Khesed

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Devotionals

21 November

“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you;
I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful and sure.”
‭Isaiah‬ ‭25:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s praise our Lord God for ‘wonderful things’;
love, life and joy, and red robin that sings.
‘Faithful and sure’ are the ‘plans’ Jesus brings;
sin, death and grave has now lost their cruel stings.
He protects better than mother hen’s wings;
and supplies deserts with fresh water springs. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 November

20 November

“Because Your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise You.
So I will bless You as long as I live; in Your name I will lift up my hands.”
Psalms‬ ‭63:3-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When the road is rough and steep;
God still cares for we’re His sheep.
David found he could not sleep;
so thought how God’s love runs deep.
‘Lift up...hands’, with joy let’s leap;
Our souls God will always keep. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 November

19 November

“But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.”
‭Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we are almost down and out;
cling to the Lord, He’s our hideout.
David’s mockers seemed strong and stout;
‘God’s left you now, gone walkabout.’
David dug deep, gave a faith shout;
‘God never fails, I’ll never doubt. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 November

18 November

“Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!”
2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:15 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s thank the Lord for all that He’s done; ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
good life He gives, through Jesus God’s Son.
When food got low, fell almost to none;
Paul’s churches helped and gave megaton.
‘Our God is able’, since time begun;
to meet our needs, for His Grace won’t shun. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 November

17 November

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:57‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus has brokered a ‘brand new deal’;
Calvary’s death was the first appeal.
Christ’s empty grave was our vict’ry seal,
though Satan still tries to ‘bruise’ our ‘heel’.
We’re to stay ‘steadfast’, stronger than steel;
go for good works for heaven is real. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 November

16 November

“And now we thank You, our God, and praise Your glorious name.”
‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭29:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s ‘thank...our God’ all that we can;
for home and tribe and local clan.
King David had a temple plan;
which Solomon with joy began.
God’s Love is wide, beyond wingspan;
our ev’ry sin, Grace overran. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 November

15 November

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions,
and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.”
‭Titus‬ ‭2:11-12‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The world yells out loud, ‘Hop on my bus’;
we just say ‘No, God’s grace training us.’
Jesus’ own blood, makes our hearts righteous;
saved from our sins, for God we’re zealous.
God’s heart forgives, why be so callous;
Love now controls, no need be anxious. Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 November

14 November

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption,
but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
Galatians‬ ‭6:7-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s not ‘sow’ to the ‘flesh’ anymore;
we end up building a ‘house of straw’.
Jesus is the Way, Truth, Life and Door;
He cares for the lost, last, least and poor.
Let’s all stop walking the wrong shop floor;
‘sow’ to the ‘Spirit’ for ‘life’ restore. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 November

13 November

“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers, and the flower falls.”
‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:14 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The hotels offer their ‘happy hour’;
but that kind of joy fades like the flower.
The world tricks and trips, tries to devour;
but Jesus the Word is our strong tower.
Our future won’t fade or hopes turn sour;
for God’s Word gives us life-changing power. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 November

12 November

“For the earth will be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.”
‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:14 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
As wide ‘as the waters cover the sea’;
soon someday we will see all God’s ‘glory’.
Habakkuk’s tribe suffered pain and worry;
the proud were so cruel and never ‘sorry.’
God told him ‘though fruit’s not on your own tree;
the just live by faith so still worship me. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 November

11 November

“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you
and that you may be in good health,
as it goes well with your soul.”
3 John‬ ‭1:2 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we see elders slow down in their years;
let’s give ‘good health’ as we hold back our tears.
All ‘good Samaritans’ overcome fears;
willing to help whether strangers or peers.
Courage with love shows God’s kingdom appears;
keep up ‘good works’ as our Lord’s coming nears. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 November

10 November

“So we do not lose heart.
Though our outer self is wasting away,
our inner self is being renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The times we feel weak and don’t want to pray;
let’s know we have ‘treasure in jars of clay.’
Paul too had critics that caused him dismay;
but God’s daily power derailed decay.
We too serve Paul’s God – ‘Life’, ‘Truth’ and the ‘Way’;
so let’s never give up, stumble or stray. Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 November

9 November

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”
‭Colossians‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus ‘loved them to the end’;
washed their feet, began new trend.
Self-giving not self-serving;
God’s new law is worth living.
‘Love each other,’ don’t offend;
people then ‘know’ we’re God’s friend. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 November

8 November

“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt,
so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”
‭Colossians‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Too many people feel so out of place;
when rough words we’re said they “packed up their case”.
‘Christ is our wisdom’ for running life’s race;
‘faith, hope and love’ are now values we chase.
‘Always be gracious’ in each talking space;
and ‘seasoned with salt’ at work or home base. Hallelujah!

Read more: 8 November

7 November

“Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.”
‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s never treat each other cheap;
for words we sow are what we reap.
See the Good Shepherd call His sheep;
leads and feeds, then puts them to sleep.
Ev’ry promise Jesus will keep;
that’s why our love for Him runs deep. Hallelujah!

Read more: 7 November

6 November

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching,
for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
that the man of God may be complete,
equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy‬ ‭3:16-17 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Scriptures will help us stand strong and ‘complete’;
so stop our slipping and facing defeat.
Young Timothy felt quite “rushed off his feet”;
so Paul told him sweet, ‘our faith won’t retreat’.
God Word will guide us through tough “struggle street’;
for all of our all needs Lord Saviour will meet. Hallelujah!

