Hoisington, Kansas
Devotionals
Our Devotionals come from Love Worth Finding, the ministry founded by Adrian Rogers who has since graduated to Glory. These are so relevant even today!
Who Do You Have Faith In?
“And Barak said to her, ‘If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go!’”

Judges 4:8
August 16, 2022

Ponder This
What was the object of Barak’s faith? The object of his faith was the Lord God of Israel. Now sometimes people say, “Just believe. Have faith.” Believe what? Have faith in whom? Believe God. Have faith in God. That’s what it’s all about.

Just having faith is positive thinking. And positive thinking is not faith in God; it is faith in yourself. What is the origin of faith? The Word of God. The object of faith? The God of the Word. And the operation of faith is obeying the Word of God and the God of the Word. Barak said, “I will go.” Faith is not mere mental intellectual assent; it is obedience. Faith is belief with legs on it. Our English word believe comes from an old English word by-live. What we believe we live by; the rest is just religious talk. Show your faith by your conduct.

How does the way we live tell others what we truly believe or don’t believe?
Where does your life not align with your stated beliefs?
Practice This
Write out a list of things you believe. Write a corresponding list of how you show your beliefs with your life. Consider areas where your actions do not align with your stated beliefs. Determine what needs to change and change it!

Do You Believe in Revival?
“Gideon said to Him, ‘O my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the Lord has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.’”
Judges 6:13
August 15, 2022
Ponder This
Some of us feel like Gideon—like the Lord has stopped working and there is no hope for the world. But there’s not one shred of Scripture that says we cannot have a mighty revival in the day and age in which we live. Most of us don’t believe that. You talk about revival, and all people do is give a sympathetic smile. They’re simply waiting for Jesus Christ to get here. I’m here to tell you there has never been a greater day, a greater age, to live and to preach the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. And God wants you, sir; you, madam. God wants you to be in the middle of it. God has a mighty plan for you. And we need to stop moaning, groaning, and complaining about living in the last days.
How difficult is it for you to believe God could move in a mighty way in your life, community, and country today?How might you present these challenges to God in prayer?
Practice This
Read Judges 6–8 to see the challenges Gideon faced. Compare these challenges with the challenges we face today. Consider how God might move today like He did in the time of Gideon.

Is Your Heart Clean?
“You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.”
Exodus 12:20
August 14, 2022
Ponder This
During the Jewish Passover meal, they have a little game. The father will take some crumbs of leavened bread, along with some cookies or cake, and put it on the mantle, on the bookshelf, or under the couch. Then, the little kids will burst into the room to try to find a crumb of leaven in the house. And they say, “Papa, papa, there’s some leavened bread.”
Their father comes in with a feather and a wooden spoon, gets it, carries it to the fire, and throws it in. Why? Because there’s to be no leaven in the house when you take the Passover. What is God saying to us? Leaven is symbolic of sin. When we come to the Lord’s Table, how do we come? With clean hearts—no unconfessed or unrepented sin—because we are celebrating the Lord’s Passover. We’re celebrating what the spotless, sinless Son of God did for us. When we come to the Lord’s Table, we’re not coming to mourn a corpse; we’re coming to hail a conqueror.
What does it look like to come to the Lord’s Supper with a clean heart?Where is God calling you to confess any sin before Him today?Practice This
Set aside time to prayerfully confess any sin in your life today.


