Your Daily Lenten Devotional
March 17, 2015


Because He Lives, We Can Trust His Promises

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings
of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him
unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock: and the rain descended,
and the floods came, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house; and it fell not:
for it was founded upon a rock.

Matthew 7:24-25 KJV

God's Holy Word is a unique blessing and a priceless treasure. The words of Matthew 4:4 remind us that, "Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (KJV). As believers, we must study the Bible and meditate upon its meaning for our lives. Otherwise, we deprive ourselves of a priceless gift from our Creator.

God's Word is unlike any other book. The Bible is a roadmap for life here on earth and for life eternal. As Christians, we are called upon to study God's Holy Word, to follow its commandments, and to share its Good News with the world.

Jonathan Edwards advised, "Be assiduous in reading the Holy Scriptures. This is the fountain whence all knowledge in divinity must be derived. Therefore let not this treasure lie by you neglected." God's Holy Word is, indeed, His timeless guide to life here on earth and life eternal. A passing acquaintance with the Good Book is insufficient for Christians who seek to obey God's Word and to understand His will. After all, man does not live by bread alone...

Faith expects from God
what is beyond all expectation.
Andrew Murray

If we have the true love of God in our hearts,
we will show it in our lives.
We will not have to go up and down
the earth proclaiming it.
We will show it in everything we say or do.
D. L. Moody

A Prayer

Lord, direct my path far from
the temptations and distractions of
the world. Make me a worthy example
to my family and friends. And, let my
kind words and my good deeds serve as
a testimony to the changes You have
made in my life. Let me praise You, Father,
by following in the footsteps of Your Son,
and let others see Him through me.


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Because He Lives: 30 Blessings That Come from His Life,  Death, and ResurrectionBecause He Lives: 30 Blessings That Come from His Life, Death, and Resurrection
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Forgiveness and eternal life are just two of the cherished gifts that are ours through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus! Featuring inspirational stories, Bible verses, and quotes from notable Christian thinkers, this devotional celebrates 30 blessings that we receive from Christ's amazing sacrifice---including healing, hope, freedom from guilt, and more. Softcover.

Reprinted from Because He Lives: 30 Blessings that Come from His Life, Death, and Resurrection. Copyright 2014. Used by permission from Freeman-Smith.


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