Devotionals (Page 2)

Devotionals (Page 2)

VOTD November 9, 2021

November 09, 2021 – Tuesday 1 Kings 5:17     NIV 17 At the king’s command they removed from the quarry large blocks of high-grade stone to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple. Comment.  This verse doesn’t make much sense by itself so let me provide some context. The king is Solomon, and he is building a temple to God. It was…

VOTD November 08, 2021

November 08, 2021 – Monday Exodus 20:25     NIV 25 If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it. Comment.  Friday, November 5th, I mentioned there are 257 references to stones in the Old Testament, but only one reference to uncut stones. Later I mentioned that…

VOTD November 05, 2021

November 05, 2021 – Friday Joshua 8:30-31     NIV 30 Then Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, 31 as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses—an altar of uncut stones, on which no iron tool had…

VOTD November 04, 2021

November 04, 2021 – Thursday Revelation 2:17     NIV 17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it. Comment.  First some context for our…

VOTD November 03, 2021

November 03, 2021 – Wednesday 1 Peter 2:7-8     NIV 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,”  8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they…

VOTD November 02, 2021

November 02, 2021 – Tuesday 1 Peter 2:4-6     NIV 4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—  5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  6 For in Scripture it says: “See,…

VOTD November 01, 2021

November 01, 2021 – Monday Romans 9:33     NIV 33 As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.” Comment.  The verse above joins portions of two verses from Isaiah together, 8:14 and 28:16. Here is 8:14 in…

VOTD October 28, 2021

VOTD October 28, 2021 – Thursday Matthew 21:42     NIV 42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?” Comment.  Fascinating. This is the first time Jesus refers to Himself as a stone and a cornerstone and He…

VOTD October 27, 2021

October 27, 2021 – Wednesday Isaiah 26:10     NIV 10 But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the Lord. Comment.  Grace in the verse above is not grace as we know it, that is, forgiveness of sins through Jesus’ sacrifice upon…

VOTD October 26, 2021

October 26, 2021 – Tuesday 1 Peter 1:14-16     NIV 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,  16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”         Comment.  Here I was looking for something with obey and…

VOTD October 25, 2021

October 25, 2021 – Monday Deuteronomy 6:5     NIV 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Comment.  Most of us are familiar with this verse as it is part of the answer given to a question. Twice the question was asked of Jesus and once Jesus asked the question. What was the question? In…

VOTD October 21, 2021

October 21, 2021 – Thursday Malachi 3:1     NIV 1 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty. Comment.  As this is the last book of the Old Testament and there is a 400-year…

VOTD October 20, 2021

October 20, 2021 – Wednesday Malachi 2:9     NIV 9 “So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality in matters of the law.” Comment.  The above are harsh words coming from God through Malachi. Who is He talking about and why? He is talking about the…