Devotionals

Enjoy our daily devotionals written by Pastor Randy Dubois of our Columbia City campus. You can also get these daily devotionals on Facebook, where Pastor Randy posts them daily on his personal Facebook. These devotionals can be used as another way to grow in your walk with Jesus and to grow in your understanding of God and His Word.

Jeremiah’s Complain (Day 28)

Read Jeremiah 15:10-21
 
   Jeremiah accused God of not helping him when he really needed it. Jeremiah had taken his eyes off God’s purposes and was feeling sorry for himself. He was angry, hurt, and afraid. In response, God didn’t get angry at Jeremiah; He answered by rearranging Jeremiah’s priorities. As God’s mouthpiece, he was to influence the people, not let them influence him. There are three important lessons in this section: 1) In prayer we can reveal our deepest thoughts to God; 2) God expects us to trust Him, no matter what; 3) we are here to influence others for God, not for others to influence us away from God.


Judah’s Inevitable Doom (Day 27)

Read Jeremiah 15:1-9
 
   Moses and Samuel were two of God’s greatest prophets. Like Jeremiah, both interceded for the people before God (Exodus 32; Numbers 14; 1 Samuel 7 and 12; Psalm 99). Intercession is often effective. In this case, however, the people were so wicked and stubborn that God knew they would not turn to Him. 

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Judah’s Terrible Drought (Day 26)

Read Jeremiah 14:1-22
 
   Drought was a judgment with devastating consequences. As usual, when their backs were to the wall, the people cried out to God. But God rejected their plea because they did not repent; they merely wanted His rescue. Not even Jeremiah’s prayers would help. Their only hope was to repent and turn back to God. 

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A Warning Against Pride (Day 25)

Read Jeremiah 13:15-27
 
    While it is good to respect our country and our church, our loyalties always carry a hidden danger: arrogance. When is pride harmful? When it causes us to 1) look down on others; 2) be selfish with our resources; 3) force our solutions on others’ problems; 4) think God is blessing us because of our own merits; 5) be content with our plans rather than seeking God’s plans. 

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Jeremiah’s Linen Belt (Day 24)

Read Jeremiah 13:1-14
 
   A linen belt was one of the more intimate pieces of clothing, clinging close to the body. It was like underwear. Jeremiah’s action showed how God would ruin Judah just as Jeremiah had ruined the linen belt. 

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The Temple of the Living God (Day 40)

Read 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
 
    Paul urges believers to not form partnerships with unbelievers because this might weaken their Christian commitment, integrity, or standards. It would be a mismatch. Earlier, Paul had explained that this did not mean isolating oneself from unbelievers (1 Corinthians 5). Paul even urges Christians to stay with their unbelieving spouses (1 Corinthians 7). He wanted believers to be active in their witness for Christ to unbelievers but not lock themselves into personal and business relationships that could cause them to compromise their faith. Believers should do everything in their power to avoid situations that could force them to divide their loyalties. 

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Live as Citizens of Heaven (Day 5)

Read Philippians 1:27-30
   Paul encouraged the believers to be unified, as they stood side by side, fighting together for the Gospel. How sad that much time and effort are lost in some churches by fighting against one another instead of uniting against the real opposition. It takes a courageous church to resist infighting and to maintain the common purpose of serving Christ. 

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God’s Mercy on Israel (Day 24)

Read Romans 11:1-24
   God chose the Jews to be the people through whom the rest of the world could find salvation. But this did not mean the entire Jewish nation would be saved; only those who were faithful to God were considered true Jews. We are saved through faith in Christ, not because we are part of a nation, religion, or family. On whom or what are you depending upon for your salvation? 

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Jesus Agonizes In The Garden (Day 60)

Read Mark 14:27-42
 
   It is easy to think that Satan temporarily gained the upper hand in Jesus’ death. But we see later that God was in control, even in the death of His Son. Satan gained no victory: everything occurred exactly as God had planned.  

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