Category: 3 DAILY DEVOTIONS

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – Saturday

Love your enemies. – Matthew 5:44 It is against our inherited sinful condition (Psalm 51:5) to love our enemies.  But we Christians no longer are what we “were” (Ephesians 2:1) by our natural conception and birth, that condition described so

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Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – Friday

Beware of false prophets! – Matthew 7:15a Of the salvation which is in Christ we know nothing, nothing at all, except what God’s Word tells us.  And this salvation does not become our own except through His Word.  Therefore, His

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Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – Thursday

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him, lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily, I

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Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – Wednesday

It must needs be that offenses come. – Matthew 18:7 “It must needs be that offenses come,” says our Savior. In this wicked, “adulterous, and sinful” (Mark 8:38) world it cannot be otherwise. By word and behavior, by speech and

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Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – Tuesday

Woe to that man by whom the offense cometh! – Matthew 18:7a The word “offense” really signifies an obstruction, a stumbling-block placed in the way which could cause someone to fall and get hurt.  In a spiritual sense, an “offense”

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Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – Monday

Ye are the salt of the earth. – Matthew 5:13a. Salt keeps meat from decay and ruin, and makes it eatable. The Savior has prepared and appointed His Christians to be the salt of the earth. One of their purposes

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Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – Sunday

Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness’ sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. −Matthew 5:10. True Christians, God’s children are righteous, according to their “new man” (Ephesians 4:24), in their dealings; they avoid and reprove unrighteousness.  For this reason,

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Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – Saturday

Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God – Matthew 5:9. The most frightful and insane war imaginable is that which, in consequence of sin, the creature has declared against God, its Creator. Death immediately followed

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Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – Friday

Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God. – Matthew 5:8. The Prophet Isaiah says: “We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6). The Lord God also says:

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Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – Thursday

Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy. – Matthew 5:7. True Christians, God’s children, are known to be merciful. For their faith daily teaches and reminds them that it is only and exclusively by the mercy of God

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