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  • Now if the firstfruits offered up are holy, so is the whole batch. And if the root is holy, so are the branches. Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them, and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated olive tree, do not brag that you are…
    June 3, 2020
  • Indeed, a king will reign righteously, and rulers will rule justly. Each will be like a shelter from the wind, a refuge from the rain, like streams of water in a dry land and the shade of a massive rock in an arid land. Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen. The…
    June 2, 2020
  • I will give you shepherds who are loyal to Me, and they will shepherd you with knowledge and skill. - Jeremiah 3:15 HCSB We get the leadership we deserve! A nation or a church that does not hold itself to high standards shouldn’t be shocked when the leader that rises among them and is chosen from their number…
    June 1, 2020
  • Know that Yahweh your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands. But He directly pays back and destroys those who hate Him. He will not hesitate to directly pay back the one who hates Him. So keep the command--the statutes…
    May 31, 2020
  • "Show loyalty to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite and let them be among those who eat at your table because they supported me when I fled from your brother Absalom. "Keep an eye on Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim who is with you. He uttered malicious curses against me…
    May 30, 2020
  • What am I going to do with you, Ephraim? What am I going to do with you, Judah? Your loyalty is like the morning mist and like the early dew that vanishes. This is why I have used the prophets to cut them down; I have killed them with the words of My mouth. My judgment strikes like lightning. For I desire loyalty and…
    May 29, 2020
  • Let us walk with decency, as in the daylight: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires. - Romans 13:13-14 HCSB  It seems that almost every commercial out…
    May 28, 2020
  • A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. - Proverbs 18:22 HCSB  So generally, what specific characteristics should you be looking for? A good mate should already be demonstrating the character and loyalty that is so vital to a successful marriage. If they have a roving…
    May 27, 2020
  • A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. - Proverbs 18:22 HCSB  Finding a good spouse is truly a gift from the Lord.[1]ut God's desires first, He will make sure you get a great marriage partner. By wisely choosing to fear the Lord, and showing Him the reverence and honor…
    May 26, 2020
  • A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. - Proverbs 18:22 HCSB  We’ve probably all seen the sweet diamond commercial where the young couple walking through the park sees the elderly couple still holding hands after years of marriage. How do we find that special person…
    May 25, 2020
  • They pleaded with Samuel, "Pray to the LORD your God for your servants, so we won't die! For we have added to all our sins the evil of requesting a king for ourselves." Samuel replied, "Don't be afraid. Even though you have committed all this evil, don't turn away from following the LORD.…
    May 24, 2020
  • Do not hide Your face from me; do not turn Your servant away in anger. You have been my help; do not leave me or abandon me, God of my salvation. Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD cares for me. - Psalms 27:9-10 HCSB  It would have been easy for David to feel abandoned. He had done nothing…
    May 23, 2020
  • Man born of woman is short of days and full of trouble. He blossoms like a flower, then withers; he flees like a shadow and does not last. - Job 14:1-2 HCSB I recently went through two years of agonizing pain and confinement to a wheelchair. I also permanently lost a lot of my hearing. Though I did not enjoy the…
    May 22, 2020
  • He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness; by His wounding you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but you have now returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls. – 1 Peter 2:24-25 HCSB God has always guided His…
    May 21, 2020
  • Should I give my firstborn for my transgression, the child of my body for my own sin? He has told you men what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: Only to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:7b-8 HCSB A young man knelt sobbing in front of the altar.…
    May 20, 2020

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I make no claim of superior wisdom or originality. I am a student, just like everyone else. My goal in writing is to simply share whatever God chooses to teach me (many times by my children or parishioners) on any given day. I hope the devotionals are a blessing to you.

Kevin Pauley is a pastor and writer. He lives in Illinois with his wife, Lynn, their five children and two dogs. His internet address is Berea.

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