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Devotions for Life

Instant Gratification

Ponder: I want what I want, and I want it now!

Scripture: “By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11:24, 25, NKJV).

An old adage says, “Good things come to those who wait.” In this era of entitlement, many are unwilling to wait. Why save up for that car when I can get financing stretched out five years or longer? Why wait to pay cash for what I want when I can have it right now by putting it on my credit card? It’s called “Instant Gratification,” and it is epidemic in America. It’s the reason so many are turning to people like Dave Ramsey to help them learn to live within their means.


The Believing Centurion

Today’s Verse: Matthew 27:54

“Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.”

When Jesus looks down from the cross, or from heaven looking down on each of us on a daily basis, does he hear us say, “Truly this is the Son of God”? Perhaps we are too quick to say, “well I truly believe Jesus is the Son of God.” But on a daily basis, and on an hourly basis, is Jesus, our savior for all times?

“And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matthew 22:37 ).


How Do You See People?

Ponder: Controversy – “I don’t want to get involved!”
Scripture: “He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself” (John 9:21, NKJV).
Thus far we have seen that Jesus’ disciples treated the man born blind as an
object of religious discussion. Once he had been healed, the neighbors saw him
as something spectacular to wonder about. The Pharisees viewed him as a
question of lawfulness, and an object to be used to lash out at Jesus. Now let’s
see the reaction of his parents.