Khesed

Khesed

Khesed

Devotionals

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

23 April

"And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Acts 2:21 ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus is asking to call on Him;
when lights are bright or when they are dim.
He died on the Cross and things looked grim;
He loved us so much, gave ‘life and limb.’
When struggling to live ‘proper and prim’;
He rose again to give our lives vim. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 23 April

22 April

"For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction,
that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
Romans 15:4 ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
If we’re struggling to live and cope;
Pray to Jesus our ‘bless-ed hope’.
Prophet or priest and even pope;
Offer us only human scope.
Jump for joy like the antelope;
Jesus helps us climb any slope. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 22 April

21 April

"He that dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”
Psalms 91:1 ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When family and our friends, have fallen from grace,
run prayerfully to Jesus, our best ‘hiding place’.
He lovingly protects us, and strengthens home base;
He graciously mediates and gives breathing space.
God honestly will ask us, His Truth to embrace;
then graciously point the Way, to finish the race. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 21 April

20 April

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”
1 Peter 1:3 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We may feel in exile, long way from our homeland’
but God shows ‘great mercy', He had already planned.
For in Jesus we walk, with a 'living hope' grand;
He strengthens us daily, as we’re led by His Hand.
Since we’ve been ‘born again’, sealed and stamped with His brand;
Let’s always be ready, to obey his command. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 20 April

19 April

"He was despised, and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as One from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.”
Isaiah 53:3 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When sometimes we feel our 'sorry time' is endless;
it's easy to think ‘poor fella me motherless’.
But Jesus ‘the Servant’ suffered worse than homeless;
alone on the Cross he was treated so heartless.
But he rose again and changed things that seemed hopeless,
Lord Jesus ‘our Saviour’ now gives us joy boundless. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 19 April

18 April

"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God,
who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations,”
Deuteronomy 7:9 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's keep our lives from moral pollution,
obey God's word for ev’ry solution.
God's love is 'faithful' and beats temptations,
lasting for 'a thousand generations'.
God keeps us warm-hearted, never frozen,
winners not losers, cause were God's chosen. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 18 April

17 April

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial,
for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life,
which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”
James 1:12 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When troubled, distressed,
let's pass ev’ry 'test'.
James found what was best,
stay steadfast when pressed.
Looking for true rest…?
In Jesus invest. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 17 April

16 April

"The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight."
Proverbs 4:7 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Some people chase fame and glittering gold;
“wisdom' and 'insight' they leave in the cold.
Christ became 'wisdom', betrayed and was sold;
then died for our sins, as Calvary told.
Let’s make a good choice, be faithful, stay bold;
trust in Lord Jesus, be blessed hundred-fold. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 16 April

15 April

"Whoever has My commandments, and keeps them, he it is who loves Me.
And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and manifest Myself to him.”
John 14:21 ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we feel lonely, a little unsure,
talk to Lord Jesus who has the right cure.
He is God's own Son, True, Faithful and pure;
does not deceive us, as fish to a lure.
Jesus the Way, Truth, and Life with future;
gives us His Spirit, to strengthen, mature. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 15 April

14 April

"Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable."
Isaiah 40:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
There's too many 'have nots' in despair,
who do not know God really does care.
When time first began God sure was there,
saved brave Daniel from the lion's lair.
So let's tell others God’s love is rare,
has strength and wisdom beyond compare. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 14 April

13 April

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control;
against such there is no law.”
Galatians‬ 5:22-23‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Since death of Christ has set us free;
'fruit of the Spirit' people see.
There's 'love, joy, peace' within my heart;
'patience, kindness' sets me apart.
'Goodness, faithfulness' is my song;
'meekness, self-control' still stays strong. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 13 April

12 April

“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Colossians‬ 3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
At last ‘death’ has lost its terrible ‘sting’;
for Jesus has gained the ‘victory’ win.
He died on the Cross salvation to bring;
Then rose from the dead, as Saviour and King.
Our faith becomes strong, and loudly we sing;
Our labours not ‘vain’, Christ is our wellspring. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 12 April

11 April

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,
singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
Colossians‬ 3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When words become hateful, crude and not clean;
Christ gives us 'a sea change', welcome new scene.
The words of Lord Jesus bring light, life and sheen;
“please Father forgive them…their words are so mean’.
Let’s sing ‘psalms…hymns…and…songs”, for good heart hygiene;
and dance to the guitar, and tambourine. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 11 April

10 April

"Therefore as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him,
and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
Colossians‬ 2:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s build on the Rock, not weak, sinking sand;
‘rooted and built up’ and sure that we stand.
Moses led Hebrews, by God’s guiding Hand;
‘cloud and by fire’, across desert land.
So let’s be thankful, for what God has planned;
He ‘made us alive’, ‘disarmed’ sin’s demand. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 10 April