Skip to main content

Daily Devotion: 13/10/2020

 Hebrews 4.1-13

Ask yourself these questions as you read.

Why didn't the Israelites enter the promised land (verse 2)? 

What does God call this lack of faith (verse 11)?

When can we enter His rest (verse 7)?

Our disobedience can cause us to miss out, a whole generation to miss out if we choose to let fear be greater than God.  This is a challenge to us, especially in a country where the Good News is suppressed, yet this is also what the disciples and early Christians were up against.  We have the Holy Spirit who leads us to talk to or pray for the right people.  Sometimes we need to step out in faith and take the risk when we feel promoted to do something.  If you feel God is telling you to do something or say something to someone that is risky, ask Him to confirm it, or show you how to do it.  

God is still 'at work' in us through His Holy Spirit, but everything, yes, everything was established and finished at creation.  His promises?  Established.  Healing? Established. Solutions?  Established. Deliverance?  Established. It is all there for us to pick up, step into, or pull down from heaven.

We will also be held accountable for our choices.  Our standard is the word of God, not what other Christians do (or don't do). Sometimes we need to be the example.  

Let's thank God for boldness and courage. Let's thank Him for His Holy Spirit and the expectation (today!) that we are going to hear from Him more clearly.  The Good News is good news!

Have a blessed day.


Popular posts from this blog

The Danger of Spiritual Infancy (Hebrews 5:11 - 6:12)

Have you met people who refuse to grow up? There are some adults who prefer to remain as children because they do not want to take on adult responsibilities. Not only is immature behaviour unpleasant to observe or deal with, the consequences are often destructive. In Hebrews 5:11-14, the writer expresses his frustration that some members of the church were refusing to grow into spiritual maturity. They were no longer trying to understand God’s word (v 11). Instead of taking on the responsibility of teaching others as they themselves had been taught, they needed to be taught the basics all over again (v12). Therefore, they were unable to take on “solid food” which is for mature Christians, and they were not able to distinguish good from evil (v14) or to understand teaching about righteousness (v13). Spiritual maturity is a necessary part of our walk with God. Remaining as a spiritual infant means that you are not good at discerning right from wrong and you will have a hard time maintain


Daily Devotion Tuesday 22nd September  Isaiah 54 – GOD’S PROMISE FOR FRUITFULNESS AND BLESSING    This scripture is a beautiful promise of encouragement and affirmation to God’s people. If you have served God faithfully, but you feel discouraged, if you feel that your effort thus far has not borne any fruit, if you feel that you have been despised or looked down upon, this promise is for you.    God tells the “barren woman” to sing and shout for joy, because God will give her the desire of her heart and gift her with more children than she can imagine (v1). This is a prophecy for the increase and expansion of the nation of Israel through the birth of many children, and a promise that the city would be rebuilt. The barren woman could also mean a person or a church that is feeling discouraged, unfulfilled or foolish. Perhaps you feel foolish and discouraged for putting your trust in God for so long, but you have not experienced the results that you expected? If you are feeling discourage

A prophet prophesies and the church fully obeys (Acts 11:27- 12:4)

During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.) 29 The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul. 12 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover. When Jewish believers from Cyprus (Europe) and Cyrene (Liby