July 1999 Previous Devotionals
To all who received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his words fall to the ground.
Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day...
Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and not a few prominent women.
Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.
Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions.
Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
Be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them."
Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
The people served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had seen all the great things the LORD had done for Israel.
Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father.
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."
"Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty."
Above him were seraphs, each with six wings ... and they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.
In him [Jesus our Lord] and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
We have sinned, even as our fathers did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Sovereign LORD, when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.
O land, land, land, hear the word of the LORD.