, 2020
    Read Joshua 24:15, “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ...

    Topics: family

    Throne of Grace

    Posted on Feb 2, 2020
    Read Hebrews 4:15-16, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every ...

    Topics: grace, compassion, comfort, confidence

    Answers, Please!

    Posted on Jan 31, 2020
    Read 2 Corinthians 12:8-9, “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you.’” Romans ...

    Topics: grace

    OUR Father

    Posted on Jan 30, 2020
    Read Matthew 6:9, "Our Father, who art in heaven…” John 1:12, "Everybody who's accepted Christ has been made a son or a daughter…” Think Family ...

    Topics: family

    Because You’re His!

    Posted on Jan 29, 2020
    Read Matthew 6:9, “Our Father who art in heaven…” Psalm 89:26, “David shall cry to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.’” ...

    Topics: prayer

    Power Steering

    Posted on Jan 27, 2020
    Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus ...

    Topics: prayer, rejoice

    The Ultimate Dance

    Posted on Jan 23, 2020
    Read Matthew 6:9-11, “This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth ...

    Topics: God's will

    Talk to Your Father

    Posted on Jan 22, 2020
    Read Matthew 6:9-11, “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth ...

    Topics: praise, prayer

    Sweeter Than Honey

    Posted on Jan 17, 2020
    Read Psalms 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good…” Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be ...

    Topics: fasting

    Elements of Life

    Posted on Jan 16, 2020
    Read Jeremiah 29:11-13, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope ...

    Topics: providence, provision

    Bon Appétit

    Posted on Jan 14, 2020
    Read Joel 2:12-13, “The Lord says, ‘Turn to Me now, while there is time. Give Me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear ...

    Topics: fasting

    Righteous Living

    Posted on Jan 11, 2020
    Read 1 Corinthians 10:11, “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages ...

    Topics: righteousness

    Resurrection Power!

    Posted on Jan 10, 2020
    Read Matthew 27:65-66, “‘Take a guard,’ Pilate answered. ‘Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.’ So they went and made the tomb secure by ...

    Topics: Resurrection

    We Can Only Imagine

    Posted on Jan 9, 2020
    Read Luke 23:44-46, “It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the ...

    The Case For Christ

    Posted on Jan 7, 2020
    Read John 1:1-5, "In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all ...

    Topics: God's Word, witnessing

    On Purpose

    Posted on Jan 1, 2020
    Read Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created…” Genesis 1:31, “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” Think For just a moment, clear ...

    Topics: blessing, Old Testament

    Look Like God

    Posted on Dec 26, 2019
    Read 1 Samuel 16:7, “God doesn’t look at what people see. People judge by what is on the outside, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Think How often ...

    Topics: heart

    Famous Lost Words: Credibility

    Posted on Dec 26, 2019
    Read James 3:13, “Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the ...

    Topics: credibility

    Another Route

    Posted on Dec 23, 2019
    Read Matthew 2:12, “And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.” John14:6, “Jesus ...

    Topics: Christmas

    Obstacle Delusion

    Posted on Dec 22, 2019
    Read Matthew 2:7-8, 13, “Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem ...

    Topics: obstacles

    Starstruck

    Posted on Dec 21, 2019
    Read Matthew 2:1-2, “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the East came to Jerusalem and asked, ...

    Topics: wise men

    Too Good Not to Share

    Posted on Dec 20, 2019
    Read Luke 2:17-18, 20, “When they had seen Him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were ...

    Topics: evangelism

    In the Fold

    Posted on Dec 10, 2019
    Read Psalm 23:1-4, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He ...

    Topics: sin, shepherds

    Pass/Fail

    Posted on Dec 6, 2019
    Read Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you ...

    Topics: righteousness, fear

    Keep it Simple

    Posted on Dec 5, 2019
    Read John 3:16, “For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have ...

    Topics: power

    Don’t Miss the Obvious

    Posted on Dec 3, 2019
    Read Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in ...

    Topics: commitment, confession

    What’s Your Name?

    Posted on Dec 1, 2019
    Read Philippians 2:9-11, Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus ...

    Topics: praise, magnificence

    Voices Everywhere

    Posted on Nov 30, 2019
    Read Psalm 29:3-4, “The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the ...

    Topics: voices

    In and Out

    Posted on Nov 26, 2019
    Read 2 Chronicles 5:13-14, “It was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord, ...

    Topics: worship, praise, thanksgiving

    Make Some Noise!

    Posted on Nov 25, 2019
    Read Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.” Romans 1:19-20, “For what can be known about God ...

    Topics: worship, music

    It’s Not Rocket Science!

    Posted on Nov 24, 2019
    Read Psalm 103:17-18, “But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those ...

    Topics: salvation, love, fear, obedience