Devotional

Vision Will Keep You Alive!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 45:28 And Israel said, “I'm convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.” O-bservation: This is the beginning of the conclusion to one of the most amazing stories in history. A young man sold into slavery rose through the ranks of prison life to be second in command of all of Egypt. Not only did he win, but he also caused the nation to be saved. Jacob, his father, had thought that his boy Joseph had died many years before. Now Jacob said at a...

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Which One?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Luke 16:13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” O-bservation: Jesus spelled out the dilemma all mortals are challenged with. Two great forces vie for our allegiance. One is money, and the other is God Almighty. It’s odd to think that those are the two choices Jesus acknowledged, but it’s true. So when it comes to you and me, the question will always be, “Which One?” A-pplication: King...

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You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 38:24 About three months later Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of prostitution, and as a result she is now pregnant.” Judah said, “Bring her out and have her burned to death!” O-bservation: This is the story of Judah, whose son Er married Tamar. He was wicked, and God caused him to die. He had not had children with Tamar, so it was customary for the next son in line to bear children with the late brother’s wife to keep a legacy for his older brother. That son’s name was Onan....

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It Matters Who You Marry!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 36:2a Esau took his wives from the women of Canaan. O-bservation: This is a fact. Esau, a Jew, married women of Canaanite descent. The Canaanites were better known to many as Philistines. These Philistines were always a nemesis to the Israelites. Perhaps you could argue that Esau didn’t know he wasn’t supposed to; however, one of the reasons their father Isaac got Esau’s twin brother Jacob out of there was for Jacob to find a woman of his own family background. Why? Because “It Matters Who You Marry!” A-pplication: The Edomites came from Esau’s clan....

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Freedom Sometimes Takes A While

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 31:55 Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then he left and returned home. O-bservation: This ends the story of Jacob’s sojourn in Paddan Aram, the home of his wives and in-laws. In all, Joseph gave his father-in-law Laban twenty years of service in exchange for his daughters and their maidservants and hard labor in building his father-in-law’s herds and business. Jacob came away from it all with a family and a huge business of his own. Yet, it was always Jacob’s desire to leave his...

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