Long-Term Commitment (Psalm 119:44)

So I will keep Your law continually, forever and ever. Psalm 119:44 The psalmist begins by stating his commitment to obey the truth of God’s word. To keep the law is to guard and watch it with the intent to conform one’s actions to it. Obedience to God’s word is evidence of true conversion. You [...]

By |2021-09-27T16:36:35-06:00October 4th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Long-Term Commitment (Psalm 119:44)

Definition of a Disciple

The Great Commission provides the basics of what constitutes being a disciple. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the [...]

By |2021-08-26T15:49:10-06:00August 18th, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on Definition of a Disciple

Meditation and Understanding

Have you ever read the Bible in the morning and were unable to remember what you read later in the day? I suspect we have all experienced this. In fact, sometimes we read the Bible and just a few minutes later we cannot remember what we read! Christians must understand that our primary objective is [...]

By |2021-07-09T15:45:58-06:00July 28th, 2021|Blog, Meditation, The Mind|Comments Off on Meditation and Understanding

Whole-Hearted Obedience (Psalm 119:34)

Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law and keep it with all my heart. Psalm 119:34 Have you ever asked your kids to do their chores, only to have them respond with a less-than-enthusiastic obedience? It is not an obedience that is honoring. It is more of a forced obedience that also communicates [...]

By |2021-07-27T07:05:16-06:00July 26th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Whole-Hearted Obedience (Psalm 119:34)

Love and Obedience

What is the relationship between love and obedience? We can certainly obey someone we don’t love. As a general rule, that obedience is more out of sense of duty or responsibility. But, can we really love someone and not obey them? If our obedience is to sinful man, the answer might be yes. After all, [...]

By |2021-01-25T16:25:34-06:00February 17th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Love and Obedience

Commitment and Dependence (Psalm 119:8)

I shall keep Your statutes; do not forsake me utterly! Psalm 119:8 The psalmist is making a very bold commitment. The word keep means literally to guard and to conform one’s life to. The psalmist consistently makes it clear that he is not satisfied with knowing the truth. His desire is to live his life [...]

By |2021-05-07T15:59:20-06:00January 25th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Commitment and Dependence (Psalm 119:8)

Biblical Obedience – A Self-Evaluation

Within the context of Christian circles, we hear biblical terms, phrases, principles and explanations so often that we mistake our knowledge of this information as a substitute for actually being obedient to the Lord with what we learn. Tragically, there will be massive numbers of people who are confident that their knowledge of the truth [...]

By |2021-01-25T15:59:31-06:00January 13th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Biblical Obedience – A Self-Evaluation

The Myth of Casual Christianity (Psalm 119:4)

You have ordained Your precepts, that we should keep them diligently. Psalm 119:4 Contemplate the fact that the God of the universe, your Creator, has provided you with written instructions. He has carefully preserved these instructions for your benefit. They deal with all aspects of life on this earth, and even explain what is yet [...]

By |2021-05-07T15:34:18-06:00December 28th, 2020|Devotions|Comments Off on The Myth of Casual Christianity (Psalm 119:4)


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