Devotions from The GBS Ministry Library

The High Cost of Unfaithfulness

  Numbers 14:33 NASB “Your sons shall be shepherds for forty years in the wilderness, and they will suffer for your unfaithfulness, until your corpses lie in the wilderness.” —Numbers 14:33 NASB The Israelites were at the border of Canaan, the land God had...

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Are you good?

  Ephesians 5:8-9 NASB For you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth). Are you good? If you are anything like me, this question may...

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The Power of Kindness

  Titus 3:4-5c NASB “But when the kindness of God our Savior…appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done… but according to His mercy….” Do you remember the story from 2 Kings 6, when Syria’s king sent an army to capture the prophet Elisha...

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The Patience of Job

  “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.” —Job 13:15a NASB “She has the patience of Job!” Have you ever compared a longsuffering friend to that biblical paragon of endurance? We picture Job sitting on an ash heap, scraping his sores and meekly listening to the...

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Peace on the Journey

  “Then he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, ‘Do not quarrel on the way.’” —Genesis 45:24 ESVJoseph’s words to his brothers make me smile. The sons of Jacob had just found out that Joseph was now one of the most powerful men in Egypt....

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The God Who Brings Joy!

  “The meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.” —Psalm 65:13 NASBHave you ever known those who brought joy with them whenever they showed up? Something about their persona left everyone...

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The Fruit of the Spirit is Love

  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” —Matthew 25:40 ESVThis verse comes from the familiar “sheep and goats” passage which contains some of Jesus’ most sobering words....

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Too Big To Exaggerate

  That you…may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. —Ephesians 3:17b-19a ESVHave you ever been tempted to exaggerate?I have.As someone who...

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A Blessed Hope

  “…Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” —Titus 2:13 ESVIt was 1967. She was a young wife whose husband was serving his country overseas. She was grateful he hadn’t been sent to Vietnam, but Europe was...

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Costly Disobedience

  “Thus says the Lord:   ‘As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the people of Israel who dwell in Samaria be rescued, with the corner of a couch and part of a bed.’”   —Amos 3:12 ESV Amos, the...

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