Daily Devotionals

Best Of 2020 Friday

David replied to the Philistine, "You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven's Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 1 Samuel 17:45 Can you imagine David's boldness as he faced the giant, Goliath, who was...

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Best Of 2020 Thursday

Don't worry about this Philistine," David told Saul. "I'll go fight him!" 1 Samuel 17:32 As we think about positivity, I realize that those who are extraordinarily positive are the people who trust in God to take care of them in all situations. How can anyone have a negative attitude when they...

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Best of 2020 Wednesday

David asked the soldiers standing nearby, "What will a man get for killing this Philistine and ending his defiance of Israel? Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?" 1 Samuel 17:26 Are you a glass half full person or a half glass empty? I...

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Best Of 2020 Tuesday

So the Philistines and Israelites faced each other on opposite hills, with the valley between them. 1 Samuel 17:3 Have you ever noticed how easy it is to remember hard moments from your life and how easy it is to forget the good moments? I am not sure why this is the case, but I find in my life...

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Best Of 2020 Monday

So as David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took the flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David from that day on. Then Samuel returned to Ramah. 1 Samuel 16:13 There is no doubt that this last year has been...

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Underdog Week 1 Saturday

After Herod had died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, "Get up, take the child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child's life are dead." Matthew 2:19-20 Yesterday we read about the wise men's desire to worship Jesus...

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Underdog Week 1 Friday

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time, some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw His star as it rose, and we have come to worship Him." Matthew 2:1-2 The appropriate response to...

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Underdog Week 1 Thursday

After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. Luke 2:17 My young nephew, Owen, is very perceptive. He picks up on information quickly and always seems to know what is going on in his family's life. For example, he told my...

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Underdog Week 1 Wednesday

And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped Him snugly in strips of cloth and laid Him in a manger because there was no lodging available for them. Luke 2:6-7 Over a year ago, I traveled to Israel. As I left Israel, I had a...

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Underdog Week 1 Tuesday

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah. Matthew 1:16 When we think of character traits of leaders and people of influence in the world, humility is probably not a word that immediately comes to mind. We expect leaders to be bold...

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