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.

The Results of Israel’s Sin (Day 3)

Read Jeremiah 2:14-22
   Memphis was near modern Cairo’s present location in lower Egypt, and Tahpanhes was in northeastern Egypt. Jeremiah could be speaking of Pharaoh Shishak’s previous invasion of Judah in 926 B.C. (1 Kings 14), or he may have been predicting Pharaoh Neco’s invasion in 609 B.C. when King Josiah of Judah would be killed (2 Kings 23). Jeremiah’s point is that the people brought this on themselves by rebelling against God. 

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The Lord’s Case Against His People (Day 2)

Read Jeremiah 2:1-13
 
   We appreciate a friend who remains true to his or her commitment, and we are disappointed with someone who fails to keep a promise. God was pleased when His people obeyed initially, but He became angry with them when they refused to keep their commitment. Temptations distract us from God. Think about your original commitment to obey God, and ask yourself if you are remaining truly devoted. 

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Jeremiah’s Call and First Visions (Day 1)

Read Jeremiah 1:1-19
 
   After King Solomon’s death, the united kingdom of Israel had split into rival northern and southern kingdoms. The northern kingdom, called Israel; the southern kingdom, Judah. Jeremiah was from Anathoth, four miles north of Jerusalem in the southern kingdom. He lived and prophesied during the reigns of the last five kings of Judah. This was a chaotic time politically, morally, and spiritually. As Babylon, Egypt, and Assyria battled for world supremacy, Judah found itself caught in the middle of the triangle. Although Jeremiah prophesied for 40 years, he never saw his people heed his words and turn from their sins. 

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Treasure in Perishable Containers (Day 35)

Read 2 Corinthians 4:1-18
 
   Preachers, teachers, and anyone else who talks about Jesus Christ must remember that they stand in God’s presence: He hears every word. When you tell people about Christ, be careful not to distort the message to please your audience. Proclaim the truth of God’s Word. 

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Nothing Can Separate Us From God’s Love (Day 19)

Read Romans 8:31-39
 
   Paul says that Jesus is pleading for us in heaven. God has acquitted us and has removed our sin and guilt, so it is Satan, not God, who accuses us. When he does, Jesus, our advocate, sits at God’s right hand to present our case (Hebrews 4). 
Do you ever think that because you aren’t good enough for God, He will not save you? Do you ever feel as if salvation is for everyone else but you? Then these verses are especially for you. If God gave His Son for you, He isn’t going to hold back the gift of salvation. If Christ gave His life for you, He isn’t going to turn around and condemn you. He will not withhold anything you need to live for Him. The book of Romans is more than a theological explanation of God’s redeeming grace: it is a letter of comfort and confidence addressed to you. 

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Mark: A Walk With Our Savior (Day 55)

Read Mark 12:41-44
 
A POOR WIDOW GIVES ALL SHE HAS
 
   There were several boxes in the Temple where money could be placed. Some were for collecting the Temple tax from Jewish males; the others were for freewill offerings. These particular collection boxes were probably in the Court of the Women. 
 
   In the Lord’s eyes, this poor widow gave more than all the others put together, although her gift was by far the smallest. The value of a gift is not determined by its amount but by the spirit in which it is given. A gift given grudgingly or for recognition loses its value. When you give, remember that gifts of any size are pleasing to God when they are given out of gratitude and a spirit of generosity.