Hosea 13-14
on December 9th, 2023
Daily Devotional from Hosea 14--Verse 1Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.God told Israel if they would repent He would forgive them, protect them, and heal them. Even if we turn away from God—He is always calling us to return.Growing up, I always thought of God as very stern, and I didn’t fully understand His grace. The thought of repentance see...  Read More
Hosea 10-12
on December 8th, 2023
Daily Devotional from Hosea 10--Verse 12Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.What are we sowing in our lives? How do we sow righteousness so that we may reap steadfast love? Well we have to break up our fallow ground (soften our hearts!) We need to seek the Lord. The...  Read More
Hosea 7-9
on December 7th, 2023
Daily Devotional from Hosea 8--Verse 4They have installed kings, but not through me. They have appointed leaders, but without my approval. They make their silver and gold into idols for themselves for their own destruction.Reading the Old Testament, we quickly recognize God's disdain for idol worship. God didn't even let the Israelites carve out an idol for him! Yet, over and over, the Israelites ...  Read More
Hosea 4-6
on December 6th, 2023
Daily Devotional from Hosea 4--Verse 14I will not punish your daughters when they play the whore, nor your brides when they commit adultery; for the men themselves go aside with prostitutes and sacrifice with cult prostitutes, and a people without understanding shall come to ruin.Israel often faced judgement from God due to disobedience and idolatry. They were punished with famine, warfare and exi...  Read More
Hosea 1-3
on December 5th, 2023
Daily Devotional from Hosea 2—Verse 19And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy.When God really wants to get his point across, he is able! He tells the prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute, and then let her go when she goes running off to other men, and then go and buy her back from them and love her again. This is...  Read More
Daniel 10-12
on December 4th, 2023
Daily Devotional from Daniel 12--Verse 3Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. You will never be God. But if you turn people towards him, you will certainly be like Him. A star glistening in the heavens, a supernova burning in the sky. Nothing is more beautiful and yet you will exceed it all in...  Read More
Daniel 7-9
on December 2nd, 2023
Daily Devotional from Daniel 9--Verse 18O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy.I’m so glad that God’s mercy isn’t dependent on us. If it were, none of us would enjoy the freedom we have in Christ today. Daniel humbl...  Read More
December Reading Schedule
on December 1st, 2023
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Daniel 4-6
on December 1st, 2023
Daily Devotional from Daniel 6—Verse 16Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!”Daniel came out from the den of lions completely unharmed because he trusted in God. But what I really find interesting here is King Darius’ words when Daniel was thrown into the den. They seem to...  Read More
Daniel 1-3
on November 30th, 2023
November 30th, 2021Daily Devotional from Daniel 3--Verse 28Nebuchadnezzar exclaimed, “Praise to the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! He sent his angel and rescued his servants who trusted in him. They violated the king’s command and risked their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God."Jesus was with these guys in the fire and kept them from burning. Isn't it interes...  Read More
Ezekiel 47-48
on November 29th, 2023
Daily Devotional from Ezekiel 47--Verse 12And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.It is believed that the water contained by the banks on eit...  Read More
Ezekiel 45-46
on November 28th, 2023
Daily Devotional from Ezekiel 45—Verse 9bPut away violence and oppression, and execute justice and righteousness.“Justice” is a funny thing. Consider this example: one man wrongs his neighbor. The wronged neighbor takes the perpetrator to court. If “justice” is served, the wronged man would be made whole and the perpetrator would be punished in an appropriate manner that fit the crime. The wronged...  Read More