Daily Devotional

Daybreak: 2 Kings 8:1-15

February 25, 2020

“And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.” (2 Kings 8:5)

God is always ahead of us, and He can...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 6:24 through 7:20

February 24, 2020

“Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.” (2 Kings 7:2)

George Müller (1805-1898) was a man of faith and prayer. When God put it in his heart to build orphanages for the many ragged children running...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 6:1-23

February 23, 2020

“And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?” (2 Kings 6:15)

A missionary in Mongolia named James Gilmour had first aid knowledge but was not a doctor. One day a wounded soldier with a thigh bone that was badly broken was brought to him...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 5:1-27

February 22, 2020

“And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.” (2 Kings 5:3)

Agnes Clasper was saved in 1911 when she was in her early teens and living in Scotland. Later she married, and she and her husband had a little girl who was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Agnes said, “We spent a fortune to try to get healing for...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 4:18-44

February 21, 2020

“So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite: Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.”...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 4:1-17

February 20, 2020

“Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.” (2 Kings 4:10)

It always began with a phone call to my husband, Jerry. “Sam (short for Samson or “strong man,” and her way of saying she had a need for...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 3:1-27

February 19, 2020

“But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may enquire of the Lord by him? And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.” (2 Kings 3:11)

Years ago, when I was a young Christian, a situation developed that caused disagreement between some acquaintances of mine. As I...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 2:1-25

February 18, 2020

“And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the Lord hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.” (2 Kings 2:6)

For years in the 1800s, inventors had been working with various types of electric lights. However, Thomas Edison wanted to make an electric light that was...

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Daybreak: 2 Kings 1:1-18

February 17, 2020

“And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.” (2 Kings 1:16)

The other day in a department store, I...

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Running Your Own Race

February 16, 2020

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. – Hebrews 12:1

 A newscaster, interviewing a Canadian Olympic runner who had just won a gold medal, asked the runner, “How did you do it?” The runner responded, “I ...

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