2 Chronicles 7:1 – His Wrath Diverted

Daily Devotions Bible Verse

As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. (2 Chronicles 7:1 ESV)

The Temple, the dwelling place of the Lord, was being consecrated by king Solomon, the wisest man of his day. At the end of his prayer, and in the presence of the people of Israel, fire rushed from heaven engulfing the offering and sacrifices in heavenly flame. This display of power awed every person present and sent them to their faces, bowing before the mighty one of Israel. This scene would echo again, some thousand years later, as Jesus hung on the cross, for “it was the will of the Lord to crush him,” (Isaiah 53:10).

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James 2:26 – A Parable of Faith and Works

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. (James 2:26 ESV)

“An old Scotsman operated a little rowboat for transporting passengers. One day a passenger noticed that the good old man had carved on one oar the word “Faith,” and on the other oar the word “Works.” Curiosity led him to ask the meaning of this. The old man, being a well-balanced Christian and glad of the opportunity for testimony, said, “I will show you.”

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Psalm 133:1 – One Year Later

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! (Psalm 133:1 ESV)

From Ryan,

Today is the one year anniversary of shortdailydevotions.com. Praise the Lord! It was one year ago that I put up a post announcing to the world that “We are coming soon, so get ready.”  God has worked through this site and myself during this past year. From the beginning, I realized I couldn’t do this on my own and needed help and have found two great writers to do so. We also have multiple guest writers that share with us what God is teaching them through His word.

Our site continues to grow with over 200 devotions written this past year and many more to come. Every month our site also receives more and more new visitors. The same can be said of our devotional email list. We are now sending out over 9,000 devotional emails per month!

As I look back at all that has happened in the past year: having a child, getting a new job, and having no time to spare, I see how God has placed people in my life to help with shortdailydevotions.com and you, the reader.

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