Daily Devotion: October 9th 2021
by Jordan Golden on October 9th, 2021
Saturday October 9thRead: Hosea 12:6, Psalm 37:7, Micah 7:7, Isaiah 8:17Learn: Repeatedly we see the Old Testament authors tell others to wait on the Lord. Clearly, they knew the nature of God and trusted in His timing. These were people who had a close relationship with God and were tasked with telling others about Him. Through their writings we get a deeper understanding of the nature of God. Su...
Daily Devotion: October 8th 2021
by Jordan Golden on October 8th, 2021
Friday October 8thRead: Mark 15:42-47Learn: Joseph of Arimathea was a wealthy man who is stated as one who was “waiting on the Kingdom of God.” This was a man who was a secret disciple of Jesus, being a member of the Jewish council that did not approve of the arrest and false accusations of Jesus. He must have been through a great deal of sorrow by the time we hear about him in this passage. He wo...
Daily Devotion: October 7th 2021
by Jordan Golden on October 7th, 2021
Thursday October 7thRead: Job 1Learn: Job was a man that all who lived amongst him would have looked up to. Not only because he was a successful man, but because he feared and honored the Lord God with everything he possessed. In this narrative, we read of a man who did the best he knew to follow God in a way that would always please God. He went as far as offering sacrifices for sins that he beli...
Daily Devotion: October 6th 2021
by Jordan Golden on October 6th, 2021
Wednesday October 6thRead: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9Learn: In this passage Paul is writing to the church in Corinth, and he is expressing his gratitude for them. He thanks God for them and declares the faithfulness of God to them. Paul demonstrates something we should all grasp a hold of. Thanksgiving. He gives thanks for the Christians in Corinth, these people who he had witnessed to patiently, who are...
Daily Devotion: October 5th 2021
by Jordan Golden on October 5th, 2021
Tuesday October 5thRead: James 5:7-11Learn: In this passage James encourages us to be patient as we wait on God. We are to wait patiently on the coming of the Lord. In the meantime, we are to conduct our lives without negativity and grumbling. It is so easy to be negative while we wait. In fact, we often are. Many situations in our lives require us to wait. But especially in today’s culture of ins...
Daily Devotion: October 4th 2021
by Jordan Golden on October 4th, 2021
Monday October 4thRead: Galatians 6:9Learn: In the book of James, we are taught that works are a product of our faith and that faith without works is dead. Here we are spurred on to doing good and not to grow weary in our doing of good things. It is not enough to do good when times are easy for us, to give when we seem to have an endless supply of money in the bank. But, to do so continuously and ...
Daily Devotion: October 2nd 2021
by Jordan Golden on October 2nd, 2021
Saturday October 2ndRead: John 15:1-17Learn: Jesus opens this passage with a picture of a vine and vine dresser. God will take away the dead branches and will prune the branches who are producing so that even more fruit will come. If you are a dead vine, you will be cast out, but if your life produces fruit, you will be pruned so you can produce more. Pruning isn’t easy. It is often painful. But i...
Daily Devotion: October 1st 2021
by Jordan Golden on October 1st, 2021
Friday October 1stRead: 2 Timothy 1:1-14Learn: The apostle Paul wrote this second letter to his protégé Timothy shortly before he was killed by the Roman empire for his beliefs. Paul was in prison when he wrote this letter, and he knew death was likely. These circumstances make the words of verse 7 even more powerful. “For God gave us a spirit, not of fear, but of power and love and self-control.”...
Daily Devotion: September 30th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 30th, 2021
Thursday September 30thRead: Joshua 24:1-15Learn: The book of Joshua was written by…. you guessed it, Joshua. It is an account of the Israelite conquest of the promised land, Canaan. Joshua led the Israelites to many great victories which he openly attributed to God’s power, yet still, many in the nation chose not to worship God, instead worshipping the false gods of their ancestors. In this passa...
Daily Devotion: September 29th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 29th, 2021
Wednesday September 29thRead: 1 John 2:15-29Learn: 1 John was written by the Apostle John, also referred to as the “disciple whom Jesus loved”, in the Gospel of John. This letter was likely written with the purpose of being read to the church in Ephesus, sometime around 70 AD. John focuses on many topics in his letter, chief among them is the assurance of eternal life to those who believe in Jesus...
Daily Devotion: September 28th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 28th, 2021
Tuesday September 28thRead: Psalm 27Learn: This Psalm was written by David, King of Israel. David made many mistakes in his life, but God still called him a man after His heart. Mistakes still have consequences however, and David’s life, especially his family life, was a constant source of trouble. In this Psalm David is dealing with trouble. In the opening line he writes, “The Lord is my light an...
Daily Devotion: September 27th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 27th, 2021
Monday September 27thRead: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8Learn: 1 Thessalonians is a letter from the Apostle Paul to the Christians in Thessalonica. Paul, Timothy and Silas had preached in the Synagogues of Thessalonica and won many people to Christ. This resulted in the birth of the Thessalonian church. Paul spent some time with the Thessalonians but then had to leave. He sent his protégé, Timothy, to the...