Read more: 6 November

5 November

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live,
but Christ who lives in me.
And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.”
‭Galatians‬ ‭2:20 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
On the Cross Jesus Christ was cruelly slain;
but did not give up His life in vain.
We all were washed clean from sin’s dark stain;
and we ‘live by faith’, yes ‘born again’.
For ‘Christ is our hope’, through all of our pain;
‘goodness and mercy’ now will sustain. Hallelujah!

Read more: 5 November

4 November

“Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:2 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s not give up running the race;
great joy will come seeing God’s face.
Come to the Cross there’s ‘breathing space’;
Jesus becomes our ‘hiding place’.
No-one gives such loving embrace;
and God’s ‘right hand’ pours out more grace. Hallelujah!

Read more: 4 November

3 November

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!”
‭Psalms‬ ‭51:1-2 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The effects of sin sometimes come in threes;
first it fights one of God’s holy decrees.
Next, we fee the blame; like losing house keys;
third, social order then shakes at the knees.
But when we confess with true heart-felt pleas;
God’s love, grace, mercy blows like a fresh breeze. Hallelujah!

Read more: 3 November

2 November

“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think,
but to think with sober judgment,
each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”
‭Romans‬ ‭12:3 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God will one day right all wrongs;
sing David’s psalms and sweet songs.
There on the Cross revenge belongs;
keeps us all calm like billabongs.
Let’s walk daily in Jesus’ thongs;
hope and patience then prolongs. Hallelujah!

Read more: 2 November

1 November

“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.”
2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:5 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
There’s nothing to fear, worry or lose;
when Lordship of Christ we humbly choose.
Proud Pharisees mock, start to accuse;
‘’Free yourself now you ‘King of the Jews’’’.
Three days later, their ‘singing the blues’.
‘“He is risen’, can’t stop gospel news. Hallelujah!

Read more: 1 November

31 October

“My soul yearns for You in the night;
my spirit within me earnestly seeks You.
For when Your judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.”
‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:9‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s leave today from the 'waste lands' of fear;
false gods and saving face makes life so drear.
Though we’re a remnant, Lord Jesus is near;
He gives ‘perfect peace’ and pains disappear.
‘My soul’, heart and body ‘yearns’ Truth crystal clear;
The Cross ‘righteousness’ cost Lord Jesus dear. Hallelujah!

Read more: 31 October

30 October

“Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
"I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit,
who leads you in the way you should go.”
‭Isaiah‬ ‭48:17 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
‘Halloween’, evil scene, let’s no obey;
Jesus ‘Redeemer’ says ‘I am the Way.
Two reasons Hebrews went often astray;
slacked off in worship and forgot to pray.
Let’s sing to Jesus, come pray doubts away; ‘
Then ‘peace like a river’ comes home to stay. Hallelujah!

Read more: 30 October

29 October

“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
‭Psalm 18:2 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
With tender love my heart takes stock;
of all the times God was ‘my rock’.
He saved me from cruel pain and shock;
and was ‘my shield’ from words that mock.
Each day and night “right round the clock”;
God heard and answered my prayer-knock. Hallelujah!

Read more: 29 October

28 October

“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that
you have shown for His name in serving the saints, as you still do.”
‭Hebrews 6:10 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus walked through dirt and dust;
disarmed hatred, forgave lust.
Let's keep faith strong and robust;
do good work and “earn our crust”.
God will not treat us unjust;
but reward our life-long trust. Hallelujah!

Read more: 28 October

27 October

“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
‭1 John 1:7 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God's word says 'walk in the light';
then we treat each other right.
When we sin and be contrite;
we find Jesus loves 'in spite'.
Jesus' death gives best respite;
all our darkness becomes bright. Hallelujah!

Read more: 27 October

26 October

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation.
But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
‭John 16:33 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus said I will depart;
'in Me' peace I will impart.
We can really now ‘take hear’t;
trust him now at each day's start.
Troubles will try pull apart;
but 'in Me' peace tops the chart. Hallelujah!

Read more: 26 October

25 October

“I love the LORD, because He heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because He inclined His ear to me,

therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.”
‭Psalms 116:1-2 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jonah was submerged in the sea;
then God heard his cries for mercy.
If we are our worst enemy;
God will help deliver, so don't flee.
Our sins were nailed to, Calv’ry’s tree,
repent and rejoice, we’re set free. Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 October

24 October

“Jesus said to them. I am the bread of life:
whoever comes to Me shall not hunger,
and whoever believes in Me shall never thirst.”
‭John 6:35 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God fed the Hebrews for forty years;
bread fell from heaven took away fears.
Woman at the well told all her peers;
“'come and see a man’ who brings good cheers.’
Jesus satisfies our lost careers;
meets our deep hunger, wipes away tears. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 October

23 October

“But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.”
‭Psalms 59:16 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Sweet songs of Zion will console;
in ev’ry exile and black hole.
Snatch from enemy what he stole;
so we fulfil God’s perfect role.
Singing is so good for our soul;
sing of God's love, strength and control. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 October

22 October

“For freedom Christ has set us free: stand firm therefore,
and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”
‭Galatians 5:1 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
‘Stand firm’ in God's loving favour;
Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Living by faith frees us much more;
For Holy Spirit’s our mentor.
He guides us to heavenly shore;
and fills us with God’s grace galore. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 October

21 October

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone,
especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
‭Galatians 6:10 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Our time on earth is very short;
so let’s ‘do good’ and “hold the fort”.
Five thousand men got food support;
for Jesus practised what he taught.
Some are more tempted and get caught;
so let's give help to ev'ry sort. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 October