Jesus’ Body is the Bread
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’”
Matthew 26:26
August 13, 2022
Ponder This
As Jewish families observed Passover through the centuries, they developed a tradition. They would take a bag called a Matzah Tash with three sections in it—top, middle, and bottom. In the middle section would be a piece of bread. At Passover, the father would reach into the middle section, pull out the piece of bread, break it, and give it to all of those around. It’s still done in Seder suppers today. At the Last Supper, Jesus reached in and took that middle piece of unleavened bread. And Jesus said, “This is my body.” He took that middle piece, broke it, and distributed it. When Jesus blessed that bread, not only was He showing His death by breaking the bread, but He was also showing His resurrection.
Do you know what is said when the bread is taken out at Passover? Here it is: “Blessed art thou, o Lord, our God, King of the universe, who bringeth forth bread from the earth.” Jesus was prophesying His resurrection. He was the bread that would be broken and come from the earth. “This is my body.” From the ground, it would be raised.
How does it build your faith to see the connection to Jesus in ancient practices such as the Passover meal?How does it impact your daily life to regularly reflect on the resurrection?Practice This
Reflect on Matthew 26:26-29, contemplating the truth of Jesus’ body broken for you and His blood poured out for you.
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Blood on Every Page
“By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.”
Hebrews 11:31
August 12, 2022
Ponder This
The whole Bible is about a blood sacrifice. You cut this blessed book anywhere, and it will bleed. The blood of Jesus seems to stain every page. You can begin with Abel’s lamb, go right on through to Noah’s sacrifice to Abraham’s ram on Mount Moriah, then to all the smoking sacrifices on every Jewish altar till finally you come to Calvary where the Lord Jesus Christ hung in agony and blood. All of it is saying, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you” (Exodus 12:13). The Bible says in Hebrews 11:31 that Rahab was delivered from destruction. This was because of the scarlet cord that hung in her window, representing the sacrifice of blood (Joshua 2:18). She did not perish. This reminds us of John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish.” And if you’ve trusted in the blood of Jesus, neither will you.
How does it build your faith to see the way the Bible points over and over again to the sacrifice of Jesus?Who do you need to tell about the sacrifice of Jesus?Practice This
Share with someone today about the sacrifice of Jesus.
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God’s Working on Both Sides
“Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, ‘Go, view the land, especially Jericho.’ So they went, and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there.”
Joshua 2:1
August 11, 2022
Ponder This
Joshua told the men, “Go view the land,” and they came to a particular house. Here’s the question I have for you: Was that by mere chance? Was that a coincidence? Was it happenstance? No, it was the will of God and not mere chance that brought these men to the house of Rahab; it was the providence of God.
Let me tell you how the providence of God works. God works on both sides of the equation. God will find a person whose heart is tender, a person who wants to know Him, a person under conviction, a person seeking Him. And God will take a witness, a messenger, a soul-winner, and work in that person’s heart as well. And then God gets the two together. We call that divine providence. The Bible is full of those kinds of stories.
Think of a time during which you experienced the providence of God?How might God be prompting you now to be used by Him in the life of another?Practice This
Ask God how He is calling you to act for Him today and then obey what He reveals to you.
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God’s Working on Both Sides
“Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, ‘Go, view the land, especially Jericho.’ So they went, and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there.”
Joshua 2:1
August 11, 2022
Ponder This
Joshua told the men, “Go view the land,” and they came to a particular house. Here’s the question I have for you: Was that by mere chance? Was that a coincidence? Was it happenstance? No, it was the will of God and not mere chance that brought these men to the house of Rahab; it was the providence of God.
Let me tell you how the providence of God works. God works on both sides of the equation. God will find a person whose heart is tender, a person who wants to know Him, a person under conviction, a person seeking Him. And God will take a witness, a messenger, a soul-winner, and work in that person’s heart as well. And then God gets the two together. We call that divine providence. The Bible is full of those kinds of stories.
Think of a time during which you experienced the providence of God?How might God be prompting you now to be used by Him in the life of another?Practice This
Ask God how He is calling you to act for Him today and then obey what He reveals to you.
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God’s Working on Both Sides
“Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, ‘Go, view the land, especially Jericho.’ So they went, and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there.”
Joshua 2:1
August 11, 2022
Ponder This
Joshua told the men, “Go view the land,” and they came to a particular house. Here’s the question I have for you: Was that by mere chance? Was that a coincidence? Was it happenstance? No, it was the will of God and not mere chance that brought these men to the house of Rahab; it was the providence of God.
Let me tell you how the providence of God works. God works on both sides of the equation. God will find a person whose heart is tender, a person who wants to know Him, a person under conviction, a person seeking Him. And God will take a witness, a messenger, a soul-winner, and work in that person’s heart as well. And then God gets the two together. We call that divine providence. The Bible is full of those kinds of stories.
Think of a time during which you experienced the providence of God?How might God be prompting you now to be used by Him in the life of another?Practice This
Ask God how He is calling you to act for Him today and then obey what He reveals to you.
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God’s Working on Both Sides
“Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, ‘Go, view the land, especially Jericho.’ So they went, and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there.”
Joshua 2:1
August 11, 2022
Ponder This
Joshua told the men, “Go view the land,” and they came to a particular house. Here’s the question I have for you: Was that by mere chance? Was that a coincidence? Was it happenstance? No, it was the will of God and not mere chance that brought these men to the house of Rahab; it was the providence of God.
Let me tell you how the providence of God works. God works on both sides of the equation. God will find a person whose heart is tender, a person who wants to know Him, a person under conviction, a person seeking Him. And God will take a witness, a messenger, a soul-winner, and work in that person’s heart as well. And then God gets the two together. We call that divine providence. The Bible is full of those kinds of stories.
Think of a time during which you experienced the providence of God?How might God be prompting you now to be used by Him in the life of another?Practice This
Ask God how He is calling you to act for Him today and then obey what He reveals to you.
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God’s Working on Both Sides
“Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, ‘Go, view the land, especially Jericho.’ So they went, and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there.”
Joshua 2:1
August 11, 2022
Ponder This
Joshua told the men, “Go view the land,” and they came to a particular house. Here’s the question I have for you: Was that by mere chance? Was that a coincidence? Was it happenstance? No, it was the will of God and not mere chance that brought these men to the house of Rahab; it was the providence of God.
Let me tell you how the providence of God works. God works on both sides of the equation. God will find a person whose heart is tender, a person who wants to know Him, a person under conviction, a person seeking Him. And God will take a witness, a messenger, a soul-winner, and work in that person’s heart as well. And then God gets the two together. We call that divine providence. The Bible is full of those kinds of stories.
Think of a time during which you experienced the providence of God?How might God be prompting you now to be used by Him in the life of another?Practice This
Ask God how He is calling you to act for Him today and then obey what He reveals to you.
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Do You Want to Grow Your Faith?
August 10, 2022
Ponder This
Many people are problem conscious. All they see is the problem. They see Jericho. Many of us need to take our eyes off Jericho and put them on Jesus. Here is the way of faith. Don’t dwell on your problems, dwell on your Lord. Be looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. Catch a vision of Him. Worship Him. Bow before Him and you'll find your faith growing. Learn to glance at your problems and to gaze at your Lord. Keep your eyes on Him. Don’t go around being negative or with a problem complex. Go around with your eyes, your hopes, and your affections fastened upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Set your affections on things above. Put your eyes upon the Lord and your faith will begin to grow.
Are you more prone to focus on your problems or on your Lord?What habits can you develop to focus more on Jesus than on your problems?Practice This
Take action today. Begin practicing some of the habits you identified to help you focus more on Jesus than on your problems.

