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  • 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 not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. But they, like Adam, have violated the covenant; there they have betrayed Me. -…
    March 4, 2020
  • (And if you…) are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light to those in darkness, an instructor of the ignorant, a teacher of the immature, having in the law the full expression of knowledge and truth-- you then, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach, "You must not steal"--do…
    March 3, 2020
  • When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd. - Matthew 9:36 HCSB Religious words that were used in common speech have now lost significance. One of the favorite biblical images, the shepherd and his sheep, no longer fires the imagination…
    March 2, 2020
  • After dismissing the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone. - Matthew 14:23 HCSB There is something particularly sacred about the private times we spend with God in prayer. There should be some prayers that are so intimate, so revealing that we cannot…
    March 1, 2020
  • The LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the Israelites to break camp. - Exodus 14:15 HCSB Sometimes it is not prayer, but action that is needed. Prayer is an effective tool, but sweat and elbow grease must always accompany it. You’ve heard the expression that talk is cheap?…
    February 29, 2020
  • Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching. For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will accumulate teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something…
    February 28, 2020
  • He threw off his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.... "Go your way," Jesus told him. "Your faith has healed you." Immediately he could see and began to follow Him on the road. – Mark 10:50, 52 HCSB Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road when he heard the crowd…
    February 27, 2020
  • "Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” - Matthew 7:7-8 HCSB Prayer is hard work, requiring…
    February 26, 2020
  • Casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you. - 1 Peter 5:7 HCSB Who doesn’t have cares? Who does not live with worries and concerns about the future? One of the many downsides to being finite is that we cannot foresee the future. We don’t even have a full grasp of the present! This doesn’t…
    February 25, 2020
  • This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They are making you worthless. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the LORD's mouth. They keep on saying to those who despise Me: The LORD has said: You will have peace. To everyone who walks…
    February 24, 2020
  • For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known. Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. - 1 Corinthians 13:12-13 HCSB There used to be a television program called "Cheers"…
    February 23, 2020
  •  "Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may…
    February 22, 2020
  • "Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. "Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from My statutes; you have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of Hosts. But you ask: "How can we return?" - Malachi…
    February 21, 2020
  •  Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves. - Psalms 126:5-6 HCSB Understanding this verse may be difficult for the modern Western mind. After all, when spring arrives, we…
    February 20, 2020
  • Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross…
    February 19, 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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