Khesed

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Devotionals

17 January 2019

"The righteous who walks in his integrity
— blessed are his children after him.”
‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬
Let’s all inspire our children today;
Nephews and nieces so they won’t stray.
Teach them some Scriptures and how to pray;
To wait, be patient, ‘trust and obey’.
Love and lead them till our hair turns grey;
Give them God’s heritage, come what may.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan
Family: Genesis 18, Matthew 17
Personal: Nehemiah 7, Acts 17

16 January 2019

"Better is a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure and trouble with it.”
‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:16 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…,
‘Mary and Joseph’ lived simple and poor;
But they had great faith than what their eyes saw.
‘King Herd’ instead had riches galore;
But his faith in God, just ‘stopped at the door’.
Never let our faith, get weak and a chore;
Still trust God’s goodness, He loves evermore.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan
Family: Genesis 17, Matthew 16
Personal: Nehemiah 6, Acts 16

15 January 2019

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”
Proverbs‬ ‭18:10 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…,
God’s Name is always safe and secure;
Provides, protects with love that is pure.
Moses’ own strength was not the best cure;
So wilderness years made him mature.
For all our plans let’s really make sure;
To first ask God to get His measure.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan
Family: Genesis 16, Matthew 15,
Personal: Nehemiah 5 Acts 15

14 January 2019

"Bear one another's burdens,
and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
‭Galatians‬ ‭6:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬
Some may have extra ‘burdens’ to ‘bear’;
Struggles and sickness that seem unfair.
But Jesus loves us beyond compare;
On the cruel Cross He broke sin’s despair.
Love’s ‘law of Christ’, let’s practise, it’s rare;
Show both friends and foes our help and care.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan
Family: Genesis 15, Matthew 14
Personal: Nehemiah 4, Acts 14

13 January 2019

"Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
but the Lord weighs the heart.”
‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:2 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬
King Cyrus, Pharaoh and Endor witch;
Had this in common besides an itch.
God ruled over them without a hitch;
and still saves and cares for poor and rich.
So let’s not listen to world’s sales pitch;
God ‘weighs’ our motives, ‘ev’ry way which’.
Hallelujah!

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan
Family: Genesis 14, Matthew 13
Personal: Nehemiah 3, Acts 13

12 January 2019

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit,
but test the spirits to see whether they are from God,
for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
‭1 John‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬
Fully God and fully man;
Jesus Christ was God’s bold plan.
Born to earth then walked and ran;
Preaching, healing then began.
Died for us our sins to ban;
Love and trust Him all we can.
Hallelujah!

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan
Family: Genesis 13, Matthew 12 
Personal: Nehemiah 2, Acts 12

11 January 2019

"Be angry and do not sin;
Do not let the sun go down on your anger,
and give no opportunity to the devil.”
‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:26-27‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬
Before the sun sets down today;
No more let hurt and anger stay.
“Vengeance is mine, I will repay;”
The Lord knows best, ‘trust and obey’.
Remember Jesus is ‘the Way’;
‘...Truth and the Life’ so we don’t stray.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan
Family: Genesis 12, Matthew 11 
Personal: Nehemiah 1, Acts 11

10 January 2019

"Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
who seek Him with their whole heart.”
‭Psalms 119:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬
The best song to sing at each day’s start;
“Let’s love the Lord God with our ‘whole heart’.”
Moses knew God would never depart;
Soon Egypt’s power just fell apart.
Keep letting God lead, is pretty smart;
Truth, love and wisdom He will impart.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 10 January 2019

9 January 2019

"Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.”
‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:3 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…,
Let’s ask the Lord for great success;
Of all our plans, nothing less.
When Joesph’s brothers caused him stress;
He trusted God to care and bless.
Roll our cares to the Cross address;
We’ll find great strength, grace and goodness.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 9 January 2019

