Devotionals

Devotions from The GBS Ministry Library

Investment

  “In the path of your judgments, O LORD, we wait for you;   your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.   My soul yearns for you in the night;   my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.” Isaiah 26:8-9a ESV If you are a Christ-follower...

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Our Wise God

  Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him? (Isaiah 40:13) The idea of wisdom preoccupied the ancients, especially the Greeks, whose interest gave us the word philosophy, the “love of wisdom.” Socrates, reputed the wisest...

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Cheerful Generosity

  “You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.”   —2 Corinthians 9:11 ESV Sowing is risky. Every time a farmer plants a seed, there is a chance that something may go wrong. Unfavorable...

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Just the Facts!

  “The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad called the altar Witness;   ‘For,’ they said, ‘it is a witness between us that the Lord is God.’”—Joshua 22:34 NASB The tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh were going home! For years they had been...

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Who is My Master?

  “Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?” —Rom. 6:16 ESV “You are slaves of the one whom you obey.”...

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Trusting the Scalpel

  "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." —Hebrews 4:12 ESV Have you ever had surgery? Were you...

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Preparing for Jesus

  “As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,   ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness:   “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”’   John appeared, baptizing...

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A Storehouse of Goodness

“How great is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You...   for those who take refuge in You.” Psalm 31:19 NASB It must be the stories I heard as a child, the ones about the farmers who worked so hard during the harvest, the communities that...

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How’s Your Eyesight?

“Your eye is the lamp of your body.   When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.   Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness.” —Luke 11:34-35 ESV Two individuals side by side,...

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Laughing at Jesus

“Now they were all weeping and lamenting for her; but He said, ‘Stop weeping, for she has not died, but is asleep.’   And they began laughing at Him, knowing that she had died.” —Luke 8:52-53 NASB I love the story of the daughter of Jairus. Jesus travels to the...

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