Do You Need Help? – Dr. James A. Scudder

Today’s Scripture: When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. Psalms 32:3-5

Many years ago, I read a story about some doctors who were out to dinner. One of the doctors excused himself and when he didn’t come back after a little while, one of the other doctors went to find him. To his horror, he found the man dead in the hallway. Apparently, he had been choking on some food and rather than ask for help, he had excused himself to try to get it out by himself. Any of the doctors would have been glad to help him, but he had been too embarrassed to ask.

This is a prime example of what we sometimes do as believers. We have sin in our lives and instead of going to Christ and His church for help, we try to deal with those sins ourselves. There are some people who are reading this devotional who could be having a difficult time in their marriage, but won’t go to their pastor for help because they are embarrassed to do so. Perhaps you are caught up in a gambling lifestyle, your thought life isn’t what it should be, or your devotional times have tapered off.

Don’t wait until it is too late to deal with the problems in your life. The results could be deadly.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder

Do You Need Help? – Dr. James A. Scudder

Today's Scripture: When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I...

Given, Not Earned – Jim Scudder, Jr.

Today's Scripture: Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of Man cometh at an hour when ye think not. Luke 12:40 St. Peter carefully searched through the book before he looked up and said, “I’m sorry sir, but I cannot find you in the book.” “How often is it updated?”...

Garbage In, Garbage Out – Dr. James A. Scudder

Today's Scripture: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any...

A Place of Darkness – Jim Scudder, Jr.

Today's Scripture: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 In Israel, there is a real “Valley of the Shadow of Death.” It is a valley located on the road...

The Key to His Will – Dr. James A. Scudder

Today's Scripture: Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves...

Led by the Shepherd – Jim Scudder, Jr.

Today's Scripture: He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:3 As you travel through modern-day Israel, you will still see shepherds out in the fields with their sheep. Often on a hillside, you will see the sheep...

Growing in Grace – Pastor Neal Dearyan

Today's Scripture: But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.  2 Peter 3:18 My neighbor, Willie, loved growing watermelons. He grew them as a young boy in Mississippi and continued with...

The Rains Will Come – Dr. James A. Scudder

Today's Scripture: Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for...

Don’t You Worry! – Jim Scudder, Jr.

Today's Scripture: He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Psalm 23:2 There was a businessman who was constantly worried. He was growing weary of always being worried, so he put out a help-wanted ad for a professional...

Fear and Trembling – Dr. James A. Scudder

Today's Scripture: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Philippians 2:12 Many Christians have stumbled over the meaning of Philippians 2:12....