Khesed

Khesed

Khesed

Devotionals

20 July

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Come cross the ‘Jordan River’ with me;
God's precious promise will come to be.
Let’s take the ‘land of milk and honey’;
It costs ‘good courage’, and not money.
We too were slaves but now we are free,
'cause Jesus died on Calvary's tree. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 July

19 July

“By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us,
and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”
1 John 3:16 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
“Love makes the world go round” we sing;
as seen and heard when wedding bells ring.
But when we make Jesus our King;
new love with faith and hope we bring.
Jesus' death for us was willing;
show this ‘greater love’ by giving. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 July

18 July

“Judge not, and you will not be judged;
condemn not, and you not be condemned;
forgive and you will be forgiven.”
Luke 6:37 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
What we sow we sure will reap;
corn grows corn and sheep breeds sheep.
‘Saving face' is road too steep;
breaks up friendship, we lose sleep.
'Saving grace', is best to keep;
Jesus loves, forgives a heap. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 July

17 July

“For the LORD gives wisdom;
from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.”
Proverbs 2:6 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Some inherit silver and gold;
prefer these as riches untold.
But best gift our children can hold,
keep God's Word like grand mother told.
She knew Jesus saves from the cold;
faith in Him should never be sold. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 July

16 July

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are His judgments,
and how inscrutable are His ways!”
Romans 11:33 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Not all can track and understand;
to read the footprints in the sand.
All good gifts come from God's own hand;
to share God's goodness in the land.
Jesus is the Way, none so grand;
His Truth and Life will us expand. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 July

15 July

“Ah Lord GOD! It is You who made the heavens and the earth
by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm!
There is nothing too hard for you.”
Jeremiah 32:17 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
‘Nothing is too hard’ for our God;
Heavens He made and rich earth sod.
Testings and trials won’t seem odd;
we lift up prayers like Moses' rod.
Since God feeds the humble cod;
every road He helps us plod. Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 July

14 July

“because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord,
and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart one believes and is justified,
and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”
Romans 10:9-10 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Heart and mouth be in accord;
and ‘confess…Jesus is Lord”.
On the Cross His blood was poured;
for all sins we hide and hoard.
'Good news' train, let's jump aboard;
faith, hope, love God has restored. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 July

13 July

“Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another,
forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”
Colossians 3:13 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
To be patient, love and forgive;
is a life-style that's hard to live.
Trust Jesus who strengthens belief;
through Him we have rest and relief.
We’re like rough sand strained through His sieve;
purer, cleaner, ready to give. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 July

12 July

“But I say to you, love your enemies,
and pray for those who persecute you.”
Matthew 5:44 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Today let's love our enemy;
and pray for those who mistreat me.
God’s sun shines on the smallest tree;
and bright flowers and honey bee.
God runs the world’s economy;
in Him we find autonomy. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 July

11 July

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing;
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Like a river floods its banks;
keep up prayer, joy, giving thanks.
God gives peace and strengthens ranks;
overcame all Satan’s pranks.
Jesus wants to fill our tanks;
tell this to all crooks and cranks. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 July

10 July

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Some 'hide' their sin to feel no shame;
others 'seek' not to take blame.
'Hide-and-seek' is a no-win game;
We never change, but stay the same.
Let’s confess sin in Jesus' name;
a clean conscience we then can claim. Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 July

9 July

“For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus
from the law of sin and death.”
Romans 8:2 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
World is living in two camps;
runners-up or all-time champs.
Devil's road darkens and damps;
puts our souls in chains and clamps.
Jesus' streets have clear bright lamps;
Cleans up “crooks” and drunks and tramps. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 July

8 July

“In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that He loved us,
and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
1 John 4:10 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
God's 'perfect love casts out fear’;
let's not fret or shed a tear.
Jesus’ death by cross and spear;
paid sins’ debt so we’re made clear.
Shame and blame, refuse to hear;
God's greater love now stays near. Hallelujah!

Read more: 8 July

7 July

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
Romans 8:18 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Though we face harm, loss and decay;
God's glory will forever stay.
Jesus will come, he won't delay;
wait to inherit some sweet day.
Sons and daughters throw out dismay;
the Son still shines so let's “make hay”. Hallelujah!

Read more: 7 July

6 July

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness;
and all these things will be added to you.”
Matthew 6:33 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Do not worry what to eat, drink or wear;
God knows what we need as he's always there.
God waters and feeds 'the birds of the air';
and beauty of lilies He makes so rare.
We all stay under God's knowledge and care;
when feeling no good, seek Jesus in prayer. Hallelujah!

Read more: 6 July

5 July

“Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him,
on those who hope in His steadfast love.”
Psalms 33:18 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
When Moses crossed the rough Red Sea;
the Hebrew slaves were all set free.
Pharaoh's might became history;
God's great love gained victory.
Jesus’ blood flowed on Calv’ry's tree;
A 'new Red Sea’ that ransomed me. Hallelujah!

