Devotional

The Peril Of Being Deemed UNCLEAN

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezra 2:62 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. O-bservation: This is part of the Prophet/Priest Ezra’s story of how King Cyrus of Persia sent the exiled people of Israel back to their homes in Jerusalem to rebuild the walls. Part of the group that returned was from the Jewish priesthood, the Levites. But during their stay for seventy years in Babylon, there was much intermarriage. Because of it, men who had been priests in Babylon for the Israeli people...

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It’s Time To Start KISSING Again!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 85:10 Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and Peace kiss each other. O-bservation: Here the Psalmist joins four choices together. He said that LOVE and FAITHFULNESS must stay together, and when they do, RIGHTEOUSNESS and PEACE will kiss each other. When these four character choices operate in people’s lives, victory is assured. With all of the strife and war and hatred and calling each other out, it’s fair to say, “It’s Time To Start Kissing Again!” A-pplication: Go on a real quick thought journey with me. It’s one thing to choose love. But many people...

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Who Did They Think They Were?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Luke 6:11 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law or furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus. O-bservation: This passage of scripture took place at the beginning of Jesus' ministry. He hadn’t even anointed his disciples in an official capacity yet. As the story goes, Jesus healed a man with a withered hand in front of the very eyes of the Pharisees and religious teachers of the law. Yet, he accomplished this feat on the sabbath, which was unlawful in the eyes of these religious...

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We Could Never Stand That

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 130:3a If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? O-bservation: Here is the situation and the question in one sentence. The Psalmist said, “Lord if you kept a record of each of our sins, who could ever stand such a thing?” Now here’s my answer to this question. “We Could Never Stand That!” Now let me qualify this. There is a record, but the record only pertains to unconfessed sins. Once you confess your sins, the Lord erases that from your record. If he didn’t, we would be so...

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Listening And Asking

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Luke 2:46 After three days, they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. O-bservation: This is the story of Jesus at the age of twelve. His mom and dad had brought him along with many people from their village in Nazareth to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. After it was over, they traveled back, but Mary Jesus’ mom couldn’t find him. So she and Joseph went back to Jerusalem to look for Jesus. When they found him, he was in the temple...

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