Devotion of the Day


Behold, I will do a new thing.
Isaiah 43:19

Sometimes the ladies decide they need new hats or suits. They have gotten into a rut, they think, and something new would give them a lift. There is a psychological boost in a fresh outfit, as even the men know.

It is possible for Christians to become threadbare in experience. They run on past blessings and eat stale manna. Their testimonies begin to sound like well-worn phonograph records, sometimes cracked and a little scratchy.

We should not evermore be seeking some new “blessing,” but we can get to where we look shiny when we ought to be shining. God likes to do a new thing for us. Many a church thinks it needs a new pastor when it needs the same pastor renewed. Many a restless saint needs not a new pasture where the grass always looks greener but a new thing done in his heart while he lives in the same pasture.

Let God do a new thing for you!

Devotion of the Day


As his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.
I Samuel 30:24

Two hundred of David’s men could not go on with him in the pursuit of the Amalekites. They were faint and stayed at the brook Besor. When the four hundred who went on returned with the spoils of victory, some did not want to share with those who had lingered behind. But, iin the words of our text, David ruled otherwise.

For one reason or another, a lot of us do not get over Besor. We ought not to be faint, and all honor to the hardy souls who can “take it.” But none of us has anything that he did not receive, and we show better spirit by sharing with weaker saints than in all our exploits against the enemy.

Some precious souls are housed in feeble bodies or otherwise kept at Besor. They never make the headlines with the front-line four hundred. But some prayed and toiled to keep hardier souls in the battle, and when the final prizes are awarded “they shall part alike.”