Do You Need a Fresh Start?
“This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.”
Exodus 12:2
August 9, 2022
Ponder This
I performed a wedding for a young man, and he was frightened to death. After they said, “I do,” he said, “Pastor, is it all over?” I said, “No, son, it’s just beginning.” When you give your heart to Jesus and you feed on the Lamb, you do it with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand. (See Exodus 12:11.) You are getting ready to serve the Lord. And you become a new creature. Exodus 12:2 says: “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.” When you give your heart to Jesus, it’s a brand-new day. You’re all tomorrows; you’re no yesterdays. It’s the first day of the rest of your life when you get saved and feed upon the Lamb.
How has Jesus given you a new start?How has it changed your life to view your future with Jesus as a “brand-new day”?Practice This
Where do you need a fresh start? Journal about the things you need to leave behind to follow Jesus fully.

How Does Egypt Represent Bondage?
“Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”

Exodus 12:13
August 8, 2022

Ponder This
In the Passover, God was going to use a lamb to deliver His people. His people were in the land of Egypt. In the Bible, Egypt stands for bondage. It stands for the world, the flesh, and the devil. Pharaoh is a type, a picture, and an illustration of the devil. Now Pharaoh had a crown, and on his crown was a serpent. Look at some of those ancient Egyptian pictures and you’ll see a serpent coiled up there on his crown. That’s the symbol of Egypt.

On one side, you have the serpent. On the other, you have the lamb. But it’s the lamb who was going to defeat the serpent. That’s what Passover was all about. God was going to bring His people from the land of bondage, from the land of wickedness, from the land of sin, and from the land of cruelty. He was going to deliver them, and He would do it with a Passover lamb.

The image of the lamb defeating the serpent illustrates the “upside-down” nature of God’s kingdom. What other biblical examples can you think of that illustrate this?
How has God brought you from the land of bondage through Jesus, the Lamb of God?
Practice This
Spend time in prayer today, thanking God for Jesus, the Lamb who saves God’s people from bondage.

