Devotionals

A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

"But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.” - Matthew 24:13

“I was prepared to eat bitterness when I went to China, but not to eat loss,” said Mabel Williamson. “Eating bitterness” symbolized suffering and hardship. “Eating loss” meant giving up the right to one’s self. Jesus warns that following Him is risky living by worldly standards. Real discipleship means “eating loss,” taking up your c...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases... - Psalms 103:2

I once made a list of my healings for which I needed to be grateful. “Father, I thank You when I didn’t get sick from the zillion germs, viruses and bacteria to which I have been exposed throughout my life. Thank You for healing me from diseases I did contract, and for creating me with a body designed to throw off ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities... - Psalm 103:2-3

Michael Whitman was a British sympathizer during the American Revolution. Peter Miller, a committed Christian, was Whitman’s despised neighbor. Whitman was arrested as a traitor, and taken to Philadelphia for execution. But Miller trekked through the snow to George Washington, at Valley Forge, where he pled for Whitman’s life. “I cannot...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

"He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him." - John 14:21

Love entrusts itself to the beloved. But John 2:25 said He would not entrust Himself to those interested merely in His miracles. God is eager to reveal Himself fully to us, and Jesus is His means of revelation. But curiosity--a matter of the “head”--won’t gain us t...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on February 13, 2018 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose. - Psalm 25:12

A mother cat, kitten on her back, tried crossing New York City’s intersection of 42nd Street and Broadway. Storms of traffic filled the crossroads with chaos. The mother cat repeatedly started across, then retreated after a couple of steps. A policeman suddenly stepped into the maelstrom, and made New York City stand still as the cat and her kitten crossed. Th...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights ... For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes those he accepts as his children." - Proverbs 3:12; Hebrews 12:6 NLT

We are to discipline our own children. That’s why the promises of God include His discipline of us. The Father’s discipline is a mark of the Father’s love. A child without discipline may grow up in anarchy and insecurity, the fe...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on February 9, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

“... if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” - Matthew 17:20

Lee Strobel reminds us that in 1st century Israel, a great teacher able to solve problems with Scripture was considered an “uprooter,” or “pulverizer” of mountains.1 “Moving” a mountain symbolized getting rid of a difficulty or obstacle...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Chosen

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY. - 1 Peter 2:9-10

A Bible study group I remember consisted of doctors, attorneys, CEOs, vice president...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Restoration

"I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners...” - Isaiah 57:18

Old fashioned medicine shows offered panaceas, tonics that would cure all ills. As good as contemporary medicine is, sometimes all it can offer is a temporary treatment. God promises restoration. The Hebrew word refers to a “covenant of peace.” God promises weary human beings transformat...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Precepts

From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. - Psalms 119:104

In our data-saturated society, we are awash in precepts. We have books, videos, tapes, seminars and Internet streaming. We go to pundits, professors, preachers, psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists. Everybody layers us with more precepts for healthy living, family-raising, money-making and tulip-growing. At last we shout, “...

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