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  •   His wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!"  - Job 2:9 HCSB   Conversing with a fool within the terms of his folly is to lower oneself to his level and to accept his outlook upon life as one worthy of consideration. We should answer a fool, patiently…
    January 22, 2019
  •   His wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!" - Job 2:9 HCSB   One of the worst elements of a divorce is the apparent need each spouse has to “win.” Each will try to deceive the other. Each will try to not give important information so that the…
    January 21, 2019
  •   His wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!"  - Job 2:9 HCSB   In a society overwhelmed by divorce, the issue of how we should interact with an ex-spouse is one that simply cannot be ignored. As a pastor, I have to help people with the consequences of…
    January 20, 2019
  •   Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, "It would not be right for us to give up preaching about God to wait on tables. Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty.” - Acts…
    January 19, 2019
  • Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you and reap its harvest, you are to bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest. He will wave the sheaf before the LORD so that you may be accepted; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. On the day you wave the sheaf,…
    January 18, 2019
  •   Isn't the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? - Isaiah 58:6 HCSB The International Labor Office (ILO) estimates that there are over 12 million people trapped in forced labor around the world, generating…
    January 17, 2019
  • The LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you. - Jeremiah 31:3 HCSB   The man sat in the congregation; listening to the teacher speak about Bible study. The teacher was passionately exhorting the people to enter…
    January 16, 2019
  • I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me. – John 15:5 HCSB               My five year old boy liked to pretend to play video games. At least…
    January 15, 2019
  • That’s right – if you make Insight your priority, and won’t take no for an answer, searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; and you’ll have come upon the Knowledge of God.” –…
    January 14, 2019
  • …call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers…is the true God! 1 Kings 18:24               Have you ever considered challenging someone of another faith to a prayer duel? Why not? Are you afraid…
    January 13, 2019
  • I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, love the LORD your God, obey Him, and remain faithful to Him. For He is your life…– Deuteronomy 30:19-20a HCSB           …
    January 12, 2019
  •   In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the main ways were deserted, because travelers kept to the side roads…After Ehud, Shamgar son of Anath became judge. He delivered Israel by striking down 600 Philistines with an oxgoad. - Judges 5:6; 3:31 HCSB   The morning sun rose quietly…
    January 11, 2019
  •   So the church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace, being built up and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, and it increased in numbers. - Acts 9:31 HCSB    A church that wants to multiply and grow in its life and spirit must develop a healthy…
    January 10, 2019
  • It was revealed to them (the prophets) that they were not serving themselves but you concerning things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things. – 1 Peter 1:12 HCSB   Angels are old –…
    January 9, 2019
  •   For what great nation is there that has a god near to it as the Lord our God is [to us] whenever we call to Him?– Deuteronomy 4:7 HCSB   God told Amos, “I hate, I despise your feasts! I can't stand the stench of your solemn assemblies. Even if you offer Me your burnt offerings and…
    January 8, 2019

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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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