Devotionals

A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. - Proverbs 3:3-4

If you have tenderness toward God, you will be tender toward others. Among the greatest blessings a wife can have is a kind husband--and vice versa. But such behavior arises from a heart that has first experienced and interacted with the kindness of God. Truth and kindness...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. - 1 Peter 2:13-15

Chaos is the aim of the Destroyer. Satan seeks to take apart everything God puts together. God grants authority to restrain the disorder. Human g...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. - Hebrews 13:20-21

While our works are inadequate to earn our way to Heaven, once we know and love the Lord, we want to serve Him. We no longer strive to be...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness, - Romans 4:4-5

A favorite “I Love Lucy” episode depicts “Lucy Ricardo” trying to box chocolates from a speeding conveyer belt. Many laborers do “piece work,” and are paid by the number of items they produce or process. They get...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

... the testing of your faith produces endurance. James 1:3

“Shaken to the roots.” That’s an expression describing a person going through a severe crisis. But nature teaches that the tree most severely impacted by the storm puts down the deepest roots. Branches may be snapped off, twigs broken and leaves ripped away, but deep roots are undisturbed by the howling gales. In fact, they only get deeper and stronger. Your existence is like the tree ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 15, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

CONFIDENCE IN GOD

Do your circumstances ever cause your confidence in God to waver? I think of Joseph, wrongly jailed in Egypt and forgotten by his freed cell mate. Every time he heard the rattle of keys or the creak of a cell door, he must have thought "This is it! They're finally coming for me! The butler has worked out my release at last!" But the days turned to weeks, the weeks to months, and eventually the months became years. It began to look as though he might n...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.

Psalm 145:18

Parents of adult children sometimes are reluctant to initiate contacts, fearing they will intrude. Yet they yearn for interaction. There’s a thrill when the phone rings, or they hear a friendly tap on the door. God isn’t an intruder, but He loves answering the calls and the door-knocks of His covenant children. The Bible says we are to wait on the Lord, bu...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life. Proverbs 6:23

Lamps and light are designed for one another. Take the light from the lamp and there’s only a cold, dark structure. Take the lamp from the light, and there can be the devastation of uncontained, uncontrolled fire. But put the lamp and light together, and there is illumination. God’s commandments constitute the structure for the ligh...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

... the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 2 Corinthians 10:4

Jail inmates dream of freedom. The sudden thump of a wrecking ball knocking down the walls would be happy music to their ears. Multitudes are jailed behind massive walls that aren’t physical, but spiritual, emotional and mental. They are locked into addictions and behaviors that limit them as much as the strongest prison ba...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

(The righteous) will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Psalm 112:7

News junkies constitute a whole class of people in our media-saturated culture. It seems sometimes 99.9 percent of the news coming at us daily is bad. But God’s promise to His covenant people is that they don’t have to fear evil tidings. That doesn’t mean they are exempt from dread phone calls or other alarming information. However, God’s ...

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