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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 22, 2017

START YOUR DAY OFF WITH GOD’S WORD!

Today’s Reading: Nehemiah 4:13-23 . . . .

“Therefore I positioned men behind the lower parts of the wall, at the openings; and I set the people according to their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work. So it was, from that time on, that half of my servants worked at construction, while the other half held the spears, the shields, the bows, and wore armor; and the leaders were behind all the house of Judah. Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked at construction, and with the other held a weapon. Every one of the builders had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the trumpet was beside me. Then I said to the nobles, the rulers, and the rest of the people, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated far from one another on the wall. Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” So we labored in the work, and half of the men held the spears from daybreak until the stars appeared. At the same time I also said to the people, “Let each man and his servant stay at night in Jerusalem, that they may be our guard by night and a working party by day.” So neither I, my brethren, my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me took off our clothes, except that everyone took them off for washing.”

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on July 27, 2017

START YOUR DAY OFF WITH GOD’S WORD!

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 6: 12-20 . . . .

“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 16, 2017

START YOUR DAY OFF WITH THE WORD OF GOD!

Today’s Reading:

Job 2:1-10 . . . .

“Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord. And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.  But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. And he took for himself a potsherd with which to scrape himself while he sat in the midst of the ashes. Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT HIM!

Posted by Men of Redemption on March 31, 2017

START YOUR DAY OFF WITH GOD’S WORD!

Today’s Reading:

Nehemiah 4: 12-23 . . . .

“So it was, when the Jews who dwelt near them came, that they told us ten times, “From whatever place you turn, they will be upon us.” Therefore I positioned men behind the lower parts of the wall, at the openings; and I set the people according to their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses. “And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work. So it was, from that time on, that half of my servants worked at construction, while the other half held the spears, the shields, the bows, and wore armor; and the leaders were behind all the house of Judah. Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked at construction, and with the other held a weapon. Every one of the builders had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the trumpet was beside me.Then I said to the nobles, the rulers, and the rest of the people, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated far from one another on the wall. Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us. “So we labored in the work, and half of the men held the spears from daybreak until the stars appeared. At the same time I also said to the people, “Let each man and his servant stay at night in Jerusalem, that they may be our guard by night and a working party by day.” So neither I, my brethren, my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me took off our clothes, except that everyone took them off for washing.”

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My Daily Devotional

Posted by Men of Redemption on January 30, 2017

daily-devotionalToday’s Reading:

Nahum 1:2-15 . . . .

“God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies; The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way In the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of His feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, And dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, And the flower of Lebanon wilts. The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, And the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, And the rocks are thrown down by Him. The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, And darkness will pursue His enemies. What do you conspire against the Lord? He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time. For while tangled like thorns, And while drunken like drunkards, They shall be devoured like stubble fully dried. From you comes forth one Who plots evil against the Lord, A wicked counselor. Thus says the Lord: “Though they are safe, and likewise many, Yet in this manner they will be cut down When he passes through. Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you no more; For now I will break off his yoke from you, And burst your bonds apart.” The Lord has given a command concerning you: “Your name shall be perpetuated no longer. Out of the house of your gods I will cut off the carved image and the molded image. I will dig your grave, For you are vile.” Behold, on the mountains The feet of him who brings good tidings, Who proclaims peace! O Judah, keep your appointed feasts, Perform your vows. For the wicked one shall no more pass through you; He is utterly cut off.”

 

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 6, 2016

Breakfast of Champions

There are so many scriptures that give instruction, guidance, and understanding. But do we realize that as we read and study God’s Word that they dozens of scriptures that talk about thanksgiving, giving praise to God for all that He has done for us and through us. When reading God’s Word, do we just say “Thank you God for this particular word because it applies to my exact situation I’m going through” or “God, I’m grateful for the understanding of your Word as I apply it to my life personally.” Here are a few help verses that can help you understand what being thankful and grateful looks like . . . .

“I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”  –  PSALM 69:30

“And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, offer it of your own free will.”  –  LEVITICUS  22:29

“Thanksgiving to the Lord for His Great Works of Deliverance, Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”  –   PSALM  107:1

“I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the Lord.”  –  PSALM  116:17

 

 

 

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 22, 2016

Breakfast of Champions

 

 

It’s Friday morning. You’re probably getting ready to prepare yourself for the day, get your daily focus together on what your agenda is going to look like. You know that whatever you didn’t finish at work yesterday will probably be on your agenda today so mentally you are already there. Your intentions are focused on completion and getting everything done before the weekend begins. Then you’re probably thinking about your plans for the weekend, what to do, where are you going to go, you know, things like that. But can I ask you something? Did you stop for a moment, pause, and thank the Lord God for another day of life? Did you stop for a moment and acknowledge the Creator of the Universe and your life for allowing you to arise with strength, ability and waking up in your right mind? Did you ask the Lord to lead you and guide you, direct your thoughts, your actions and your decisions throughout the day? And did you just say thank you? These are just some questions we need to ask ourselves during the course of our day when we start to plan that day that was never promised to us because we assumed we would see it. As children of God, let’s take a moment when the Lord God allows us to wake up from our sleep, thank Him for the rest and peace He’s given us through the night, acknowledge Him first and foremost, and let His love lead us. It helps us put our priorities and perspective in proper context, as well as protects us from danger, confusion, compromise and temptation. It also helps when we take a few moments and get into reading His Word before we leave the house to ensure that He will lead us unto all truth and understanding in everything we face for that day. Some encouragement for your day.

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The Way of Wisdom

Posted by Men of Redemption on February 5, 2016

Way of Wisdom

 

“A good man obtains favor from the Lord, But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.”  

–  PROVERBS  12;2

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My Daily Devotion

Posted by Men of Redemption on January 12, 2016

“Bless the Lord, O my soul; DevotionsAnd all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.”   –  PSALM  103:1-10

Focus Point for Today: The Lord is Merciful and Gracious!

 

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Words of Encouragement

Posted by Men of Redemption on September 16, 2015

Zeph

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