These Daily Devotionals are based on Bible books or Bible characters. They are designed for the young, i.e. the young in age and the young in their faith. Originally designed for our grandchildren, they are meant to be a starting point, a basic framework, for parents/mentors to launch out into further explanation, understanding and application.
The book of Esther tells the story of how Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai saved the Jewish people from the plot of the wicked Haman.
This is the story of Daniel….a young Jewish man who was captured by a Gentile pagan King — Nebuchadnezzar. The best and the brightest of the captives were then groomed to function as servants of the king.
Joseph’s story is a tale of jealousy, deceit, slavery, injustice, lust, rivalry, and forgiveness. It’s also a story of God’s wonderful sovereignty.
God was planning to start a new nation of people for Himself and He chose Abraham to lead His people. Through Abraham’s descendants would come the Savior of the world, Jesus.
Jonah was a prophet of God. He is the only prophet who disobeyed God. He actually ran away from God and tried to hide from Him. He did not like God’s plan and thought he had a better plan of his own. He found out that God disagreed with him through a series of events, most dramatically of which was being swallowed by a whale.
In this gospel, we have the wonderful story of God’s Perfect Servant, our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the story of the One who laid aside the outward display of His glory in heaven and assumed the role of a Servant on earth. It is the matchless story of One who “did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).
The first 12 chapters of the book of Acts describe the establishment of the New Testament church under the direction of the Holy Spirit. Peter is the main character.
The Book of Ruth is one of the most fascinating and important short stories that anyone has ever written.