• GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
    DAILY DEVOTIONAL
    GOD-HONORING DECISIONS
    READ EXODUS 28:1 THROUGH 29:46
    How can a believer be assured he is walking in God’s will? This question concerns every sincere Christian. This is also God’s concern. He longs for people to walk in His ways so their lives are happy, productive, and God-honoring. One piece of the priests’ garments addressed discerning God’s will for the Israelites.



    “Insert the Urim and Thummim into the sacred chestpiece so they will be carried over Aaron’s heart when he goes into the Lord’s presence. In this way, Aaron will always carry over his heart the objects used to determine the Lord’s will for his people whenever he goes in before the Lord” (Exodus 28:30).



    Inside the chestpiece were two stones called the Urim and Thummim. The priest reached into the chestpiece and chose a stone to reveal God’s will.



    Christians don’t wear a specific garment or choose between two stones to make choices, but God has ways to let us know His will. Principles found in the Bible are to be the basis for our choices. The Holy Spirit guides the Christian’s heart and mind.



    Thought for Today: Every choice you make has the possibility of changing your life forever.

    Quicklook: Exodus 28:29–35
    GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL GOD-HONORING DECISIONS READ EXODUS 28:1 THROUGH 29:46 How can a believer be assured he is walking in God’s will? This question concerns every sincere Christian. This is also God’s concern. He longs for people to walk in His ways so their lives are happy, productive, and God-honoring. One piece of the priests’ garments addressed discerning God’s will for the Israelites. “Insert the Urim and Thummim into the sacred chestpiece so they will be carried over Aaron’s heart when he goes into the Lord’s presence. In this way, Aaron will always carry over his heart the objects used to determine the Lord’s will for his people whenever he goes in before the Lord” (Exodus 28:30). Inside the chestpiece were two stones called the Urim and Thummim. The priest reached into the chestpiece and chose a stone to reveal God’s will. Christians don’t wear a specific garment or choose between two stones to make choices, but God has ways to let us know His will. Principles found in the Bible are to be the basis for our choices. The Holy Spirit guides the Christian’s heart and mind. Thought for Today: Every choice you make has the possibility of changing your life forever. Quicklook: Exodus 28:29–35
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  • GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
    DAILY DEVOTIONAL
    HEARTFELT GIVING
    READ EXODUS 25:1 THROUGH 27:21
    During the Israelites’ time in the wilderness, God instructed Moses to do a new thing. He told him to build a place for worship, a movable structure called a tabernacle. God gave Moses specific directions for the tabernacle’s construction: the size and color of curtains, room dimensions, and clothing of the priests and Levites who would serve in the tabernacle. God was also clear about the spirit in which the people were to present their offerings to build the place of worship.



    “Tell the people of Israel to bring me their sacred offerings. Accept the contributions from all whose hearts are moved to offer them” (Exodus 25:2).



    God is interested in every detail of your work for Him, but He also looks at the motives behind your actions. He desires that your heart enter into your giving.



    What is involved in heartfelt giving? First, give yourself to God. Then listen to God. Give what God impresses upon you to give. Above all, do it with a joy-filled heart.



    Prayer Suggestion: God, everything comes from You and belongs to You. I offer myself and all I have to You. Amen.

    Quicklook: Exodus 25:1–8
    GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL HEARTFELT GIVING READ EXODUS 25:1 THROUGH 27:21 During the Israelites’ time in the wilderness, God instructed Moses to do a new thing. He told him to build a place for worship, a movable structure called a tabernacle. God gave Moses specific directions for the tabernacle’s construction: the size and color of curtains, room dimensions, and clothing of the priests and Levites who would serve in the tabernacle. God was also clear about the spirit in which the people were to present their offerings to build the place of worship. “Tell the people of Israel to bring me their sacred offerings. Accept the contributions from all whose hearts are moved to offer them” (Exodus 25:2). God is interested in every detail of your work for Him, but He also looks at the motives behind your actions. He desires that your heart enter into your giving. What is involved in heartfelt giving? First, give yourself to God. Then listen to God. Give what God impresses upon you to give. Above all, do it with a joy-filled heart. Prayer Suggestion: God, everything comes from You and belongs to You. I offer myself and all I have to You. Amen. Quicklook: Exodus 25:1–8
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  • GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
    DAILY DEVOTIONAL
    MAKING WRONGS RIGHT
    READ EXODUS 22:1 THROUGH 24:18
    “When I was twelve, I stole a watch from my cousin,” Mary Lou confessed to her pastor’s wife. “Since then I’ve become a Christian. Should I offer to pay my cousin for the watch?”



    “Restitution is giving back to the rightful owner something lost or stolen,” the pastor’s wife replied. “The Bible gives us guidelines for returning stolen items.”