Read more: 5 July

4 July

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear
but of power and love and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Holy Spirit plays a major role:
gives 'power and love and self-control.'
‘Power' withstands when “seal-billows roll”;
almighty strength that “anchors our soul”.
'Love' that lifts us in our daily stroll;
'self-control' keeps us sweet, sound and whole. Hallelujah!

Read more: 4 July

3 July

“There is none holy like the LORD;
there is none besides you;
there is no rock like our God.”
1 Samuel 2:2 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
God is holy I declare; 
stable, strong, beyond compare. 
God is gracious, just and fair; 
answers ev'ry woman's prayer. 
Let's not worry or despair, 
rescue plans He will prepare. Hallelujah!

Read more: 3 July

2 July

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable,
 whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Philippians 4:8 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
The sound of joy-bells can't stop ringing;
when Jesus' worth we all start singing.
Truth, honour, justice He is bringing;
to His pure love we still are clinging.
From north, south, east, west, hope are springing;
for sin, pain, death has lost its stinging. Hallelujah!

Read more: 2 July

1 July

“Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon His name;
make known His deeds among the peoples.”
 1 Chronicles 16:8 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
King David's tribe humbly turns;
God forgives, not always spurns.  
David 'thanks’ and God's way yearns;
a life lesson he now learns.
As the boomerang returns;
Jesus' love for us still burns. Hallelujah!

Read more: 1 July

30 June

“Do not say, "I will repay evil";
wait for the LORD and He will deliver you.”
Proverbs 20:22 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
God rules over our planet earth';
He knows all our tricks, wrongs and worth.
So payback thoughts give a wide berth;
'wait on the Lord' for lasting mirth.
Our God can give us ‘second birth’;
let’s trust Him in Sydney or Perth. Hallelujah!

Read more: 30 June

29 June

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.”
Psalms 51:12 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
King David did something real bad;
It made prophet Nathan feel sad.
Told David, ‘you won’t be a Dad;
Your sins have not made our God glad.’
So David confessed he’s a “cad”;
God then restored ‘joy’ he once had. Hallelujah!

Read more: 29 June

28 June

“Little children, let us not love in word or talk,
but in deed and in truth.”
1 John 3:18 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
There's a new Way of 'talkin' to country';
it’s God’s Love ‘in deed and in truth’ plenty.
Jesus’s death had sin, shame and yet beauty;
Our model of love, goodness and duty.
Let our walk match our ‘talk’ in purity;
He’s the glue that keeps us in unity. Hallelujah!

Read more: 28 June

26 June

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,
for He who promised is faithful.”
Hebrews 10:23 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
The Lord Jesus never lies;
said He'd die but then arise.
He will kindly sympathise;
so confess don’t compromise.
Strengthen then our Christian ties;
Till He returns through the skies. Hallelujah!

Read more: 26 June

25 June

“Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
James 4:7 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Satan craves all the power;
wants to crush and devour.
He parades like a flower;
thinks he's sweet, but is sour.
Jesus stays our strong tower;
speak His Name ev'ry hour. Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 June

24 June

“The reward for humility and the fear of the LORD is
riches and honor and life.”
Proverbs 22:4 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
The 'fear of the Lord' let's now put first;
to stop wrong and worry at its worst.
So seek God, really hunger and thirst;
then 'riches…honour…life’ is disbursed.
It starts with the Cross when sin was cursed;
shame and blame Jesus humbly reversed. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 June

23 June

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through Him who loved us.”
Romans 8:37 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let’s not feel like a motherless child;
look at Joseph though he was exiled.
Never got jealous, moody or riled;
he knew God’s love upon him had smiled.
Finally freed from dungeon so wild;
forgave his brothers, and reconciled. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 June

22 June

“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find
life, righteousness, and honor.”
Proverbs 21:21 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Young Solomon asked God for wisdom;
so he could wisely rule his kingdom.
God granted his prayer;
and knew God would care.
God blessed the young king with much income;
and taught us proverbs, a good outcome. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 June

21 June

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation.”
Psalms 68:19 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Who nailed our burdens to the cross?
Who knows our hurts and feels our loss?
Who gives us peace when storm winds toss?
Who cleans our hearts from dirt and dross?
His name is Jesus, Burden-Boss;
gives us all strong roots, not like moss. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 June

20 June

“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
for His steadfast love endures for ever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
When king David brought the ark back home;
they worshipped God right through the whole day.
Don’t let God’s truth from us ever roam;
stay close to Him in every way.
‘Give thanks’ to God, for sweet honey comb.
His 'steadfast love’ is there come what may. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 June

19 June

“You are my hiding-place and my shield;
I hope in your word.”
Psalms 119:114 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
I’ve got a secret 'hiding place,'
where God and me talk face to face.
I confess things I wrongly chase;
tears roll down and heart starts to race.
God responds and forgives my case;
with words of mercy, love and grace. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 June

18 June

“If My people, who are called by My name humble themselves,
and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let's come to Jesus, He understands;
He will ‘forgive’ sins and ‘heal’ our lands.
Trust and obey His ‘humble’ commands;
“leave ‘wicked ways’ and follow My plans.”
‘Come…weak and weary’ and hold His Hands;
His ‘yoke is easy' with ‘light’ demands. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 June