07/25/2021 Daily Devotion – Do not lie or gossip!

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” — Exodus 20:16 (NIV84) For most of us there is not much wiggle room with this commandment. Ever since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, we (humanity) have used words to deceive and hurt others. We shy away from concepts of absolute truth unless […]

07/04/2021 Daily Devotion – The dangers of grumbling!

“The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, ‘If only we […]

06/30/21 Daily Devotion – Don’t listen to the enemy!

“The enemy boasted, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.’ But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.” — Exodus 15:9&10 (NIV84) The […]

02/06/21 Daily Devotion – False apostles

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. (2 Cor. 11:13&14 NIV84) It’s one thing to fight enemies that are outside your group. They are easy to recognize and, therefore, to deal with. But what do you do […]

11/26/20 Daily Devotion – Flee from sin!

“Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.” — 1 Corinthians 10:14 (NIV84) One could easily take our verse for today and restate it as, “Therefore, my dear friends, flee from sin.” Throughout the Scriptures the prescribed method for dealing with temptation and sin is to flee the source. So I find myself asking a few basic […]