    After the Israelites fled from Egypt and became a nation, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. In later Scripture, God gave specific situations to show how these laws apply to personal possessions.



    “If someone borrows an animal from a neighbor and it is injured or dies when the owner is absent, the person who borrowed it must pay full compensation” (Exodus 22:14).



    In the give-and-take of life, offenses happen. If you are troubled by a past action, go to the person involved. An apology may be in order. If you’ve stolen an item or it was lost or destroyed while in your possession, offer to pay the cost involved. You will be obeying God, and He will give you a clear conscience.



    Thought for Today: Good relationships with God and others involve honesty, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

    Quicklook: Exodus 22:10–15
    GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL MAKING WRONGS RIGHT READ EXODUS 22:1 THROUGH 24:18 “When I was twelve, I stole a watch from my cousin,” Mary Lou confessed to her pastor’s wife. “Since then I’ve become a Christian. Should I offer to pay my cousin for the watch?” “Restitution is giving back to the rightful owner something lost or stolen,” the pastor’s wife replied. “The Bible gives us guidelines for returning stolen items.” After the Israelites fled from Egypt and became a nation, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. In later Scripture, God gave specific situations to show how these laws apply to personal possessions. “If someone borrows an animal from a neighbor and it is injured or dies when the owner is absent, the person who borrowed it must pay full compensation” (Exodus 22:14). In the give-and-take of life, offenses happen. If you are troubled by a past action, go to the person involved. An apology may be in order. If you’ve stolen an item or it was lost or destroyed while in your possession, offer to pay the cost involved. You will be obeying God, and He will give you a clear conscience. Thought for Today: Good relationships with God and others involve honesty, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Quicklook: Exodus 22:10–15
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  • GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
    DAILY DEVOTIONAL
    DOING HIS WORK TOGETHER
    READ EXODUS 16:1 THROUGH 18:27
    God had led the Israelites out of Egypt, but they faced many obstacles before they reached the Promised Land. First, they had to conquer the enemy who was living in the land. One of those enemies was the Amalekites. Joshua led the Israelite army into battle just as Moses had instructed.



    Moses was on a hill along with Aaron and Hur. God had told Moses to lift his arms with the staff of God in his hands.



    As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever

    he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage (Exodus 17:11).



    Aaron and Hur rushed to hold Moses’ arms up until the Israelite army defeated its enemy. Working together, the battle was won.



    Just as Moses’ coworkers lifted his arms that his work might be done, so Christians need to lift one another in prayer that their battles may be won.



    Prayer Suggestion: Ask God how to encourage other Christians as they live and strive to do His work.

    Quicklook: Exodus 17:8–15
    GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL DOING HIS WORK TOGETHER READ EXODUS 16:1 THROUGH 18:27 God had led the Israelites out of Egypt, but they faced many obstacles before they reached the Promised Land. First, they had to conquer the enemy who was living in the land. One of those enemies was the Amalekites. Joshua led the Israelite army into battle just as Moses had instructed. Moses was on a hill along with Aaron and Hur. God had told Moses to lift his arms with the staff of God in his hands. As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage (Exodus 17:11). Aaron and Hur rushed to hold Moses’ arms up until the Israelite army defeated its enemy. Working together, the battle was won. Just as Moses’ coworkers lifted his arms that his work might be done, so Christians need to lift one another in prayer that their battles may be won. Prayer Suggestion: Ask God how to encourage other Christians as they live and strive to do His work. Quicklook: Exodus 17:8–15
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  • GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
    DAILY DEVOTIONAL
    GOD’S GRUMBLING CHILDREN
    READ EXODUS 13:1 THROUGH 15:27
    A story is told of a woman who grumbled about everything and everyone. Then one year, her potato crop was bountiful. Her minister thought that finally the woman would say something positive. He said, “Everyone’s saying how nice your potato crop is this year.”



    The woman frowned at the minister and said, “Yes, but where are the bad potatoes to feed the pigs?”



    The Israelites also focused on what they lacked rather than on God’s blessings.

    Then the people complained and turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded (Exodus 15:24).



    God had brought His children out of slavery in Egypt. He had led them across the Red Sea to freedom. He had saved them from the Egyptian army. But it wasn’t long until their praises changed to complaining. Grumbling happens when people focus on problems instead of God’s blessings.



    The next time you are tempted to grumble, take a few moments to tally your blessings and then begin thanking God for them.



    Challenge for Today: Offer God thanks and praise, no matter what challenges you face.

