Devotionals by Marilyn Daniels. Check back every week for a new posting...
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 16, 2020 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
The Bible spells out the realities of man’s sin nature in every example. Thankfully it doesn’t drop a veil over human folly, but rather gives hope to you and me. Even in the case of Job, described as blameless and continually devout, we find him repenting in dust and ashes. Why? What was his sin? We know he suffered cruelly from loss and bereavement, from physical illness and mental cruelty. When his wife advised him ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 9, 2020 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
“But the Lord Almighty will be exalted by His justice” (Isaiah 5:16)
Many people fear the wrath of God. They perceive Him as an angry judge. True – we are accountable to Him whether or not we acknowledge His supremacy, and for our response to Him, one day all people will be judged (Philippians 2:10, Hebrews 12:23). For that reason, if we are not right with God, one ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 2, 2020 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
In these chapters Isaiah is talking with God. In his prayer Isaiah exulted in His personal God, the One worthy of exaltation and praise. He had done marvelous things in perfect faithfulness, according to His perfect plan (25:1). God had been a refuge for the poor and needy, a shelter from the storm (25:4).
From the past, Isaiah looked into the future. “In that day”...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 25, 2020 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
“When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.”
What constitutes an enemy? The dictionary defines the word as anyone who is hostile, hateful or unfriendly, who intends to injure and oppose. Think of the feelings an enemy evokes.
Generally the Psalms are beloved. However, th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
Revelation 20:2-15, 22:7 & 12
What a big word! Often thrown around in academic circles, what does it mean? Defined by theologians themselves, eschatology is the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul, and of humankind. It is a branch of theology designed to reassure the saints, but unfortunately an emphasis on end time events has often served to confuse them.
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|Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 13, 2020 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
My heart burst with excitement as I watched it happen on TV! God was at work! It was impossible to escape the passion of the speaker. Neither I, nor those held hostage in his presence, could change the situation in order to avoid the gospel.
In the book of Acts we read of a similar situation. A man impassioned by his relationship with Jesus Christ gave it all he had. Paul was b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 5, 2020 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
“The Lord Reigns! He is robed in majesty….and is armed with strength……Your throne is from long ago; You are from all eternity!” (:1-2)
Where and what is eternity? Those who read the New Testament are probably more familiar with the word eternal….God is eternal and longs to give us eternal life. To be completely accurate, we can never be eternal, though we may...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on December 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Wikipedia describes Advent as “a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning "coming". Advent is not a word to be found in the Bible, but was designed by the early church to signify a momentous Biblical truth. The LORD Jesus has come. Why was this so significant?Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on December 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
Our Lord Jesus had many names, Immanuel being one of them. It means ‘God with us’. Most frequently remembered as a name from Isaiah’s prophecy, we sing songs about Immanuel at Christmas time. Matthew records the fulfillment of this prophecy (Matthew 1:23) .
Dr. Richard Bucher has found over 100 names and titles given to Jesus throughout scripture. Each on...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on December 15, 2019 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the earth
Creation was silent, awaiting a birth.
The stars were all hung in the sky with great care
In hope that Christ Jesus soon would be there.
Bethlehem was quiet, all nestled in sleep
Unaware of the promise God said He would keep.
And angels in heaven we...Read Full Post »