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Daily Devotional for 23 June 2018 – Ephesians 5:25

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Ephesians 5:25 (NIV):

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

Why would God emphasize the role of men in the department of love? Because, apparently we don’t have it naturally and we need to make a very specific choice to love a woman. And if we make that choice, we need the Holy Spirit to make sure that we love her just like God love us!

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Daily Devotional for 22 June 2018 – Joshua 1:9

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Joshua 1:9 (NIV):

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

In addition of the devotional of yesterday, we know read from another part of the Bible and again we read that we should not be afraid or discouraged. Why would God allow these words to be in the Bible more than once? Because God knows that when you choose to life for Him, that you will need to be strengthened to not fall from faith, because the devil will not sit still and accept it. But with God you have nothing to fear!

Daily devotional for 21 June 2018 – 1 Corinthians 16:13

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV):

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Why this verse? Because God wants to warn you that although you have chosen to be a Christian and to follow God, it does not mean that you will get a smooth ride through life. On the contrary, you will need the Holy Spirit to really guide you through life He does this by building you to be always on your guard, to stand firm in faith, to be strong and to be courageous.

Daily Devotional for 20 June 2018 – Revelation 3:17

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Revelation 3:17 (NIV):

17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

This a very confronting verse for most of us. Why? Because how many times do we tend to think that all that we have reached is on our own merits? I have done this foolishness more than once, but in the last years God really humbled me in that aspect by showing me that all that you think you have reached can as easily be taken from you. And also that all blessings in your life, are from God and from no other source. Make sure that you always give God the respect for all that He does in your life.

Daily Devotional for 19 June 2018 – 1 Samuel 2:6-7

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 Samuel 2:6-7 (NIV):

6 “The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up. 7 The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.

These verses show how much power God has, know that He (and Him alone) is the One that will save your life by first letting your old life die and then be reborn as a Christian. But also remove poverty out of your life and bring all sorts of wealth to your life. Know to only expect it from the Lord!

Daily Devotional for 18 June 2018 – Matthew 6:21

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Matthew 6:21 (NIV):

21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Ask yourself what the real treasure in your life is .. is it God, or something or someone? Don’t think that you can consider something or someone your treasure and think that you can also put God on first place. Your heart needs to be fully dedicated to God!

Bible study on 1 Corinthians – Chapter 5

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Bible study on 1 Corinthians – Chapter 5

Dear brothers and sisters,

In this bible study on the 5thchapter on the book of Romans, we will discuss the following subjects:

  • Dealing with a case of incest

Dealing with a case of incest

To me this is a very shocking chapter, and as we can read for Paul this was exactly the same. But as we can read in Corinthians people actually were in the sin of incest, but were also proud of it! But we should not think that this only happened in those times, or in places far away. No, it could even be happening in the street where you life. The world has become so wicked that even incest is not even a no-go for some people.

Considering Paul immediately took this as an prayer point to lay before the Holy Spirit, we should also do this. And especially, when we know exactly wo is doing this (or even any other sin for that matter). Than we need to pray specifically that all sexual sins are broken out of our lifes and will never have any ground in our lifes, but also that incest and any kind of sin , will ever be part of our lifes or worse: be accepted as normal.

Also something that I consider a very important part of this chapter is that fact that Paul tells us (and I believe through the Holy Spirit) that should not associate us with sexually immoral people. Paul however is mentioning our Christian brothers and sisters, specifically, because they should (and us neither) not be sexually immoral, greedy, an idolater and swindler.

God, I pray to you that you really help us not to be in any kind of those sins. And if someone is, please help them to move away from it and follow you and ask forgiveness!

Amen!

Daily Devotional for 17 June 2018 – Acts 3:6

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Acts 3:6 (NIV):

6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

Know that God has so much more to offer, than earthly riches. They are actually nothing compared than to what God wants to give you: eternal life. But also, when still on this earth, He can heal in a way that our “modern” healthcare is unable to do. Never rely on other people, but only on God!

Daily Devotional for 16 June 2018 – Proverbs 3:9

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Proverbs 3:9 (NIV):

9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;

In everything we do, we need to honor God first. To give honor to God is also showing respect to Him and acknowlediging He exists and is the basis of your own life!

Daily Devotional for 13 June 2018 – Psalm 77:11

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Psalm 77:11 (NIV):

11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.

In the daily devotional of today and the previous days, it becomes evident how timeless God actually is. It doesn’t matter how much times goes by God will always be the same! In all that changes over time, know that God is always the basis of everything and He will not change! Therefore you can always trust on God!