Khesed

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Devotionals

14 August

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance
as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
Colossians 3:23-24 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we feel like a runaway slave;
glad to escape, don't want to behave.
Turn back to Jesus whose life He gave;
rose from the dead, left the rich man's grave.
Lord Jesus our Master waits to save;
so give rebellion a good-bye wave. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 August

13 August

“And these words, that I command you this day, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children,
and shall talk of them when you sit in your house,
and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's talk about Jesus, don't delay;
as we sit and stand and walk God’s ‘way’.
He teaches, heals and saves those who stray;
so don’t worry just “trust and obey”.
Good milk and honey will flow today;
for God prospers those who kneel and pray. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 August

12 August

“But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children;
to those who keep His covenant, and remember to do His commandments.”
Psalms 103:17-18 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The times our frame feels frail and weak;
don't stress and strain as God will speak.
His love is strong like mountain peak;
He never runs dry like desert creek.
God speaks through Jesus, mild and meek;
He comforts those who trust and seek. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 August

11 August

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and His ears open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.'
Now who is there to harm you, if you are zealous for what is good?”
1 Peter 3:12-‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬13 ESV‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God watches close with eyes and ears;
and cares for us through joys and tears.
So when we suffer slurs and smears;
God will protect and cast out fears.
No-one will harm you through the years;
keep doing good despite the jeers. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 August

10 August

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor,
and slander be put away from you, with all malice.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one other,
even as God in Christ forgave you.”
Ephesians 4:31-32 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Spirit of God helps us walk right;
good-bye ‘anger…slander’ and spite.
Our heart is tender, we reach new height;
shut out darkness, come in God's light.
The life of faith we truly fight;
cause Jesus saved us by His might. Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 August

9 August

“Who saved us and called us to a holy calling,
not because of our works,
but according to His own purpose and grace,
which He gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.”
2 Timothy 1:9 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's dance to music, drum, flute and fife;
cause we’ve been called to a ‘holy’ life.
God has His ‘purpose’ for man and wife;
as Jesus died for our sins so rife.
We cut through butter with a sharp knife;
so God's ‘grace’ cuts through all pain and strife. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 August

8 August

“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord God as holy,
always being prepared to give a defense to anyone
who asks for a reason for the hope within you;
but do it with gentleness and respect.”
1 Peter 3:15 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Never fear or feel a clown;
when some tease and make us frown.
Jesus laid his own life down;
loosed sin's weight so we won't drown.
He now wears a holy crown;
and gives 'hope' that’s world renown. Hallelujah!

Read more: 8 August

7 August

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people for His own possession,
that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him
who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”
1 Peter 2:9 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Colonise can demonise;
overcome us it sure tries.
We just name it as pure lies;
cause we're 'chosen', God's great prize.
“Jesus loves me”, one child cries;
let’s together emphasise. Hallelujah!

Read more: 7 August

6 August

“If then you have been raised with Christ,
seek the things that are above,
where Christ is seated, on the right hand of God.
Set your mind on things that are above,
not on things that are on earth.”
Colossians 3:1-2 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The Olympic Games will pass away;
for a short time winners are on display.
Since we love the Lord let's jump and say;
“we have Life eternal ev'ry day.”
For Jesus has raised us all the Way;
and walk heaven’s streets and no more stray. Hallelujah!

Read more: 6 August

5 August

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
And walk in love, even as Christ also loved us and gave Himself up
for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Ephesians 5:1-2 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus healed, taught, and saved the 'other';
last, least and lost, became no bother.
Jesus told John, 'Behold your mother';
sweet love fragrance will never smother.
Love, give, and serve, each one another;
whether spouse, child, or grown up brother. Hallelujah!

Read more: 5 August

4 August

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another,
God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.”
1 John 4:11-12‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The census comes around once in a while;
to find out our language, age and lifestyle.
But it never finds out what makes us smile;
or be willing to walk that extra mile.
It is Jesus' love that makes things worthwhile;
He forgives and perfects lives that were vile. Hallelujah!

Read more: 4 August

3 August

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace,
who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ,
will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
1 Peter 5:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Keep Jesus our base;
He's right on our case.
Our 'God of all grace';
gives loving embrace.
So tie our shoe-lace;
let's finish the race. Hallelujah!

Read more: 3 August

2 August

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord,
are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.
For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When Moses felt weak, not sure how to lead;
he went to the Lord, describing his need.
He soon shared strongly what God had decreed;
his face shone brighter than sunlight indeed.
Jesus transforms saints and helps us succeed;
we become Christlike, strong, faithful and freed. Hallelujah!

Read more: 2 August

1 August

“I thank my God always for you,
for the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,
that in every way you were enriched in Him,
in all speech and all knowledge.”
1 Corinthians ‭1:4-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Lord Jesus gave every gift;
mercy, knowledge and grace to lift.
When pride and anger starts a rift;
thank God for gifts and do it swift.
For Satan tries to test and sift;
but thankful prayers shows faith won't shift. Hallelujah!

