Daily Devotions by Steve Holm 2018-02-07T11:03:00+00:00

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2108, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018 Joshua 24:16-18…“Then the people answered, ‘Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods...therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.’” vss. 16, 18b As they entered the land of Canaan the people [...]

2008, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 20, 2018

August 19, 2018 John 6:54-58…“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.” vs. 56 It’s no wonder that our favorite name for the Sacrament of the Altar is Holy Communion. John’s graphic description of eating and drinking fles [...]

1908, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 19, 2018

August 20, 2018 Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-15…“Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; bu [...]

1808, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 18, 2018

August 18, 2018 John 6:51-53…“The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’” vs. 52 As John tells this story, it’s pretty obvious that he has Holy Communion in mind. For him, the story of the feeding of [...]

1708, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018 Ephesians 5:18-20…“Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts...” vss. 18- [...]

1608, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018 Ephesians 5:15-17…“Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.” vs. 15-16 We regularly see and hear television and radio pundits talking about our dangerous t [...]

1508, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 Psalm 34:12-14…“Which of you desires life, and covets many days to enjoy good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” vss. 12-14 Evidently those who w [...]

1408, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 14, 2018

August 14, 2018 Psalm 34:9-11…“O fear the Lord, you his holy ones, for those who fear him have no want.” vs. 9 Sometimes parents will ask their children to distinguish between wants and needs in making purchasing decisions. It not an easy thing for a [...]

1308, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018 Proverbs 9:1-6…‘“You that are simple, turn in here!’ To those without sense she says, ‘Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.’” vss. 4-5 A large section of the book of Proverbs is devoted to pointing out the differe [...]

1208, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018 John 6:45-51…“I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.” vss. 48-49 In the first century there had been a struggle between those Jews who had embraced Jesus as messiah and those who clung t [...]

1108, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 11, 2018

August 11, 2018 John 6:35, 41-44…“They were saying, ‘Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, “I have come down from heaven”?’” As far as the people in the crowd were concerned, Jesus had human origin [...]

1008, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018 Ephesians 4:29-5:2…“Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.” vs. 29 Paul’s picture of Christian community seems almost U [...]

908, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 9, 2018

August 9, 2018 Ephesians 4:25-28…“Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy.” vs. 28 There’s something delightfully naive about this verse from Ephesia [...]

808, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 8, 2018

August 8, 2018 Psalm 34:4-8…“O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.” vs. 8 There are a multitude of grocery stores and restaurants that advertise organic and natural foods. They’re seeking to profit on the rece [...]

708, 2018

Daily Devotions: August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018 Psalm 34:1-3…“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” vs. 1 Occasionally we will meet people who regularly include words of praise and thanksgiving in their conversation. They’ll say, “Praise G [...]