Khesed

Khesed

Khesed

Devotionals

20 April

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”
1 Peter 1:3 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We may feel in exile, long way from our homeland’
but God shows ‘great mercy', He had already planned.
For in Jesus we walk, with a 'living hope' grand;
He strengthens us daily, as we’re led by His Hand.
Since we’ve been ‘born again’, sealed and stamped with His brand;
Let’s always be ready, to obey his command. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 20 April

19 April

"He was despised, and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as One from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.”
Isaiah 53:3 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When sometimes we feel our 'sorry time' is endless;
it's easy to think ‘poor fella me motherless’.
But Jesus ‘the Servant’ suffered worse than homeless;
alone on the Cross he was treated so heartless.
But he rose again and changed things that seemed hopeless,
Lord Jesus ‘our Saviour’ now gives us joy boundless. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 19 April

18 April

"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God,
who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations,”
Deuteronomy 7:9 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's keep our lives from moral pollution,
obey God's word for ev’ry solution.
God's love is 'faithful' and beats temptations,
lasting for 'a thousand generations'.
God keeps us warm-hearted, never frozen,
winners not losers, cause were God's chosen. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 18 April

17 April

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial,
for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life,
which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”
James 1:12 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When troubled, distressed,
let's pass ev’ry 'test'.
James found what was best,
stay steadfast when pressed.
Looking for true rest…?
In Jesus invest. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 17 April

16 April

"The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight."
Proverbs 4:7 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Some people chase fame and glittering gold;
“wisdom' and 'insight' they leave in the cold.
Christ became 'wisdom', betrayed and was sold;
then died for our sins, as Calvary told.
Let’s make a good choice, be faithful, stay bold;
trust in Lord Jesus, be blessed hundred-fold. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 16 April

15 April

"Whoever has My commandments, and keeps them, he it is who loves Me.
And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and manifest Myself to him.”
John 14:21 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we feel lonely, a little unsure,
talk to Lord Jesus who has the right cure.
He is God's own Son, True, Faithful and pure;
does not deceive us, as fish to a lure.
Jesus the Way, Truth, and Life with future;
gives us His Spirit, to strengthen, mature. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 15 April

14 April

"Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable."
Isaiah 40:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
There's too many 'have nots' in despair,
who do not know God really does care.
When time first began God sure was there,
saved brave Daniel from the lion's lair.
So let's tell others God’s love is rare,
has strength and wisdom beyond compare. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 14 April

13 April

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control;
against such there is no law.”
Galatians‬ 5:22-23‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Since death of Christ has set us free;
'fruit of the Spirit' people see.
There's 'love, joy, peace' within my heart;
'patience, kindness' sets me apart.
'Goodness, faithfulness' is my song;
'meekness, self-control' still stays strong. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 13 April

12 April

“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Colossians‬ 3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
At last ‘death’ has lost its terrible ‘sting’;
for Jesus has gained the ‘victory’ win.
He died on the Cross salvation to bring;
Then rose from the dead, as Saviour and King.
Our faith becomes strong, and loudly we sing;
Our labours not ‘vain’, Christ is our wellspring. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 12 April

11 April

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,
singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
Colossians‬ 3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When words become hateful, crude and not clean;
Christ gives us 'a sea change', welcome new scene.
The words of Lord Jesus bring light, life and sheen;
“please Father forgive them…their words are so mean’.
Let’s sing ‘psalms…hymns…and…songs”, for good heart hygiene;
and dance to the guitar, and tambourine. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 11 April

10 April

"Therefore as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him,
and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
Colossians‬ 2:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s build on the Rock, not weak, sinking sand;
‘rooted and built up’ and sure that we stand.
Moses led Hebrews, by God’s guiding Hand;
‘cloud and by fire’, across desert land.
So let’s be thankful, for what God has planned;
He ‘made us alive’, ‘disarmed’ sin’s demand. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 10 April

9 April

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
Romans‬ 12:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Conformed we no more;
to world as before.
The cruel Cross we saw;
pain, suff’ring galore.
Transformed by the Door;
our souls to restore. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 9 April

8 April

"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death.”
Romans‬ 8:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Once we had doubts, some worries, regrets;
tied us all up, like fish caught in nets.
Jesus paid for, our sins, shame and debts.
Cleaned up our hearts, forgives and forgets.
“Free’ in the Lord, now nothing upsets;
‘Spirit of life’ are my best assets. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 8 April

7 April

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way
we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus,
how He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
Acts‬ 20:35‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
‘More blessed to give than to receive’;
help all the weak from “wolves” that deceive.
Paul preached to repent and to believe;
then ‘faith, hope and love’ we will receive.
Let’s no more hold hurts, worry and grieve;
with Christ in our hearts we will achieve. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 7 April

6 April

"One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.”
‭‭Psalms‬ 27:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When troubles surround us and struggles seem tough,
God’s 'light and salvation' is more than enough.
Rejected, abandoned, Jesus faced rebuff;
but He still prayed to God, smooth road or rough.
Farmers, soldiers, athletes sometimes talk bit gruff;
But songs, prayers and worship sweeten all that “stuff”. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 6 April

