Daily Devotionals

Campfire Stories: Week 3 - Thursday

But the Lord is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him. Habakkuk 2:20 In the fictional book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, written by C.S. Lewis, a prophecy is made about the coming of a lion named Aslan to the land of Narnia: "Wrong will be made right, when Aslan...

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Campfire Stories: Week 3 - Wednesday

This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. Habakkuk 2:3 I really hate waiting. I have a confession to make. I often read the ending of books soon after I...

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Campfire Stories: Week 3 - Tuesday

O Lord my God, my Holy One, you who are eternal— surely you do not plan to wipe us out? O Lord, our Rock, you have sent these Babylonians to correct us, to punish us for our many sins. But you are pure and cannot stand the sight of evil. Will you wink at their treachery? Should you be...

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Campfire Stories: Week 3 - Monday

How long, O Lord, must I call for help? But you do not listen! "Violence is everywhere!" I cry, but you do not come to save. Habakkuk 1:2 When Amy Carmichael was a little girl in Ireland, she learned that she could ask God anything, and He would answer her prayer. As she thought about it, she...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Saturday

Then King Balak demanded of Balaam, "What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies. Instead, you have blessed them!" But Balaam replied, "I will speak only the message that the Lord puts in my mouth." Numbers 23:12 After Balaam repented, his logical next step was to obey God. This...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Friday

Then Balaam confessed to the angel of the Lord, "I have sinned. I didn't realize you were standing in the road to block my way. I will return home if you are against my going." Numbers 22:34 "What do you say?" This is the phrase that I've heard many parents say after their child has been caught...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Thursday

"But I am the same donkey you have ridden all your life," the donkey answered. "Have I ever done anything like this before?" "No," Balaam admitted. Numbers 22:30 Let's talk about Balaam's donkey. It is one of two animals to ever talk in the Bible (the deceitful serpent in Genesis is the other...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Wednesday

Balaam's donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand. The donkey bolted off the road into a field, but Balaam beat it and turned it back onto the road. Numbers 22:23 One of my favorite people in the world is my adorable three-year-old nephew. He and my...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Tuesday

Balaam said to God, "Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent me this message: ‘Look, a vast horde of people has arrived from Egypt, and they cover the face of the earth. Come and curse these people for me. Then perhaps I will be able to stand up to them and drive them from the land.' "...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Monday

Balak's messengers, who were elders of Moab and Midian, set out with money to pay Balaam to place a curse upon Israel. They went to Balaam and delivered Balak's message to him. "Stay here overnight," Balaam said. "In the morning I will tell you whatever the Lord directs me to say." So the...

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