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Midweek Devotional: 16 September 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“ Therefore I urge you to take nourishment for this is your survival, since not a hair will fall from the head of any of you.” And when he had said these things, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all; and when he had broken it he began to eat.
Acts 27: 34–35

Introduction – Paul’s voyage to Rome
Acts 27 tells of a dangerous voyage taken by the Apo…


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Midweek Devotional 9 September 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
Psalm 84: 5

Introduction
Psalm 84 is sung or chanted by pilgrims in which they ask God for His protection on their long and sometimes dangerous pilgrim journeys to the temple. As is made clear in the psalm, it is important to rely on the strength and power of God and not on our own strength.

Ther…


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Midweek Devotional: 2 September 2020

Thoughts on the Bible Word

“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share.”
1 Timothy 6: 17–18

Introduction
The bible text for today’s devotional comes from the final chapter of the first letter of Timo…


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Midweek Devotional: 26 August 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
James 1: 5

Introduction

At the beginning of the epistle of James we are told of trials that have to be overcome by the faithful. The author makes it clear that the way to overcome these trials is through wisdom.

Wisdom
Wisdom is an essential godly q…


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Midweek Devotional: 19 August 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.”
James 5: 8

Introduction
The author of the epistle of James exhorts his readers to be long-suffering and patient until the coming of the Lord while in the difficulties and demands of life. By using the example of a farmer waiting for the rain, the authorillustrates for us how to wait for th…


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Midweek Devotional: 12 August 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Hebrews 4: 12

Introduction
The Bible text for today’s devotional comes from the epistle to the Hebrews, the author of which is unknown. It is assumed the…


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Midweek Devotional: 5 August 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24: 15

Introduction

The Bible text for our devotional is based on a meeting w…


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Midweek Devotional: 29 July 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 2: 1

Introduction
The Bible text for today’s devotional is taken from the words spoken to Timothy who was a co-worker of Apostle Paul. He is encouraged to be strong so that he preaches to others only the pure gospel as was proclaimed by Paul. At that time, there were a large number of differ…


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Midweek Devotional: 22 July 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world…”
1 Corinthians 1: 26–27a

Introduction
The Bible text for today’s devotional can be found in the opening chapter of the first letter to the Corinthians. The proclamation of the gospel was rejected by…


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Midweek Devotional: 15 July 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
Acts 2: 42

Introduction
The Bible text for today’s devotional takes us back to the time of the first Christian congregations. The Apostles had been commissioned by Jesus Christ and had received the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1: 8). After Pentecost theybe…


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