Today’s Walk in the Word

Our Advantage

By Joe Barnett / February 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Our Advantage

The word of God is alive and active.                     —Hebrews 4:12 Do you think Abraham had an advantage over us because God spoke personally to him? Don’t forget that Abraham lived through long periods of silence. When Jehovah told him he would make him into a […]

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He Knows How You Feel

By Joe Barnett / February 12, 2019 / Comments Off on He Knows How You Feel

It was necessary for Jesus to be in every respect like us.       —Hebrews 2:17 An article in USA Today described how David Dillard schools his young architects to understand the residential needs of older people. He sends them on twenty-four-hour “sleepovers” in a senior living center. They put on pajamas, wear earplugs […]

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The Greatest Literature

By Joe Barnett / February 11, 2019 / Comments Off on The Greatest Literature

Learning your words gives wisdom.             —Psalm 119:130 Someone defined great literature this way: “When you are done reading, you’re a different person.” J.I. Packer’s Knowing God and A.B. Bruce’s The Training of the Twelve rank high on books that have had that effect on me. I came away from […]

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Never Out of His Sight

By Joe Barnett / February 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Never Out of His Sight

You notice everything I do and everywhere I go.    —Psalm 139:3 The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the biggest, glitziest, and weirdest tech show in the world. On display at CES this year was a smart refrigerator that will automatically order food items that need to be restocked; and a toilet […]

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You’re Where You Are for a Reason

By Joe Barnett / February 7, 2019 / Comments Off on You’re Where You Are for a Reason

He had to go through Samaria.           —John 4:4 The shortest route from Judea to Galilee went through Samaria. But because of their fierce hatred of Samaritans, Jews shunned that short cut, even though the detour took twice as long. On his way to Galilee, John 4:4 curiously says of Jesus, […]

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A Clean Page

By Joe Barnett / February 6, 2019 / Comments Off on A Clean Page

New every morning. —Lamentations 3:23 After a monumental mess-up, Sarah said, “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” We make our share of mistakes—some of us more than our share. But forgiveness gives us a fresh start. God turns the page and says, “I will […]

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Never Deserted by God

By Joe Barnett / February 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Never Deserted by God

I will not forget you!    —Isaiah 49:15 The bond between mother and child is like no other. She may be sheepish and reclusive—but attack her child, physically or orally, and look out! The endearment lasts a lifetime. We’ve all seen a 350-pound jock, panned by TV cameras, flash a toothy grin and mouth for […]

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Your Treasure and Your Heart

By Joe Barnett / February 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Your Treasure and Your Heart

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.     —Luke 12:34 At my age, the first thing I do each morning is grab the newspaper and turn to the obituaries. If I’m not in there, it’s a good day. Joking. Most people don’t read their newspaper straight through from front to back. […]

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God Redacted Your Life Script

By Joe Barnett / February 1, 2019 / Comments Off on God Redacted Your Life Script

He has made perfect forever those who are purified from sin.         —Hebrews 10:14 Uncertain about a verb tense in one of these devotionals, I ran it through an online grammar-checker. When finished, I moved the cursor over the article and hit delete. I failed to cover the first letter with the […]

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Eternal Life is Real

By Joe Barnett / January 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Eternal Life is Real

Whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.         —John 3:16 I believe that Jesus is the resurrection and the life and that those who believe in him, even though they die, will live again (Jn 11:25). In Daniel Silva’s novel, The Other Woman, Alistair Hughes, an American falsely […]

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