Khesed

Khesed

Khesed

Devotionals

26 May

"Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD,
and whom you teach out of your law,
to give him rest from days of trouble,
until a pit is dug for the wicked.”
‭‭Psalms 94:12-13 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We may not inherit riches and gold;
but we have received the best wealth untold.
That is to be saved from cruel sin's stronghold;
and walk down the street with a heart so bold.
For Jesus has brought us in from the cold;
His love and acceptance we now behold. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 26 May

25 May

"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears My word,
and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life.
He does not come into judgment,
but has passed from death to life.”
‭‭John 5:24 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The Father and Son are joined at the loin;
stronger than any two sides of a coin.
Both speak same, true words that cut like a knife;
to point out our sins so dirty and rife.
Yet both love dearly to save us from strife;
to move us from guilt to 'eternal life.' Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 25 May

24 May

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him should not perish,
but have eternal life.”
‭‭John 3:16 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus' love has the strongest girth;
than any mountain on our earth.
If we 'believe' we have new birth;
also new love and lasting mirth.
His love is sweet and has no dearth;
that's why 'I love to sing His worth.' Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 24 May

23 May

"For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God,
and are justified freely by his grace as a gift,
through redemption that is in Christ Jesus”
‭‭Romans 3:23-24 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We work hard for status, wealth and learning;
even if souls are sad, weak and yearning.
So to God's free grace let's keep on turning;
confess our failings and facts concerning.
Jesus forgives and heals hearts from churning;
for our souls are lit with bright, new burning. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 23 May

22 May

"Therefore having put away falsehood,
let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbour,
for we are members one of another.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:25 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God's work in the world stops all lying;
He speaks the truth to heal our crying.
The greatest Truth was Jesus dying
for each of our sins, shame and sighing.
He rose again, there’s no denying;
so stay strong for Truth without shying. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 22 May

21 May

"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your strength.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:4-5 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Pray in the morning 'the LORD God is one';
He's always been with us since time begun.
Families must 'hear', through daughter and son;
if we love God, blessings come by the ton.
Jesus is pure gold, who's second to none,
false gods are fool's gold, we turn from and run. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 21 May

20 May

"He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree,
that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.
By His wounds you have been healed.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:24 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We may have a wound that is hard to heal;
so many doctors we've made an appeal.
Jesus died for all wounds we know and feel;
big and small sins He will gladly repeal.
Confess to Jesus, He gives the best deal,
our lives are stamped with His righteousness seal. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 20 May

19 May

"A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
‭‭Proverbs 15:1 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Cruel and ‘harsh’ words are like a restless sea,
ready to do damage and destroy me.
But sweet and ‘soft’ words are fruit from a tree,
that strengthen, refresh, not leave us empty.
Seek Jesus the Word, from Him never flee;
drink at His fountain whenever angry. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 19 May

18 May

"Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness,
and receive with meekness the implanted word,
which is able to save your souls.”
‭‭James 1:21 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s remove all our excess ear wax;
'receive with meekness' what each person lacks.
God's Word implants and saves us to the max,
so we can stand against future attacks.
Keep hearing Jesus and don’t turn our backs,
He's the Good Shepherd let's follow His tracks. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 18 May

17 May

"This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance,
that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;
of whom I am the foremost."
1 Timothy 1:15 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
It’s easy to dig our own pit,
and slip and slide and fall in it.
Confess to Jesus each bad bit;
His blood can cleanse our dirt and grit.
For with God’s grace our life is lit,
And to God’s Way we then commit. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 17 May

16 May

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, 
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, 
giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
Colossians‬ ‭3:17 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
There is no sacred-social split;
for King Jesus heals weakest link.
So give God praise and benefit,
in 'whatever' we do or think.
And daily give Jesus credit,
for bringing us back from the brink. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 16 May

15 May

"But you will receive power, when the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you will be my witnesses both in Jerusalem,
and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
‭‭Acts 1:8 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The last words to men of Galilee;
‘the ends of the earth, my witness be’.
The last view of Jesus that they see;
is rising through clouds, up to glory.
The last person saved, truly set free;
was one poor lost sheep, ‘little old me’. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 15 May

14 May

"Therefore You are great, O LORD God.
For there is none like You, and there is no God besides You,
according to all that we have heard with our ears.”
‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭7:22 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we feel sad and lost direction;
or been hurt by a broken relation.
Let's tell God about our situation;
we hear God's Son offers 'great' salvation.
He heals and forgives all condemnation;
'old things' pass and we're a 'new creation.' Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 14 May

13 May

"Know this, my beloved brothers:
let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:19 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
A faithful saint seeks to endure;
and say no to worldly allure.
Such saints are willing to mature;
hearing, speaking all that is pure.
'Slow to wrath' they found the best cure;
living for Christ Jesus' pleasure. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 13 May

12 May

"See that no-one repays evil for evil,
but always seek to do good to one another,
and to everyone.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:15 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When the world throws at us dirt and sludge;
let's not repay with revenge and grudge.
But let's still bless others and don't budge;
leave payback to the Ultimate Judge.
For Jesus gives us a little nudge;
‘forgive others’ without spite or drudge. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 12 May

11 May

"When I thought, ‘My foot slips,’
Your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.
When the cares of my heart were many,
Your consolations cheer my soul.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭94:18-19 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When evil threatens like a lion's stare;
let's fall on both our knees to God in prayer.
For God disarms, protects beyond compare;
there's no need to fret, worry and despair.
Jesus, 'God with us', attack who will dare?
God gives fresh courage, 'steadfast love' and care. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 11 May

