January 22

As we come to the New Testament we find Jesus also speaking in terms of clean and unclean. In Mark 7 we read of the Pharisees and some scribes challenging Jesus as they question why his disciples do not ceremonially wash their hands before dinner, as was the tradition...

January 20

Did you grow up in a home that taught ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’? I know of a pastor whose wife hung a plaque in the bathroom that read, “Cleanliness is next to impossible.” Now there is a standard I can live down to! In Leviticus 10:10-11, God lays out to...

January 19

Leviticus is a book with which many Christians struggle. If they make it through the detailed (and bloody) accounts of the sacrificial system, they are then hit with five chapters of “clean” and “unclean” and the discomforting topics of skin diseases, death, and...

January 15

In sports it is said, “records are made to be broken.” Unfortunately, too often with humans the same can be said of promises. Broken promises are often the source of our deepest hurts. Thus, it is no surprise the comfort Christians take from God and his steadfast...

January 14

As I prepared for last Sunday’s service and this week’s devotionals God’s many and varied promises have so greatly encouraged me. I believe all of God’s promises work in concert for the good of our lives and the outworking in them of godliness. However, I believe...

January 13

If there was one phrase the comedian Flip Wilson was known for it was, “The devil made me do it!” His way of evading personal responsibility may have been  good for laughs, but not much of a model for Christian discipleship! I wish to pick up from yesterday’s...