Devotionals

A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

… you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God … -Exodus 34:14

Covetousness and envy are wrong, but appropriate jealousy is a dimension of passionate love. To be jealous of a business rival or of someone considered more attractive is actually to covet, and therefore a violation of God’s commandment. But if a third party intervenes in a marriage, the offended individual will ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 5, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

“I, the LORD, am your healer." -Exodus 15:26

God’s covenant people have the promise of a new body in eternity, free of disease, alive with the quality of Christ’s resurrection body. When Adam sinned, death moved from spirit to soul to body. Salvation flows the same way. God heals people in the fallen world by direct and indirect means, and supernatural and natural methods, including medical science, which is par...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, "In the mount of the LORD it will be provided." - Genesis 22:14

It was just as Abraham was about to plunge the sacrificial knife into Isaac’s heart that he heard the ram bleating in the bush. Why does God seem to wait until the last minute to bring our provision? The reality is we must be empty before we will receive His fullness. It wasn’...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 3, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Moses built an altar and named it The LORD is My Banner… - Exodus 17:15

When the enemy thunders down on the Hebrews in the wilderness, Moses lifts up his staff and calls down the power of God. The rod wasn’t magic, but symbolized that the Jews were marching under the banner of the true God. It was as if Moses’ staff had a flag attached. It symbolized the source of their aid, their allegiance and their alignment. When th...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

KEEP IT SIMPLE

There's a move toward simplicity afoot. Have you noticed? Books and articles on paring down your lifestyle and streamlining your schedule abound. It's becoming popular again for mothers of young children to stay at home rather than return to work. But is it possible to simplify your beliefs about God? How simple is a relationship with the living God?

A professor of theology and a professor of astronomy were seated next to each other at a u...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

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

For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; - Romans 8:29

When I was a boy our small community didn’t qualify for Ringling Brothers, but a small circus visited us annually. I remember especially a toothless, defanged bear, dancing at the end of a chain. Decades later I remember how “unbearish” he looked. We’re l...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on August 29, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you.” - Isaiah 43:2

Architects of the current Texas capitol chose marble because the previous structure burned in 1881. In 1888, the home of Texas government, built of granite, was dedicated, and stands today. Fires rage in the fallen world, and ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

For this is contained in Scripture: "BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNER stone, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED." - 1 Peter 2:6

In building the Texas capitol, only one type of stone would do—pink marble, quarried from Granite Mountain near Marble Falls, Texas. “Texas Pink” was the choice stone for the building that stands in Austin. There’s plenty of other stone in Texas, bu...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on August 27, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.' -Jeremiah 33:3

“Caller ID” is a blessing and curse. We can avoid talking to callers we want to avoid, but we sometimes miss important conversations. Perhaps you’ve made a call, and suspected the other person saw your name and number, and simply wasn’t ready to talk. You waited for a response. “Caller ID&#...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You. -Psalm 119:11

There are nine filters through which decisions and actions should be run, executive coach Brad Hays tells leaders. The first is God Himself, and the second is God’s Word. If the action doesn’t glorify God and line up with what Jesus would do, it should be screened out. If there is no biblical support for the intended behavior, then it should...

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