I Kings 10:4-5 – Breathtaking

Daily Devotional Bible Verses

And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, their clothing, his cupbearers, and his burnt offerings that he offered at the house of the Lord, there was no more breath in her. (I Kings 10:4-5 ESV)

Solomon’s flawless court and astounding wealth were overwhelming. So overwhelming that a queen was stopped mid-sentence, and left breathless. There was no mistaking wealth like Solomon’s: tables laden with food in a masterfully crafted palace, beautiful tapestries cascading down the walls as servants and cupbearers attended his court and its guests. His treasure was immediately recognizable, he was physically prominent, and his intellect was unsurpassed.

What do God’s people have today?…Continue reading devotion

1 Kings 19:10-11 – Go Out and Stand

Daily Devotional Bible Verses

He [Elijah] said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD.” (1 Kings 19:10-11a ESV)

Most mornings, I’m not jumping out of bed, excited for another day of work. I usually drag myself to the kitchen to make coffee, thinking about all the tasks I haven’t yet completed in the office, at church and at home. I can sometimes find myself discouraged & overwhelmed within the first few minutes of the day.

It’s pretty human to…Continue reading devotion

Romans 5:6-8 – Beauty Through The Gospel

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For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8 ESV)

Have you ever seen a picture of a beautiful celebrity without makeup? They look average, normal or even down right awful. But when we see them on TV and in the movies they are larger than life and seemingly spotless. But the images we see are fabrications, the actors and actresses are painted with makeup and placed in ideal lighting situations. Sure, Leonardo DiCaprio is a good looking guy in any light, but a false beauty is created in the cinematic world.

Now, let’s see the Gospel picture for what it really is instead of altering and modifying reality as movies do. We are …Continue reading devotion