John 3:16

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.“ That is really hard to wrap your head around right? I mean can you even fathom giving your child to die for even the best, most loved person in the world? I can’t, […]

Galatians 5:22-23

In Paul’s letter to the Galatians (5: 22-23), Paul tells the church: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Just previous to these two verses, Paul describes the sinful world. Unrepentant sinners will be judged. The world has not changed since […]

Ephesians 5:28

Ephesians 5:28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. Earlier in the week I wrote one of these devotionals on honoring your parents. It is only fitting that I would now write the devotional on loving your wife. I have been married for […]

Colossians 3:20

Colossians 3:20 Colossians 3:20 is a verse that many parents love to quote. “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” This verse in a series of verses on family relationships. This particular admonition needs to be understood in context. The whole series indicates a special set of characteristics that represent a loving caring […]

Proverbs 12:7

Proverbs 12:7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand. This verse is telling us that our actions define what will happen to us. Wickedness is never going to consume you if you choose to do right. We can only be wicked if our hearts are choosing to […]

Proverbs 11:29

Proverbs 11:29 “Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.” What does it mean to bring trouble to your household? First, it can be aggressive in nature. To fight and quarrel among your family, to be a source of conflict in the home. […]

Proverbs 1:8

Proverbs 1:8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. The thought of a child or student listening to a father’s or teacher’s instruction is repeated again and again in Proverbs. Solomon knew the independent spirit of youth and the desires to go their own way.  Many people, old […]

Psalm 128:1-3

Psalm 128:1-3 Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. (v.2) You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. (v.3) Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots round your table. (v.4) Thus is the […]

1 John 2:15-17

1 John 2:15-17 15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[a] is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever […]

1 John 3:18

1 John 3:18 It’s so much easier to say than to do. For students, it’s easy to tell the teacher that you’ll study hard. For parents, it’s easy to tell your kids “next time”. As a Christian it’s easy to say “I love you”. All of the things listed are easy to say and not […]