Devotionals for August 2018


#14 Abandoning Obedience


Knowledge was Eve’s way of abandoning obedience.

#13 To Appear Obedient, Yet Not Be


Knowledge is the way to appear obedient…yet not be. If I KNOW, doesn’t it mean that I know HIM?

#12 Incentive of Obedience


The incentive of obedience – the ONLY incentive – is love.

#11 Obedience is a Mystery


Apart from true relationship with the Lord Jesus, obedience is a mystery…unsolvable.

#10 Obedience is Not about Right and Wrong


Obedience is not the keeping of a written code. Obedience is not about doing right and not doing wrong. Obedience is a relationship to the Person who is God.

#9 Valuable Lessons in Obedience


If the awfulness of life doesn’t teach me to obey, then I have learned nothing. Though I might accumulate volumes of religious truths, only lessons in obedience have value, for now and…eternity.

#8 Education in Obedience


All of life is an education in obedience, or else life is meaningless.

#7 Under the Wings of the Most High


Obedience places you under God —”under the wings of the Most High.” And only obedience does this.

#6 Obedience Is Heard, Not Assumed


Ultimate obedience is heard, not assumed. Obedience is personal direction from the Lord – not our idea of the “generally good.”

#5 The Only Place of Safety for Us


Obedience is the only place of safety in this world. It is a place! And no one can take me there but…me! Psalm 27:5 NASB For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the … Continue reading

#4 The Way to Bring the Kingdom


Obedience is the only way I can bring the Kingdom into the world by my little life. Not by ministries, not effort, not projects, and not causes—only obedience.

#3 Power is Given to the Obedient


The world says, “Knowledge is power.” But God says, “Obedience is power.” True power, which engages God’s power on our behalf, is given to the obedient. Only.

#2 Am I an Obstacle or a Gateway?


I am either an obstacle against God or a gateway to Him.

#1 True Power Lies in Obedience to God


The world thinks that knowledge is power, money is power, might is power. But true power lies in obedience to God, because the only real might is power with God. Psalm 62:11 ESV Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that … Continue reading

The Daniel Adventure Has Just Begun!


Though yesterday’s devotion was the last in Martha’s Rule and Reign Like Daniel devotional series, it isn’t the end! The Lord has given Martha new revelation of and zeal for the Book of Daniel, and we’re asking all of you … Continue reading

#116 Removing the Person of God


Belshazzar, when he tasted the wine, commanded that the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple in Jerusalem be brought, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink … Continue reading

#115 Kings Fall Away, Daniel Remains


Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand…he gave orders to bring the gold and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out … Continue reading

#114 Nebuchadnezzar Disappears


Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, Whose works are all faithful and right and Whose ways are just. And those who walk in pride He is able to abase and humble. Daniel 4:37 AMPC … Continue reading

#113 We Need to Know His Name


Proverbs 30:4 AMPC Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and … Continue reading

#112 Humiliated Beyond Imagination and Rejoicing


Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, Whose works are all faithful and right and Whose ways are just. And those who walk in pride He is able to abase and humble. Daniel 4:37 AMPC … Continue reading