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  • Yahweh M’Kaddesh - 'The Lord Who Who Makes Holy'   Keep all my laws and obey them, for I am the Lord, who makes you holy. - Leviticus 20:8   At the village church in Kalonovka, Russia, attendance at Sunday school picked up after the priest started handing out candy.…
    July 23, 2019
  • This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you to understand or perform. – Deuteronomy 30:11   Naaman was a celebrated, powerful officer in the Assyrian army, who had a huge problem: leprosy. He heard of an Israeli prophet with the power to heal him, so he asked for and received permission…
    July 22, 2019
  • He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be stripped of everything when I die. The Lord gave me everything I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” Job 1:21   Once, a fox discovered a vineyard. It was completely enclosed by a wall, except…
    July 21, 2019
  • Just as the body is dead without a spirit, so also faith is dead without good deeds. – Js. 2:26               Nehemiah had a great job. He worked for the king and got to eat like one. He had an easy job and didn’t particularly suffer from…
    July 20, 2019
  • I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. Psalm 16:8   Is this verse a reality in your life? When someone is right beside you, don’t you tend to think about them more? Don’t you address them in conversation? How often have you addressed the Lord in the…
    July 19, 2019
  • …Be earnest and disciplined in your prayers…Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere. 1 Pe. 4:7; Eph. 6:18               Most girls,…
    July 18, 2019
  • For whatever is in your heart determines what you say. A good person produces good words from a good heart, and an evil person produces evil words from an evil heart. – Matthew 12:34b-35   A blind man once sat in a very popular park. He loved to sit there and listen to all the activities in the beautiful…
    July 17, 2019
  • But then God our Savior showed us his kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. He declared us not guilty…
    July 16, 2019
  • “And I assure you of this: If anyone acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I, the Son of Man, will openly acknowledge that person in the presence of God’s angels. But if anyone denies me here on earth, I will deny that person before God’s angels. – Luke 12:8-9   Two hundred…
    July 15, 2019
  • The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham: - Matthew 1:1   A tzaddik was called to be the elder of a wealthy church in a large metropolitan city. Shortly after his arrival, some of the more prominent members invited him to lunch. Hoping to impress their new elder,…
    July 14, 2019
  • Let me hear of your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I have come to you in prayer. Psalm 143:8   Prayer can be like a compass. It is a time to ask God for direction in your life. It is a time to ask Him to show you the way. If you ask honestly and in…
    July 13, 2019
  • When Jesus had tasted it, he uttered another loud cry, “It is finished! Father I entrust my spirit into your hands!” With these words he bowed his head and breathed his last, releasing his spirit. – Luke 23:46; John 19:30   A man had a son who was the commander of a tank artillery division.…
    July 12, 2019
  • When arguing with fools, don’t answer their foolish arguments, or you will become as foolish as they are. When arguing with fools, be sure to answer their foolish arguments, or they will become wise in their own estimation. – Proverbs 26:4-5   Have you ever had to deal with a fool? You know –…
    July 11, 2019
  • Once when Jesus had been out praying, one of his disciples came to him as he finished and said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1               “Teach us to pray.” This disciple had a flash…
    July 10, 2019
  •   I will honor only those who honor me, and I will despise those who despise me. I will put an end to your family, so it will no longer serve as my priests. – 1 Samuel 2:30b-31a   Eli was a good man with bad sons, a frequent phenomenon in the Bible. Eli’s two sons…
    July 9, 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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