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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The Reason For Miracles

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Luke 5:26a Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. O-bservation: This is the story of four men lowering their friend who was paralyzed into a packed house by way of a hole in the roof. They lowered him on a mat with ropes at each corner of the mat directly in front of Jesus. Jesus first told him his sins were forgiven. This infuriated the religious leaders who heard it, so Jesus then said, “Rise take up your mat and walk.” The man immediately got up and walked. When it happened, the Bible...

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Can You Imagine?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Luke 4:21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” O-bservation: Jesus had been tested by the enemy in the wilderness for forty days and forty nights. After passing that test with the help of God's written word, the devil left him. His next stop was back home in Nazareth. Upon entering the synagogue, the crowds were anxious to hear his words. After reading the passage from Isaiah 61:1,2 which had been written approximately 700 years earlier he sat down in the synagogue looked at the people assembled...

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