Category: Devotions

  • The Power Source

    When we gave our lives to Christ, He gave us His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is promised to all who believe in Christ. It is our guarantee that we are in Him and have eternal life. (2nd Corinthians 1:22) Jesus promised to never leave us. He promised His helper, the Holy Spirit. The same…

  • Perseverance, an Uphill Climb but Worth it

    Job endured many hardships in the middle of his life. He persevered and God blessed him. But in the midst of the suffering God taught Job. Sometimes life is uphill. Things are not smooth. We struggle. But in the adversity there are lessons. God uses every situation and circumstance in our life. Through them He…

  • The Israelites and Us: Conclusion

    God chose the Israelites out of all the people groups on earth to bring forth His plan. The temple, priest, laws and sacrifices all symbolized Gods future plan to bring salvation to all people. Gods plan always looked to Christ and salvation through Him. (Zechariah 3:8, Zechariah 6:12-13) Despite all the flaws of the Israelites…

  • The Israelites and Us: Thanksgiving and Worship 

    Many times throughout all the laws and regulations, God calls His people to worship and give thanks. He commanded several festivals to worship, celebrate and remember all God had done for them. For example the Passover reminded them of all the miracles God did to free them from their slavery in Egypt. The Festival of…

  • The Israelites and Us: God’s Plan

    Gods plan was made before the foundation of the earth. To first choose a family and create a nation which in turn would birth His son Jesus, the Messiah, the savior of the world. From the Israelites came God’s plan for salvation, the way to Him for all people. (Isaiah 42:6-7) We see His plan…

  • The Israelites and Us: Man and Human Nature

    When things went good for the Israelites they forgot God and began to think they could do things themselves. We do the same. When we become Christians we surrender everything to Him and follow closely. We know and realize all he has done for us in bringing us to salvation and we are on fire…

  • The Israelites and Us: Gods Love and Mercy 

    Time and time again throughout the story of the Israelites God shows his love and forgiveness. From the beginning, from creation He was and still is involved with his creation. He cares deeply about each of us.  He comforted Sarah’s servant, Hagar, when she ran away because of the way Sarah treated her and again…

  • The Israelites and Us: Sin

    Without the account of the Israelites we would not have learned about sin and its damaging effects. What it can do if left unchecked. We wouldn’t have learned about man’s weakness and sin and temptation or how to trust God to overcome. We wouldn’t have understood truly why we all need a savior.  We are…

  • The Israelites and Us: God

    There are so many things we can learn about God from their journey. We see God‘s love from the beginning and how His grace and mercy were displayed continuously. Throughout their journey to the promised land they disobeyed and didn’t trust God many times, yet He faithfully lead them into the promised land. During the…

  • The Israelites and Us: Introduction

    The Old and New Testament are all part of God’s plan – from beginning to end. The isrealites symbolize us in many ways. Without their record of their journey with God, their sin and disobedience, their triumphs and victories. we wouldn’t have an example to learn from and would repeat history. It is a writen account,…

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