10 May

"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
to which indeed you were called in one body.
And be thankful.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The 'peace of Christ' is our umpire,
when friendships go down to the wire.
Christ blows whistle on wrong desire,
reminds us His is best empire.
So lift our feet from mud and mire,
Let thankfulness ignite and fire. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 10 May

8 May

"Until now you have asked nothing in my name.
Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
‭‭John‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Sometimes we struggle with grief and great pain,
seems no-one’s around, can remove our stain.
Let's ask King Jesus, come under His reign;
He “restores” our “soul” and gives hope again.
Our ‘joy will be full’, as He break each chain;
a pure and clean heart, He helps us retain. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 8 May

7 May

"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God,
"who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1:8‬ ESV‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God knows and control, past, present, future;
He wants us to grow, be strong and mature.
Christ Jesus was good, true, faithful and pure;
died on the cruel Cross, sin-pains did endure.
Let’s keep loving God, He’s strong and so sure;
keep on His straight road, and take no detour. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 7 May

6 May

"And the effect of righteousness will be peace;
and the results of righteousness, quietness and trust for ever.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭32:17‬ ‭ESV ‬‬‬‬
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Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's keep in touch with God today;
as some loved ones have gone astray.
Faith, hope and love comes as we pray,
looking to Him, “Life and the Way.
Our hearts still sing 'trust and obey',
and we have ‘peace’, so come what may. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 6 May

5 May

"Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
The prayer of a righteous man has great power as it is working.”
‭‭James‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭ESV ‬‬‬‬
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Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
No one minute workout builds our muscle;
but strong sustained effort wins health tussle.
It's the same with our prayers, to heal sickness;
only some fervent prayer strengthens weakness.
Such prayer has ‘great power’ when we confess;
we have sinned against God, and His goodness. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 5 May

4 May

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make straight your paths.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭ESV
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Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's ‘trust in the Lord’ and our lives be led;
for He made the clouds and coral sea-bed.
God also gives grain for our daily bread;
smooths out and straightens the path that we tread.
“The Way, Truth and Life, I am” Jesus said;
let’s turn from the world, trust Jesus instead. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 4 May

3 May

"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:16‬ ‭ESV
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Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s please God it’s sound advice;
though it takes much sacrifice.
World could not Jesus entice,
died for us at a great price.
Share our talents, food and rice;
serving this Way gives life spice. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 3 May

2 May

"Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:28‬ ‭ESV
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Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
As 'sheep before its shearers is silent';
the Lord in the courtroom gave no statement.
Some think a fool would have grabbed the moment;
to speak up and show he was innocent.
But the Lord's silence proved 'wise' and prudent,
Only His death could make our life content. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 2 May

1 May

“He is not here, but has risen.
Remember how He told you while He was still in Galilee,
that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men,
and be crucified, and the third day rise.”
Luke 24:6-7 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Some thought He was not well-bred:,
a 'good teacher' others said.
But for all our sins He bled:
died then rose alive from dead.
Jesus’ gospel truth let’s spread:
‘Son of Man’ and our church Head. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 1 May

30 April

"For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for His good pleasure.”
Philippians 2:13 ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we see pain, pride and no unity;
let's keep our focus on Christ's purity.
He worked to please God in humility;
‘a light on a hill’ builds community.
So though sin shows its bad reality;
we still work towards Christ's maturity. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 30 April

29 April

"Therefore welcome one another, even as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”
Romans 15:7 ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let not the 'strong' despise the 'weak';
nor the 'proud' look down on the 'meek'.
God loves those who knock, ask and seek;
and hear Lord Jesus gladly speak.
‘Welcome’ all whether Jew or Greek;
We are one through bright days or bleak. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 29 April

28 April

"The fear of man lays a snare; But whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.”
Proverbs 29:25 ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When threats try make us tremble and shake;
our trust in God let’s stir up and wake.
Not just ours but God's honour’s at stake;
for in His image God did us make.
So let's never fear what man may take;
God will save us for his good Name's sake. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 28 April

27 April

"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
2 Corinthians 3:17 ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God’s Spirit transforms us day by day;
from ‘glory to glory’ come what may.
The skies round Calvary turned dark grey;
for Jesus’ death broke sins’ chains away.
God’s Spirit gives ‘freedom’ now to pray;
as we live more Christlike, we obey. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 27 April

26 April

"The heart of man plans his way; But the LORD establishes his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
All our plans can surely stand,
if we seek and ask God's Hand.
He made all things in our land,
Even smallest grain of sand.
So whatever our demand,
“trust and obey” God’s command. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 26 April

25 April

"By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil.”
Proverbs 16:6 ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s give the Lord our total trust;
though we feel weak and made of dust.
Jesus is good, loyal and just;
died for all sins, greed, lies and lust.
As we each day go “earn our crust”.
Never let faith, gain any rust. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 25 April

24 April

“So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to
the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
This was according to the eternal purpose that He has realised in Christ Jesus our Lord:”
Ephesians 3:10-11 ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Best way for peace ‘by a country mile’;
aim to make lives good and worthwhile.
Jesus' will heal and reconcile;
when churches mix Jew and Gentile.
We serve same God, though diff’rent style
‘wisdom of God’, makes each one smile. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 24 April