8 January 2019

"For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that One has died for all, therefore all have died;
and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.”
2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:14-15 ESV ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…,
Let ‘the love of Christ’ lead us much more;
When we enter and go out our door.
See the blood of the ‘Lamb of God’ pour;
With great power to cleanse and restore.
Let the ‘Lion of Judah’ now roar;
In our hearts deep down, right to the core.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 8 January 2019

7 January 2019

"For where two or three are gathered in My name,
there am I among them.”
Matthew‬ ‭18:20 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…,
God’s wisdom trains us in twos ‘or’ threes;
God, a witness and us are the keys.
Jesus died for our sins to appease;
God was there and the mockers who tease.
‘Father forgive them’, soul-saving pleas;
So ‘strengthen’ our ‘feeble hands and knees’.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 7 January 2019

6 January 2019

"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ 

Dear friends and family…,
Monday to Friday and weekend the same;
God meets all our needs, we no more feel shame.
Manna, spring water and even fresh game;
God cared for Hebrews and spread forth His fame.
A ‘be content...secret’ Paul wants to proclaim;
In fat and lean times, let’s keep faith aflame.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 6 January 2019

5 January 2019

"I the Lord search the heart and test the mind,
to give every man according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his deeds.”
‭Jeremiah 17:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…,
We can hide our motives and cover our sin;
But Sovereign God sees our heart deep within.
“How can eternal life I clearly win?”
“Sell all your riches is where you begin.
Then follow me and you’ll enter right in.”
The ‘rich young ruler’ walked off with no grin.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬

Read more: 5 January 2019

4 January 2019

"But let all who take refuge in You rejoice;
Let them ever sing for joy, and spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may exult in You.”
‭Psalms‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…,
‘Morning by morning’ let’s come in prayer;
Our refuge when we feel life’s not fair.
We look to the Cross and won’t despair;
Jesus heals hearts in need of repair.
‘Make Your way straight’ Lord, comfort and care;
When we lose loved ones, precious and rare.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 4 January 2019

3 January 2019

"Do not love the world or the things in the world.
If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world –
the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life
- is not from the Father but is from the world.”
‭1 John‬ 2:15-16‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…,
‘Lust of the flesh...the eyes’...and ‘pride of life’;
These can trap all of us, husband and wife.
Adam and Eve ate the fruit that looked nice;
Lost ‘Garden of Eden’, not worth the price.
Our worldly sins hurt and start so much strife;
“Please Lord remove them before they get rife.”
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 3 January 2019

2 January 2019

"Keep your life free from love of money,
and be content with what you have, for He has said,
‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”
Hebrews 13:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…,
Jesus will not, leave us, no never;
When days are rough, sweet or whatever.
Joshua’s God, guided so clever;
He found God’s love, would never sever.
‘Love of money’, is wrong endeavour;
But Jesus’ love lasts us forever.'
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 2 January 2019

1 January 2019

"Behold, I am doing a new thing;
Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”
Isaiah‬ ‭43:19‬ ‭ESV ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…,
Creator, Redeemer, Saviour and King;
That’s why our God wants to do ‘a new thing’.
Moses saved Hebrew slaves from Pharaoh’s sting;
Rough Red Sea crossing made Miriam sing.
Jesus ‘Chief Shepherd’ to His Cross we’ll cling;
‘Rivers’ will run with joy, blessings He’ll bring.
Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 1 January 2019

31 December

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away, behold, the new has come.”
2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
No matter what tribe, language or nation;
when we trust Christ we're a 'new creation'.
All our old ways have died of starvation;
buried them quick, no time for cremation.
Let's make Jesus our Big Boss relation;
“full on” for Christ beats ev'ry temptation. Hallelujah!

Read more: 31 December

30 December

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace,
that we may receive mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need.”
‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:16 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When troubles try toss us around;
God's ‘grace’ will then 'super abound'.
Jesus, Great High Priest has been crowned;
and prays for us with words profound.
'Come boldly ask, and hold your ground;
in Me mercy and faith is found. Hallelujah!