    Quicklook: Exodus 15:22–27
    GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL GOD’S GRUMBLING CHILDREN READ EXODUS 13:1 THROUGH 15:27 A story is told of a woman who grumbled about everything and everyone. Then one year, her potato crop was bountiful. Her minister thought that finally the woman would say something positive. He said, “Everyone’s saying how nice your potato crop is this year.” The woman frowned at the minister and said, “Yes, but where are the bad potatoes to feed the pigs?” The Israelites also focused on what they lacked rather than on God’s blessings. Then the people complained and turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded (Exodus 15:24). God had brought His children out of slavery in Egypt. He had led them across the Red Sea to freedom. He had saved them from the Egyptian army. But it wasn’t long until their praises changed to complaining. Grumbling happens when people focus on problems instead of God’s blessings. The next time you are tempted to grumble, take a few moments to tally your blessings and then begin thanking God for them. Challenge for Today: Offer God thanks and praise, no matter what challenges you face. Quicklook: Exodus 15:22–27
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  • GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
    DAILY DEVOTIONAL
    OMNIPOTENT GOD
    READ EXODUS 7:1 THROUGH 9:35
    From the beginning of time, there have been those whose minds seemed to be focused on using their power for evil purposes. Pharaoh was one of those people. He made slaves of the Israelites who were in bondage in his country of Egypt.



    When God sent the plagues, Pharaoh’s magicians were able to duplicate them for a while. However, there came a time when the magicians were not able to keep up.

    Pharaoh’s magicians tried to do the same thing with their secret arts, but this time they failed (Exodus 8:18).



    It seems by this time Pharaoh would have admitted that God was more powerful, but he wouldn’t surrender his pride. Pharaoh continued resisting God.



    There were times when it appeared that Pharaoh’s heart was softening and that he might allow the Israelites the freedom to go into the desert to worship their God. But as the sun hardens clay that was once pliable, Pharaoh’s heart was also hardened. It would take other plagues before this man acknowledged the omnipotent God.



    Pharaoh learned what Christians know: no power is greater than God.



    Thought for Today: Has your heart become hardened in any way toward God?

    Quicklook: Exodus 8:16–19
    GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL OMNIPOTENT GOD READ EXODUS 7:1 THROUGH 9:35 From the beginning of time, there have been those whose minds seemed to be focused on using their power for evil purposes. Pharaoh was one of those people. He made slaves of the Israelites who were in bondage in his country of Egypt. When God sent the plagues, Pharaoh’s magicians were able to duplicate them for a while. However, there came a time when the magicians were not able to keep up. Pharaoh’s magicians tried to do the same thing with their secret arts, but this time they failed (Exodus 8:18). It seems by this time Pharaoh would have admitted that God was more powerful, but he wouldn’t surrender his pride. Pharaoh continued resisting God. There were times when it appeared that Pharaoh’s heart was softening and that he might allow the Israelites the freedom to go into the desert to worship their God. But as the sun hardens clay that was once pliable, Pharaoh’s heart was also hardened. It would take other plagues before this man acknowledged the omnipotent God. Pharaoh learned what Christians know: no power is greater than God. Thought for Today: Has your heart become hardened in any way toward God? Quicklook: Exodus 8:16–19
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  • GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
    DAILY DEVOTIONAL
    NO “BUTS” WITH GOD
    READ EXODUS 4:1 THROUGH 6:30
    Jim and his wife, Mary, were involved in a heartbreaking family problem. Their unwed daughter had given birth to a baby boy, and she wasn’t giving the child the care he needed.



    Jim and Mary felt prompted by God to go to court to ask for guardianship of the baby. Jim was concerned about the outcome and fretted out loud to Mary: “But what if the judge makes a decision against us caring for our grandson?”



    Mary replied, “With God, there are no ‘buts’.”



    Like Jim, Moses seemed to have a problem believing God was able to meet his needs.

    But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The Lord never appeared to you’?” (Exodus 4:1).



    When you read the remaining chapters of Exodus, you learn that Moses did learn to trust God, and eventually the Israelites reached the Promised Land.



    Jim also came to realize that he could trust God. Mary was right. When God gives instructions, there are no buts.



    Thought for Today: When you’ve prayed and asked God to help you, you can trust Him to follow through.

