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

2 Timothy 2:2 – Be A Resource

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and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2 ESV)

Paul was training Timothy, and in doing so, teaching him to teach others. Timothy was called to “entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others”, or to invest in those who would move from mere consumption to a deliverer of the Gospel.

In the church today we might only think of the preachers or sunday teachers in the church as the ones who are called teach people. We focus…Continue reading devotion

Acts 15:37-41 – Conflict

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Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark. But Paul thought best not to take with them one who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. And there arose a sharp disagreement, so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and departed, having been commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. (Acts 15:37-41 ESV)

Paul and Barnabas had faithfully ministered together. They were both friends and ministry partners, and their newest venture together was that they would, “Return and visit the brothers in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.” (Acts 15:36) Here, though, even between two renowned men of God, was “sharp disagreement.” In fact, the disagreement was heated enough that they “separated from each other.”

This passage communicates two things:…Continue reading devotion