That Heart Of Mine

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? O-bservation: Here the prophet Jeremiah speaks of a man’s heart. He tells us that the heart of a person (spiritually speaking) is “desperately wicked,” in one translation, which literally means “mortally sick.” In the natural, there is no hope because he lacks control of his choices. The prophet asked the question, “Who can understand the heart?” St. Paul said, “I can’t understand myself. The good I want to do I don’t do. And what I hate, I do?”...

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Stay With Me!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 15:4 Remaining me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. O-bservation: While Jesus was teaching his disciples, he likened their relationship to that of the vine and the branch. Just like the branch cannot bear fruit separate from the vine, Jesus said unless you remain in me and I in you, you cannot bear fruit. This indeed is the New Testament mission to respond to Jesus by remaining in him. If...

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I’m Just Going To Say It.

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 14:6 Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. O-bservation: These are the words of Jesus, and if you are a Jesus follower, you believe him. I can say with emphasis that people did not like it when he said it then, and they certainly don’t like it when Christians say it today. Many Christians today don’t have enough bible doctrine to back up what they’d like to say, and others are just scared to say it. Maybe it’s because...

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There Was No Balm In Gilead

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Jeremiah 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people? O-bservation: Gilead was in Jericho of Palestine. There was a tree there known as the mastic tree and produced a balm that had many healing virtues. This balm was quite costly and was preferred throughout the Middle East as a well-known healing agent. But now, it is used metaphorically by the prophet. He asks, “Is there, ‘No Balm In Gilead?” The people of God had become so sinful and...

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Blushless Leaders

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Jeremiah 6:15a Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. O-bservation: This was a prophecy by Jeremiah of the phony priests and religious leaders of the day. They had glossed over the sins of the people prophesying good things to come, which in turn was lining their own pockets with the people’s offerings. They had ignored the righteousness of God and were saying, “Peace Peace,” when there was no peace to be had. Jeremiah asked a question, “Are these wicked...

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