Read more: 1 August

25 July

“Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me, and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!”
Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Can't hide from God the ‘way’ we are;
He knows our ‘thoughts’, sees from afar.
God is so wise, made ev'ry star;
child in the womb, even grandma.
Trust Jesus' love, who’ll “raise the bar”;
much deeper care than oil and spa. Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 July

24 July

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word:
‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’”
Galatians‬ ‭5:14‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The law stops us going astray;
but still our hearts may not obey.
'Love your neighbour' is Jesus' 'Way';
‘in spite of' love will win the day.
No 'ifs and buts', and no delay;
His 'new law' asks, "are you okay?". Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 July

23 July

“Beware of practising your righteousness
before other people in order to be seen by them,
for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew‬ ‭6:1‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
In our giving, fasting and prayer;
let's all give God glory and care.
False, proud praise from people beware;
soon their cupboard will become bare.
Please our Father, let's humbly dare;
gives rich ‘reward’ beyond compare. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 July

22 July

“But I say to you who hear,
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
Bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”
Luke‬ ‭6:27-28‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Today let's do the 'Golden Rule';
no more act like a stubborn mule.
We don't want to be treated cruel;
but 'love', 'bless', 'pray' with those we duel.
Jesus' great love give our hearts fuel;
died for our sins, that's really 'cool'. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 July

21 July

“There is no fear in love: but perfect love casts out fear.
For fear has to do with punishment,
and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”
1 John‬ 4:18‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
One day we’d see God face to face;
and tell our story “saved by grace”.
God knows if we kept up the pace;
if love, not fear was our home base.
Let's run to win the 'perfect' race;
Lord Jesus helps in ev’ry case. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 July

20 July

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Come cross the ‘Jordan River’ with me;
God's precious promise will come to be.
Let’s take the ‘land of milk and honey’;
It costs ‘good courage’, and not money.
We too were slaves but now we are free,
'cause Jesus died on Calvary's tree. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 July

19 July

“By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us,
and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”
1 John 3:16 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
“Love makes the world go round” we sing;
as seen and heard when wedding bells ring.
But when we make Jesus our King;
new love with faith and hope we bring.
Jesus' death for us was willing;
show this ‘greater love’ by giving. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 July

18 July

“Judge not, and you will not be judged;
condemn not, and you not be condemned;
forgive and you will be forgiven.”
Luke 6:37 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
What we sow we sure will reap;
corn grows corn and sheep breeds sheep.
‘Saving face' is road too steep;
breaks up friendship, we lose sleep.
'Saving grace', is best to keep;
Jesus loves, forgives a heap. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 July

17 July

“For the LORD gives wisdom;
from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.”
Proverbs 2:6 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Some inherit silver and gold;
prefer these as riches untold.
But best gift our children can hold,
keep God's Word like grand mother told.
She knew Jesus saves from the cold;
faith in Him should never be sold. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 July

16 July

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are His judgments,
and how inscrutable are His ways!”
Romans 11:33 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Not all can track and understand;
to read the footprints in the sand.
All good gifts come from God's own hand;
to share God's goodness in the land.
Jesus is the Way, none so grand;
His Truth and Life will us expand. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 July

15 July

“Ah Lord GOD! It is You who made the heavens and the earth
by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm!
There is nothing too hard for you.”
Jeremiah 32:17 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
‘Nothing is too hard’ for our God;
Heavens He made and rich earth sod.
Testings and trials won’t seem odd;
we lift up prayers like Moses' rod.
Since God feeds the humble cod;
every road He helps us plod. Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 July

14 July

“because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord,
and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart one believes and is justified,
and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”
Romans 10:9-10 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Heart and mouth be in accord;
and ‘confess…Jesus is Lord”.
On the Cross His blood was poured;
for all sins we hide and hoard.
'Good news' train, let's jump aboard;
faith, hope, love God has restored. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 July

13 July

“Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another,
forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”
Colossians 3:13 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
To be patient, love and forgive;
is a life-style that's hard to live.
Trust Jesus who strengthens belief;
through Him we have rest and relief.
We’re like rough sand strained through His sieve;
purer, cleaner, ready to give. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 July

12 July

“But I say to you, love your enemies,
and pray for those who persecute you.”
Matthew 5:44 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Today let's love our enemy;
and pray for those who mistreat me.
God’s sun shines on the smallest tree;
and bright flowers and honey bee.
God runs the world’s economy;
in Him we find autonomy. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 July

11 July

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing;
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Like a river floods its banks;
keep up prayer, joy, giving thanks.
God gives peace and strengthens ranks;
overcame all Satan’s pranks.
Jesus wants to fill our tanks;
tell this to all crooks and cranks. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 July

10 July

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Some 'hide' their sin to feel no shame;
others 'seek' not to take blame.
'Hide-and-seek' is a no-win game;
We never change, but stay the same.
Let’s confess sin in Jesus' name;
a clean conscience we then can claim. Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 July

9 July

“For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus
from the law of sin and death.”
Romans 8:2 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
World is living in two camps;
runners-up or all-time champs.
Devil's road darkens and damps;
puts our souls in chains and clamps.
Jesus' streets have clear bright lamps;
Cleans up “crooks” and drunks and tramps. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 July

8 July

“In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that He loved us,
and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
1 John 4:10 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
God's 'perfect love casts out fear’;
let's not fret or shed a tear.
Jesus’ death by cross and spear;
paid sins’ debt so we’re made clear.
Shame and blame, refuse to hear;
God's greater love now stays near. Hallelujah!

Read more: 8 July

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