Daily Devotionals

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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Campfire Stories: Week 1 - Saturday

But afterward the people will return and devote themselves to the Lord their God and to David's descendant, their king. In the last days, they will tremble in awe of the Lord and of His goodness. Hosea 3:5 "By the way," my college professor told my class before he dismissed us for the day, "I...

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Campfire Stories: Week 1 - Friday

I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope. Hosea 2:15a Have you ever felt that you messed up so badly that your situation felt hopeless? Maybe you felt that you were in so much trouble that there was no way out. In the book of Hosea, the...

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Campfire Stories: Week 1 - Thursday

But then I will win her back once again. I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there. Hosea 2:14 "That was not so bad!" As soon as I said the words to my dad, I wondered if I should have kept them to myself. I was ten years old, and I had just been sent to my room for twenty...

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Campfire Stories: Week 1 - Wednesday

She doesn't realize it was I who gave her everything she has— the grain, the new wine, the olive oil; I even gave her silver and gold. But she gave all my gifts to Baal. Hosea 2:8 "I need a waitress!" This is the sentence that Abby, my friend's adorable two-year-old daughter, exclaimed one...

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Campfire Stories: Week 1 - Tuesday

When she runs after her lovers, she won't be able to catch them. She will search for them but not find them. Then she will think, ‘I might as well return to my husband, for I was better off with him than I am now.' Hosea 2:7 For me, coffee essential in the mornings. Pouring a cup of coffee...

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Campfire Stories: Week 1 - Monday

When the Lord first began speaking to Israel through Hosea, He said to him, "Go and marry a prostitute, so that some of her children will be conceived in prostitution. This will illustrate how Israel has acted like a prostitute by turning against the Lord and worshiping other gods." Hosea 1:2...

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Forgotten War: Week 7 - Saturday

Therefore, we never stop thanking God that when you received his message from us, you didn't think of our words as mere human ideas. You accepted what we said as the very word of God—which, of course, it is. And this word continues to work in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 Every...

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