Read more: 30 December

29 December

“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
they shall walk, and not faint.”
‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's trust in God, draw strength from Him;
we will not sink but float and swim.
We won't fear when lights grow dim;
when roads get rough and life gets grim.
God restores our vigour and vim;
'cup runs over', way pass the brim. Hallelujah!

Read more: 29 December

28 December

“Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When feeling little, like a worm;
ask 'your Redeemer', strong and firm.
His 'righteous right hand' will affirm;
'you are my servant', not a germ.
God will care, protect and confirm;
He's our Saviour for the long term. Hallelujah!

Read more: 28 December

27 December

“Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them into the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
‭Matthew‬ ‭28:19 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus bids us spread His fame;
north, south, east and west proclaim.
'Make disciples', break sin's shame;
teach them how to troubles tame.'
‘God with us' still stays the same;
'all power' in Jesus' Name. Hallelujah!

Read more: 27 December

26 December

“And the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen,
as it had been told them.”
‭Luke‬ ‭2:20 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's catch praise, really be bold;
share 'good news' the angels told.
All are welcome to the fold;
lost and hurt sheep, 'come behold....
The Good Shepherd won’t withhold;
let's trade silver for the gold. Hallelujah!

Read more: 26 December

25 December

“For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given;
and the government shall be upon His shoulder,
and His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Come see the Child in Mary's hands:
'God is with us' and understands.
He wants the best for all of our plans;
even when life makes cruel demands.
‘Goodness and mercy’ God commands;
so 'Prince of Peace, please heal our lands'. Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 December

24 December

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is well pleased.”
‭Luke‬ ‭2:13-14‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Thieves and robbers and despised low class;
God loves them and will never by-pass.
Hearing the angels singing 'en masse';
the shepherds came new men, bold as brass.
The Saviour’s sign, nothing can surpass;
boy child asleep on manger of grass. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 December

23 December

“And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son
and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger,
because there was no place for them in the inn.”
‭Luke‬ ‭2:6-7‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
A ninety mile trip that took three days;
now in the manger the baby lays.
The mother is poor yet true love displays;
cares and protects and beside him stays.
Come see the boy child the angels praise;
‘Saviour is born’ to explain God's ways. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 December

22 December

“In this the love of God was made manifest among us,
that God sent His only Son into the world,
so that we might live through Him.”
‭1 John‬ ‭4:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Hear the joy-bells ring out clear;
hope, new life and love is here.
Jesus' birth has brought much cheer;
'God with us', in flesh appear.
See the Cross, love cost Him dear;
'perfect love' let's no more fear. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 December

21 December

“She will bear a Son;
and you will call His name JESUS,
for He will save His people from their sins.”
‭Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
To stop gossip at the town well;
Joseph humbly refused to tell.
But comfort came from God's angel;
"Mary's faithful, your fears please quell...
Saviour, Jesus, will break sin's spell";
He's 'God with us' Immanuel. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 December

20 December

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but in order that the world might be saved through Him.”
‭John‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus' with us, all day and night;
when at home, or way out of sight.
He's our Saviour, hear his invite:
'come from darkness, I am the Light'.
He won't despise, He knows our plight;
He won't condemn, He saves outright. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 December

19 December

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
Isaiah‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When troubles try twist and entwine;
'God with us' remains a great sign.
Gives 'faith' that that will never decline;
and 'hope' from the richest goldmine.
But what really strengthens my spine;
God’s 'love' forever stays online. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 December

18 December

“To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.”
‭ Proverbs‬ ‭21:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Raise our praises to the skies;
keep it filled with truth not lies.
God has supernatural eyes;
He can see through false disguise.
Answer now the widow's cries;
truth with mercy satisfies. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 December

17 December

“With my whole heart I seek You;
Let me not wander from Your commandments.”
Psalms‬ ‭119:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus is always in command;
so let's obey ev'ry demand.
He made the earth, sky, sea and sand;
and preached and healed across the land.
All wrongs against us we withstand,
because we trust his unseen Hand. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 December