5 April

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice,
holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
‭‭Romans‬ 12:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Our Lord Jesus paid the highest price;
cleansed our hearts, only death would suffice.
In heart-felt thanks for Christ's sacrifice;
keep our lives holy, keep paradise.
Though the world tires to trick, trip, entice;
we will serve Jesus, never think twice. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 5 April

4 April

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God?
Or am I trying to please man?
If I were still trying to please man,
I would not be a servant of Christ.”
‭‭Galatians‬ 1:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We cannot earn or ever repay;
the grace shown us that Christ is the Way.
Saul's rock-hard heart was melted to clay;
by Jesus' gracious, heavenly ray.
Let's not lose heart for those gone astray;
'Saul' can come 'Paul' and serve God one day. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 4 April

3 April

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!”
‭‭Psalms‬ 95:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's love the Lord and do our best;
so we can enter to 'God's rest'.
The Promised Land can be possessed;
we won't look back but pass the test.
Honour God's good Name, keep Him blessed;
let's worship Him from east to west. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 3 April

2 April

“My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
for He will pluck my feet out of the net.”
Psalms‬ ‭25:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's ask the Lord in honest prayer,
'release our feet from the hunter's snare.'
They accuse, lie and falsely swear;
desire to damage, treat us unfair.
But we like Stephen will not despair;
we see God's throne and forgive their scare. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 2 April

1 April

“The Lord is near to all who call on Him,
to all who call on Him in truth.
He fulfils the desire of those who fear Him;
He also hears their cry and saves them.”
Psalms‬ ‭145:18-19‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God's grace and greatness must be said;
birds and beasts by Him are all fed.
Through the desert Hebrews may tread,
yet God provides their daily bread.
Fear the Lord with love and not dread,
in heart and home make Christ our Head. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 1 April

31 March

“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.”
Psalms 18:2 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Troubles can be a deadly lure;
to blur God's love, make Him obscure.
Nothing could stop the wise men's tour;
to see child Jesus all so pure.
So run to the Rock, let's endure;
Jesus is strong, stable and sure. Hallelujah!

Read more: 31 March

30 March

“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…,
Abraham waits for twenty five years;
Isaac the promised son then appears.
God keeps his Word, so throw of our fears;
our work's not forgotten, nor our tears.
Let faith, like rent, not fall in arrears,
true saints pay on time, serving our peers. Hallelujah!

Read more: 30 March

29 March

“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…,
Keep up our habit of 'walking in the light';
then our hearts stay pure and we do what is right.
Wise men followed the star that was shining bright;
for many miles they travelled, all through the night.
Let’s stay in God's presence to 'fight the good fight';
Jesus' own blood cleansed us of sin’s awful blight. Hallelujah!

Read more: 29 March

28 March

“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…,
The world's system hates us and gives us much woes;
but Jesus loves us from head to our toes.
“Cheer up”, for Jesus has humbly us chose;
based on the wonder that he died then arose.
Keep trusting Jesus, we'll reap what He sows;
love, power and patience and peace he bestows. Hallelujah!

Read more: 28 March

27 March

“I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because He inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.”
Psalms 116:1-2 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let's thank God's mercy deep in our heart;
saved us from sin and set us apart.
Nineveh needed a fresh new start;
"no way" said Jonah, "they're off my chart."
Jonah repented, pride did depart;
saved old foes became God's work of art. Hallelujah!

Read more: 27 March

26 March

"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…,
Let’s go live in 'Never-Never Land';
bread is there and water 'on demand'.
Forty years' manna was great and grand,
guided Hebrews across desert sand.
But 'forever life' Jesus has planned,
let Him lead us by His blood-stained Hand. Hallelujah!

Read more: 26 March

25 March

"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…,
Some weeks we face a lot of stress,
heartaches and pain upon us press.
Pray to God, send an 'SOS';
He's still our Rock and strong Fortress.
Sing Nehemiah's good progress;
built city wall for God did bless! Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 March

24 March

"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…,
Law and lifestyle won't save us,
hearts turn cruel and so callous.
Pray to Jesus and discuss,
to be freed from fear and fuss.
Hop on board His 'Good News bus';
faith in Him makes us righteous. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 March

23 March

"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life;
whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life,
but the wrath of God remains on him.”
John 3:36 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
God our Father rules our land;
Put “all things” in Jesus "hand".
Jesus has our own life planned;
on the Cross sins nailed and banned.
Let’s rejoice and understand;
Jesus gives us Life that's grand. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 March

22 March

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

Dear friends and family…,
Jesus walked a lonely road;
to the Cross where his blood flowed.
There His great love was bestowed;
centre of our Christian code.
But more mercy then was showed;
His Spirit helps bear our great load. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 March

21 March

"And there is salvation in no one else,
for there is no other name under heaven given among men
by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:12 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
See Peter preach with great boldness,
before the crowd’s icy coldness.
See the man get complete wholeness,
dances with joy, no more lameness.
Jesus gives ‘great grace' and gladness;
'no other name', saves from sadness. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 March

20 March

"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:34 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Look at the lilies with beauty so rare;
and chirpy sparrows that fly in the air.
God made all these things and really does care;
He meets all their needs, they never despair.
Let’s not ‘worry' what to eat, drink or wear;
but 'walk by faith' knowing Jesus is there. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 March