Jeremiah 29:11

I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. — Jeremiah 29:11 Thoughts on today’s verse When Israel lay devastated in the face of a ruthless enemy that would rob all...

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The Impact of the Gospel

Daily Devotion with Greg Laurie “Moreover you see and hear that not only at Ephesus, but throughout almost all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are not gods which are made with hands.” — Acts 19:26   The city of Ephesus plays a...

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Have You Lost Your Light?

Daily Devotion with Greg Laurie “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” — Matthew 5:16   Awhile back I went to Starbucks with my friend, Marty Goetz. And Marty ordered a low-fat, decaf latte. So I turned...

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Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. — Psalm 46:1 Thoughts on today’s verse Where can we go when all the walls fall and all the armies crumble and all hope is lost? To the eternal God, who is our Father. He preserved Israel through the...

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The Meaning of the Cross

A true story was reported about a couple visiting a jewelry store. As the jeweler showed them various cross necklaces, the woman commented, “I like these, but do you have any without this little man on them?” That’s what so many people want today: a cross without Jesus. They want...

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The Humble Will See Christ

For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation. — Psalm 149:4 Thoughts on today’s verse Jesus, who left heaven and made Himself a servant, did so to enable the last to be first, the servant to be greatest, and the least to be best....

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Judging on Appearance or Impression

The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. — 1 Samuel 16:7 Thoughts on today’s verse Have you ever wondered how many friends you may have lost simply by judging them on their first...

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Prayer Set to Song

Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, And praise Him in the company of the elders. — Psalm 107:32 I can give you a very good reason why you should never be late to church: you miss out on that time when God is glorified. Worship...

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"Do You Love Me?"

A century ago a hymn was often sung in the churches, the first stanza of which ran like this:‘Tis a point I long to know, Oft it causes anxious thought, Do I love the Lord, or no! Am I His, or am I not? Those who thus confessed their spiritual...

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How Big is God's Love

Just how big is God’s love? How much ground does His love cover? Psalm 103:11 helps answer the question when it declares, “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy [or love] toward those who fear Him.” So how high are the heavens above...

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