Do You Fear Death? August 07, 2022 Today's Daily Devotional PRAY OVER THIS “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:55) PONDER THIS I have no fear of death. You may say, “You’re lying.” I am not; God is my witness. I don’t look forward to the act of dying, but I have no fear of death, none. There was a time when death laid his bony hands on the Lord Jesus Christ, drug Him into a dungeon, and put Him on a cold slab. Jesus was bound with the chains of death. One day passed. Two days passed. Three days passed. And death, that old monarch of terrors, laughed his hoarse laugh and clapped his bony hands saying, “I have Him.” But on the third day, Jesus broke those chains and rose. A look of fear came over the face of death himself. Jesus reached up, pulled death from his throne, and threw him to the dungeon floor. The crown rolled off death’s head. Jesus reached in and pulled the sting out of death, put his heel on the neck of death, put the crown on His head, and walked out of that tomb risen, living, and victorious as Savior. Because He lives, we live with Him. We no longer have to fear death. We have a Savior. Faith relies on the unbreakable promises of God. Faith recognizes the unshakeable power of God. And faith rests in the unmistakable peace of God. Do you have a fear of death? How does Jesus speak to that fear? If you have not trusted Him for salvation, how is He speaking to you today? PRACTICE THIS Read 1 Corinthians 15 to be reminded how Jesus has defeated death.

Do You Live by Faith or Feelings? Love Worth Finding August 06, 2022 Today's Daily Devotional PRAY OVER THIS “But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for ‘the just shall live by faith.’” (Galatians 3:11) PONDER THIS Martin Luther, who led the Protestant Reformation, had a dramatic experience. In 1517, he was saved. He saw the Word of God, he understood it—that salvation is a gift that you receive by faith—and he received Christ. He was born again, even though he had been a priest. One day not long after, he had a bout with the devil, and the devil said to him, “Oh, you say you’re a Christian. Do you feel your sin is forgiven?” Luther said, “No, I know my sin is forgiven because the Bible says so.” Luther didn’t rely on his feelings but on the unchanging Word of God. Likewise, you had better get out of the realm of emotion and get your faith in the unbreakable promises of God and the unshakeable power of God. Do you rely more on your feelings or on the Word of God to determine your standing with Him? How does the Word of God encourage you when you have doubts about your relationship with Him? PRACTICE THIS Take time today to identify several passages that can serve as encouragement when your emotions lead you away from God.

We Are to Train
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6
August 5, 2022
Ponder This
Are you training your children? The entry for the word train in the dictionary says this: to prepare for a contest, to instruct by exercise, to drill, to form to a proper shape, to discipline for use. You don’t learn how to play basketball by reading a book. You are trained. You are coached. Likewise, you have to train and coach your children. You have to pray. You have to teach. You have to plead. You have to show by example. Do you have your children in a Bible-believing church? Do you have them in Sunday School under a Christian teacher? Are you training in the home by precept and by example? We’re to train. If you teach a child and that’s all you do, you’ll teach him or her one thing, but somebody else can come along and teach them something else. But when you train, they get something through the pores of their skin into their very psyche. There’s a difference between teaching and training.
What are some ways you were trained by your parents or that you seek to train your children now?
What are some ways we must continue to train ourselves as adults?
Practice This
Write out a list of disciplines you want to develop in your life and the lives of your children, then make a plan for how you will begin developing those disciplines.

The Family is the Classroom
August 04, 2022
Today's Daily Devotional
PRAY OVER THIS
“God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.”
(Psalm 68:6)
PONDER THIS
The most powerful and influential people on Earth do not occupy the houses of elected office, run industry, or handle the business of Wall Street. The most powerful and influential people on Earth are parents of faith. Amram and Jochebed’s claim to fame is that they raised a child whose name was Moses, who literally changed the world. I cannot overestimate the importance of family. We’ve been told that it takes a village to raise a child. That’s backward. It takes a family to raise a child, and families change the village. It begins with parents. Family is the primary classroom. The Bible says in Psalm 68:6 that God sets the solitary in families. It’s no wonder the devil has unleashed all the artillery of Hell against the family.
What are some things you learned about faith from your family?
How are you seeking to encourage others in the faith in your family?
PRACTICE THIS
If there are ways your family members encouraged you in the faith, reach out and share that with them today.