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Devotion: Revelation 16:9-12 (excerpt) "...they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him...People...cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done... Note: * Even when the power of God is fully and completely revealed, many will still refuse to repent. If you find yourself ignoring God more and more, turn back to him now before your heart becomes too hard to…

Isaiah 5:11-12 (excerpt) Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine...they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord, no respect for the work of his hands. Notes: * These people spent many hours drinking and partying, but Isaiah predicted that eventually many would die of hunger & thirst. Ironically, our pleasures – if they do not have God's blessing – may destroy us. Leaving God out of our lives allows…

Bible Devotion:Psalm 86 Devoted trust in times of deep trouble A prayer of David. Verses I highlighted:1, 2, 4, 10-12, 15 (excerpt) "...Guard my life, for I am faithful to you...You are my God...you alone are God... give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness."…

Revelation 16:12-15 (excerpt) "The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up...Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty...Blessed is the one who stays awake..."

Bible Devotion: Psalm 84 Theme: God's living presence is our greatest joy. His radiant presence helps us grow in strength, grace, and glory. Verses I highlighted: 1, 2, 4, 10-12 (excerpt) "How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God...Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere... Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you."…

Bible Devotion: Psalm 55 Theme: Expressing deep dismay over the treachery of a close friend. When friends hurt us, the burden is too difficult to carry alone. Author: David This psalm was most likely written during the time of Absalom's rebellion and Ahithophel's. Some say versus 12-14 are Messianic because they also describe Judas's betrayal of Christ. Verses I highlighted:1, 6, 16, 17, 22 (excerpt) "...Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you..."…

Bible Devotion - Psalm 30 Theme: A celebration of God's deliverance. Earthly security is uncertain, but God is always faithful. Author: David Verses I highlighted: 2, 4, 5, 9-12 ... Excerpt: "... praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. “What is gained if I am silenced...Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Lord my God, I will praise you…

Devotion:Rev12:11-16 (excerpt)"...Therefore rejoice,you heavens & you who dwell in them!But woe to the earth & the sea,because the devil has gone down to you!He is filled with fury,because he knows that his time is short.”When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth,he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child...But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his…

Bible Devotion: Psalm 62 Placing all hope in God. Knowing that God is in control allows us to wait patiently for him to rescue us. True relief does not come when the problem is solved....It comes from an enduring hope in God's ultimate salvation. Author: David Verses I highlighted: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12 (excerpt) "Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him...“You reward everyone according to what they have done.”" http://bible.com/111/psa.62.1.niv

Rev 7:9-13 Verses highlighted:Rev 7‬:‭4, 9-12‬ (excerpt)"Then I heard the number of those who were sealed:144,000 from all the tribes of Israel...they cried out in a loud voice:“Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne...down on their faces...worshiped God, saying:“Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”…