Tag - Better

It’s Only Going To Get Better!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Haggai 2:9 “‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.” O-bservation: Here the prophet Haggai spoke of the temple that was rebuilt by Zerubbabel and then torn down and rebuilt by King Herod during the time Jesus walked the earth. Jesus tells us that He taught in this very temple daily (Mt. 26:55). It matters not that Solomon had built the most extravagant temple in the history of the world;...

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Hey Dads, Make Your Children Better Not Bitter

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. O-bservation: In this passage, the Apostle Paul, a man with no family of his own that we are aware of, describes what a Christian household should look like. He talked first about husbands and wives and then turned his attention to fathering. He instructed fathers not to embitter their children. He warned that if they do, the children will become discouraged. A-pplication: We live in a world of discouraged children. Certainly this isn’t all-inclusive, but one can observe through culture and art and...

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The Closer You Get To God, The Better You Look To People

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Exodus 20:21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. O-bservation: Here is a passage of scripture that seems to carry through the ages. Moses was a man who feared the Lord, but who felt comfortable in His presence. As Moses approached the dark cloud hovering over Mt. Sinai, the people didn't want to go near Moses, they stayed at a distance. A-pplication: There is an undeniable respect for Moses from the people of Israel in this passage. The people respected him because of his closeness to God and...

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The Lowest Place

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Luke 14:10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. O-bservation: This was Jesus' approach from the day He began His public ministry. Taking "The Lowest Place" is always the way of the "Servant Leader." This was foundational to the life and teachings of Christ. He said, "When you're invited to a party sit in the back, that way if the host...

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