Daily Devotions

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Text: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)

Text: When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. (Luke 22:53)

Text: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2)

Text: Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (Ephesians 2:2)

Tweet: You must believe in the desperate wickedness of the human heart in the hour of darkness; lest you end up mistakenly believing in the nobility of human nature, squeezed into the world’s mode, and under the mastery of the malignant powers of darkness.

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Text: For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17)

Tweet: The Bible teaches us that judgment must begin in the house of God. Has it begun with church shutdowns over the coronavirus? After all, the shutdowns have abruptly brought to a halt the continuous flesh on parade that’s so characteristic of our carnal contemporary churches.

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Text: It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever. All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God. Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king’s decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day. Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him. Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed. Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him. Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God. (Daniel 6:1-23)

Tweet: Modern-day politicians are like the ancient King Darius, they pretend to be gods—both all-knowing and all-powerful! They want us to appeal to them alone for the solutions to all of our problems, as though they are truly up to the task of terminating our every trouble. Furthermore, the fact that we blame them for all of our troubles, expect them to solve all of our problems, and actually believe their humanly impossible promises, proves that we’re no Daniel, someone who fervently refuses to idolize the self-made gods of modern-day politics.

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Text: Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. (Psalm 131:1-2)

Tweet: To calm the soul one must leave the problems of virtue in rags and vice in velvet, as well as ignorance at a premium and knowledge at a discount to divine Omniscience to solve!

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Text: Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. (Psalm 31:24)

Tweet: Those who hope in the Lord will be helped by the Lord to be both Herculean and heroic.

Today’s Bible Tweet is taken from the book, The Majesty of Calmness. This book contains forty devotions on Psalm 131, which teach you how to calm your soul in the midst of a confusing, chaotic, and cataclysmic world. To read all of
the devotions online just click here:

Forty Days of Calming the Soul: Devotions on Psalm 131.

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Text: For we walk by faith, not by sight: (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Tweet: Christians are to live by faith, by what God says on the sacred pages of Scripture and through the still small voice of the Spirt in their hearts. They’re not to live in the flesh, by what they emotionally feel or intellectually figure out for themselves!

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Text: Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.  And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,  Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?  Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the Lord will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols; That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations. For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the Lord will answer him by myself: And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the Lord. And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel. And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him; That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord God. The word of the Lord came again to me, saying, Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it: Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord God.  If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts: Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate. Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it: Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves. Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast: Though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness. (Ezekiel 14:1-20)

Tweet: When a people and their political leaders are plagued by God over the idols they’ve set up in their hearts and the sinful stumbling blocks they’ve set before their eyes, even the piety and prayers of the most pious among them provides no protection to them.

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Text: He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again. (Job 12:23)

Tweet: Don’t be deceived, it’s God alone who makes nations great or destroys them. America’s fate is not in the hands of voters, but in the hands of God, who alone determines whether we will be great again or whether we will be no more, regardless of who wins in November.