    Quicklook: Exodus 4:1–5
    GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL NO “BUTS” WITH GOD READ EXODUS 4:1 THROUGH 6:30 Jim and his wife, Mary, were involved in a heartbreaking family problem. Their unwed daughter had given birth to a baby boy, and she wasn’t giving the child the care he needed. Jim and Mary felt prompted by God to go to court to ask for guardianship of the baby. Jim was concerned about the outcome and fretted out loud to Mary: “But what if the judge makes a decision against us caring for our grandson?” Mary replied, “With God, there are no ‘buts’.” Like Jim, Moses seemed to have a problem believing God was able to meet his needs. But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The Lord never appeared to you’?” (Exodus 4:1). When you read the remaining chapters of Exodus, you learn that Moses did learn to trust God, and eventually the Israelites reached the Promised Land. Jim also came to realize that he could trust God. Mary was right. When God gives instructions, there are no buts. Thought for Today: When you’ve prayed and asked God to help you, you can trust Him to follow through. Quicklook: Exodus 4:1–5
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  • Good morning brothers and sisters and it is during some very interesting times that I write this to you. It seems like some people are not being judged rightly. We have politicians and leaders who are seemingly getting away with murder in our world. We also have some needlessly losing their lives for sharing the truth such as the Former Prime Minister of Japan. He was outspoken about the need for Taiwan to remain its own sovereign nation. It cost him his life. It makes me wonder what the Smart Book has to say for us today;
    Unjust Judgments Rebuked.
    A Psalm of Asaph.
    82 God stands in the divine assembly;
    He judges among the gods (divine beings).
    2
    How long will you judge unjustly
    And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
    3
    Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
    Do justice and maintain the rights of the afflicted and destitute.
    4
    Rescue the weak and needy;
    Rescue them from the hand of the wicked.
    5
    The rulers do not know nor do they understand;
    They walk on in the darkness [of complacent satisfaction];
    All the foundations of the earth [the fundamental principles of the administration of justice] are shaken.
    6
    I said, “You are [a]gods;
    Indeed, all of you are sons of the Most High.
    7
    “Nevertheless you will die like men
    And fall like any one of the princes.”
    8
    Arise, O God, judge the earth!
    For to You belong all the nations.
    Footnotes
    a. Psalm 82:6 Most of the ancient rabbis understood the idea of “gods” referring to judges, but some applied vv 6, 7 to the Israelites at Sinai and maintained that they would have become immortal as a result of accepting the Law, if only they had not committed the sin of the golden calf.
    Now we have this guy named Asaph which means Collector, Gatherer that was the head Musician under David and Solomon.
    Boy he gathered up some interesting thoughts for us in this Psalm. He seems to think that God has been an unjust Judge, allowing the wicked to get away with their wickedness. He then calls upon God to rescue the weak, fatherless, afflicted, destitute, and needy from the wicked. Boy we could sure use some of that today. I think it could be said that our rulers do not know or understand us. They just keep on walking on in darkness [of complacent satisfaction]. Nothing is wrong in their lives as all the foundations of the earth are shaken. They have no idea about justice for the common man. They act like gods, but they will all die like men; men of dust. God, please come and judge the earth, because all the nations belong to you! Come quickly Lord!
    May the Lord bless you and keep you,
    Chaplain Loehne
    Good morning brothers and sisters and it is during some very interesting times that I write this to you. It seems like some people are not being judged rightly. We have politicians and leaders who are seemingly getting away with murder in our world. We also have some needlessly losing their lives for sharing the truth such as the Former Prime Minister of Japan. He was outspoken about the need for Taiwan to remain its own sovereign nation. It cost him his life. It makes me wonder what the Smart Book has to say for us today; Unjust Judgments Rebuked. A Psalm of Asaph. 82 God stands in the divine assembly; He judges among the gods (divine beings). 2 How long will you judge unjustly And show partiality to the wicked? Selah. 3 Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice and maintain the rights of the afflicted and destitute. 4 Rescue the weak and needy; Rescue them from the hand of the wicked. 5 The rulers do not know nor do they understand; They walk on in the darkness [of complacent satisfaction]; All the foundations of the earth [the fundamental principles of the administration of justice] are shaken. 6 I said, “You are [a]gods; Indeed, all of you are sons of the Most High. 7 “Nevertheless you will die like men And fall like any one of the princes.” 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth! For to You belong all the nations. Footnotes a. Psalm 82:6 Most of the ancient rabbis understood the idea of “gods” referring to judges, but some applied vv 6, 7 to the Israelites at Sinai and maintained that they would have become immortal as a result of accepting the Law, if only they had not committed the sin of the golden calf. Now we have this guy named Asaph which means Collector, Gatherer that was the head Musician under David and Solomon. Boy he gathered up some interesting thoughts for us in this Psalm. He seems to think that God has been an unjust Judge, allowing the wicked to get away with their wickedness. He then calls upon God to rescue the weak, fatherless, afflicted, destitute, and needy from the wicked. Boy we could sure use some of that today. I think it could be said that our rulers do not know or understand us. They just keep on walking on in darkness [of complacent satisfaction]. Nothing is wrong in their lives as all the foundations of the earth are shaken. They have no idea about justice for the common man. They act like gods, but they will all die like men; men of dust. God, please come and judge the earth, because all the nations belong to you! Come quickly Lord! May the Lord bless you and keep you, Chaplain Loehne
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