Devotionals

A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 21, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

"WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED." - Romans 10:13

The brutish Romans forced people to declare, “Caesar is lord!” Those who refused often perished. To call on Christ’s name for salvation rather than Caesar’s could be costly for Paul’s immediate audience. Today we’re tempted to think too casually about the implications of Christ’s name. Yet there is an empire of darkness tha...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” - John 14:12

The greatness of Jesus’ strategy is that He began a global transformation movement with 12 ragtag men in a forgotten nation under occupation by a cruel empire. He stilled storms and fed 4,000 with fragments of food. He healed the blind, deaf, mute and lam...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

"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 14:3

I once worked in a tunnel back in the days I thought I would be an engineer. We were boring through an Alabama mountain where a big water conduit was to be placed. One contractor bored from the east and we dug westward. “Have they broken through yet?” I asked one morning. “Yes,...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

“My people will be satisfied with My goodness," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 31:14

A friend visited the home of the president of a Central American country. The political leader collected ancient Indian art. Six-foot stone spheres, carved by Aztecs, rested in his garden. My friend marveled at the perfect roundness. That was something satisfying to his soul about sublime roundedness. Humans have a passion for completeness rangi...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little boy will lead them. Also the cow and the bear will graze, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den. They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 14, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?" God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ' I AM has sent me to you.'" - Exodus 3:13-14

God’s being is eternally present tense. Tribal and national gods—like those of Phar...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"… - Genesis 16:13

Hagar was an outcast servant girl, pregnant by her master Abram. Out in the desert, Abram no longer watches over her, but the desperate slave encounters the One whose eyes count. She is no theologian, and calls God by the way she understands Him—El Roi. Her encounter with God-Who-Sees teaches us much. When we are in desperate soli...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts … -1 Samuel 17:45

Nations with immense nuclear capabilities must practice restraint. Many press their governments to crush every skirmish with an atom-capped missile. The Lord of hosts could have unleashed 12 legions of angels to rescue Jesus from the cross, but allows the carnage because the w...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 11, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The LORD is His name.

Exodus 15:3

To call God Adonai—Lord—is to acknowledge that someone is in control, and that it is Him. Some non-believers see history as careening through time, like a car without a driver. “History,” said Henry Ford, “is more or less bunk.” Marx and his followers believed history to be under the control of economic dynamics. But the name Adonai means that history is neither ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

… the name of the city from that day shall be, ' The LORD is there.'"

Ezekiel 48:35

Ezekiel’s theme is “The Lord is there.” The prophet’s immediate audience was Jews in Babylonian exile. The Temple symbolizing God’s nearness was far away, in Jerusalem. Babylon seemed remote from God. But the Holy Spirit’s message to people in exile is that they are not removed from God’s presence. Eze...

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