Lord, I Pray, Bring Them Home

I am reading in Jeremiah 6. This is the second devotion the Lord is giving me from this passage today. The first, which covers verses 10-19 is titled, “It is to Them an Object of Scorn,” which can be read here: https://walkingwounded.blog/2022/01/28/it-is-to-them-an-object-of-scorn/. I am not going to go into the history of this passage again, … Continue reading Lord, I Pray, Bring Them Home

They Refuse to Return

Jeremiah 8:4-7 ESV “You shall say to them, Thus says the Lord: When men fall, do they not rise again? If one turns away, does he not return? Why then has this people turned away in perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit; they refuse to return. I have paid attention and listened, but they … Continue reading They Refuse to Return

What is God’s Calling on Your Life?

Jeremiah 1:4-5 ESV “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’” We read in Psalms 139 that God knit us together in the wombs of our mothers … Continue reading What is God’s Calling on Your Life?

Faith, Grace, Works, and Law

James 2:14-17 ESV “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them … Continue reading Faith, Grace, Works, and Law

Your Passions are at War within You

James 4:1-3 ESV “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and … Continue reading Your Passions are at War within You

Partakers in the Grace of God

Philippians 1:3-6 ESV “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you … Continue reading Partakers in the Grace of God

Minds Set on the Things of God

This is a continuation of Philippians chapter 3, even though we are in chapter 4 now, especially since this was originally written as one complete letter without verse and chapter divisions. In the previous chapter we are being cautioned to look out for (to watch out for) evildoers (dogs), primarily those who are false teachers, … Continue reading Minds Set on the Things of God

Are You Still Living in the Past?

Philippians 3:7-11 ESV “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may … Continue reading Are You Still Living in the Past?

Holding Fast to the Word of Life

Philippians 2:14-18 ESV “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I … Continue reading Holding Fast to the Word of Life

Say “No” to “What’s in it for Me?”

Philippians 2:1-2 ESV “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” If there is any encouragement (exhortation, holy urging, consolation, summons, … Continue reading Say “No” to “What’s in it for Me?”