Devotionals

A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” - John 14:1-3

Jo Beth and I flew from Amsterdam to New York. Seated near us was a three-generational family of excited Russians emigrants...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. - >Proverbs 13:22

The Kingdom of God is the consuming focus of all God’s promises to His people. “Thy Kingdom come,” prayed Jesus in His opening statement of the Model Prayer. “Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you,” Jesus teaches His disciples (Matthew 6:33). T...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. - 1 Peter 3:12 KJV

Who can pray? God listens only to the righteous. A person can communicate only within a realm where he or she exists. The “righteous” are those whose life is in Christ. To receive Christ’s life as one’s own make a person alive in the Kingdom of God, where he and she is able to ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

“He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” - Revelation 3:21

“Old iron bedstead religion” is firm on each end, but sags in the middle. A person receives Christ as Savior, and is exuberant at the launch of his walk in the Lord. Another is approaching earthly life’s end, confident and firm in the assurance of Heaven. But there’s a middle...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” - Revelation 3:20

Jesus won’t climb into your life by a back window. He stands at the door and knocks. When the devil seeks to control you he probes for the weak places he can exploit. When Jesus seeks entry into your heart to bring His marvelous transformation, He gives you the freedom to open the ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him. - Ecclesiastes 3:14

Albert Speer, Hitler’s architect, wrote of the Nazi tyrant’s passion for monumental buildings that would exalt him. Speer said Hitler wanted structures built by the theory of “ruin value.” Hitler wanted Speer to consider what the monuments would like in ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy indeed are those whose God is the LORD. - Psalm 144:15

Relationships are at the core of happiness. An unhealthy codependency, say the psychologists, is one in which a person’s happiness is completely dependent on another’s acceptance. For those justified by the grace of Jesus Christ, life’s most important relationship is set in order. Jesus reconciles us to the Father. Grace means acceptance that doesn’t turn nor fade. To be “a...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on March 23, 2018 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us... And I will not remember your sins ... Yes, You will cast all their sins Into the depths of the sea. - Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 43:25; Micah 7:19

When it comes to our sin, there’s the “east-west,” “amnesia” and “deep sea” promises. Through Jesus Christ, God cleanses us so completely that our guilt is as impossible to find as the dividing l...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

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

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - >Romans 6:23

You have to work for a wage, but God offers a free gift. Sin is actually labor, but grace is gratis--to you, but not to God. For Ernest Hemingway, wrote a 1956 interviewer, sin seemed to pay off for life, not death. But sin paid a hefty wage to Hemingway, even in this life. The final ten years of his life were spent in emotional and mental torment. ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on March 20, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. - >Proverbs 22:6

There are two directions in which a child should go--the mega and the micro. The mega-direction is towards God and His ways, and the micro is the “bent” of the child. Every parent should be pointing the child to God, and every mom and dad should be observing the child to nurture personality, talents and gifts. God’s promise is that if yo...

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