Devotionals

Devotions from The GBS Ministry Library

Still Fruitful

“The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon...   They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green.” Psalms 92:12,14 ESV We live in a world obsessed with youth, terrified of growing older—a world preoccupied...

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Are Your Feet Washable?

“[Jesus] got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself.   Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded....   Peter said to Him,...

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Speaking Truth in our Hearts

“O Lord, who may abide in Your tent?   Who may dwell on Your holy hill?   He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart.” Psalm 15:1-2 NASB Back in the days when I was new at GBS, President Avery would sometimes do...

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Honor in Proverbs

Scripture: Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor. What does Proverbs say about honor? Honor first belongs to Yahweh (Prov. 3:9). One honors Yahweh by giving to His service from one’s wealth (Prov. 3:9), and by...

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Casting Your Burden

I used to think I was pretty good at "casting my burden on the Lord." How often we have read that familiar scripture. "Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken" (Ps. 55:22). I'm not a worrier by nature....

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End Times

It seems lately that I've been hearing a lot about the "end times." Prophecy is a fascinating subject, and my purpose here is not to be offensive to any of my friends who enjoy that study. Even Jesus had some important things to say about the end of the world. But I...

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Is God Leading You Out of Your Comfort Zone?

I like my comfort zone. I like to do things I'm good at. I like people to acknowledge the fact that I'm good at them. I like the feeling of accomplishment that comes when I'm "in the zone" in one of my gift areas. But I also know this - when I'm too comfortable, I get...

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God Keeps His Promises

If you're anything like me, you've been pretty turned off by the "name it and claim it" philosophy. The airwaves are full of voices telling us if we just claim certain promises or send enough money somewhere, wonderful things will come our way. I'm also guessing that...

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He’s on Your Side!

Not long ago I had a thought that arrested me. Let's say that Mr. X is the most powerful person in the world. It is one thing for me to say that I am on the side of Mr. X. (Mr. X likely has no idea who I am, and I bring little to "his side." This statement simply...

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Our Compassionate God

God's compassion toward us doesn't always feel that compassionate. Genesis 19 is a hard chapter for me to read. It is full of so much darkness. It showcases the far-reaching effects of pure selfishness and evil. I don't enjoy it at all. But in the middle of the...

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