“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 NKJV The prophet Ezekiel was one of the captives who lived in Babylon. He got his first vision in the fifth […]
Each weekly devotional focuses on a key text and explores a passage or teaching from the Bible. The weekly devotional will also provide links to other resources for you to explore more on the week’s topic.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV The prophet Isaiah had a lot of warnings for the people of Israel,
“I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.” Isaiah 44:22 ESV What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “let us reason together”? You probably think of two people or more having a conversation where they share thoughts and ideas.
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. Romans 6:22 ESV The exodus from Egypt was one of the pivotal moments in the history of God’s people. They received a fresh start and a chance
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV Have you ever wished you could shuck off your old self? Just crawl out of your old habits, behaviors, and mindsets the way a snake crawls out of its old
So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12 NKJV). There’s an interesting thing that happens to people, at least, it happens to me. I know that I have a limited time on this earth, but most of the time, I’m not thinking about it. In our heads, it
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. – Luke 2:11 ESV One of the most encouraging verses in the Bible is Luke 2:11, Christ the Savior is born. Today, as Christians, we have many reasons to get excited about this verse, but let’s
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 ESV Today, if someone were to tell you about a virgin having a baby your first thought would be of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Then you may think
In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious. Isaiah 11:10 NIV The New Testament begins with the genealogy of Jesus. For modern readers, these names are often difficult to pronounce and may cause us to
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; Luke 1:46-48 ESV Approximately 2000 years ago, an angel appeared to a young girl in a town