URC Daily Devotion 20th February

‘How long will you say these things,   and the words of your mouth be a great wind?Does God pervert justice?   Or does the Almighty pervert the right?If your children sinned against him,   he delivered them into the power of their transgression.If you will seek God   and make supplication to the Almighty,if you are pure and upright,   surely then he will […]

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URC Daily Devotions 19th February

Job isn’t persuaded and renews his lament, wishing that God will end his life because he isn’t sure how much more he can endure without sinning against God. The only point on which Job agrees with Eliphaz is that God is all powerful and free to act in whatever ways God chooses. He denounces his […]

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URC Daily Devotion 18th February

1 LORD, plead my case when I am chargedby foes maliciously;And fight for me, when they attackand vent their spite on me.2 Take up your shield! Come to my aid!3 Speak to my soul and say,“I’m your salvation.” With your spearcut off my en’mies’ way. 4 May those who seek to take my lifeendure disgrace […]

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URC Daily Devotion 17th February

Eliphaz feels obliged to speak, to reprove Job for his lament and initially his words are a gentle rebuke to a friend. He then voices one of the doctrines of traditional wisdom, as though this will comfort Job: that an innocent person has never suffered a premature death.It is hard to imagine that anyone today […]

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URC Daily Devotion 16th February

After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.  Job said:‘Let the day perish on which I was born,   and the night that said,   “A man-child is conceived.”Let that day be darkness!   May God above not seek it,   or light shine on it.Let gloom and deep darkness claim it.   Let clouds settle upon it;   let the blackness […]

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URC Daily Devotions 15th February

One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord.  The Lord said to Satan,‘Where have you come from?’ Satan answered the Lord, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.’  The Lord […]

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URC Daily Devotion Ash Wednesday

There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.  There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.  He had seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred donkeys, […]

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URC Daily Devotion 13th February

Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy;   when I fall, I shall rise;when I sit in darkness,   the Lord will be a light to me.I must bear the indignation of the Lord,   because I have sinned against him,until he takes my side   and executes judgment for me.He will bring me out to the light;   I shall see his vindication.Then […]

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Daily Devotion 12th February

Thomas Hemerford was an English Reformation martyr.  A native of Dorset, he was educated at Oxford and then studied for the priesthood at English College in Rome. He was ordained in Rome in 1583, and returned to England, where he was swiftly arrested. Condemned for being a priest, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at […]

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URC Daily Devotion 11th February

At all times I will bless the LORD;I’ll praise him with my voice.Because I glory in the LORD,let troubled souls rejoice.Together let us praise the LORD;exalt his name with me.I sought the LORD; his answer came:rom fears he set me free. They look to him and shine with joy;they are not put to shame.This suffering […]

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